NEW YORK – Reed Smith announced today that Ying Wang has joined the firm as a partner in its Real Estate practice, based in New York. Wang brings to the firm extensive experience advising clients on the myriad legal issues associated with bilateral and syndicated debt and capital markets transactions.

Recognized for her acumen in counseling clients on complex cross-border banking and finance transaction, Wang‘s practice includes advising on complex cross-border commercial real estate finance, secured and unsecured credit facilities, trade finance, factoring and letter of credit products, and leveraged financing. She also assists financial institutions, commodity trading firms, and commercial end users on negotiations and documentation of ISDA master agreements, securities lending, master repurchase agreements, collateral and other credit support documents.

Additionally, Wang has experience advising domestic and foreign financial institutions on federal and state bank regulations including Dodd-Frank Act implementation. She also counsels clients on compliance with Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering related issues and investigatory matters, involving conflicts of law analysis.

“Capitalizing on New York’s position as a global banking hub is a key element to growing our reputation and presence in the global real estate market,” said Joseph Sarcinella, chair of Reed Smith’s Real Estate practice. “Ying’s deep knowledge of cross-border finance and real estate finance as well as her relationships with a number of large foreign financial institutions are welcome additions to the practice and firm.”

“Ying’s practice dovetails nicely with New York’s finance-centric market and will significantly broaden both our local and global real estate and finance practices,” said Cindy Minniti, Reed Smith New York managing partner. “We welcome her with open arms and look forward to introducing her to our colleagues throughout the firm and clients around the world.”