Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Jenner might be deequitizing partners, but the dirt guys look fine

Jenner & Block just announced that Ron Grais is joining the firm from Schwartz Cooper.

Ron is a senior guy who has been around the block more than once and on all sides of the deal, including as a developer. I don't know Ron personally but I do know his work and some of the projects with which he has been involved over the years.

With its first-rate bunch of litigators, Jenner has never really been known for its real estate practice. But Don Resnick, one of the deans in the field and someone I have crossed paths with once or twice, is there and the addition of Mr. Grais only strengthens Jenner's hand in dirt.