Joshua Stein is the sole principal of Joshua Stein PLLC, a boutique commercial real estate law firm that he formed in Midtown Manhattan in 2010 after 20+ years as a partner at a leading global law firm. His practice focuses on acquisitions, development, financing, hotels, leasing (particularly ground leases), and loans. He acts regularly as an expert witness and an arbitrator. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Anglo American Real Property Institute, and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Since 1997, he has chaired the Practising Law Institute’s annual two-day seminar on commercial real estate financing. He chaired the New York State Bar Association Real Property Law Section for the year ending in May 2006. He has written five books and 200+ articles on commercial real estate law and practice, many available at www.joshuastein.com. His name regularly appears in published lists of leading lawyers, such as the Chambers guides. For several years, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named him to their annual list of the ten “Most Highly Regarded” individual real estate lawyers in the world, and Super Lawyers magazine has identified him as one of the 10 leading attorneys in the New York Metro Area, across all practice areas. He received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and his law degree from Columbia, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a managing editor of Columbia Law Review.
Everett S. Ward, a partner in Quarles & Brady LLP’s, Chicago, Illinois office, has significant experience across a wide range of real estate transactions. He represents corporate, commercial, and not-for-profit clients in the acquisition, disposition, development, financing, and leasing of commercial, industrial, and residential real property, including hotels, industrial properties, mixed-use properties, manufactured housing developments, multi-family developments, office buildings, and shopping centers. Mr. Ward also represents clients in the formation and financing of real estate joint ventures. Mr. Ward is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law and is a past Chair of that Section’s Real Estate Investment Trust Committee. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA). He is a graduate of Princeton University (1983) and Harvard Law School (1986).
Steven R. Davidson is a partner in the firm of Dentons US LLP. He has lectured frequently at continuing legal education programs, including programs sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute, the American Bar Association and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He is a past president and current member of the Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association and a past chair of the Real Property Finance Subcommittee of the Chicago Bar Association. As a substantial portion of his practice, Steve has represented institutional lenders in a variety of major financing transactions throughout the United States. Steve is a 1974 graduate of the University of Michigan (A.B. with high honors, Economics) and received his J.D. degree (cum laude, 1977) from Harvard Law School. He can be reached at (312) 876-8238 or at email@example.com.