DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Jay Epstien, co-chair of the firm's global Real Estate practice, has been elected president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), effective January 1.
Founded in 1978, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers is an elite, invitation-only organization for real estate attorneys who have demonstrated outstanding legal ability, notable expertise and high standards of professional conduct. With close to 1,000 members in every state and the US Virgin Islands, the College provides a forum for discussions among the leading practitioners in the country with regard to cutting-edge developments affecting the practice of real estate law.
Epstien, who previously served as treasurer, vice president and president-elect of ACREL, is a nationally recognized real estate lawyer who represents local and national owners, developers and users in all aspects of real estate transactions involving urban office buildings, shopping centers and mixed use projects. He is a frequent lecturer on topics of interest to owners, developers and tenants in major commercial office buildings and is uniformly recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers, Legal 500 and the International Who's Who of Real Estate. In 2013, he was one of only two attorneys recognized among 30 executives by Commercial Property Executive in its "Most Influential People in Real Estate" feature celebrating those central to driving growth and innovation in the commercial real estate recovery. Epstien also received the prestigious Judge Learned Hand Award from the AJC in 2015 in recognition of his exceptional professional achievements and dedication to civic and philanthropic causes and organizations.