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[December 19, 2012]

Herrick, Feinstein's Real Estate Group Expands Land Use and Environmental Practice

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

Herrick, Feinstein LLP announced today that Arthur Huh, an experienced urban planner, has joined the firm's Land Use and Environmental Group. Mr. Huh was previously a City Planner in the Manhattan Borough Office of the City of New York Department of City Planning.

"The exceptional talent and breadth of services Herrick provides to our real estate clients truly distinguish our practice," noted Real Estate Group co-chairs Scott Mollen and Dennis Russo. "Our Land Use and Environmental Group draws its unique strength from a staff of attorneys and non-attorney urban planners who bring real-world experience from the City and State levels and extensive knowledge to their client consultations. Adding Arthur strengthens this outstanding team and we are delighted to welcome him."

"Herrick works regularly with the dedicated public officials and staff of the Department of City Planning on ongoing matters and we know that the staff members are of the highest caliber," said Mitchell Korbey, Partner and co-chair of the Land Use and Environmental Group. "We are grateful to b joined by one of those talented individuals and expect that Arthur will be a valuable team member."

Herrick, Feinstein's real estate group is widely regarded as one of the leading real estate practices in the New York region. Recently referred to as a "real estate powerhouse" by Crain's New York Business, the more than 50-member group represents public and private companies on a full spectrum of issues, including financing and acquisition, land use and zoning, development and construction, hospitality, distressed debt, leasing and litigation.

Herrick's land use and environmental law practice group is led by Mr. Korbey, a former Giuliani official and Commissioner on the Board of Standards and Appeals who led City Planning's Brooklyn Division in the 1990's. The group is also anchored by Counsel and environmental lawyer Lou Evans and includes non-lawyers Richard Bass, a planner for 30 years with a long record of public service, and Jen Dickson, who was with City Planning's Transportation Department for eight years prior to joining Herrick.

"Herrick's real estate practice is renowned for its skill, depth, unique services and innovative approach to client matters. I am looking forward to working with this stellar team," said Mr. Huh.

Mr. Huh has extensive experience in the areas of urban planning, land use and historic preservation having served in both the Manhattan and Queens Borough offices of the Department of City Planning, as well as with the Preservation Department with the City of New York Landmarks Preservation Commission. Mr. Huh received his M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia University and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1928, Herrick, Feinstein LLP is a prominent 170-lawyer firm headquartered in New York City providing a full range of legal services, including art law, real estate, bankruptcy and business reorganization, commercial litigation, corporate law, employment law, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, sports law, and tax and personal planning.

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