Joshua Pierce is an associate in the Real Estate Group. His practice involves all areas of real estate law, with a particular focus on the acquisition, financing, and disposition of U.S. commercial real estate assets.
Mr. Pierce represents domestic and foreign investors (including private equity and investment fund sponsors) in large-scale acquisitions, financings, and dispositions of U.S. commercial real estate assets, and the structuring and documentation of strategic joint ventures and direct investments in U.S. commercial real estate assets. His practice frequently involves the representation of foreign institutions making in-bound investments in U.S. commercial real estate.
Mr. Pierce also represents institutional lenders providing financing to commercial real estate projects and borrowers throughout the U.S. and abroad with respect to a wide variety of asset classes, including office building, multi-family, hotel, industrial, condominium, and land deals. He regularly represents lenders in connection with construction, mortgage, and mezzanine loans; fund, REIT, and bond transactions; sale-leasebacks; unsecured lines of credit; and warehouse lines of credit.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Pierce worked in the finance group of a law firm in New York, as well as at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the Legal Adviser.
Mr. Pierce received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2009, where he was the notes and articles editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law. Mr. Pierce is admitted to the bar in New York and Massachusetts.
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