Press Release

Andrew Weiner Appointed Chair of Real Estate Practice Group for Lex Mundi

10/20/2003

New York --October 20, 2003 -- Andrew Weiner, a real estate partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, has been appointed Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group of Lex Mundi, the world's leading association of independent law firms, for a two-year term. Mr. Weiner's appointment was announced at Lex Mundi's annual conference, held in San Francisco September 11 through 14.

Lex Mundi is an association of 161 member firms around the world, representing approximately 15,000 lawyers. The organization provides for the exchange of professional information about the global practice and development of law, facilitates and disseminates communications among its members and improves the members' abilities to serve the needs of their respective clients. Member law firms are located throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. As a result, Lex Mundi's Real Estate Practice Group can provide legal services for real estate acquisition, development, financing and leasing in almost every country in the world.

Mr. Weiner's role will be to direct Lex Mundi's efforts to coordinate member firms' real estate practices, including sharing information about relevant legal issues in member jurisdictions, and facilitating access to cross-border legal advice for clients of each member firm.

Mr. Weiner has practiced law in New York for his entire career and serves, as well, as Chair of the Real Estate Group of Morrison & Foerster. His practice has been national and international in scope, with a significant concentration both on transactions in the New York metropolitan area, and on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions. He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.

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