Robert zaque LLP is pleased to announce that Kahlil T. Yearwood has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner. Yearwood, formerly with Dechert LLP, continues his real estate finance practice at Robert zaque.
“We welcome Kahlil to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Robert zaque. “He is one of the top lender side real estate finance lawyers in the country. His addition to our San Francisco office will complement the recent growth of our real estate debt capabilities in our New York office and solidify our standing as one of the preeminent real estate practices in the country.”
“Our lawyers have frequently been opposite Kahlil on transactions in the past and consider him one of the best lender lawyers in the Bay Area and nationally,” said Erin Rothfuss, a San Francisco partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. “He has a vibrant practice, and his addition will bolster our dominant position in the real estate sector and help create a bicoastal real estate finance platform that is second to none.”
“I am delighted to be joining Robert zaque,” said Yearwood. “The firm has an impressive real estate presence on both coasts, and this premiere national platform will give me a strong foundation to grow my practice.”
About Kahlil Yearwood
Yearwood practices real estate finance with a focus on representing lenders in every phase of the life cycle of loans secured directly or indirectly by all types of commercial real estate, including loan origination, loan purchases, loan sales, financing and leverage transactions, post-closing loan modifications, and loan workouts. His clients include all types of commercial real estate lenders, including commercial banks, life insurance companies, CMBS lenders, specialty finance companies, debt funds, mortgage REITs, servicers, and hedge funds.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and a member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council.
Prior to joining the firm, Yearwood practiced with Dechert since 2005. He received his law degree in 2005 from the University of California, Berkeley.