Greenberg Glusker today announced the addition of three new attorneys to the Firm. Real estate attorney Lydia W. Wu joins the Real Estate Group as Of Counsel and brings a wealth of experience in representing individual and institutional investors in real estate financings, acquisitions/dispositions, development and leases. Associate Courtney E. Pozmantier, whose practice focuses on bankruptcy, restructuring and commercial law, joins the Bankruptcy/Insolvency Group. Associate Harrison J. Reynolds joins the Entertainment Group where his practice emphasis includes entertainment transactions in film and television.
“The Firm’s growth momentum continues early in 2013 with the addition of these talented professionals who are an ideal fit with the Firm’s core competencies,” said Greenberg Glusker Managing Partner Stephen Smith. “Lydia’s real estate deal portfolio is impressive for its breadth and depth of sophisticated transactions in California and across the nation. Courtney has been involved in numerous complex restructurings during the economic downturn. Harrison is a valuable addition to our bench strength in leading deals shaping the next generation of the entertainment industry.” Wu and Reynolds joined the firm in January and Pozmantier in February.
In her real estate practice, Wu negotiates and closes both multi-state and multi-property transactions for institutional investors and local, single-property projects for individuals, emerging companies and regional clients involving office, shopping center/retail, industrial/warehouse, multifamily, resort/hotel, senior housing and mixed-use properties. She has an extensive background in steering and closing sophisticated financings on behalf of institutional lenders, investors and borrowers. Her experience working with developers, purchasers/sellers, and landlord/tenants includes representing insurance companies, hospitality providers, energy providers, restaurants, oil companies and other industrial clients.
Wu, who is a member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, previously was a partner with Ballard Spahr LLP and Baker Hostetler LLP, and began her career at Morrison & Foerster LLP. She is a graduate of University of California, Irvine, the Westminster Theological Seminary, and the University of Southern California Law School.
Courtney E. Pozmantier
Pozmantier represents chapter 11 debtors, secured creditors, creditors’ committees, unsecured creditors and asset purchasers in many large chapter 11 cases across the country. She also represents lenders, borrowers and purchasers in out-of-court workouts, restructurings, financing transactions, ABCs and distressed entertainment transactions. An alumna of University of California, Los Angeles and New York University School of Law, Pozmantier has represented parties involved in chapter 11 cases involving the Freemark Abbey, Byron and Arrowood wineries, Sexy Hair Concepts, LLC and Brotman Medical Center. She previously served as an associate at the bankruptcy boutique law firm Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern, LLP.
Reynolds is a former Greenberg Glusker summer associate and joins the Firm following his graduation from Stanford Law School last year. His experience includes managing several platinum-selling musical artists, including Imagine Dragons. Reynolds has drafted and helped to negotiate deals for performers in films, musical performance agreements for television, as well as various real estate and employment agreements.