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Dechert Expands Finance Practice with Addition of Four Partners in Boston.

NEW YORK, July 9 /PRNewswire/ --

In a move that significantly bolsters its finance practice, Dechert today announced that four partners have joined the firm's finance and real estate team resident in the firm's Boston office.

The new partners -- Lew Burleigh, Ross Pascal, Cindy Williams and Bruce Hickey -- bring strong and diverse experience in real estate finance, equipment leasing, securitization and international investments to the firm. The group previously practiced with Day, Berry & Howard LLP.

"We are delighted to have Lew, Ross, Cindy and Bruce joining us," said Barton J. Winokur, chairman at Dechert. "Their tremendous experience will certainly add even greater depth to our already robust and rapidly growing national and international capital markets, real estate and finance practice." The new partners have a national reputation in structured finance and securitization and are particularly well known in the area of lease financing.

"This is a truly exciting move both for us and for our clients," Burleigh said. "Dechert's national and international capabilities will allow us to offer a new level of service to our clients both in the U.S. and abroad."

Pascal added that "with more than 100 lawyers on our new practice team --

both here and abroad -- and a top-tier capital markets reputation, Dechert provides us with the platform that will allow us to continue to grow our practice."

The group's experience encompasses a wide range of transactions, including ABS, CMBS, CDO, synthetic lease and credit tenant lease financings, aircraft and other large-ticket equipment leasing and international joint ventures. The clients of the group include investment banks, major banks, REITs, insurance companies, leasing and capital markets companies and other institutional investors.

With more than 700 lawyers located in 12 cities in Europe and the United States, Dechert offers a full range of legal services to business, government and individual clients across the globe. Visit Dechert on the web at www.dechert.com.

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