Alston & Bird has expanded its real estate capabilities with the addition of Amie Benedetto as counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Group. Based in Atlanta, she joins from Proprium Capital Partners, a privately held real estate investment group, where she was senior counsel.
Benedetto represents major financial institutions, fund sponsors, investment advisers, and institutional investors in a variety of investment management and securities law matters, with an emphasis on private real estate investment vehicles. She advises on commercial, transactional, and regulatory compliance matters relating to the formation, offering, and management of private funds, co-investments, and separate accounts. She is also a seasoned adviser on real estate transactions in the United States and abroad, with a focus on acquisitions, minority/majority entity-level investing, financing, and joint ventures.
“Amie is a talented deal adviser whose exceptional legal skills are matched by her ability to cultivate relationships and connect with clients,” said Allison Ryan, Alston & Bird partner and co-chair of its Real Estate Finance & Investment Group. “She brings additional depth and momentum as we continue to grow our practice and offer clients the full solution covering real estate transactions, financing, development, restructuring, fund formation and investment, and other key areas.”
Prior to her role at Proprium Capital Partners, Benedetto served as an executive director at Morgan Stanley in its Legal and Compliance Division, where she was general counsel to the Real Estate Special Situations Fund.
Alston & Bird’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Practice represents institutional investors (private equity, pension funds and REITs), developers, lenders, and other U.S. and global real estate players across a broad range of complex transactions nationally, including acquisitions, land assemblages, joint ventures, fund and portfolio management, sales, financing, leasing, and development – frequently from project conception to completion.