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Dempsey Joins Dykema In Dallas

Strengthens Firm’s Regional Real Estate and Commercial Financing Capabilities; Continues Expansion of Growing Dallas Office

July 20, 2009


Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Erin B. Dempsey to its Real Estate Practice Group as Of Counsel in the firm’s Dallas office. Dempsey was previously a Senior Associate in the Real Estate & Finance Group at K&L Gates. Her arrival follows the addition of Brian Forbes and Michael Dalton who also recently joined the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group in Dallas.

Dempsey concentrates her practice in real estate and commercial financing law with substantial experience representing lenders and servicers in connection with loan reviews, loan sales, loan workouts, distressed debt and property management. She also has experience representing developers, pension funds and other investors in all stages of development; institutional lenders and borrowers in a broad range of debt and equity financings; landlords and tenants in various commercial leasing matters; and various clients involved in acquisitions and dispositions of real estate. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Dempsey was an Associate at Locke Liddell & Sapp.

In her new role at Dykema, Dempsey will continue to counsel clients in real estate and commercial financing law.

"Erin is a tremendous attorney and will be integral in expanding the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group both in Texas and at a national level," said Rex Schlaybaugh, Dykema’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are very pleased that she has joined our team and believe her addition will be extremely beneficial to our clients."

She received a J.D. from Emory School of Law and a B. A. from The University of Texas at Austin.

Dykema’s Real Estate and Environmental Department includes attorneys with substantial experience representing both domestic and foreign-owned entities in all aspects of the acquisition, financing, development, construction, and leasing and disposition of a wide variety of commercial and residential properties throughout the United States. Dykema’s clients include owners, lenders, developers, investors, local governmental units and agencies, users, contractors, architects and property managers. For more information on Dykema’s Real Estate and Environmental Department, please visit