Mr. Praw has provided counsel to the spectrum of real estate investors, from developers, owners and borrowers to underwriters and municipalities, special districts and other governmental agencies.Mr. Praw's acquisition/disposition work includes representation of:CommonWealth Partners LLC and its affiliate Fifth Street Properties, in one of the largest real estate transactions in California at the time. The transaction involved the sale of a $1.5 billion portfolio of Class A high-rise and marquis office buildings in Los Angeles, Glendale, Orange County, San Diego, Denver, Austin and Phoenix. The deal was later recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal in it's annual "Deal of the Year" issue.Prime Property Fund in the $177 million acquisition of 6500 Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA.Mr. Praw's financing work includes representation of:Prime Property Fund in the $475 million refinancing of the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, CAAngel Fire Ski Resort in connection with a $25 million financing from the New Mexico Finance Authority for public infrastructure improvements.Mr. Praw's development work includes representation of:Emerson College in the approval of the Emerson College Los Angeles Campus on Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.Westfield Corporation in connection with the redevelopment of Westfield Culver City.Mr. Praw's public finance work includes representation of:Winrock Partners and Hunt Development Group in connection with the issuance of $164 million in municipal bonds to finance public infrastructure for the Winrock/Quorum Town Center Redevelopment Project in Albuquerque, NM.City National Bank in connection with its provision of credit enhancements that resulted in a $12 million Qualified School Construction Bond for the funding of construction of the High Tech High Charter School in Chula Vista, CA.Mr. Praw is a member of the American Bar Association, Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He is also a member of the Milken Institute's Young Leaders Circle and serves as the Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Alumni and Parents Association for Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Praw serves on the editorial board of the firm's real estate practice newsletter REsource: A Goodwin Procter Publication for the Real Estate Industry and is a founding editor of Goodwin Procter's Sustainable Development blog (goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com).
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