2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards

Washington DC

For our second annual Lawyers in Real Estate Awards, we chose 110 attorneys from around the U.S. representing a variety of disciplines, and more than doubling the number who were honored in 2020. They were selected for excelling in their practices as well as their contributions to the community.

This year we’ve spotlighted 10 attorneys nationally and from each of the 10 areas covered by our regional newsletters: California, Texas, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Florida, Seattle, Phoenix and Washington, DC.

Thank you to all who submitted entries and congratulations to each of the Lawyers in Real Estate leaders being recognized this year. 

Valerie Kelly

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Valerie Kelly - Washington D.C.

John Thomas

Squire Patton Boggs

John Thomas - Washington D.C.

Shariff N. Barakat

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Shariff Barakat - Washington DC

Thomas Hauser

Ballard Spahr

Thomas Hauser - Washington D.C.

Michael J. Goldman

Nixon Peabody

Michael Goldman - Washington D.C.

Robert Kaplan, Jr.

Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank

Robert Kaplan - Washington D.C.

Thomas R. Castiello

Arent Fox

Thomas Castiello - Washington D.C.

Amy Rifkind

Arnold & Porter

Amy Rifkind - Washington D.C.

John Lavoie


John Lavoie - Washington D.C.

Michael Berman

Paul Hastings

Michael Berman - Washington DC