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Jones Day partner Brian Sedlak recognized as a 2021 Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has chosen Jones Day partner Brian Sedlak, co-leader of the Firm's global Real Estate Practice, for its list of 2021 Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazers. Through the various Trailblazers special supplements, the NLJ recognizes movers and shakers in the legal industry who have made an impact in their sectors through new types of strategies or innovative court cases.

Mr. Sedlak focuses his practice on capital intensive transactions with a defined income stream where real estate is the underlying asset. He is the first lawyer to develop precedent-setting, groundbreaking transaction structures that permit universities to monetize non-core real property assets through a Public-Private Partnership (P3) lease and concession structure. He has led more than $4 billion of these transactions since 2012.

As the P3 market expands in the United States, the line between P3 infrastructure and real estate will continue to blur, and Mr. Sedlak is at the forefront of these changes. He has led Jones Day teams representing universities in the following transactions, among others:

As a result of these transactions, universities have been able to examine their non-core assets and determine whether the capital can be unlocked and redeployed in their core missions. Funds from these transactions have been redeployed to enhance sustainability efforts and invest in core assets.

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