Ankush Israni joins Jones Day as partner in Real Estate Practice

Ankush Israni has joined the Firm as a partner in its Real Estate Practice. He is based in the Los Angeles Office.

Mr. Israni advises on a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including senior debt and mezzanine financing, joint ventures, purchase and sale, loan sale agreements, fintech issues, and leases. His clients, which include both institutional and noninstitutional investors, consist of private equity funds, real estate investment companies, and REITs. Mr. Israni is also the former deputy general counsel for an award-winning investment platform focused on real estate debt.

"Ankush has worked on a diverse range of real estate private equity and real estate finance transactions and has experience in both private and corporate practice," said Bob Lee, Co-Leader of the Firm's Real Estate Practice. "His track record of advising clients across various real estate asset classes is an important addition to our practice and will be valuable to our clients in California and worldwide."

Mr. Israni joins a global team of 120 lawyers in Jones Day's Real Estate Practice, which provides clients with comprehensive legal solutions to business opportunities by drawing on experience in the real estate industry worldwide and collaborates with Jones Day colleagues in environmental law, tax law, financial services, corporate law, and dispute resolution. The Firm's Real Estate clients include investment banks, real estate funds, institutional investors, lenders, major corporations, real estate developers, property management companies, retailers, and hospitality companies.

"Ankush's broad experience is a great fit here as the lawyers in our Southern California offices have represented leading capital providers in some of the most significant matters in the region for five decades. I am pleased to welcome Ankush to our team here in Los Angeles," said David DiMeglio, Partner-in-Charge of the Los Angeles Office.

Mr. Israni earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and his undergraduate degree from California State University at Fullerton.

"I have always respected the way that Jones Day's lawyers collaborate through multidisciplinary and cross-border teams to serve clients in all areas of the real estate industry," said Mr. Israni. "This commitment to one firm worldwide is a distinctive culture in the legal profession and I look forward to serving my clients with these new colleagues."

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 40 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.