Washington, DC – December 14, 2015 –Washingtonian Magazine recognized chair of Cooley's real estate practice Antonio Calabrese and real estate partners John Lavoie and Mark Looney, as well as vice chair of the firm's privacy and data protection practice Randy V. Sabett as among the Top Lawyers in the DC-Metro area.
The list is comprised of Washington, DC's most highly thought-of legal talent across 21 practice areas. According to the Washingtonian, the 2015 list was determined by surveying approximately 1,000 attorneys recognized on the 2013 list and asking whom they consider to be the best among their peers.
Calabrese represents major corporate entities, REITs, national banks and regional and local developers in all facets of their real estate and land use/zoning needs; including office, data center and web-hosting facilities, regional shopping centers, transit-oriented, mixed-use and town center developments and large-scale, planned communities.
Lavoie focuses his practice on real estate transactions with emphasis on the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate, including the purchase, sale, development and leasing of office, industrial, retail and technology-driven properties. He has substantial experience in the representation of landlords, tenants, lenders and borrowers in the leasing, finance, and repositioning of commercial property in the Washington, DC-Metro area and the Mid-Atlantic region.
Looney's practice includes representing major developers and national, regional and local companies in all areas of land use, including, office, retail, industrial, mixed-use, residential, healthcare, hotel and large planned community projects. He counsels clients concerning all aspects of the land planning, zoning and development process, including obtaining necessary zoning and permitting approvals from public bodies and agencies, as well as presenting proposed zoning changes to affected community groups and the local media.
Sabett counsels clients on a wide range of cutting-edge cybersecurity, privacy, IT licensing and intellectual property issues, including compliance with relevant international, federal and state laws and regulations, government and industry standards (such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the PCI Data Security Standard), authentication, active defense, and data breach incident response.
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