LOS ANGELES, CA, February 14, 2008 – P. Peter Benudiz, a prominent real estate attorney, has joined the international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Benudiz joins Milbank from Heller Ehrman, where he was co-head of the Real Estate Group.
“Pete is a wonderful addition to our firm,” said Ken Baronsky, Managing Partner of Milbank’s Los Angeles office. “He has established a premier practice representing hotel companies and investors in the hospitality area. We think Pete’s practice meshes well with our dynamic gaming and hospitality business and there is significant potential to expand the business both domestically and internationally.”
Recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the foremost hospitality lawyers in the country, Mr. Benudiz oversees a wide range of real estate and hospitality-related matters for clients, including partnership and corporate securities; tax issues; workouts, bankruptcies and litigation; all aspects of traditional real estate/hospitality properties and recreational facilities; and management and franchise agreements.
Mr. Benudiz received his J.D. from Harvard University Law School and his A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a teaching fellow at Harvard University Department of Government and Faculty at the University of California Los Angeles Extension Program. Mr. Benudiz is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is fluent in Spanish.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a preeminent global law firm that for more than 140 years has provided innovative legal solutions in many of the world’s largest, most complex, “first-ever” corporate transactions and litigation. Our transactional expertise includes capital markets, corporate finance, project finance, acquisition finance and other major fields of law practice. Milbank litigation teams resolve disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, proxy battles, financings and securities offerings, intellectual property, white collar crime, and corporate restructurings, among others. Our clients range from prominent multinational financial, industrial and commercial enterprises to governments, institutions and individuals. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, DC.