Seyfarth Shaw announced Tuesday it has opened a Dallas office with three attorneys from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and one from Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett, & Moser (QSLWM).
It is the Chicago-based firm’s second outpost in Texas. The firm entered the Texas market via Houston in 1995 and has grown that office to 40 lawyers.
Joining the Dallas office, which is Seyfarth Shaw’s 18th office worldwide, are real estate partner Amy Simpson, litigation partner Tricia Macaluso and real estate counsel Randa Barton from Bryan Cave, along with labor and employment counsel Jibril Greene from QSLWM.
Seyfarth Shaw has tasked Simpson with leading the office. She will also serve on the firmwide real estate leadership team.
“The addition of this highly accomplished team of lawyers cements Seyfarth as the leader in real estate finance and positions us to lead the market in loan servicing and special servicing,” Paul Mattingly, partner and national chair of Seyfarth’s real estate department, said in a statement. “Dallas is a critical hub for loan servicers.”
The lateral group from Bryan Cave also includes Charlotte partner Katie Schwarting.
“Being a co-founder of the Dallas office of Seyfarth with Amy Simpson is an honor and a privilege,” Macaluso said. “We have real start-up energy and mentality in Dallas and are primed for growth here.”
The firm plans to build out the office through lateral recruiting and relocating attorneys from other offices, according to the announcement.