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Lawrence J. Hass




Brooklyn Law School, J.D.

University of Pennsylvania, B.A.


New York

District of Columbia

Larry Hass heads up the Firm’s private real estate investment fund practice, which concentrates on assisting clients in the structuring, formation and offering of investment funds, and the management, operation and regulatory compliance of such funds. Mr. Hass is also recognized as a leading expert on the interpretation and application of the fiduciary responsibility requirements of ERISA.

Mr. Hass also serves as legal counsel of the Pension Real Estate Association and is a past member of its Board of Directors, and legal counsel for the PREA Foundation.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Hass served as an attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as assistant counsel for Fiduciary Responsibility in the Solicitors Office of the U.S. Department of Labor, and as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Representative Clients

  • BKM Capital Partners – light industrial property funds

  • The Davis Companies – value-add property funds

  • Elion Partners – industrial property funds

  • Graceada Partners – value-add property funds

  • MacFarlane Partners – urban property funds

  • National Real Estate Advisors – open-end core property and data center funds

  • Park Madison Partners – placement agent firm

  • Pension Real Estate Association

  • Sentinel Real Estate – open-end and closed end multifamily funds

  • The Sterling Organization – value-add retail and logistic property funds

  • WhiteStar Advisors – investment manager for Taft-Hartley plans


  • The Legal 500, Investment Fund Formation & Management - Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital) (2021)

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2021)

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