Offit Kurman Welcomes Edward Bloom to their Real estate and Transactional Practice Group


New opportunities await of pair of former firm leaders in 2015.

Robert Mendes, the ex-chair of Nashville-based MGLAW, which merged two years ago with Am Law 200 firm Frost Brown Todd, has left the latter to start his own shop called Waypoint Law. The Nashville Post reports that Mendes’ new outfit will handle management consulting, transactions, litigation and insolvency cases. This summer, Mendes was named chair of Nashville’s electric service power board.

Also leaving in the aftermath of a merger is Leonard Baxt, the former chairman and head of the corporate practice at Dow Lohnes, which a little more than a year ago saw the bulk of its lawyers join Cooley. Baxt, who headed to Cooley as senior counsel in Washington, D.C., quietly left the firm in late October. He did not respond to multiple requests for comment over the past few weeks about his new position.

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About Edward A. Bloom

EdBloom_web_2Edward A. Bloom practices real estate and transactional law. His practice is primarily concentrated on real estate development, real estate litigation, real estate workouts, real estate and corporate lending, leasing, licensing, corporate and transactional matters.

Mr. Bloom has over 30 years of experience on all types of real estate and corporate matters. He counsels developers, owners and users on acquisitions, dispositions, financing and development projects. He has extensive experience on all types of lease matters. He regularly represents tenants in the negotiation of leases from 5,000 to 100,000 square feet in size. Mr. Bloom has drafted and negotiated numerous work agreements for tenant build-out in connection with leasing matters. He has represented lenders, borrowers and asset portfolio purchasers on loan workouts, restructurings and foreclosures.