Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Abby Dvorkin and Justin Lerner have joined the firm as of counsel in the Denver office.
Dvorkin, joining the firm’s Litigation Department, focuses on contract drafting and negotiation and advising and representing developers and construction professionals. Abby has a background litigating complex construction defect matters, disputes over contractual obligations and business torts and defending design professionals against malpractice claims. Prior to Brownstein, Abby worked as a consulting attorney for multiple law firms, including Brownstein, providing counsel on various transactional and civil litigation matters.
“Abby brings a wealth of experience related to construction contracts with her and we’re thrilled to have her join our construction team in the Litigation Department,” said Litigation Shareholder Frank Flansburg.
Dvorkin earned her law degree from Suffolk University Law School and her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.
Lerner will join the firm’s Real Estate Department. Prior to Brownstein, Lerner co-founded Lerner Zandi LLP, where he represented clients on various real estate and corporate transactions, including commercial office and retail leases, subleases, joint ventures and licensing agreements. Before that, Lerner led the legal department of a venture-backed startup, where he provided counsel to all departments within the company and oversaw the growth of the company’s national real estate portfolio and he also worked as an attorney at Fried Frank, where he handled some of the largest and most complex real estate transactions in New York and nationally.
“Justin will be a great addition to our real estate team here at Brownstein. His experience guiding large real estate transactions in one of the nation’s busiest markets and inhouse experience with a hospitality company will be an asset for our clients,” said Nicole Ament, chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department.
Lerner earned his law degree from New York Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).