Honigman Announces Addition of Patrick Johnson and Saloni Sahara as New Partners in Real Estate Department

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Chicago – Honigman LLP announced today that it is expanding its full-service Real Estate Department with the addition of partners Patrick Johnson and Saloni Sahara to the firm's Chicago office. Johnson joins the firm’s Real Estate Services Practice Group, while Sahara will be a member of the firm’s Real Estate Transactions Practice Group.

An experienced real estate attorney and professional engineer, Johnson focuses his practice on construction transactions and litigation matters. He provides strategic counsel on construction contract drafting and negotiation, as well as project delivery methods and claim resolution to owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractors. His experience includes negotiating, preparing and reviewing EPC agreements, design-build and construction contracts, master service agreements, installation contracts and other various project-related documents.

Sahara advises U.S. and international owners, operators, investment managers and developers on a broad range of complex commercial real estate deals. She has represented clients in numerous transactions involving acquisitions and dispositions, financing, joint ventures, leasing and other large scale commercial real estate transactions.

"We are excited to welcome Patrick and Saloni, two highly respected and eminently talented lawyers, to our growing Chicago office and real estate practice," said Lowell Salesin, co-chair of Honigman’s Real Estate Department.

"Our joint venture and private equity clients will benefit immensely from Saloni’s sophisticated deal experience, while Pat’s deep familiarity with the construction sector will be invaluable as the industry continues to see remarkable growth. Their unique skillsets will support the broad range of business and real estate services we offer to clients across the Chicago area and beyond," said Adam Rothstein, co-chair of Honigman’s Real Estate Department.                  

Johnson joins Honigman from Gould & Ratner LLP, where he was part of the Construction practice. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from DePaul University College of Law. Additionally, Johnson obtained both a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to his legal career, Johnson was a structural engineer with multiple global engineering firms.

Sahara joins Honigman from Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP, where she was part of the Real Estate practice. She earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Cornell University Law School. During her time there, she served as managing editor for Cornell Law Review, receiving the Kasowitz Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy. Sahara also obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) from Texas A&M University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

About Honigman
Honigman LLP is an Am Law 200 full-service, general business law firm with more than 350 attorneys counseling clients on complex issues across the country in Chicago, Michigan (Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing), Washington, D.C. and in our newest wholly owned subsidiary office in Israel. Our lawyers counsel clients on complex issues in more than 60 areas of law. For more information, visit www.honigman.com.

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