Created on Apr / 12 / 2022

Karavas Kiely Schloss & Whitman LLP announce the addition of Jeffrey McDonald as Partner.

Karavas Kiely Schloss & Whitman LLP is excited to announce that Jeffrey McDonald has joined the firm as a partner. Jeff is a seasoned practitioner in real estate and corporate transactions.

Jeff primarily represents institutional investors, lenders, tech companies, high net worth individuals, developers of all sizes and public agencies in development, leasing, acquisition and disposition, joint ventures and financing of all real estate asset classes. He also regularly advises on land use, regulatory and environmental matters.

Jeff’s corporate practice includes counseling clients on business organization and financing matters, negotiation of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate transactions.

John D. Karavas, the firm’s managing partner, said “We are thrilled to have Jeff join the firm. Jeff’s broad skill set perfectly complements the firm’s core strengths. More importantly though, Jeff is a good friend, having worked with Michael, Richard and me at Liner LLP. We have patiently waited for this day since Jeff joined DLA Piper in 2017 following the merger with Liner LLP. Jeff’s knowledge, expertise and experience will add instant value to the firm’s existing client roster. Jeff’s impressive client roster, coupled with his business development prowess will help fuel the firm’s growth. Equally as important, Jeff’s cheerful personality and other great intangible qualities will be invaluable to the firm’s culture. Jeff’s addition is definitely a big moment for Karavas Kiely Schloss & Whitman LLP.”

Added Jeff: “Reuniting with John, Michael and Richard is very exciting on both a personal and professional level. It’s a perfect fit that will allow me to leverage the firm’s entrepreneurial platform and reasonable rates to expand existing client relationships and bring in new clients. I also look forward to being an integral part of the firm’s growth plans.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts from UCLA majoring in political science and economics and his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was the editor of its Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law. Prior to joining Karavas Kiely Schloss & Whitman LLP, Jeff was an associate at DLA Piper LLP and selected to the Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars from 2016 – 2019.

Karavas Kiely Schloss & Whitman LLP is a boutique (but growing!) real estate focused law firm that was founded on March 1, 2020, comprised of talented attorneys with big firm experience serving sophisticated clients of all sizes at reasonable rates.