Barnes & Thornburg has added Wali W. Rushdan II as a partner in the firm’s Wilmington office. Rushdan joins the firm’s Real Estate Department, where he focuses his practice on real estate transactional and litigation matters, land use, and construction matters.
An experienced trial lawyer, Rushdan has represented Fortune 500 companies, government entities and small businesses in a wide range of real estate litigation matters, which include condemnation and eminent domain litigation, construction defect disputes, complex landlord-tenant disputes, quiet title actions, real property partition actions, specific performance actions, and real property foreclosures and sheriff’s sales.
“Wali is a tremendous resource to his clients as they navigate the legal processes in real estate deals, development, and disputes,” said Salvador P. LaViña, chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department. “Wali’s track record and experience in closing transactions and reducing risk helps to ensure his clients are on the right track in their major development projects.”
Rushdan also assists real estate owners and developers in closing commercial real estate transactions and obtaining land use approvals.
“Our real estate practice is a core group in Delaware and we are thrilled to welcome Wali as we continue our strategic growth,” said Thomas McGonigle, partner-in-charge of Barnes & Thornburg’s Wilmington office. “Wali’s first-chair trial experience and sound business judgment are highly valued by clients here in Delaware.”
Rushdan believes in giving back and continues his mentorship work and other civic involvement in the areas of public education, health equity and affordable housing.
Rushdan earned his J.D. from Rutgers University Law School and his B.A. from the University of Delaware.
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