Derek Boswell Joins Shartsis Friese as a Partner in the Real Estate Group

San Francisco, March 14, 2011 – Shartsis Friese LLP announced today that Derek Boswell has joined the firm as a partner in the real estate group.

Boswell was previously a partner with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco.  His real estate practice includes all aspects of transactional real estate, including acquisitions, sales, financing, and leasing of office, retail, and industrial properties.

“Derek is a great fit for the firm and our clients and we’re thrilled to have him join us,” said David Kremer, senior member of the firm’s real estate group and chair of the corporate department.  “Our real estate practice continues to be extremely busy and adding a top partner like Derek helps ensure that we can meet the needs of existing clients and take advantage of opportunities to expand our practice.”

“Shartsis Friese has quietly become one of the destination real estate practices in the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Boswell.  “It’s an opportunity for me to join a top firm that represents some of the region’s most successful companies, while lowering my billing rate.  In this economy, clients are looking for value and I’m excited to have a new and vibrant platform for building my practice.”

Boswell received his J.D. from University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1997 and his B.S. from California Polytechnic State University in 1993.

Founded in San Francisco in 1975, Shartsis Friese LLP has over 50 lawyers. The firm has extensive trial and business litigation experience, including securities enforcement defense, and a complex transactional practice focused on investment advisers, hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, tax, venture capital, intellectual property and real estate.