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Jenna E. Stein - a woman in a business jacket, smiling at the camera
Jenna E. Stein
Chair | Real Estate Group

HMB Elevates Matthew R. Barrett, Jenna E. Stein and Raymond J. Jacobi III to Partner

Jenna E. Stein - a woman in a business jacket, smiling at the camera
Jenna E. Stein
Chair | Real Estate Group

HMB is pleased to announce that Matthew R. Barrett, Jenna E. Stein and Raymond J. Jacobi III have been elevated to Partner.

“We are delighted to have Matt, Jenna and Ray as Partners at HMB,” said Jeff Hechtman, HMB's Managing Partner. “I am very proud of each of them and all they have accomplished, and know they will do great things as Partners at HMB. Congratulations Matt, Jenna and Ray.”

Matthew R. Barrett

Matt is a Partner in HMB’s Litigation Group. He regularly advises clients involved in a wide array of business disputes and complex commercial litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on post-closing M&A litigation, unfair competition claims, trust and estate controversies and fiduciary claims. Read more about Matt here.

“Matt and I have worked together personally on numerous cases over the years,” said Bill Katris, Chair of HMB’s Litigation Group. “Matt’s attention to detail and deep commitment to our clients is what sets him apart from most attorneys.  His enthusiasm, his pride of ownership and practical judgment is exemplary. We’re thrilled to welcome him as Partner.”

Jenna E. Stein

Jenna is a Partner in HMB’s Real Estate Group. She focuses her practice on commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and finance transactions. Jenna partners with clients at all stages of their real estate projects, from structuring transactions to acquiring, developing, leasing, and selling property. She represents a wide range of clients in the real estate industry, including commercial property owners, developers, investors, lending institutions, landlords and tenants. Read more about Jenna here.

“Jenna is a brilliant attorney with a keen eye for details while remaining focused on the big picture,” said David Sachs, Chair of HMB’s Real Estate Group. “Her ability to move projects forward with speed, precision, and efficiency is greatly valued by clients and attorneys. She is an asset to HMB’s Real Estate team and we’re excited for this next step in her career.”

Raymond J. Jacobi III

Ray is a Partner in HMB’s Business and Finance Group. He focuses his practice on M&A, capital raising and general corporate matters. Ray represents privately held companies and their owners, funds, executives, start-up companies and technology companies throughout the full course of their organizational growth cycles, from structuring transactions to handling ongoing business and compliance issues. Read more about Ray here.

“Ray has been a go-to member of HMB’s corporate team for a number of years, said Brett Winterstein, Chair of HMB’s Business and Finance Group. “His skill as an attorney and insight as a business counselor are highly valued by both clients and attorneys.”

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