Tarun ChandranPALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its real estate practice with the addition of Tarun Chandran, who joins as a partner based in Chicago. Mr. Chandran brings considerable experience in commercial real estate and real estate finance transactions to VLP.

"Tarun is a terrific addition to the group. Chicago is a large real estate market and with the addition of Tarun we can provide local service to our existing clients with Chicago-based projects. Tarun's addition also adds substantial depth to the group, particularly with respect to leasing and private equity transactions. We're excited to have him join us as VLP's real estate practice continues to grow," said Byron Rodriguez, chair of VLP's real estate group.

Mr. Chandran brings significant experience representing clients in complex real estate transactions, including sale-leaseback transactions, joint ventures, financings and the acquisition and disposition of commercial property. He has counseled corporate and private equity clients in relation to the real estate aspects of corporate transactions, including platform and add-on acquisitions and dispositions. In addition, Mr. Chandran has extensive experience in commercial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants, including office, retail, hospitality and industrial leasing. He has also represented bankrupt debtors in connection with the assumption and rejection of leases and clients in connection with the purchase of real property assets out of bankruptcy.

Prior to joining VLP, Mr. Chandran practiced at Paul Hastings LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2003, where he was an Executive Editor for the Journal of Law Reform, and has a B.A. (cum laude) in History from the University of Michigan (2000). Mr. Chandran was recognized as an Illinois Rising Star in SuperLawyers Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

"I am excited to be joining VLP's dynamic real estate practice," said Mr. Chandran. "The top tier real estate and tax experience at VLP, coupled with an efficient billing model that does not rely on leverage, provides an excellent platform from which to represent my clients in all aspects of their business transactions. I look forward to working with my new partners at VLP in growing our practice, particularly in Chicago."

About VLP's Real Estate Practice:

VLP's Real Estate practice group represents real estate owners, commercial tenants, developers and investors in a broad array of transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of assets, commercial, tax-exempt and tax credit financings, distressed assets, joint ventures, loan workouts and recovery, the acquisition and disposition of distressed assets, leasing, tax, development and construction. We offer our clients depth of experience with office, multi-family, affordable housing, hotel, retail, industrial and other project types.

Our real estate transactional and tax experience is at the level of top tier national firms, providing our clients with unrivaled service and expertise, while our billing model allows us to provide our clients with lower rates than any of our competitors at equivalent experience levels. We staff matters only with senior attorneys, helping our clients develop strategies that suit their business objectives and risk tolerance while keeping their costs in line.

About VLP:

Founded in 2008, VLP is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across many industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, angel and venture capital financings, clean tech, retail, consumer product, commercial lending and real estate. VLP has continued its strong growth, and in recent months has added noted attorneys who believe VLP's unique, client-oriented and cost-effective model is the best platform for their practice. Our partners are regularly recognized by their peers as outstanding attorneys, and the firm has been recognized as a top company for its promotion of quality of life in the workplace.

VLP partners represent clients that vary in size from individual executives and early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our clients include public and private corporations, venture capital investors, private equity funds, educational institutions, nonprofits and individuals. We provide general corporate, licensing, contract, intellectual property protection and counseling, securities regulation, financing, employment, merger and acquisition, real estate, tax and other legal services.

VLP is a firm of highly qualified attorneys with outstanding credentials and an average of over 10 years of experience. We have no central office, and our technology platform allows us to collaborate easily and to operate with a small, highly specialized staff. Our lean model means that we can provide sophisticated, focused services to our clients, and we can do it at competitive rates.

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