Jones Waldo is pleased to welcome Jed Burton to the firm as a shareholder after having spent the past 10 years representing Extra Space Storage Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust that is part of the S&P 500, as both outside and in-house counsel. Burton is joining Jones Waldo to assume the practice of Paul Harman who will be retiring from the firm this month.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have Jed on our team; his skills and experience will help us to continue offering the highest level of service to our clients,” said Keven Rowe, president of Jones Waldo. “Jed is an excellent practitioner and a great person; we are very excited to have him on our team.”
The firm was looking to not only retain Harman’s practice but also expand it. Burton will transition into Harman’s role by continuing to represent Extra Space Storage, Lowe’s, and other clients with respect to their commercial real estate and finance transactions.
“We are very supportive of Jed’s transitions to Jones Waldo. He is an excellent attorney and he will continue to be a very valuable member of our team,” said Joe Margolis, CEO of Extra Space Storage. “We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Jed and his team at Jones Waldo.”
With 10 years of experience at Extra Space Storage, Burton brings to Jones Waldo a unique perspective as both client and attorney. Burton is skilled in navigating both the legal complexities and the business realities of sophisticated real estate deals, having closed hundreds of transactions totaling over $10 billion in value over the course of his career.
“In my in-house counsel role, I’ve worked with law firms of all shapes and sizes across the country on transactions exceeding $10 billion in value, but I’ve never worked with a better legal team than Jones Waldo,” said Burton. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to join the Jones Waldo team and leverage my experience as both a client and an attorney as I step into this role.”
Burton’s expertise includes acquisitions, dispositions, commercial mortgage lending (representing both lenders and borrowers), mezzanine debt, inter-creditor arrangements, and land use, with special proficiency in transactions involving self-storage, shopping centers, and resorts.
“Jed has many skills that are vital to this role, including his ability to easily identify problems and work to resolve them,” said Harman. “Jed is one of the best in-house attorneys I have ever worked with and he will not only fill my shoes but he will exceed my work.”