The Daily Journal, California’s leading legal affairs publication, has named Cox Castle & Nicholson partner Amy Wells as one of the state’s Top 100 attorneys for 2011. Just 100 attorneys out of California’s more than 155,000 licensed practitioners make it on this elite list – a true testament to Wells’ stature as a leading real estate attorney for some of the country’s biggest pension funds.
In a profile of Wells, the Daily Journal noted that she had handled more than $2 billion in real estate acquisitions for pension funds such as the California State Teachers' Retirement System, the New York Common Retirement Fund, and the Washington State Investment Board.
“We are incredibly pleased that our partner and friend Amy Wells has been ranked as one of the top 100 attorneys in all of California,” said Mario Camara, the senior partner on Cox Castle’s Executive Committee. “This is an amazing and well-deserved honor for Wells and this firm. She continues to be a shining star here and is likewise recognized by her peers as one of the very best.”
Wells told the Daily Journal that she finds the practice of working with pension funds “fun, exciting and challenging,” said Wells.
During the downturn, Wells noted that she has also been helping clients with troubled relationships. “Whether due to the downturn in the market or a change in the allocation of a fund, we had to restructure these relationships.”
Camara concluded, “Please join us in honoring our partner for this unique and well-earned honor.”