Bingham rues loss of 11-lawyer real estate team

Bingham McCutchen’s New York office has been hit with the loss of an 11-lawyer real estate team to Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler. The group, including five partners, is made up of lawyers from Richard & O’Neil, which merged with Bingham Dana (prior to its link-up with McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen) in 2001. Meanwhile, Seyfarth Shaw has boosted its New York real estate group by recruiting former Morgan Lewis & Bockius partner Bradley Kaufman. With more than 20 years’ experience, Kaufman has notched up a large client list and is acting on deals for expansionist retail groups H&M, Diesel and Camper. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 5 April