In brief: Real estate practice chair joins Decherts

Philadelphia firm Dechert Price & Rhoads has appointed Jack Gillies as a partner. Gillies is former managing partner and chair of real estate practice Hebb & Gitlin. “Decherts shares in my vision to create a one-stop law firm providing quality legal services to a wide variety of institutionally-oriented real estate investors,” he said. Richard Jones, chair of Decherts, said the move was a major achievement for the firm, which plans to recruit more lawyers to the practice shortly.