Morrison & Foerster LLP has announced the addition of Yaacov M. Gross, a senior corporate finance attorney it termed a "pioneer" in the real estate investment trust market, as a partner in its New York office.Mr. Gross, whose practice is international and spans multiple industries, has in recent years focused primarily on real estate financing and REIT transactions, the firm said. He joins Morrison & Foerster from Wilkie, Farr and Gallagher LLP in New York, where he was a founder of that firm's real estate securities practice. "In addition to representing some of the industry's largest REITs from inception, he has been at the forefront of financing, capital formation, and merger & acquisition transactions involving REITs and other real estate-related ventures," said Karen Hagberg, managing partner of Morrison & Foerster's New York office.

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