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Thompson & Knight LLP announced partner Keith Brandofino, counsel Maximiliano Rinaldi, and counsel David V. Mignardi have joined the firm’s New York office in the Real Estate and Banking Group.
Together, the real estate litigation attorneys have more than 50 years of expertise on a range of legal matters.
Keith Brandofino joins the firm from Kilpatrick Townsend in New York. Throughout his 19 years of practice, Brandofino has worked on various real estate and banking matters involving loan servicing and commercial mortgage-backed securities.
Brandofino has won numerous significant cases throughout his career, including representing a lender in the recovery of a $189 million loan secured by eight hotels in six different states.
Brandofino also served as an adjunct professor at New York University where he taught at the Schack Institute of Real Estate Graduate Program.
Maximiliano Rinaldi has 28 years of experience as a litigation attorney. He also joins Thompson & Knight from Kilpatrick Townsend in New York. Prior to that, he was a founding partner of a general practice law firm where he worked for more than 14 years.
His specific expertise includes representing creditors in matters related to non-performing commercial loans and leases.
Rinaldi is an adjunct professor at New York University. He earned his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law and his B.S. in Accounting from St. John’s University, College of Business Administration.
David Mignardi, also from Kilpatrick Townsend in New York, is an accomplished real estate finance and capital markets litigation attorney, with a particular expertise in litigation and loan servicing matters dealing with commercial mortgage-backed securities.
He also has considerable appellate experience as well as experience in the regulated consumer finance industry.
Mignardi earned his law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a concentration in Corporate Law, and his B.S., magna cum laude, in Economics from Manhattan College.