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Atlanta Real Estate Attorney Elizabeth Howard Bergquist Returns to Sutherland

May 17, 2012

ATLANTA (May 17, 2012) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is proud to announce that Atlanta-based attorney Elizabeth Howard Bergquist has rejoined the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group after serving as vice-president and senior counsel at Timbervest, LLC for four years. In her new role as Counsel at Sutherland, Ms. Bergquist will focus her practice on timber and timberland transactions, conservation easements and mitigation projects.

“We are pleased that Elizabeth has decided to return to Sutherland," said Victor P. Haley, chair of Sutherland’s Timber and Forest Products Group. “She has been an integral part of our largest timberland transactions, and her extensive experience in the timber and mitigation bank industries will round out our team and benefit our clients with advanced service."

As senior counsel at Timbervest, Ms. Bergquist collaborated with the Crossover portfolio management team in all facets of ecology-based real estate asset acquisition, disposition, operation and management, including confidentiality and exclusivity arrangements, term sheet preparation, asset evaluation, joint venture documentation and project entitlement. Prior to Timbervest, Ms. Bergquist served as associate at Sutherland following receiving a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Ms. Bergquist is the second attorney to return to Sutherland’s Real Estate Practice Group in 2012. In February, the group welcomed back Enrique R. “Quito" Anderson, who rejoined the firm as counsel, after serving as partner and executive vice president at Ben Carter Properties, LLC.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. Seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.

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