Global law firm Rimon PC adds Winnie Ward as Real Estate Partner in new Sacramento Office
News Winnie Ward · October 13, 2022
Ms. Ward joins the firm from Stewart Ward & Josephson LLP, where she was Partner.
Ms. Ward advises commercial real estate clients in all facets of the industry, from national real estate investment trusts to local commercial developers. She specializes in leasing transactions, and she has drafted and negotiated literally thousands of lease documents, ranging from small retail tenants to single-tenant office buildings in excess of 170,000 square feet. Ms. Ward not only works with landlords, but also represents several national companies in leasing, and purchase and sale, transactions throughout the United States. She represents prominent developers and agencies including Wareham Development, Jackson Properties, Heller Properties and Kaplan Real Estate.
In addition to her real estate practice, Ms. Ward has expertise in aviation law. She owns an aerial firefighting company (MindWinder Aviation based in Reno, Nevada) that is on contract to the US Forest Service and CalFIRE. She is well-placed to advise clients in this sector on leasing, purchasing and selling aircraft and aircraft hangars, airport ground leasing and other related issues.
“Winnie is a fantastic addition to our real estate and equipment finance teams, and we are very pleased to have her on board,” said Juan Zuniga, Managing Partner of Rimon. “We are also very excited to announce our new office in Sacramento and we look forward to building our presence in this area.”
On joining the firm, Ms. Ward said, “I am so excited to join Rimon’s real estate group. With 50+ practice groups, and 47 offices in 13 countries around the world, I cannot think of a more perfect fit for my clients, who will now have Rimon’s vast legal resources at their disposal.”
Ms. Ward graduated from University of California, Davis School of Law (J.D.), and Brown University (A.B.)
Rimon has been rapidly expanding since its inception, with growth accelerating during the pandemic and great resignation due to its innovative model of legal practice. Sacramento is the firm’s 47th office location.
Rimon has 47 offices across five continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation. The firm has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s Managing Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.