Mr. Aster, a director of the Firm, practices in the Business Section with a concentration in the real estate, sports stadium development and finance, and China practices. He has a diverse real estate practice which includes not only working closely on the development and financing of a number of premier stadiums and arenas across America, but also spending over 20 years specializing in the acquisition, ground leasing, construction, financing, leasing and sales of major office buildings, hotel groups and hotel projects, apartment complexes and shopping centers throughout the United States. Mr. Aster has also worked with many foreign investors and foreign institutions on acquiring and financing many major office, retail, hotel, and residential projects throughout North America. He heads the Firm’s China Practice Group which represents American clients investing in and transacting business with China and Chinese clients doing business in the United States. The China Practice includes purchasing real estate in China, buying or building manufacturing facilities in China, importing and exporting goods to and from China and representing Chinese entities in transactions in the United States. Mr. Aster also heads the Firm’s separate Sports Stadium practice and mortgage lending practice in both mortgage backed securitized conduit loans and purchasing and selling large mortgage loan pools from and to government agencies and private financial institutions.