Minneapolis’ Moss & Barnett expands CRE finance team

Minneapolis-based law firm Moss & Barnett expanded its multifamily and commercial real estate finance team with the arrivals of lawyers Shannon Cook and William Straus. The firm now has 20 lawyers serving real estate finance clients across the nation.

Cook represents lenders who originate and sell loans secured by multifamily projects to secondary market investors Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Before joining Moss & Barnett, she was an attorney at a boutique business law firm

Straus represents life insurance companies, banks and other financial institutions in connection with the origination and servicing of mortgage loans secured by multifamily housing projects, retail centers, office buildings, industrial facilities and other types of commercial real estate. Before joining Moss & Barnett, he worked in the commercial mortgage lending department of a Fortune 500 company.