Demand for real estate lawyers is booming alongside the national real estate market, prompting a flurry of recent lateral movement and law firm expansion across a broad spectrum of real estate law practices throughout the United States.

Looking at the Am Law 200 alone, last week, Greenspoon Marder real estate partner Loretta Thompson joined Withers in Los Angeles, while Loeb & Loeb picked up Jones Day real estate partner Peter Bergan in Chicago. Earlier this month, Nixon Peabody announced the arrival of New York-based affordable housing and real estate partner Laura Sugarman, who joined from Holland & Knight.