Goodwin Procter seems to have a golden touch the last few years. Its primary practice areas, including transactions and life sciences, are booming. So, if the firm is giving weight to a strong comeback for real estate, perhaps it would behoove others to pay attention. 

The firm announced today that it is adding former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld real estate co-leader David Phelps to its Los Angeles office and former DLA Piper real estate partner Jarrid King to its roster in New York .