Joshua Stein is the sole principal of Joshua Stein PLLC (New York), which he formed in 2010 after 20+ years as a partner at a leading global law firm. His practice focuses on acquisitions, development, financing, leasing (particularly ground leases), loan workouts, and hotels. He also acts regularly as an expert witness and as an arbitrator. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Anglo American Real Property Institute, and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, and chaired the New York State Bar Association Real Property Law Section for the year ending in May, 2006. Since 1997, he has chaired the Practising Law Institute's annual two-day seminar on commercial real estate financing. He has written five books and 200+ articles on commercial real estate law and practice, many available at www.joshuastein.com. His name regularly appears in published lists of leading lawyers, such as the Chambers guides. In mid-2012, International Who's Who of Business Lawyers identified him as one of the ten "Most Highly Regarded" individual real estate lawyers in the world, and SuperLawyers magazine identified him as one of the 10 leading attorneys in the New York Metro Area (across all practice areas). He received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley and his law degree from Columbia University, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a managing editor of the Columbia Law Review.