Joseph Forte has joined DLA Piper as a real estate partner focusing on real estate finance and the origination, workout and enforcement of portfolio and securitized mortgage loans. He was a partner in the global finance and debt products group at Alston & Bird.
Thompson Hine has elected Rebecca Brazzano, business litigation, to the partnership.
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has appointed Kathryn Wagner as its new executive director. She had been named the group's interim executive director in July. The appointment follows a four-month executive search conducted by the group's board of directors.