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JPI to be Acquired by Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc.

Vinson & Elkins advised Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc., a comprehensive housing and wood products subsidiary of Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd., in the acquisition of JPI’s operating platform.

JPI is a leader in the development of Class A and attainable multifamily communities.

The Vinson & Elkins team was led by partner Chris Rowley and senior associate Alexander Baker, with assistance from associates Luke Strieber, Leah Powers and Bennett Robinson. Other key team members included partner Chris Dawe and associates Chase Cero and Jalee Blackwell; partners Brian Russell and David Peck and associate Steve Campbell; partner Courtney Hammond, senior associate Callie Poorman and associate Matthew Fosheim; partner Sarah Mitchell, senior associate Alexander Baker and associate Leah Powers; partner Sean Becker, counsel Phileda Tennant and associate Andrew Cox; partner Shane Tucker, senior associate Brian DeShannon and associate Matt Green; partner Matt Dobbins and associate Ryan Vanderlip; partner Rajesh Patel and associate Alexa Chally; partner Matt Stammel and associate Paul Hill; partner Rick Sofield, counsels Elizabeth McIntyre and Brian Howard and associate Pete Thomas; and partner Hill Wellford, senior associate Ryan Will and associate Alex Rant.

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