Rising Star: Simpson Thacher's Erik Quarfordt

Law360, New York (March 21, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT) -- For his proactive approach to complicated real estate transactions involving major private equity players, including The Blackstone Group and The Carlyle Group, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's Erik Quarfordt has earned a spot among Law360's top four real estate partners under 40 to watch.

Quarfordt, 36, knew from the start that he wanted to work in transactional law at Simpson & Thacher, joining the firm as an associate in 2000 and making partner in November 2010.

While he was drawn to deals of all types, Quarfordt...
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