Hartman Simons & Wood (Hartman Simons), the nation’s leading commercial real estate law firm, has hired veteran attorney John H. Lewis. He will serve as a senior counsel with the firm.

Lewis, who joins Hartman Simons from The Law Offices of John H. Lewis PLLC in Raleigh, North Carolina, has practiced commercial real estate law for more than 30 years and has represented clients in a wide range of matters — acquisitions, dispositions, developments and financings — involving virtually all property types. His career has focused in large part on the representation of national and regional retailers and developers.

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Lewis is based in Raleigh.

“John brings exceptional skill and experience to the wide-ranging commercial real estate expertise at Hartman Simons,” said Gil Y. Burstiner, managing partner of the firm. “Commercial real estate has weathered the recession-induced doldrums, and activity within the industry is coming back in a big way. We are enjoying an extremely busy year, and John will help us to continue to provide our growing client base with excellent representation.”

Lewis received his law degree from the University of Florida.