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LOS ANGELES – August 11, 2015 – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP ( today announced that Kellie Beach Sims has joined the firm as an associate with the Real Estate Capital Markets Team, resident in the Los Angeles office.

"We are thrilled to welcome Kellie to the firm," said Robin Dubas, co-leader of the firm’s Real Estate Capital Markets Team. "She brings nearly a decade of legal experience in agency lending. Kellie is the second significant addition to our group in the last few weeks along with Rick White, a partner in our Atlanta office."

Sims represents lenders in the financing of multifamily properties through the Freddie Mac Seller-Service program. She is also experienced in representing lenders in the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing product line, unsecured loans, as well as buyers and sellers of residential properties including single-family homes, cooperatives and condominiums.

"We regularly seek opportunities to enhance our financial services practice from coast to coast," said Jim McAlpin, leader of the firm’s Financial Services Client Service Group. "Kellie is an excellent addition to our robust, growing Real Estate Capital Markets Team. She will spend significant time working with attorneys across the country, particularly in our Charlotte, Dallas, and Phoenix offices."

Sims earned her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2006 and her B.A. from Hofstra University, New College in 2003.

Bryan Cave LLP ( has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 attorneys across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets.

Leslie Leader Brooks, Public Relations Manager