Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP has elected Michael C. Cato as a partner of the firm.
He has practiced real estate and finance law in San Diego for more than a decade.
“I am very excited for this opportunity,” Cato said. “At Solomon Ward, we are more than a great group of lawyers -- we are entrepreneurs who strive to understand our clients’ businesses and to deliver excellent legal services with significant value. I look forward to building on Solomon Ward’s tradition and success as one of the best law firms in Southern California.”
He represents local and national real estate owners, developers and investors. He specializes in office, industrial, retail and multifamily projects. Prior to joining Solomon Ward as of counsel in 2011, Cato worked for more than nine years with Latham & Watkins and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton.
Cato is active in the San Diego Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.