The American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) has elected Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Elizabeth Lee as a Fellow in the Class of 2020.

Lee, the Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Washington, DC office, has more than 30 years of experience guiding institutional lenders in connection with their equity investments in real estate and in all aspects of secured lending. Her commercial real estate lending practice includes mixed use, retail, commercial/office, multi-family, hotel/hospitality, and healthcare projects. Lee also counsels lenders in real property secured loan restructuring, workout, foreclosure and REO disposition matters.

She is a Fellow and Regent in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and a past Chair of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.

Lee is one of several Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys to be recognized as an ACREL Fellow, joining Morris Ellison, Foster Gaillard, John Hagner, Kim Mann, Dan Orvin, Pam Rothenberg and Scott Schaaf.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and I believe it reflects on the quality of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Real Estate team,” Lee said.

ACREL was founded in 1978 to improve the quality of real estate law and practice, and to promote high standards of professional and ethical responsibility in the practice of real estate law.

Admission to the College is by invitation only after a rigorous screening process and peer review. ACREL Fellows are “viewed as distinguished real estate practitioners, who observe high standards of professional and ethical conduct, who have contributed substantially to improvement of real estate law, and who actively practice and have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in real estate law,” according to the College.