Clients count on Celeste’s cost-efficient counsel in their commercial real estate finance deals. Celeste is a senior associate with Alston & Bird’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Group. She focuses her practice on real estate finance and capital markets. Celeste has additional experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate governance. Celeste is recognized in the 2021, 2022, and 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” for her work in Real Estate Law. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, in 2014 from the University of California, Irvine. In 2011, Celeste graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. and B.S. and as the top graduate in both the School of Business and the Economics Department.