Mr. Cimino is Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel and a member of the board or managers of WPT Capital Advisors. He is also Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel of WPT Industrial REIT. In these roles, Mr. Cimino oversees day-to-day operations of the firm and strategic initiatives. Mr. Cimino also oversees all legal operations for WPT and the REIT, including securities matters, corporate governance, compliance, insurance, litigation and the structuring and negotiation of all joint ventures, private placements, acquisitions, dispositions, financing and leasing. Mr. Cimino also serves as the company's corporate secretary. Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Mr. Cimino served as General Counsel & Secretary, with primary responsibility for all legal operations of the firm. Before joining the Welsh organization in 2007, Mr. Cimino worked in private practice, serving as external counsel to Welsh and its subsidiary companies. While in private practice, Mr. Cimino focused in the areas of real estate, finance, corporate and environmental law. He is a frequent speaker on real estate legal matters such as the structuring and negotiation of joint ventures and commercial lease transactions and was also a recipient of the First Chair Award for “Top General Counsel” in 2012 and 2013. Mr. Cimino is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Minnesota and is a member of the Real Property Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. The Association of Corporate Counsel and The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. Mr. Cimino is also the Chairman of the NAIOP National Forum for Real Estate Law and Transactions. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Creighton University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University.