Richard W. Abramson is co-chairman of both the firm’s Real Estate Department and the Real Estate Special Opportunities Group. "The 'excellent' Richard Abramson is well regarded by commentators, who view him as a 'standout attorney' in this space. His impressive expertise spans dispositions, acquisitions, retail leasing and development. His client base includes developers, investors, and tenants and owners" (Chambers 2015 Edition, America’s Leading Lawyers For Business). Designated a “fantastic leasing lawyer, with first-class client service skills,” and described as someone who "can view a matter from a business perspective and not just a legal one" by Chambers USA 2013 and 2014 editions. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology. Richard counsels property owners, developers, real estate equity and opportunity funds, real estate investment trusts, investors, owners and tenants in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. His practice is national in scope and encompasses a broad range of transactions, with particular emphasis on acquisitions, dispositions, development and retail leasing. His professional focus also includes the management, financing and construction of commercial, retail, industrial and residential properties; mezzanine financings; joint ventures; and the acquisition and disposition of distressed debt.
A Member of the firm since 1989, Richard has played a prominent role in representing an array of real estate entities including:
Consistently awarded high marks for the quality of his legal work and practical advice, Richard has garnered professional accolades from Martindale-Hubbell, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Weekly, Real Estate New Jersey and N.Y. Magazine. In 2013, and 2015 he was “Lawyer of the Year,” in Hackensack Real Estate Law, Best Lawyers edition. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.
As a member of the Advisory Board of The George Washington University School of Business Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis, Richard has been a frequent guest lecturer at the graduate business school. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and is Chairman of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey. Richard is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Richard earned his B.B.A. from George Washington University and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1984
The George Washington University, B.B.A., 1981
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