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Blank Rome Welcomes New Real Estate Of Counsel in Philadelphia

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Richard A. Fineman has joined the Firm’s Philadelphia office as Of Counsel in the Real Estate group, which recently welcomed partners Michael H. Peskowitz and Lauren A. Scarantino in the New York office.

Richard joins Blank Rome from Ballard Spahr LLP and has more than 20 years of experience in real estate law and business, as both in-house and outside counsel. He has handled a wide variety of complex commercial real estate matters and real estate finance transactions, including sophisticated development projects, acquisitions, dispositions, leases, and financings, as well as public-private transactions and distressed real estate matters. He has deep and diverse experience in development and finance for a variety of commercial projects, from professional sports stadiums and skyscrapers to industrial marine terminals and student and military housing. Prior to Ballard Spahr, Richard served as senior vice president and general counsel for a regional commercial real estate development and management company.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey, Richard earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, and his B.S. in Business Management and Organizations, with distinction, from Indiana University. Richard currently serves as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Property, Casualty and Other Non-Title Insurance Committee, of which he previously served as chair. He has also previously served as an adjunct professor of law at Temple University James A. Beasley School of Law.