Richard Fineman has more than 25 years of experience in real estate law and business, as both in-house and outside counsel. Rich has handled a wide variety of complex real estate matters, including sophisticated development projects, acquisitions, dispositions, leases, and financings, as well as public-private transactions and distressed real estate matters.
Rich’s practice includes representing, counseling, and advising lenders, borrowers, underwriters, trustees, special servicers, developers, landlords, tenants, buyers, sellers, owners, property managers, nonprofit institutions, and governmental and quasi-governmental agencies in structuring, documenting, and negotiating a broad range of complex commercial real estate and real estate finance transactions, including:
- acquisitions, sales, and development of commercial property;
- construction, permanent, and bond financing;
- development and leasing of ground, office, corporate headquarter, industrial, and retail space; and
- distressed real estate transactions, including foreclosures, receiverships, and workouts.
In addition, Rich has deep and diverse experience representing private parties, nonprofit and educational institutions (including healthcare systems), and governmental and quasi-governmental agencies in unique commercial development and finance transactions, including professional sports arenas, skyscrapers, industrial marine terminals, student and military housing, healthcare (including in-patient treatment, educational, and research facilities), biofuel, public-private partnerships, and privatization projects.
Rich also has wide-ranging experience with real estate-related business issues, including:
- oversight and management of day-to-day legal, operational, and compliance matters and strategies for projects and properties;
- preparation, administration, and enforcement of various contracts;
- property, asset, and risk management;
- formation and management of business entities;
- negotiation, implementation, and management of joint venture, investor, and tenant-in-common transactions; and
- coordination and oversight of teams of legal and other professionals, including tax, accounting, insurance, and bankruptcy.