Blaine S. Schwartz
Partner, Commercial Real Estate
Attorney BlaineSchwartz brings a wealth of experience to our commercial real estate clients. He is a former Senior Counsel for the largest family-owned (and 7th-largest overall) commercial real estate developer in the United States. Mr. Schwartz has worked on the acquisition, sale, development, planning, construction, leasing and financing of vacant land, retail shopping centers, religious buildings, shopping malls, office buildings, warehouses, industrial complexes, hotels, lifestyle communities, housing developments and apartments throughout the United States. He has also helped to structure, negotiate, close and finance a number of complex, multi-property transactions – one of which included the sale of 110 properties in a single transaction, for $2.25 billion.
Education: Cleveland State University (J.D. cum laude , 1982); State University of New York at Brockport
Business Experience: News Director, WCMF Radio, Rochester, NY; News Anchor WMMS-FM, Cleveland, Ohio
Awards: Upstate New York SuperLawyers (2013); Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2014, 2015).
Commuity Involvement: Blaine serves on the board of directors of Jewish Family Services. He also serves on the board of directors for the Hebrew Benevolent Loan Association, and on the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, where he is also a member of the executive committee.