Blaine S. Schwartz
Partner, Commercial Real Estate

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Attorney Blaine S. Schwartz is a partner in the Real Estate practice group at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP in Buffalo.

Mr. Schwartz brings a wealth of experience to the law firm’s commercial real estate clients. He is a former Senior Counsel for the largest family-owned (and seventh-largest overall) commercial real estate developer in the United States.

He has worked on the acquisition, sale, development, planning, construction, leasing and structuring of complex financial transactions of vacant land, retail shopping centers, student housing projects, religious buildings, shopping malls, office buildings, warehouses, industrial complexes, hotels, lifestyle communities, housing developments and apartments throughout the nation. Mr. Schwartz 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.

Prior to joining Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, Mr. Schwartz worked as a news director for WCMF Radio in Rochester, New York; and as a news anchor for WMMS-FM in Cleveland, Ohio. He was also a Midwest stringer reporter for NBC radio news and National Public Radio.

He is a member of the Erie County Bar Association.

Mr. Schwartz’s Fast Facts:

Education: Cleveland State University, J.D.; State University of New York at Brockport

Admissions: New York and Ohio

Awards: Upstate New York SuperLawyers (2013); Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2014, 2015)

Community Involvement: Jewish Family Services, Board of Directors; Hebrew Benevolent Loan Association, Board of Directors; Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, member of Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Legal Assistant: Marcia Zgoda, mzgoda@lippes.com, 853-5100 ext. 237