Blaine S. Schwartz


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Buffalo Office
T: 716.853.5100 x374
F: 716.853.5199
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Blaine is known for his breadth of experience with commercial real estate. He regularly negotiates complex real estate agreements and sophisticated loan documents. He has also received and drafted construction, architect and engineering contracts for projects ranging in size from $1 million to more than $100 million.

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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.

Blaine 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.

Blaine has extensive experience in efficiently  and creatively structuring, negotiating and documenting all types of commercial real estate transactions including  complex financings  and the acquisition, sale, development, planning, construction and leasing 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 United States. Blaine 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, Blaine worked as the 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.


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

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Ohio

Honors & Awards

  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers (2013)
  •  The Best Lawyers in America© (2014, 2015, 2016)

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County

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


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