Blaine S. Schwartz
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 joined the law firm after 14 years as Senior Counsel for the largest privately owned commercial real estate developer in the United States.
Blaine is known for his wide ranging experience with commercial real estate. He regularly negotiates complex real estate agreements and sophisticated loan documents along with structuring IRS Section 1031 tax deferred exchanges. He has also drafted and reviewed construction, architect and engineering contracts for projects ranging in size from $1 million to more than $100 million.
Blaine has extensive experience in efficiently and creatively structuring, negotiating and documenting all types of commercial real estate transactions. He has represented buyers and sellers in complex financings along with 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 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.
Admitted to Practice
- New York
Honors & Awards
- Upstate New York Super Lawyers®, (2013, 2016)
- The Best Lawyers in America© (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
- Bar Association of Erie County
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County
Vice President, Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo
Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Blaine S. Schwartz quoted in article about Jewish Family Services helping clean lots for refugee families
"Cleaning lot beside refugee homes helps Jewish Family Service care for ‘small United Nations’,"Buffalo News,October 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that eight of its attorneys have been honored in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional … More »
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Attorneys from Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Honored on 2016 "Upstate New York Super Lawyers" List
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that several of its attorneys have been selected to the 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers lists are generated by a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition … More »
Friday, July 29, 2016
"Medical campus development equals busy attorneys,"Buffalo Business First, July 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Blaine S. Schwartz, Partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, Appointed Chair of Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County
BUFFALO, NY –Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that Blaine S. Schwartz, a partner with the firm, has been appointed as chairman of the Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County’s Board of Directors.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Firm’s attorneys receive high honors among peers across the country BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that several of its attorneys have been honored in the 2016 edition of “Best Lawyers in America.” “Best Lawyers” compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive … More »
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Six partners earn prestigious recognition, including four from the real estate practice group.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014