Mr. Stearns' practice focuses on commercial real estate, including the representation of public REITs, private equity groups, and investors in connection with the acquisition, sale, development, leasing, ground leasing, and financing of a variety of asset classes, including office buildings, mixed-use projects, hotels, airports, entertainment districts, medical office buildings, fitness centers, multifamily and residential developments, industrial parks and retail centers.

He advises cannabis companies and related businesses, including hemp and CBD-based companies, with issues related to legal cannabis business activities and real estate transactions.

Mr. Stearns represents owners and other participants in a wide array of renewable energy and real estate transactions.

Articles & Publications
Author, "Unique Issues in Cannabis-Related Transactions," New York Law Journal, July 2019

  • New York
  • New Jersey

  • New York Law School, J.D., 2012
  • University at Buffalo, B.A., 2009

Professional Associations
  • New York Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute

Community Involvement
  • Allentown Association, Board of Directors
  • Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
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