Gary M. Meltzer is the Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Gary’s practice is a national commercial transactional practice with an emphasis on selling, buying, leasing and finance.
Gary’s practice includes all aspects of commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, including 1031 exchanges, loan assumptions and defeasances. He has prepared tenancy in common agreements, partnership and operating agreements and created complex organizational structures and has experience in representing owners of shopping centers, multi-family developments, office buildings, golf course and residential communities and industrial and warehouse developments. He also represents landlords and tenants in drafting and negotiating commercial leases. Gary represents lenders and borrowers in all facets of real estate lending and borrowing, including multi-state portfolio financings on the lending and borrowing sides, originating CMBS, life insurance company and bank loans as well as drafting and negotiating participation and intercreditor agreements between lenders and drafting and negotiating forbearance agreements between lenders and borrowers.
Gary also represents sellers and purchasers of real estate loans including performing due diligence, drafting and negotiating sale-purchase agreements and handling all aspects of closing loan sale and / or purchase transactions.
Prior to joining Meltzer Lippe, Gary was associated with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Baer Marks & Upham LLP.