People: Andrew M. Pearlstein, Partner

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Andrew M. Pearlstein

Partner

Boston
Direct: (617) 946-4965
Fax: (617) 946-4801
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Mr. Pearlstein is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Boston office concentrating his practice in the representation of banks, financial institutions, businesses, real estate owners and developers involved in complex commercial real estate and financial transactions involving multi-family, hotel, shopping center, retail, office and industrial properties. His areas of emphasis include:

  • Representing conduit lenders in commercial real estate financings on a nationwide basis in connection with securitized loan programs.
  • Representing financial institutions (including investment banks, hedge funds, banks and insurance companies) in construction, bridge, and permanent financings, mezzanine and A/B tiered structures, leasehold financings, capital markets loans, preferred equity structures, participations and syndicated facilities, acquisition and disposition of loans (collateralized or unsecured), and other structured finance transactions.
  • Representing financial institutions, special servicers and other entities in the restructuring, work out and foreclosure of real estate loans.
  • Representing individuals, corporations and other entities in all aspects of the development or rehabilitation of real estate and condominium projects (including zoning, permitting, environmental and title matters).
  • Representing landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions involving all types of real estate.
  • Providing counsel to condominium associations in all aspects of condominium law.
  • Representing sellers and buyers in connection with the acquisition and disposition of all types of commercial real estate, including 1031 exchanges.

Mr. Pearlstein is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Boston office concentrating his practice in the representation of banks, financial institutions, businesses, real estate owners and developers involved in complex commercial real estate and financial transactions involving multi-family, hotel, shopping center, retail, office and industrial properties. His areas of emphasis include:

  • Representing conduit lenders in commercial real estate financings on a nationwide basis in connection with securitized loan programs.
  • Representing financial institutions (including investment banks, hedge funds, banks and insurance companies) in construction, bridge, and permanent financings, mezzanine and A/B tiered structures, leasehold financings, capital markets loans, preferred equity structures, participations and syndicated facilities, acquisition and disposition of loans (collateralized or unsecured), and other structured finance transactions.
  • Representing financial institutions, special servicers and other entities in the restructuring, work out and foreclosure of real estate loans.
  • Representing individuals, corporations and other entities in all aspects of the development or rehabilitation of real estate and condominium projects (including zoning, permitting, environmental and title matters).
  • Representing landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions involving all types of real estate.
  • Providing counsel to condominium associations in all aspects of condominium law.
  • Representing sellers and buyers in connection with the acquisition and disposition of all types of commercial real estate, including 1031 exchanges.

Education

  • J.D., Temple University Law School
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Men's Associates of the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, Honorary Director
  • Jewish Family & Children Services (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Real Estate Roundtable (Real Estate Capital Policy Advisory Committee (RECPEC) Member, 2017)

Presentations

  • Lecturer, graduate program at the MIT Center for Real Estate, "Real Estate Finance Issues in the Development Process," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (December 2016) 
  • Lecturer, graduate program at the MIT Center for Real Estate, "MIT Real Estate Ventures:  Negotiating the Permanent Loan Agreement," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (March 17, 2016)
  • Panelist, “Designing the Deal,” Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA (February 17, 2016)
  • Lecturer, graduate program at the MIT Center for Real Estate, "Real Estate Finance Issues in the Development Process," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (December 2015) 
  • Lecturer, graduate program at the MIT Center for Real Estate, "Real Estate Finance Issues in the Development Process," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (June 2015)
  • Lecturer, graduate program at the MIT Center for Real Estate, "Real Estate Finance Issues in the Development Process," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (November 2014)
  • Lecturer, graduate program at the MIT Center for Real Estate, "Real Estate Finance Issues in the Development Process," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (June 2014)
  • Lecturer, graduate program at the MIT Center for Real Estate, "Real Estate Finance Issues in the Development Process," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (November 2013)
  • Moderator, “Bisnow’s 3rd Annual Capital Markets Summit,” Boston, MA (October 30, 2013)
  • Lecturer, “Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Development,” MIT’s Professional Development Institute sponsored by the MIT Center for Real Estate, Boston, MA (June 21, 2013)
  • Panelist, “Legal Lightning Round,” discussing current status of non-recourse carveout guaranties in commercial real estate loans, MIT Real Estate Forum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (April 2013)
  • Lecturer, graduate program at the MIT Center for Real Estate, "Real Estate Finance Issues in the Development Process," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (December 2012)
  • Lecturer, graduate program at the MIT Center for Real Estate, "Legal Issues in the Development Process," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (December 2011)
  • Moderator "Real Estate and Finance 2.0 - Looking Ahead," The Boston Business Journal and Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 2011)
  • Lecturer, graduate program at the MIT Center for Real Estate, "Legal Issues in the Development Process," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (December 2010)
  • Moderator "Capital Sources After the Fall," The Boston Business Journal and Seyfarth Shaw LLP (May 2010)
  • Lecturer, graduate program at the MIT Center for Real Estate, "Legal Issues in the Development Process," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (April 2010)
  • Moderator "The Future of Commercial Real Estate Finance," The Boston Business Journal and Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 2009)

Accolades

  • Notable Practitioner, Real Estate (District of Columbia), Chambers USA (2012–2017)
  • Recognized Attorney, Real Estate (Nationwide), Legal 500 USA (2012–2017)
  • Recognized as one of Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers and AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® in 2012