People: Catherine L. Burns, Partner

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Catherine L. Burns

Partner

Boston
Direct: (617) 946-4972
Fax: (617) 946-4801
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Ms. Burns is a partner in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She concentrates her practice in representing retailers, institutions and other entities, real estate investors, developers, landlords, tenants and individual property owners in all areas of commercial real estate both locally and nationally.  A substantial portion of Ms. Burns' practice is focused on real estate acquisition and disposition of retail, office and multi-family properties, complex financing, including construction, revolving credit, portfolio and mezzanine loans.  In addition, she advises clients in connection with commercial leasing for a broad range of projects including shopping center and mixed-use developments, laboratory and research space, downtown and suburban office buildings. Ms. Burns has experience with sale-leaseback negotiations, joint ventures, property management agreements and loan defeasance.

Ms. Burns is a partner in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She concentrates her practice in representing retailers, institutions and other entities, real estate investors, developers, landlords, tenants and individual property owners in all areas of commercial real estate both locally and nationally.  A substantial portion of Ms. Burns' practice is focused on real estate acquisition and disposition of retail, office and multi-family properties, complex financing, including construction, revolving credit, portfolio and mezzanine loans.  In addition, she advises clients in connection with commercial leasing for a broad range of projects including shopping center and mixed-use developments, laboratory and research space, downtown and suburban office buildings. Ms. Burns has experience with sale-leaseback negotiations, joint ventures, property management agreements and loan defeasance.

Education

  • J.D., Suffolk University
    cum laude
  • B.S., Boston University
    cum laude

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • NAIOP - Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Publications

  • Co-author, “Chapter 74: Real Estate Law,” Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel (2009)
  • “Alienation of Tenants’ Rights: Factors to Consider to Make a Ground Lease Financeable,” Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy Law Journal Newsletter (November 2007)