Richard W. Kessler

Richard W. Kessler (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Richard W. Kessler

Attorney in Philadelphia, PA
Mr. Kessler chairs the Firm's Real Estate Lending and Transactions practice groups and is a former member of the Firm's Executive Committee. He handles all phases of commercial real estate and property law, including acquisition, sale, construction and permanent financing, development, leasing and management of real estate, construction contracts and related corporate and partnership matters. He represents owners and developers, landlords and tenants, buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers, contractors and subcontractors. Clients include a real estate investment trust and its affiliates, a national retailer, banks, mortgage companies, business parks and insurance companies, some of which are publicly traded.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

Loan Transactions
Mr. Kessler has represented numerous lenders in connection with construction and permanent financing, including representing a consortium of lenders with respect to a $50 million loan for the construction of a high-rise condominium/hotel in Atlantic City, the workout of the defaulted loan and resulting litigation.

Real Estate Transactions
Mr. Kessler has represented a real estate investment trust and its affiliates in connection with the acquisition and sale of multimillion-dollar portfolios of properties in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Florida.

Leasing Transactions
Mr. Kessler has represented a real estate investment trust and its affiliates and a national retailer, both as landlord and tenant, in leasing millions of square feet of commercial office, flex, retail and industrial space, including in high-rise office buildings and suburban business campuses.

CLERKSHIPS
Harry A. Takiff, Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia

OTHER DISTINCTIONS
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for real estate law, 2010-2015
•Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for real estate law, 2006-2013
•Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

ATTORNEY NEWS

08/18/2014 Thirty-Two Schnader Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2015
06/26/2014 Four Attorneys Join Schnader, Bolstering the Firm's Strong Real Estate Group
09/13/2013 Super Lawyers Recognizes Many Schnader Attorneys in 2013
08/15/2013 Thirty-One Schnader Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2014
09/20/2012 Super Lawyers Recognizes Many Schnader Attorneys in 2012
08/23/2012 Thirty-Three Schnader Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2013
09/19/2011 Sixty-Eight Schnader Attorneys Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
09/01/2011 Thirty Schnader Attorneys Recognized as The Best Lawyers in America for 2012
05/27/2011 Super Lawyers Recognizes Many Schnader Attorneys in 2011
08/04/2010 Thirty-Two Schnader Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America for 2011
01/01/2010 Super Lawyers Recognizes Many Schnader Attorneys in 2010
05/27/2009 Many Schnader Attorneys Honored as 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
09/18/2007 Many Schnader Attorneys are 2007 Super Lawyers, 2008 Best Lawyers
05/29/2007 Twenty-Seven Schnader Attorneys Named 2007 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
07/20/2006 Thirty-Five Schnader Attorneys Are 2006 Super Lawyers
05/31/2006 Thirty-Three Schnader Attorneys Honored as 'Pennsylvania Super Lawyers'

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Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Business Services
  • Finance
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Real Estate Transactions

Peer Rating

Peer Rating

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 1973, Pennsylvania
Law School Attended
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Class of 1973
J.D.
University Attended
Colgate University
Class of 1969
B.A.
Birth Information
Born in 1948
1948
Languages
French
Associations & Memberships

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
•American Bar Association, Member
•Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
•Philadelphia Bar Association, Member

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
1600 Market Street, Suite 3600,
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7286
U.S.A.
Phone
215-751-2037
Office Information
Office Information
Richard W. Kessler
Partner
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
1600 Market Street, Suite 3600,
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7286

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