Richard W. Kessler (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Richard W. Kessler (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Richard W. Kessler

Licensed for 43 years

Practice Area: Business Services, Finance, Real Estate Lending 1 more area of practice 1 more

  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0
Awards
AV Preeminent

Richard W. Kessler

Serving Philadelphia, PA view address

Counsel at firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Serving Philadelphia, PA view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Richard W. Kessler

Mr. Kessler, former chair of the Firm's Real Estate Lending and Transactions practice groups, 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...

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Mr. Kessler, former chair of the Firm's Real Estate Lending and Transactions practice groups, 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, 2010-2016
• Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for real estate law, 2006-2013
• Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

News

08/17/2015

Thirty-Three Schnader Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2016

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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Areas of Law

  • Business Services
  • Finance
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Real Estate Transactions

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      Credentials

      Position
      Counsel
      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
      Associations & Memberships

      Professional Affiliations

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

      Languages
      French