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Seth E. Burch

Seth E. Burch

New York, New York

Seth Burch is Counsel to the firm’s Real Estate Department.  His practice includes a diverse range of real estate matters.  Mr. Burch represents real estate developers and other property owners in the acquisition, financing, disposition, development and leasing of office buildings, condominiums, apartment buildings and other mixed-use and specialized commercial properties.  Mr. Burch also has extensive experience negotiating workouts and other distressed transactions on behalf of owners and financial institutions.

Representative matters include:  Thor Equities in connection with the acquisition and financing of multiple properties; Adam America in connection with the ground up development of an apartment building in Long Island City; Oaktree Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing of a multi-state property portfolio; Citibank in connection with the UCC foreclosure of the St. Regis Hotel in Dana Point, California; Landesbank Baden-Württemberg in connection with an $880,000,000 mortgage loan for One Market Plaza in San Francisco; real estate investors in connection with the formation of joint ventures and preferred equity agreements; and commercial lending institutions as well as borrowers in connection with mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, and construction loans; and family-owned development companies in acquisitions and dispositions of building portfolios.

Mr. Burch received his JD in 2007 from Fordham University School of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Vassar College in 1993.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Finance

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2008


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Vassar College
    • B.A. - 1993

Published Works

  • "The Commercially Reasonable Real Estate Mezzanine Loan Foreclosure – Lessons From the Front Lines”, Real Estate Finance Journal, Summer, 2010

Past Employment Positions

  • Shearman & Sterling LLP, Associate
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP, Associate
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Associate

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