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Skilled Leasing Attorney Vernon Lynch Joins Lerch Early’s Real Estate Practice

Lerch, Early & Brewer is pleased to announce that Vernon Lynch has joined the firm as a principal in its real estate practice. A seasoned real estate attorney, Vernon has represented developers, shopping center and mall owners and landlords, retailers, and property sellers and purchasers for decades in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and throughout the United States.

Before joining Lerch Early, Vernon was senior legal counsel for Federal Realty Investment Trust, responsible for handling about 500 leasing and related transactions for retail shopping centers and mixed-use properties. Prior to serving as in-house counsel there and at The TAC Companies, Vernon was in private practice at an Am Law 100 firm and also founded and led his own firm.

“We are delighted to have someone with such a unique blend of skills in private practice and as an in-house attorney at a national REIT,” says Robby Brewer, chair of Lerch Early’s board and a principal in the firm’s land use practice. “His knowledge of complex retail leasing is a real asset.”

Sharon Nelson Craig, co-chair of Lerch Early’s real estate practice, adds, “Vernon brings an amazing breadth and depth of real estate transactional experience throughout the Eastern seaboard. He is phenomenal at helping clients evaluate, structure, and close sophisticated real estate transactions.”

Vernon’s leasing experience includes ground leases, big-box leases, build-to-suit leases, retail leases involving major and anchor tenants as well as in-line tenants, office leases, free-standing building leases, sales-leasebacks, and leasing and property management agreements. He also is skilled in development and construction transactions, such as site development agreements, master declarations, reciprocal easements and operating agreements, joint venture agreements, architect agreements, and construction contracts.

“I can’t think of a better opportunity to use my background in real estate development, acquisitions and dispositions, and leasing transactions than for the broad range of developers, retailers, and institutions Lerch Early serves,” says Vernon. “I look forward to working with the national and regional clients counseled by Lerch Early’s real estate transactions and land use attorneys.”

For more about Vernon, visit www.lerchearly.com/people/vernon-s-lynch.

Developers, commercial property owners, and investors turn to Lerch Early when they need to buy, sell, lease, or develop commercial real estate in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Lerch Early’s attorneys help them close with the best mix of price, terms, and timelines essential to their core real estate and business strategies. With 60 lawyers and more than half a century of experience in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia, Lerch Early helps companies, nonprofits, and individuals rise to every challenge in business, real estate, litigation, and life.

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