Jeffrey Hugh Newman is a partner, member of the Firm's Management and Executive Committees and Chair of the Real Estate Department. Mr. Newman has been practicing in the area of real estate, real estate litigation, litigation strategy and positioning and real estate finance for over thirty years bringing to his practice a background in corporate and business law, coupled with a Master's Degree in Taxation. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Newman worked as a financial analyst at E.F. Hutton & Co. He is both a trusted business advisor and legal counselor to clients nationally and internationally.
Mr. Newman's national and international reputation representing institutional clients has been developed through his work with numerous retailers, developers, landlords and lenders, as well as the result of numerous speaking engagements. He earned the designations of Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP) and Certified Real Estate Executive (CRX) from the ICSC. In addition, Mr. Newman has published numerous articles in both the Real Estate Review and Commercial Leasing, Laws and Strategy.
In the area of International | U.S. Cross Border transactions, Mr. Newman serves as the ALFA International relationship partner, and is an active member of the ALFA international practice group. As a result, he manages the Firm's relationship with attorney members of this international legal network with contacts in over 50 countries. He oversees client matters in connection with cross border transactions, whether engaging foreign counsel to assist domestic clients in managing offshore assets, representing foreign clients in sales to U.S.-based acquirers, or representing foreign clients in any variety of their other U.S.-based activities, whether transactional, or litigation or administrative. As an active member, he is frequently a speaker at many ALFA programs which are held domestically and worldwide, and has chaired several Conferences for the organization.
Mr. Newman has authored many other publications, most recently, three books published by Walnut Road Press: Listening!, Leading! and Launching!.