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Barton LLP is pleased to announce that Robert A. Rubenfeld has joined the firm as a Partner in its Real Estate Practice.

Robert focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions including financings and securitizations, acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, real estate development and management, leasing and loan workouts. He regularly represents lenders and borrowers in structuring and negotiating mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, construction loans and unsecured credit facilities.

Robert also acts as bond counsel on development transactions. He structures secured transactions including sales of single and multiple-tier participation interests in mortgage loans. Robert counsels lenders and borrowers in the financing of office, hotel, residential, shopping center, factory outlet, warehousing, loft and multi-use properties, and in connection with varied credit facilities.

In addition, Robert provides all legal services in the purchase or sale of offices, hotels and resorts, residences (cooperatives and condominiums; houses; timeshares; rentals), and shopping centers.

As legal advisor to numerous real estate entities, from well-known enterprises to select, proprietary interests, as well as to brokers and tenants, Robert actively oversees operational issues, outside experts and handles real estate related litigation at all levels. His knowledge and hands-on experience in representing any interest in essentially any type of real estate transaction are greatly valued by his clients.

Prior to joining Barton, Robert was the Chair of The Real Estate Department at Eaton & Van Winkle LLP.

When asked why he joined Barton, Robert replied, “My clients are my priority and Barton LLP maintains the identical perspective. I am encouraged by the breadth of experience of the seasoned partners at Barton, and look forward to the interaction that will most definitely be a benefit for my practice and ultimately my clients.”

Barton’s Managing Partner, Roger E. Barton said, “Robert is a highly experienced real estate attorney with a broad based practice. From acquisition and disposition to leasing, construction, finance, etc. he has done, and continues to do it all, which translates into a great advantage for our clients.”

About Barton LLP 

Barton LLP is comprised of an elite team of former partners of “BigLaw” who have joined together to create a progressive law firm. We view legal services as business services and our attorneys and staff are business people serving business clients to advance their business goals, which is why we say, “Barton Means Business – Changing the Way You Think About Lawyers.” Barton works at the intersection of law and business to provide client access to the legal acumen, business resources and relationships needed for success in an increasingly complex economic environment. Barton was featured as “Ones to Watch for 2016: The Best Boutique Law Firms” and was also named Best for Commercial Litigation in New York by Acquisition International magazine. Barton was recently nationally recognized by Law360 as one of 10 law firms “giving BigLaw a run for its money.” Ten of Barton’s attorneys were named SuperLawyers in Thomson Reuters’ 2017 annual survey of the top 5% of lawyers in the nation. For more information, please visit

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