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Lee E. Berner

Washington, D.C.

Lee E. Berner

Lee Berner brings his practical, real-world approach to identify and solve legal problems related to real estate, working with clients to meet their strategic and financing needs. And he does so in a variety of ways, such as buying and selling real estate, borrowing money secured by real estate, and advising companies, often in well-publicized, high-profile transactions.

You'll usually find Lee working on issues involving all types of real estate, including shopping centers, apartment buildings, office buildings, and senior housing facilities.

Lee has worked at Hogan Lovells (and its predecessor, Hogan & Hartson) for more than 30 years. During that time, he has witnessed numerous ups and downs in the real estate markets and has become particularly adept at helping clients take advantage of the good cycles — and prepare for the bad ones.

Lee also enjoys supporting the firm's pro bono clients with their real estate needs, such as helping nonprofit clients generate funds from their real estate to further their worthwhile pursuits.



Education and admissions


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Cornell Law School, 1985
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Hamilton College, 1980


  • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Real Property Section, Virginia Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia


Real Estate

Legal 500 US


"Legal Elite" for Real Estate

Virginia Business Magazine

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