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.

Awards and recognitions

2016-2017

Real Estate
Legal 500 US

2008

"Legal Elite" for Real Estate
Virginia Business Magazine

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Cornell Law School, magna cum laude, 1985

B.A., Hamilton College, magna cum laude, 1980

Memberships

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

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