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Partner Christopher Barbaruolo Named a 2021 Real Estate Trailblazer by NLJ

Loeb & Loeb partner and chair of the firm’s Real Estate Equity & Debt Investments practice Christopher Barbaruolo has been recognized by The National Law Journal (NLJ) as one of the nation’s “Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazers” for 2021. Barbaruolo is among a select group of 25 legal professionals who are “leading minds” in the real estate and construction industries.

In the profile, Barbaruolo discusses how he was compelled to rethink and renovate his methodical approach when managing his clients’ distinctive challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our clients, particularly the owners of retail properties, had to consider unique alternative rent structures and modifications that were inherently defensive,” Barbaruolo told NLJ.

In the future post-pandemic world, Barbaruolo believes that these altered rent structures and agreements created to overcome obstacles instigated by COVID-19 will ultimately change the commercial leasing and real estate finance landscape.

“Going forward, landlords/borrowers and lenders will increasingly apply more tailored scrutiny to their leases and loan documents, respectively, given the need to protect their interests in the event of a global crisis such as COVID-19,” Barbaruolo said.

Click here to read the full supplemental issue from NLJ.