Andrew Berman is a Real Estate lawyer in Orrick’s New York office with a focus
on real estate sales and acquisitions, equity investments and financings,
development and construction projects, as well as commercial leasing.
He acts for large public and private companies, institutional investors, REITS,
investment banks and real estate funds.
A thought leader in the real estate industry and an alum of some of New
York’s leading real estate law practices, Andrew left private practice from 2002
to 2014 to serve as a Professor at New York Law School, where he founded the
Center for Real Estate Studies. He also directed its Institute for In-House
Since returning to private practice, Andrew continues to
speak regularly at conferences and seminars throughout the United States and
has also published numerous articles on real estate law in national law reviews
and for business and law textbooks. In 2017, he authored the sixth edition of Friedman on Leases, one of the most
highly acclaimed and trusted guides to commercial leasing and the first new
edition in more than a decade.
Prior to joining Orrick, Andrew was a partner with Akerman LLP and Sidley
Austin. He also previously practiced with Davis Polk and Wachtell Lipton. He is
a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College
of Mortgage Attorneys.