News: Press Release

Richard Bier Joins Offit Kurman Group in New York

For Immediate Release

New York City| December 10, 2020

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Richard ‘Rick’ Bier has joined Offit Kurman’s New York Office as part of the Real Estate Law and Transactions practice group.

Mr. Bier serves as a steadfast advocate for privately held and, often, family-owned businesses and their entrepreneurial owners, guiding them through their most pressing business and corporate transactions. His practice focuses primarily on corporate transactions, which is complemented by work in the real estate industry.

On the corporate side, Mr. Bier has extensive M&A experience, not only in connection with his family business practice but also with Fortune 500 Companies during his many years working at national law firms including Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and Fox Rothschild LLP. As part of Fairleigh Dickinson University Silberman College of Business and the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship's New Jersey Family Business Awards, he plays a vital role in the due diligence process, interviewing the family business applicants. He is also an active member of the Family Firm Institute, the most influential global network of thought-leaders in the field of family enterprise. He is also well-versed in estate planning and trust administration issues, including business succession planning - a matter that affects nearly all families and other privately-held enterprises.

On the Real Estate side, Mr. Bier has deep and varied experience handling all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, as well as real estate acquisitions, development, and financing. Rick handles commercial leasing for office and industrial properties. He has also represented sponsors and building owners in connection with all phases of the process of converting residential and commercial properties to condominium status, including property acquisition and financing, regulatory compliance including the preparation of the offering prospectus and related documents and negotiation of same to approval, counsel, and advice relating to tenant issues as well as representation in connection with the ultimate sale of condominium units.

Mr. Bier graduated from Tufts University (B.A.) and St. John’s University (J.D.) He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

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