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Lewis A. Burleigh primarily represents institutional lenders and other significant market participants, such as investment banks and REITs, in a wide variety of private placement transactions on a nationwide basis. With a specialty in net leases, he has negotiated, documented and closed more than 1,000 lease financings involving more than 5,000 properties and totaling many billions of dollars.

Mr. Burleigh represented the underwriters in a $1.25 billion credit lease financing of more than 300 commercial properties located in 28 states; U.S. and offshore institutional investors in sovereign-backed loans in Caribbean countries; a panel of lenders into a pool of 13 separate financings in the novation of more than $250 million of residual value insurance policies securing balloon payments; the lenders in a $200 million build to suit medical complex for a state university; and the lenders in a $470 million lease financing of the Kinder Morgan Tower in Houston, Texas.

A recognized authority on private financing, Mr. Burleigh has lectured on all aspects of the subject, ranging from detailed analyses of financial covenants to broad-scope presentations on of the state of the financial markets and the likely impact of changes in accounting rules. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in real estate law.

Mr. Burleigh is a Fellow of the American College of Investment Counsel and a member of the American Society of International Law. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Boston Public Library Foundation.


Harvard College, A.B., 1962, Cum laude
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1965

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New York


Fellow, American College of Investment Counsel
Member, American Society of International Law
Board member, Boston Public Library Foundation