Michael S. Burg

USA: Pennsylvania

Saul Ewing LLP
Centre Square West
1500 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA

Tel: (610) 251-5750
Fax: (610) 408-4404

Email: mburg@saul.com
Web: www.saul.com

Michael Burg represents developers, landlords and tenants in all areas of real estate law, including the development approval process, financing, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, construction and tax planning. His practice has included the purchase of a 350-acre research and office campus and land development approvals for 2 million square feet of additional facility space; the joint venture development of a 125,000 square foot high tech research building facilitated with tax incentives; the relocation into Pennsylvania of a publicly traded pharmaceutical company involving state incentives, state and local tax issues, fast track lease negotiations and due diligence; the purchase of an 80 property retail and commercial portfolio; and land development approvals for a 90,000 square foot “green” medical care facility. A substantial component of his practice is office and warehouse leasing on a national basis.

Michael has obtained the designation of LEED AP for New Construction from the U.S. Green Building Council. He is the Managing Partner of Saul Ewing’s Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania office.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing, Michael was the president of a Philadelphia real estate investment firm which acquired and managed apartment and office properties in the Philadelphia area.

With attorneys throughout the East Coast, members of the Real Estate Practice Group handle zoning, development, redevelopment, financing, selling and/or leasing matters from the earliest stage of development through the disposition of the finished project – a transformation that requires full land-use and transactional capacity.

Our attorneys have appeared before hundreds of zoning and planning authorities, and have helped developers, buyers, sellers, operators, tenants, and lenders negotiate projects with sophisticated structures and delicate environmental considerations. To keep projects moving forward, we have helped lenders and debtors work out settlements and dealt with construction disputes. We have written and proposed ordinances tailored to meet the creative nuances of complex multi-or mixed-use development projects and we have coordinated multi-state transactions for the disposition or acquisition of multiple properties in a single transaction.

Clients of Saul Ewing LLP receive full-service representation at multiple levels of reach and focus, a combination that provides a strong advantage in legal challenges.

On the macro level, our attorneys exert national influence on sophisticated matters. Simultaneously, we value and leverage the power of micro connections made locally across our 11 East Coast offices.

Saul Ewing’s practical balance of reach and local autonomy protects clients with the clout of megafirms and all the service hallmarks of a small boutique.

Saul Ewing’s 11 East Coast offices are located in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

In each jurisdiction, our attorneys’ deep-rooted experience with local, state and federal judges and courts leads to a productive familiarity with prevailing personalities, preferences and practices.

Saul Ewing is a diverse law firm of attorneys who are active leaders and authorities in their fields of practice. We participate in a range of industry associations in order to track legal trends and laws and educate ourselves and others on areas of the law in the pursuit of favorable client outcomes.

Our attorneys are proactive. Designated research teams gather and analyze relevant news, legislation and reports to keep clients abreast of emerging issues. We sponsor CLE seminars and attend industry conferences to connect with key decision makers in our clients’ industries and to provide clients with competitive legal and business insights.

“Michael Burg wins accolades from clients for his extensive experience and “knowledge of the industry.”
Chambers USA, 2015