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Frederick H. Mitsdarfer, III focuses his practice on assisting with complex transactions involving the acquisition, finance, development, lease, and disposition of real estate for clients in the lender, developer, owner/operator, joint venture, corporate, and investor space. 

Fred assists clients by drafting, reviewing, and negotiating the various documents related to a wide range of commercial and industrial real estate transactions, including, purchase and sale agreements, loan documents, lease agreements, easements, joint venture agreements, development agreements, security instruments, legal opinions, and other real estate related agreements, as well as helping with all facets of due diligence, including title.

Fred also represents clients in virtually all aspects of real estate development to obtain approvals, including interfacing with state and local officials. He helps clients navigate the complexities of the processes required to obtain variances and special use permits. Fred represents clients in land use and zoning matters before various commissions, boards, and other bodies to pursue necessary land development approvals. 

Concentrations

  • Joint venture transactions
  • Real estate finance
  • Acquisition and disposition
  • Land development
  • Complex commercial real estate transactions
  • Assessments
  • Leasing

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented several lenders with various financing transactions, collectively in excess of $100 million, using commercial properties as collateral.°
  • Represented a real estate developer in the acquisition and financing of a more than 160 acre commercial parcel from an S&P 100 company.°
  • Represented a real estate developer in the acquisition and financing of numerous parcels of land from a private-public partnership for a multi-purpose arena and sports complex and the resolution of title issues related thereto.°
  • Represented multiple national title companies as local Delaware title agent on various matters.°
  • Represented a private museum in connection with the lease of a historical space to a home office.°
  • Represented a private country club in connection with a property tax assessment appeal.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Mitsdarfer prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Certified Legal Intern, Villanova University School of Law – Federal Tax Clinic, 2015
  • Summer Legal Intern, Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office, 2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Real Estate, 2021-2022
  • Selected, Delaware Today, “Top Lawyers – Real Estate,” 2019-2021
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2018-Present
    • Real Property Fellow, Real Property, Trust & Estate Section, 2021-2023
    • Member, American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division, 2018-Present
      • Program Chair, Well Being Program, 2022-2023
      • Program Chair, Running for Office Program, 2022-2023
      • Associate Judge, Awards & Subgrants Committee, 2020-2021
  • Board Member, Delaware Community Development Corporation, 2019-Present
    • Loan Committee, 2019-Present
  • Voting Delegate to the ABA YLD Annual Assembly, Delaware State Bar Association, 2020
  • Contributor, Delaware Administrative Law Improvement Task Force, 2017-2018

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2016
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Neumann University, 2012
Admissions
  • Delaware