Michael A. Suleta

Michael A. Suleta

Associate

Michael A. Suleta, a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice, represents developers, institutional investors and lenders in connection with the acquisition, disposition, leasing and management of multi-family, industrial, office, retail and hotel properties. Michael has wide-ranging business and legal experience in a broad array of real estate and finance transactions. He is also experienced in complex joint ventures, affordable housing developments, commercial leasing, distressed assets, sophisticated real estate workouts and commercial foreclosures.

Prior to practicing law, Michael represented numerous Fortune 500 corporations as a financial management consultant at a Big Four accounting firm.

Concentrations
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Real estate finance
  • Leasing
  • Affordable housing development
  • Foreclosure litigation
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of a joint-venture in its acquisition of a controlling interest of the owners of a portfolio of office, retail and parking facilities in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The portfolio includes a historic office and retail building as well as the adjacent garage, movie theater and two additional office buildings;
  • Representation of a joint-venture in its refinancing of a luxury hotel in the Old Town neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Representation of various affordable housing developers in connection with the acquisition, development, financing and sale of projects in Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania and other states;
  • Representation of various developers and lenders in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of sophisticated real estate workouts.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017-2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2016-2017
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, Delaware Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law - Camden, 2007
  • B.S., Boston College, 1999
Clerkships
  • Hon. Manuel Barbosa, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2008-2009
  • Hon. Anthony J. Parrillo, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2007-2008
Admissions
  • California
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania