Christopher W. Rosenbleeth

Chair, Real Estate

Christopher Rosenbleeth


Chris Rosenbleeth is the Chair of the Real Estate Practice, and a partner in Stradley Ronon’s real estate and finance practice groups. Chris believes in a practical approach to helping his clients safely put their money to work. Chris regularly represents banks and other lenders, equity investors, developers, corporate clients, and strategic and financial investors in their real estate, finance and investment activities. He also advises secured lenders, including commercial banks, asset-based lenders and commercial finance companies, in connection with acquisition and other financings. Finally, he regularly advises clients on the implementation of restructuring projects involving multinational enterprises, including post-acquisition integrations, pre-spinoff or divestiture restructurings, and supply chain restructurings.

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Representative Matters

Chris has represented:

  • a private investment fund in connection with its acquisition of a Class-A, trophy office building in Center City Philadelphia, including advice on transfer tax mitigation strategies, debt financing and complex title issues
  • a developer in connection with an approximately $75 million mixed-use project consisting of a child care center and residential apartments, including both debt and equity financing and a long-term ground lease
  • a large regional bank in connection with closing multiple construction loans totaling in excess of $200 million and secured by mortgages on iconic multiuse properties in downtown Philadelphia
  • a large regional bank, as agent, in connection with a $57 million syndicated construction loan for the construction of a new hotel in Center City Philadelphia
  • a developer in connection with a $100 million mixed-use project to reposition a historic property involving several levels of equity investment, debt financing and tax credit financing
  • a large regional bank in connection with a $24.5 million construction loan for a 225-lot residential tract development
  • a local hospital system in connection with its acquisition and pre-development strategy regarding 30 acres of vacant land to be developed for commercial and medical office building uses
  • Tasty Baking Company, a snack food manufacturer, in connection with its credit facilities and subsequent workout with creditors and its sale to Flowers Foods
  • a leading middle-market private equity firm in financing its leveraged buy-out of a manufacturer including an aggregate amount of $44.5 million of senior and mezzanine debt
  • a multinational corporation in the successful post-acquisition integration and reorganization of global treasury operations, including project management of the efforts of three global law firms across two dozen countries and operating companies
  • investors in connection with various private investments in hedge funds and private equity funds totaling in excess of $1 billion
  • a preferred equity investor in connection with its investment of both preferred equity and priority common equity for a project in Philadelphia
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Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • J.D., cum laude, Rutgers University School of Law - Camden
  • B.A., Loyola College in Maryland

  • Board Member, Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools
  • Board Member, Risk Management Association
  • Law360 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board
  • Urban Land Institute

Speaking Engagements

  • Developer and presenter, “Commercial Real Estate Loans,” Strafford Publications webinar
  • Presenter, “Negotiating Loan Documents After the Financial Crisis,” Risk Management Association (RMA) Philadelphia Chapter’s Young Bankers Program
  • Panelist, “Current Lending Environment,” Association for Corporate Growth Lenders’ Panel
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  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star
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In The Community

Chris believes in giving back to the community in which he works, and is a strong supporter of childhood education. He is an active member of the board of directors of Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) and a member of BLOCS’ scholarship committee. He is also a past president of the Executive Committee of the Friends of LaSalle Academy, an organization dedicated to fundraising and “friend-raising” for LaSalle Academy, an independent mission school in North Philadelphia. Additionally, he has served on committees for events such as the Young Leaders of Project H.O.M.E. and the Arthritis Foundation’s 2013 Women on the Move Luncheon.
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