Jeffrey S. Scharff

Jeffrey S. Scharff


Recognized since 2019

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

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For 35 years, Jeff Scharff has helped clients resolve their critical real estate and structured financing issues and close their deals. He handles all aspects of acquisitions, including drafting and negotiating purchase agreements, loan documents (both conventional and tax-exempt bond financing), and partnership agreements with large national equity investors. In 20 years, he has closed acquisitions totaling almost $20 billion for one of the largest national multi-family operators. Jeff also represents large New York City-based developers on the financing of major multi-family and mixed-use projects involving bond financing. Jeff also represents owners of senior living facilities on acquisition and financing matters.

In addition to the acquisition work on multi-family and senior living facilities, Jeff also works regularly on the acquisition and sale of office buildings. Jeff has also handled restructuring and disposition of distressed assets (mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, asset-backed securities and other asset types), including representing the Resolution Trust Corporation, lenders, underwriters and developers over the course of his career. He has also represented large national banks and pension funds on construction and permanent lending as well as equity investments, as well as significant experience on commercial leasing matters representing both landlords and tenants on a wide range of leases, including headquarters leases, more traditional office leases and data center leases.

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  • 1919 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 800
    Washington, DC 20007-5118

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

95 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Real Estate Law


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