Jerome N. Kline
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Phone: 215-665-3086
jerome.kline@obermayer.com
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Jerome N. Kline practices in the areas of real estate, banking, real estate and corporate finance, financial institutions, corporate, business transactions and international law. His primary focus is in real estate development, real estate and corporate finance, and financial institutions.

Mr. Kline began his career in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he was responsible for real property and environmental issues and government contract matters. He later served as general counsel to a major real estate development corporation where he was involved with all aspects of real estate development, land use planning and commercial and real estate finance.

Throughout his over 40 year legal career, Mr. Kline has had broad corporate and general commercial experience. He has concentrated his practice in real estate law, real estate transactions, banking and financial institutions, and corporate and real estate finance. He has represented real estate development companies, commercial banks, investment banks, pension advisory firms, pension funds, REITS, mortgage banks, private equity funds, and numerous other corporate and financial institutions.

Mr. Kline has extensive experience providing counsel in a significant number of commercial, corporate and financial transactions, including workout activities. He has concentrated on sophisticated and substantial real estate matters, including new town development, various real estate trust and planned unit development projects, as well as real estate acquisitions, sales, development and syndication. Mr. Kline has been involved in the negotiation, drafting and review of documents pertaining to leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, commercial mortgage backed securitizations, syndicated credits, corporate reorganizations and dissolutions.

Mr. Kline has lectured on real estate topics and has been a frequent guest on television and local radio talk programs. He has also been published on real estate and environmental topics in such publications as the Villanova Law Review, Natural Resources Lawyer, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly and Focus Magazine. He has been active in numerous civic, community, charitable and cultural activities, including the arts. In addition, he is actively involved in activities pertaining to world affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • "Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®” as listed in Philadelphia magazine and in Thomson Reuters, Legal magazine “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers"  
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2009-2011), as recognized in state and regional editions of Super Lawyers magazine, in the real estate practice area

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and International Bar Associations
  • National Multi-Housing Council
  • Urban Land Institute
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Philadelphia Securities Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • World Affairs Council
  • Charitable and Non-Profit Boards
  • Cultural Boards
  • Clean Air Council Board

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