Derek represents real estate investors and developers, as well as other individual and corporate clients in the negotiation and drafting of real estate contracts and documents, commercial lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and transactions involving the acquisition and disposition of assets, including purchase, sale, construction, renovation and financing of all types of commercial real estate transactions, such as retail properties, residential development projects, office complex development projects, and other mixed-use properties.
As a licensed real estate title agent, Derek helps clients with analysis of title issues and risks, coordination of title insurance coverages, environmental clearance, zoning, lien priority and other due diligence reviews. Derek’s practice within the firm’s title insurance agency, including the provision of a full range of settlement services, allows for a seamless integration with many of the firm’s real estate, banking and finance clients.
In his corporate practice, Derek counsels clients on general corporate governance matters including business planning and structuring, choice of entity issues, and real estate issues that arise in the course of corporate transactions.
Derek also represents lending and financial institutions in all aspects of real estate, commercial finance, banking and corporate matters, including lending transactions, consultation and advice on transaction structuring, drafting and negotiation of loan documentation, intercreditor and participation agreements and related lending matters. Derek’s representation of these clients extends to workout and debt restructuring arrangements, including foreclosure, bankruptcy and litigation proceedings. Derek also represents lenders in all aspects of equipment finance transactions including negotiation and documentation of syndications and other lease related financing transactions.
- Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
- Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania Young Professionals Board, Member
- Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity – Nationwide Peer Accountability Committee, Chairman
- Pittsburgh Young Professionals, Member
- NAIOP Pittsburgh, Developing Leaders Member
In his free time, Derek enjoys cooking, golfing, skiing, and biking and is an avid Penn State football fan.