Michael S. Burg

Michael S. Burg

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (610) 251-5750
Fax: (610) 408-4404

Primary Office

Chesterbrook
1200 Liberty Ridge Drive
Suite 200
Wayne, PA 19087-5569

Michael S. Burg

Partner

Michael Burg represents developers, landlords and tenants in all areas of real estate law, including the development approval process, financing, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, construction and tax planning. His practice has included the purchase of a 350-acre research and office campus and land development approvals for 2 million square feet of additional facility space; the joint venture development of a 125,000 square foot high tech research building facilitated with tax incentives; the relocation into Pennsylvania of a publicly traded pharmaceutical company involving state incentives, state and local tax issues, fast track lease negotiations and due diligence; the purchase of an 80 property retail and commercial portfolio; and land development approvals for a 90,000 square foot "green" medical care facility. A substantial component of his practice is office and warehouse leasing on a national basis.

Michael has obtained the designation of LEED AP for New Construction from the U.S. Green Building Council. He is the Managing Partner of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania office.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Michael was the president of a Philadelphia real estate investment firm which acquired and managed apartment and office properties in the Philadelphia area.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named one of "America's Leading Lawyers in Real Estate" by Chambers USA, 2006 to present

Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2006 to present

Memberships and Affiliations

Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Member, Board of Directors, Chester County Futures, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors, Open Land Conservancy of Chester County

Member, Board of Directors, Chester County Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Former Chairman, Tredyffrin Township Planning Commission

Former Member, Board of Directors, Independence Blue Cross

Education

LL.M., Villanova University School of Law, 1985

  • Taxation

J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1974, cum laude

  • Member, Villanova Law Review
  • Order of the Coif

B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1970

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Firm Management Positions

Ethics Committee, Member

Industrial, Warehouse, and Distribution, Chair

Michael Burg represents developers, landlords and tenants in all areas of real estate law, including the development approval process, financing, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, construction and tax planning. His practice has included the purchase of a 350-acre research and office campus and land development approvals for 2 million square feet of additional facility space; the joint venture development of a 125,000 square foot high tech research building facilitated with tax incentives; the relocation into Pennsylvania of a publicly traded pharmaceutical company involving state incentives, state and local tax issues, fast track lease negotiations and due diligence; the purchase of an 80 property retail and commercial portfolio; and land development approvals for a 90,000 square foot "green" medical care facility. A substantial component of his practice is office and warehouse leasing on a national basis.

Michael has obtained the designation of LEED AP for New Construction from the U.S. Green Building Council. He is the Managing Partner of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania office.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Michael was the president of a Philadelphia real estate investment firm which acquired and managed apartment and office properties in the Philadelphia area.