Ulmer & Berne LLP

Lori Pittman Haas

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Practice Areas

Real Estate, Leasing


Group Leader of Ulmer’s Real Estate Practice, Lori represents buyers and sellers in the acquisition, disposition, and development of commercial property, including convenience stores with fuel facilities, retail centers, office buildings, warehouse facilities, and mixed use developments. In addition, she represents commercial property owners in the financing of development projects utilizing Historic Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, construction financing, and conventional financing. Lori also represents landlords and tenants in leasing matters. Her practice encompasses the resolution of complex real estate issues, including eminent domain.

Prior to attending law school, Lori was the Real Estate Manager for a convenience store chain with approximately 1,000 stores located throughout seven Midwestern states. In this role, she managed the real estate portfolio, worked with the development team on new store development, and subsequently played a key role in the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy and sale under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Lori’s clients find her business experience particularly useful when evaluating legal issues from a management and operational perspective.

Professional Memberships

Member and Past President (2009), Commercial Real Estate Women, Cleveland Chapter; International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).