Mr. Bregman has maintained a law practice for over forty years that focuses on real estate and business transactions; mediation and arbitration; civil litigation; and receiverships, trusts, and estates. He is recognized nationally as an authority in real estate law. He founded the firm in 1979. In his decades of practice experience, Mr. Bregman has represented Fortune 500 companies, national real estate investment trusts, governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, financial institutions, public utilities, and a wide variety of other commercial real estate developers and property owners.
In his real estate practice, Mr. Bregman represents buyers, sellers, lenders, developers, property owners, management companies, contractors, landlords, and tenants through all stages of acquisition, disposition, financing, construction, due diligence, leasing, and management. His practice includes the representation of clients in transactions related to all types of commercial real estate assets, including office, retail, industrial, multifamily, mixed-use properties, and hotels, as well as unimproved land. He routinely drafts, negotiates, and interprets purchase and sale agreements; development agreements; commercial leases; ground leases; management agreements; licensing agreements; loan term sheets and documents; operating agreements; and closing documents.
His real estate clients include publicly traded companies, national real estate investment trusts, governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, financial institutions, public utilities, and a wide variety of other commercial real estate developers and property owners.
He is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). He has taught commercial real estate courses for more than 25 years. Since 1992, he has served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Since 2011, he has served as a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School.
In his business practice, Mr. Bregman has represented and advised owners, shareholders, board members, and investors in enterprises of all sizes and types. He routinely assists clients with the purchase and sale of businesses, the formation of business organizations, and the negotiation, interpretation, and implementation of articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws, limited liability company (LLC) agreements, and partnership agreements. He also counsels business clients in connection with corporate finance, business management and restructuring, and employee benefit plans, including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). Beyond legal engagement, he has the business background of having served as a member of the board of directors of several publicly traded companies.
In his alternative dispute resolution practice, Mr. Bregman has represented clients in successful mediation and arbitration matters for decades. He has also served as the mediator for hundreds of business and real estate disputes. His success rate in getting cases settled exceeds 90 percent. He has taught mediation skills both in the United States and internationally. He has also been chosen to act as an arbitrator in many cases, ranging from partnership disputes to construction claims.
In his receiverships, trusts, and estates practice, Mr. Bregman has represented receivers, trusts, and estates as counsel. He has also served as receiver, trustee, and personal representative. Whether as counsel or as the fiduciary, he has taken care of various estates and trusts administration matters, including distributing assets, managing and selling property, filing tax returns, and resolving disputes. Additionally, Mr. Bregman has written Wills, trust agreements, and other estate planning documents.
Mr. Bregman also has substantial litigation experience. He has represented clients in business disputes, contract actions, complex litigation, professional malpractice litigation, personal injury lawsuits, and general civil litigation.
He has also testified as an expert witness in various lawsuits before the state and federal courts of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. He has been accepted as an expert in real estate, legal ethics, and estates and trusts.
Mr. Bregman has been recognized by Best Lawyers (Real Estate), Super Lawyers (Maryland and the District of Columbia), and as a Top Lawyer by Washingtonian magazine. He was also included in the 25th Anniversary Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® – Specialty of Real Estate Law.
Mr. Bregman serves on the Maryland Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission and the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Client Protection Fund. He has been a Professor of Negotiation and Mediation Skills at the Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution (IIMCR), and since 1993, he has been an Author and Lecturer for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Conference.