Overview

Brad Marcum represents major corporations, REITs, institution investors, regional and national developers as well as lending institutions in a broad range of matters related to real estate law, including acquisitions, dispositions leases, construction financing, permanent financing and development. He also counsels clients on formation, structure, capital raising, deployment and investment in development projects across the country. Brad also specializes in the provision of legal opinions in connection with commercial financing and real estate transactions ranging from local enforceability opinions to full opinions involving authority, authorization, enforceability, choice of law, creation and perfection of security interests in connection with complicated and high stakes matters. He has extensive land use and zoning experience in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and assists in zoning applications, appears before public boards, coordinates with various local municipality stakeholders and drafts detailed zoning analyses for complex projects.

Brad also understands how the tides are turning towards more sustainable energy practices and guides clients through the negotiations of solar leases and power purchase agreements. He counsels clients through the daunting real estate issues involved in the development, construction and operation of solar facilities.

Representative Experience

Brad has worked on a wide variety of real estate matters including:

  • Represented a developer in connection with several ground up high-end multi-family and mixed-use projects (+$130 million) throughout California and Florida involving purchase and sale agreements, land financing, joint venture agreements, construction financing, management contracts, joint development agreements, easements, permit compliance, private placement memorandums and commercial leasing.
  • Represented a large university client in connection with several high-dollar value real estate acquisition and development projects that are often multi-year transactions requiring the navigation of complex title issues as well as environmental contamination.
  • Represented a national REIT across several states with respect to commercial shopping centers that involved intricate purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, declarations/restrictions and development agreements, including the counseling of the client on the formation of a condominium structure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in order to permit the client to sell a Pennsylvania Whole Foods parcel for $27 million under strict timing requirements where a subdivision was not feasible.
  • Represented numerous national warehouse developers and operators with respect to numerous power purchase agreements and solar leases across a portfolio of warehouses encompassing over 2.5 million square feet of roof space for solar panels.
  • Represented a large South Korean bank in connection with the permanent financing of several mixed use and student house projects in the United States with loan amounts ranging from $49 million to $120 million. Represented a national company in the acquisition and disposition of several warehouse projects in New Jersey.
  • Act as local counsel across New Jersey and Pennsylvania for one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers, which involves the drafting of local counsel opinions for financings often totaling over $250 million, advising on purchase and sale agreements and leases, and advising on local legal requirements and customary practices.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Brad worked at a Delaware firm that serves business, real estate, zoning and land development needs in Delaware and the surrounding region. Immediately following law school, Brad served as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Robert F. Kelly, Senior U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania
New York

Clerkships

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Hon. Robert R. Kelly, 2015-2016

Education

Villanova University School of Law
J.D. Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal - Associate Editor (2015)

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
B.A. cum laude (2011)

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Philabundance

Honors

  • New Jersey Law Journal — New Jersey Legal Awards “New Leaders of the Bar” Honoree, 2022
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021
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