As an attorney, I’m able to play a part in my clients’ short and long term successes. The opportunity to assist a client as they overcome their business challenges and flourish is what makes the practice of law so personally rewarding for me. 

Mr. Schiller concentrates his practice in commercial real estate law.  His work encompasses a wide range of commercial real estate transactional and litigation matters throughout New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

Mr. Schiller's transactional experience includes the acquisition, disposition, leasing and management of office, retail and industrial properties. He also represents special servicers in connection with loan workouts and modifications, foreclosures, REO sales and loan sales. In addition, Mr. Schiller’s practice includes seeking municipal and state land use approvals for commercial and residential developments.

Mr. Schiller also has considerable real estate litigation experience representing lenders, developers, and property owners in connection with foreclosure actions, landlord-tenant disputes, prerogative writ actions, and breach of contract matters.  In addition, he represents commercial and residential property owners and tenants in tax appeals before the New Jersey Tax Court and county boards of taxation.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with negotiation of loan modification, equity acquisition and 75 year extension of ground lease for midtown Manhattan hotel
  • Represented a China-based investment group in connection with acquisition of hotel property in midtown Manhattan
  • Represented a REIT in connection with acquisition of R&D facility in Hamilton Township, NJ
  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with sale of retail, multifamily and industrial properties throughout the northeast region
  • Represented a regional developer in contract negotiations to finance, acquire, and redevelop a 6 million square foot waterfront development consisting of residential, retail, office and hotel space, as well as a marina
  • Represented a national, multifamily apartment builder and operator in contract negotiations to acquire, develop and manage mixed-use community developments through the NY/NJ/CT tri-state region
  • Represented a national housing developer in contract negotiations to acquire, subdivide and develop residential developments throughout New Jersey
  • Represented a university in contract negotiations to finance and acquire commercial properties to be redeveloped as satellite campus locations
  • Represented large residential developers in prerogative writ litigation against municipalities to enforce their Mt. Laurel obligations to provide affordable housing to the region
  • Represented institutional lenders in financing and loan modification matters pertaining to national affordable housing portfolios

Uniquely NJ

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association: Assistant Secretary/Legislative Coordinator, Board of Consultors, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section
  • Member, Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Affiliate member, Appraisal Institute Metro New Jersey Chapter
  • Member, NAIOP New Jersey Chapter
  • Member, Urban Land Institute; Northern New Jersey Chapter
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More Activities & Experience

  • Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schiller practiced commercial real estate law as an associate at a leading international law firm
  • While a law school student, served as Associate Managing Editor of the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Publications & Alerts

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Education

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 2004

Trinity College, B.A. with honors, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2007
  • Connecticut, 2008

Clerkships

  • Former law clerk to The Honorable Victor Ashrafi, New Jersey Superior Court, Somerset County, Law Division