Abe J. Schear is a partner in the Real Estate Practice. His primary practice is in the areas of retail leasing. He is a co-leader of the Retail Leasing Practice and the leader of the International Business Practice.
Mr. Schear focuses his practice on representing retail and office landlords and tenants throughout the United States. The landlords include many of the best known brands throughout the country as well as other regional and local landlords. Similarly, tenants include numerous mega brands as well as national and local tenants. Much of his practice concerns lease negotiation, however, Mr. Schear has assisted numerous clients in all phases of the client’s development, including purchase and sale transactions, financing requirements and due diligence.
Additionally, Mr. Schear is actively involved in the Firm’s International Business practice, traveling extensively overseas in order to assist companies in their long term strategic needs. Mr. Schear is the Junior Vice Chair for the International Bar Association's Law Firm Management Committee. He is the co-chair of the Israeli Consulate’s Lawyer’s Committee. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the Jewish National Fund (JNF). He is a current appointee of the Mayor of Atlanta.
Mr. Schear represents national and regional landlords on retail leasing projects throughout the United States. He also represents national and local tenants on retail leasing requirements, including letters of intent, lease negotiation, construction requirements, and abstracting, and has experience representing national tenants in leasing projects throughout Canada. Mr. Schear has represented numerous landlords in the negotiation of leases with national theater chains, and has represented both landlords and tenants in initial complicated restaurant leases. He also has experience representing tenants on New York City street leases.