Gregory P. Duffy: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Gregory P. Duffy

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1839

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1839
Fax: 215 689 4914
University State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., summa cum laude, 2001; Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2004
Admitted2005, New York; 2006, Pennsylvania

Professional Activities

•American Bar Association
•New York State Bar Association

BornJuly 30, 1980

Gregory P. Duffy practices in the areas of real estate law, general corporate law and corporate governance. Mr. Duffy's representative work includes equity and land sales acquisitions and dispositions; commercial financing; commercial leasing for national and international businesses representing both landlords and tenants; multi-family housing and hotel sales and development; low-income housing advice; real estate tax litigation; contract litigation; business organization; and corporate governance reviews.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New York, Mr. Duffy is a 2004 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was executive editor of the Law Review. Mr. Duffy graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2015-present
- Associate, 2005-2014
•Covington & Burling
- Associate, 2004-2005

Honors & Awards

•First Judicial District Pro Bono Roll of Honor, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
•Listed in Pennsylvania Rising Stars, 2010

Civic and Charitable Activities

•Board Member, Neighborhood Gardens Trust
•Pro Bono Attorney for Partners for Sacred Places
•Vestry Member, St. Peter's Church
•Member, Guatemala Committee

Selected Speaking Engagements
• Legal Issues in Shared Space Planning, Partners for Sacred Places - Arts in Sacred Places Training Module, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 23, 2012
•Faculty Member and Speaker, The Sustainability Puzzle: Evaluating and Implementing the Greening of Commercial Buildings, 12th Annual Real Estate Institute, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, December 5, 2008
• Building Green, Real Estate Law Update 2008, Pennsylvania Bar Institute program, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, April 4, 2008, and Malvern, Pennsylvania, April 17, 2008
•Faculty Member and Speaker, Overcoming Green Building Challenges - Efficiently Managing LEED Document Management Challenges, Green Building & Technology, Finance, Investment & Construction Summit, sponsored by Financial Research Associates, LLC, New York City, September 24, 2007
•Faculty Member and Speaker, Developers' Roundtable on Achieving LEED Certifications, Green Building & Technology, Finance, Investment & Construction Summit, sponsored by Financial Research Associates, LLC, New York City, September 24, 2007

Selected Publications

• Sacred Places - Space Sharing Primer, October 2012
•Co-author, Pennsylvania Planned Communities and Condominiums in Light of Shaffer Decision: What Now?, Duane Morris Alert, February 12, 2010

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Represents an international staffing company with respect to the negotiation and management of its nationwide retail and office leases. Represents a national provider of post-secondary degrees with respect to its national leasing portfolio, including negotiating and drafting commercial leases, amendments, subleases, subordination agreements, estoppels and termination agreements. Represented purchaser of charter school properties located in California, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Represented Tioga Downs Racetrack, LLC in submitting an application and response to the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board's Request for Applications to Develop and Operate a Gaming Facility in New York State. Represented The State Bar of California in closing a series of transactions, which includes one of the largest real estate purchases in downtown Los Angeles in 2012, the Bar's acquisition of an office building located at 845 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles for $50 million and the $25.5 million tax-exempt acquisition financing therefor. The Bar also sold its parking lot in downtown Los Angeles for $29 million. Represented Las Vegas Sands in the licensure, zoning, construction, development, and financing of the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, together with the leasing of the adjacent high-end outlet shopping center. Represented client in an $80,000,000 acquisition of a major homebuilding company. Represented hedge provider and lenders in connection with Pennsylvania wind energy project. Represents a private real estate company in office, warehouse and retail leasing in projects throughout the eastern United States. Represented national sports league in connection with league-wide financing agreements. Represented buyer in the acquisition of high-end fashion retailer with retail and office leases throughout U.S. and Canada. Represented seller in a $3,750,000 disposition of a multi-family apartment building, including bond release negotiation. Represented client in the leasing of 832,427 rsf of factory/warehouse space. Represented purchaser in the $40,000,000 acquisition of residential development property.
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Gregory P. Duffy

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7396


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