Michael E. Rothpletz, Jr.

Michael E. Rothpletz, Jr.: Attorney with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP AV stamp icon
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Michael E. Rothpletz, Jr. represents real estate developers and investors and corporate real estate users in a wide range of real estate law related matters. His practice includes office, industrial and build-to-suit leasing, joint venture negotiations relating to the development of real estate, purchase and sales, financings, commercial condominiums, development-related matters, and litigation involving real estate.

On the developer/investor side, Michael regularly serves as the lead lawyer in large, multi-faceted transactions and manages a team of Drinker lawyers. Michael also serves as lead outside counsel to real estate clients handling or overseeing a wide range of matters from routine leasing and development matters to arbitration and litigation.

On the corporate user side, Michael represents companies in a wide range of matters, including corporate headquarters leasing transactions, office space leasing nationally, and purchase and sale transitions. Michael also represents families and individual investors in their real estate matters, such as investment and agricultural property purchases and sales and land preservation transactions.

Michael is a frequent speaker regarding commercial real estate topics for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He has also co-authored the chapter entitled “Conveyance of Commercial Real Estate” contained in Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2003 and 2nd Ed., 2006).


Chambers USA – New Jersey, Real Estate (2004-2018)

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American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Real Estate
  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Construction and Permanent Financing
  • Construction Contracts and Related Agreements
  • Development and Redevelopment
  • Environmental Counseling
  • Joint Ventures
  • Leasing
  • Real Estate Litigation and Arbitration
  • Real Estate Tax Appeals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973-264-9106  Phone
(973) 549-7284  Phone
973) 360-9831  Fax
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1987
Law School Attended:
Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, J.D., with high honors; Rutgers Law Review, 1993
Year of First Admission:
1993, Pennsylvania; 1993, New Jersey

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Florham Park, New Jersey

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