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Adam N. Saurwein

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Adam Saurwein is a partner in Benesch’s Real Estate & Environmental Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee. He focuses his national real estate practice on acquisitions, dispositions, development, redevelopment, investment, management, and finance of all types of multifamily residential, office, retail, hotel, mixed use and industrial properties in both single-asset transactions and multi-state, multi-property portfolio transactions. He regularly represents Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), developers, investors, lenders, private equity funds, and other institutional and non-institutional investors, developers and owners of commercial real estate. He has counseled clients on all aspects of debt and equity in real estate transactions, including complex joint ventures, general and limited partnerships, construction financing, permanent financing, CMBS financing, and mezzanine financing transactions.


    • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2009, J.D.
      • magna cum laude
      • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Law and Health
    • Cleveland State University, 2009, Masters, Urban Planning, Design and Development
      • Certificate of Specialization, Real Estate Development and Finance
    • University of Dallas, 1999, B.A.

    • Ohio
    • Ohio State Bar Association

    • Member, Cleveland Leadership Center's Bridge Builders, Class of 2014
    • Member, Outreach Committee, Urban Land Institute
    • Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
    • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
    • Former Member, Benesch Associate Development Committee, 2013-2016
    • Board Member, Monroe Street Historic Cemetery Foundation
    • Former Ambassador, Partners in Justice, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
    • Mentor, Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentorship Program