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  • Edward Butler is described by sources as an “excellent attorney,” and one also states: “He is very attentive to me as a client - he solves all my problems, he is very pragmatic and efficient.”
    – Chambers USA

Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, magna cum laude, 1990
  • B.A., Montclair State University, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association

New Jersey Savings League's Mortgage Steering Committee

Edward J. Butler, Jr.

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Partner
  • T: 973.639.6938
    F: 973.297.3853
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Butler is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Butler was employed as an officer of City Federal Savings Bank, where his responsibilities included the management and disposition of a large troubled real estate loan portfolio.  His practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate, including leasing transactions, loan closings and the purchase and sale of real estate of all types.

Mr. Butler has been closing commercial real estate transactions and handling foreclosures for more than twenty-six years.  He has represented 1) the developer connection with the leasing and parcel sale of a large shopping center in Stafford, New Jersey involving national big-box and mid-box retailers; 2) a large energy company in connection with the acquisition of property rights necessary to deliver power from the company's power station in New Jersey to a location in New York City; 3) the purchaser in connection with a $20 million golf course acquisition; 4) a lender with respect to an $82 million syndicated construction loan facility for the construction of high rise condominium towers in New Jersey; 5) a lender with respect to a $92 million syndicated loan secured by a 900,000 square foot mall in Chesapeake, Virginia; 6) a Fortune 500 company in connection with the sale of industrial properties in North Carolina, Illinois, California, Idaho, Florida, Texas and Virginia; 7) a landlord in connection with a 825,000 square foot lease in a Class A office building in Newark, New Jersey; 8) a lender with respect to a $65 million syndicated construction loan facility for the construction of two high rise condominium towers in New Jersey; 9) a lender with respect to a $34 million construction loan for the construction of two office buildings in Del Mar, California; and 10) a court appointed trustee in a partnership dissolution action related to the management, leasing and sale of nineteen shopping centers located in the southeast and Midwest areas of the United States.

Mr. Butler has been recognized as a Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field” lawyer for 2009-2018. He is highlighted by Chambers USA sources for his work as an "excellent transactional attorney" and that he is "well versed on all matters" in this area. He represents clients dealing with leasing issues as well as transactional work of all types - he’s "prompt, concise and dependable in even the most difficult of transactions."

Mr. Butler is also recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2006-2018 editions, and is listed in the 2010-2019 issues of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Butler has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Newark Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year." Chambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World Report. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

Large Energy Company
A large energy company in connection with the acquisition of property rights necessary to deliver power from the company's power station in New Jersey to a location in New York City
Purchaser in Golf Course Acquisition
Represented the purchaser in connection with a $20,000,000 golf course acquisition.
Lender With Respect to a Loan Restructure
Represented a lender with respect to a $35,000,000 loan restructure arising out of the sale of three nursing homes in a bankruptcy proceeding.
Lender With Respect to a Syndicated Loan
Represented a lender with respect to a $92,000,000 syndicated loan secured by a 900,000 square foot mall in Chesapeake, Virginia,

Speaking

2002
Updating attendees on litigation, legislation and regulations pertaining to mortgage lending
Annual Mortgage Lending Conference