Richard M. Beers, Jr.

Partner Rochester, New York City

A nationally recognized commercial real estate attorney with over 30 years of experience, Richard represents developers, lenders, purchasers and sellers in complex commercial real estate transactions, as well as owners and tenants in commercial and industrial leasing.

Richard has extensive experience in loan defaults and workouts and is widely recognized as a leading expert on New York real property tax enforcement matters. Richard also has experience with Condominium and Planned Unit Development Offerings. A problem-solving and results-oriented attorney, Richard guides clients through complex transactions with a seasoned approach to negotiation. Clients appreciate Richard’s ability to provide sound advice that delivers successful results time after time.


Honors & Awards

  • Listed as a Leading Individual in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017-2019
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester-NY, 2014, 2020
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester-NY, 2013
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2015, 2017-2021
Awards & Certifications

Education & Admissions

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Bates College, B.S., 1981
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court


Representative Matters
  • Represented a privately held utility company in the acquisition of utility assets of a major industrial park.
  • Represented a major developer in the acquisition and conversion of multiple high-rise office structures into mixed use developments.
  • Represented a developer in the acquisition and development of a high-technology site for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries.
  • Represented a developer in the construction and sale of a hotel property during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Represented a client in the leasing and subsequent downsizing of multiple office sites across the country.

Activities & Professional Associations

Professional Associations

  • American Legal & Financial Network
  • American Bar Association
    • Law Practice Division
    • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Greater Rochester Enterprise
  • Monroe County Bar Association
    • Judiciary Committee
    • Real Estate Section
  • National Tax Lien Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Municipal Law Section
    • Real Property Law Section
  • Rochester Business Alliance
  • Rochester Downtown Development Corporation