Robert Lane

Robert Lane
  • Adjunct Professor of Real Estate

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    1400 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6302

Overview

Robert Lane Jr.  is a shareholder and real estate attorney at Stevens & Lee in Philadelphia and is nationally recognized in all aspects of commercial real estate development, acquisitions and financing, with over 35 years of experience representing a wide variety of companies, large and small, in diverse industries, as well as major real estate developers, syndicators and REITs.

Mr. Lane has been teaching Real Estate Law  at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 2008. He also one of the hosts of Sirius XM Business Radio’s “The Real Estate Hour.” Bob also has been an active and visible leader in a broad variety of professional and civic organizations and is active in CoreNet, ICSC and the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Education:
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1977
Brown University, A.B., with Honors, 1973

Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania

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Teaching

Past Courses

  • LGST204 - REAL ESTATE LAW

    See Real Estate, REAL 204

  • LGST804 - REAL ESTATE LAW

    See Real Estate, REAL 804

  • REAL204 - REAL ESTATE LAW

    This course examines the fundamentals of real estate finance and development from a legal and managerial perspective. The course serves as a foundation course for real estate majors and provides an introduction to real estate for other students. It attempts to develop skills in using legal concepts in a real estate transactional setting. The course will be of interest to students contemplating careers in accounting, real estate development, real estate finance, city planning, or banking. The main topics covered may include the following: land acquisition, finance; choice of entity; tax aspects; management (leasing, environmental); disposition of real property (sale of mortgaged property, foreclosures, wraparound mortgages, sale-leasebacks); and recent legal developments.

  • REAL804 - REAL ESTATE LAW

    This course examines the fundamentals of real estate finance and development from a legal perspective. The course serves as a foundation course for real estate majors and provides an introduction to real estate for other students. It attempts to develop skills in using legal concepts in a real estate transactional setting. The course will be of interest to students contemplating careers in accounting, real estate development, real estate finance, city planning, or banking. The main topics covered may include the following: land acquisition, finance; choice of entity; tax aspects; management (leasing, environmental); disposition of real property (sale of mortgaged property, foreclosures, wraparound mortgages, sale-leasebacks); and recent legal developments. Format: Although some of the material is presented by lecture, the instructor expects considerable class participation. Cross- listed with LGST 804.

  • REAL899 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

    All independent studies must be arranged and approved by a Real Estate Department faculty member.

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