Christopher J. Lamb


Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Hercules Plaza, 1313 Market Street
Suite 5100
Wilmington, DE 19801

Tel: 302.777.6548


Nationally recognized for his skill in handling major real estate transactions, Chris brings more than 30 years of experience to his practice serving developers and lenders.

Chris represents for-profit and nonprofit real estate developers and lenders in a range of transactions including financing for affordable housing and community development projects, as well as creditors rights and other distressed investment sector deals.

Chris regularly represents clients in complex financing transactions, including agented-credits, leasehold financing, tax credits and bridge facilities. Many of his representations involve real estate collateral and intercreditor issues.

Chris advises lender clients in workouts and modifications, including the exercise of state law remedies such as real estate and personal property foreclosures and sales.

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • La Salle University, B.A., maxima cum laude
  • Best Lawyers in America®: “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate Law (2021)
  • Best Lawyers in America®: Real Estate Law (2006-2023)
  • Named Delaware Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 and 2018 by Best Lawyers in America®
  • Chambers USA: Real Estate, Delaware (2007-2022)

Clients continually call on our team for complex real estate transactions because they know that we make their business goals a priority. We seamlessly deliver real-time, innovative solutions to help them identify real estate opportunities, increase efficiencies and minimize risk.

We develop long-standing relationships with our clients and deliver a high level of service from attorneys they have known and trusted for years. We use this client-focused approach, whether we are representing the most prominent commercial developers, advising major banking clients on large portfolio financings, or handling loan and servicing transactions for a range of clients. Our client service is just one reason our real estate attorneys have been recognized by several leading industry sources, including Chambers USA.

We provide vigorous negotiation and advocacy for clients in all areas of real estate transactions, including the development, acquisition, sale, financing, leasing, management, and operation of individual properties and large real estate portfolios. We help clients understand, protect, and maximize ownership and use rights in a broad range of real estate projects and investments. We also represent clients in their dealings with local officials, as well as state, national, and international agencies on issues such as regulatory compliance, land use, and zoning.

Because we have represented clients from all sides of a transaction, we understand every angle and perspective of the key players, from lenders and investors to developers, operators, buyers, sellers, lessors, and lessees. We represent financial institutions, insurance companies, hedge funds, and real estate-focused private equity funds, individuals, municipalities, and corporations. We understand the inner workings of the industries in which our clients do business, including biotechnology, energy, food and beverage, hospitality, health care, industrial/manufacturing, multifamily, and retail.

We work seamlessly across offices and with attorneys in all practice areas to coordinate complex projects across jurisdictions, industries, and areas of law.

Troutman Pepper guides clients from startups to multinationals in their most critical legal and business matters. Our attorneys and other professionals provide comprehensive and practical advice that advances our clients’ business objectives, anticipates hurdles, and positions each client to succeed in rapidly evolving markets and regulatory environments.

Our platform of 23 offices across the U.S. allows us to meet our clients where they are – and wherever they need us to be. We have deep, unique experience in the industry sectors that will power the national and global economy in the years ahead, including energy, financial services, health sciences, insurance, and private equity. Our service offerings span transactional, regulatory, and litigation practices, covering everything from advertising to zoning.