Jeremy I. Farkas


MSK Attorneys
275 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
United States

Tel: (802) 861-7000


Jeremy’s practice focuses on commercial real estate law, in which he represents developers, property owners and municipalities in the acquisition, financing, permitting, development, management, leasing and sale of a wide variety of commercial, residential, hotel, resort and office properties.

Jeremy’s practice additionally includes general commercial transactional law, including entity formation and management, secured financings, and mergers and acquisitions. He also works with individuals and businesses to obtain state and municipal land use permits, and represents property owners in the establishment and management of condominiums and common interest communities. Jeremy concentrates an aspect of his practice on representing telecommunications companies in their network development operations, including negotiating leases for the use of land, towers and building rooftops for the purpose of siting telecommunications facilities.

Jeremy was an associate with Ropes & Gray in Boston, and was associated with another Burlington law firm, prior to joining MSK.

Representative Engagements
  • Represented a developer in the development of a $34,000,000 hotel project in downtown Burlington that utilized multiple financing sources, including New Market Tax Credits and State and Federal Historic Tax Credits.
  • Represented a ski resort in connection with its business operations, and subsequently in connection with the sale of its assets.
  • Represented a telecommunications carrier in connection with its acquisition and permitting of hundreds of telecommunications facilities throughout Vermont.
  • Represented an equipment dealer in connection with its business operations, and subsequently in connection with the sale of its assets.
  • Represented a municipality in connection with its support of a developer’s redevelopment of a city block with a $200,000,000 mixed-use retail, residential and office complex, including the negotiation of a development agreement.
  • Represented a municipality in connection with a multi-block downtown redevelopment effort through a series of public-private development agreements, leases and land sales.
  • Represented a developer in connection with its acquisition, development, financing and leasing of numerous multi-family housing projects.
MSK’s real estate attorney team has extensive experience representing clients in connection with development projects throughout Vermont; including commercial, industrial, retail, hotel, resort and recreational, office, residential and mixed-use projects. We are skilled in the acquisition, design, permitting, construction and development processes. Our services also include assistance with financing, leasing and project management. MSK also advises clients with respect to brownfields and infill development.

MSK represents clients throughout Vermont in the purchase and sale of all types of residential and commercial real estate, including office buildings, shopping centers, residential properties, hotels and resorts, pharmacies, industrial sites, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and other commercial properties. MSK also advises clients with respect to the purchase and development of infill lots and environmentally contaminated or sensitive properties such as brownfields. MSK has represented a number of clients in complex cross-border transactions with Canadian and other foreign investors. Some of these transactions were structured as traditional purchase and sale transactions and others as more complex arrangements, including new entity structures, “1031” like-kind exchanges and other deferred tax mechanisms.

MSK represents owners and tenants in drafting and negotiating leases and subleases, including long term ground leases, build-to-suit agreements and financing leases. We have handled leases for offices, retail stores, shopping centers, industrial facilities, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, restaurants, telecommunications facilities, and solar arrays. These transactions often include financing arrangements, transfer tax issues and property tax issues.

MSK Attorneys is a Vermont law firm focusing its practice on real estate, commercial transactions and related litigation. Our attorneys have a wide range of experience representing developers, corporations, financial institutions, landowners, municipalities and neighborhood groups, through which we have developed the expertise and judgment to effectively and creatively represent our clients in even the most complex matters. MSK is committed to building relationships with our clients and helping our clients achieve their goals. Our attorneys are focused, diligent, efficient and responsive.

Each of the founders of MSK came to this venture with fifteen to twenty years of experience practicing real estate, commercial law, land use law and environmental law in Vermont. All of MSK’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing the highest quality services to our clients, to serving the broader community in which we practice and to fostering an intellectually stimulating and caring workplace for our employees.

From the outset, we sought to create a firm that would emphasize our strengths and experience in our chosen practice areas.