Lori Pittman Haas


Ulmer & Berne LLP
1660 West 2nd Street
Suite 1100
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Tel: 216.583.7432

Email: lhaas@ulmer.com
Web: www.ulmer.com

Lori represents buyers and sellers in the acquisition, disposition, and development of commercial property, including convenience stores with fuel facilities, retail centers, office buildings, warehouse facilities, and mixed use developments. She also represents commercial property owners and tenants in eminent domain cases in Ohio.

In addition, Lori represents commercial property owners in the financing of development projects utilizing Historic Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, construction financing, and conventional financing as well as representing landlords and tenants in leasing matters. Her practice encompasses the resolution of complex real estate issues. Lori is recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list and The Best Lawyers in America©.

Prior to attending law school, Lori was the Real Estate Manager (reporting directly to the Vice President) for a convenience store chain with approximately 1,000 stores located throughout seven Midwestern states. In her role as Real Estate Manager, she managed the real estate portfolio, worked with the development team on new store development and subsequently played a key role in the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy and sale under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Lori’s clients find her business experience particularly useful when evaluating legal issues from a management and operational perspective.

From the acquisition and financing of a corporate headquarters to the construction of a publicly funded sports facility, Ulmer & Berne’s real estate attorneys offer a broad scope of talent and expertise in serving clients across the U.S. Our practice has ranked in the top tier for 12 consecutive years in the list of Top Real Estate Firms by Midwest Real Estate News and is listed in national publications such as Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.”

We serve as national leasing counsel to specialty retailers with more than 1,000 stores and locations in almost every state in the U.S., and are regularly engaged by the world’s largest restaurant company (with more than 33,000 restaurants worldwide) for acquisitions and disposition of locations around the country. Our clients also include leading apartment owners and developers, shopping center owners, general contractors, property managers, lenders, investors, municipalities, and school districts. Our approach is multidisciplinary, engaging team members from related practice areas such as tax, finance, nonprofit, employment and labor, and others when appropriate.

Ulmer & Berne, established in 1908, focuses on exceeding client expectations and delivering superior, customized legal solutions for an exceptional value. From offices in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, Columbus, New York, Washington, D.C., and Boca Raton, Ulmer’s attorneys are handling cutting-edge, complex matters on a national basis across all practice areas, but retain the work ethic, rates, and user friendly attitudes reflective of the firm’s Midwest origins. Ulmer emphasizes world-class service and sophisticated industry expertise with flexible billing arrangements.