The Helmsley Building
230 Park Avenue,
18th Floor
New York, NY 10169
United States of America
T: 212.661.3080
F: 212.867.1914


Charles S. Rich devotes his practice to commercial real estate, secured lending, and general business transactional work. He represents institutional and private investors in acquisitions and dispositions of commercial properties, in joint ventures, and in development projects. He has also represented numerous lenders and borrowers, including mezzanine lenders, commercial banks, and insurance companies. He has worked with a large commercial bank in connection with the leasing and asset management of its nationwide “other real-estate owned” portfolio, which included the development of national leasing forms. Mr. Rich has a broad range of experience in all aspects of commercial leasing transactions for both landlords and tenants.

Mr. Rich came to RLR having been a partner at Baer Marks & Upham LLP and Rogers & Wells LLP, where he devoted his practice to commercial real estate transactions in the areas of finance, commercial leasing, joint ventures and investments, acquisition and development, and secured finance.

Mr. Rich is a member of the Urban Land Institute and of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association. Mr. Rich has contributed articles to various real estate law publications and has served as an Editor of Metes and Bounds, the real estate journal of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Mr. Rich received his B.A. in 1982 from the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1985 with a J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law. He serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Brotherhood Synagogue located in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park neighborhood. Mr. Rich is admitted to practice in New York.