Bret R. Salzer

New York
F: 973-840-2123

Bret R. Salzer is a partner at A.Y. Strauss. For over 20 years, Bret has supported clients in executing complex real estate acquisitions, commercial financings, joint ventures and other development and operating agreements, preferred equity transactions, fund investments, buyouts, and dispositions. Clients appreciate his practical approach to providing legal counsel.

Bret has represented investment banks, asset-based lenders, private equity funds and developers as a trusted outside counsel. He has conducted numerous mortgage and mezzanine loan originations, acquisitions, dispositions, participations, restructurings and workouts covering term, bridge, construction and other financings. His experience includes working across every real estate asset class, as well as analysis and strategy surrounding the use of corporate, fund and asset-level loan facilities.

Prior to joining the firm, Bret was a partner at a prominent New York City-based firm. His previous roles include serving as in-house counsel to several preeminent real estate developers and owner-operators.


University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)
Dartmouth College (B.A.)

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New York