Attorney

Catharine Sibel

Email: CSibel@rittenhouselaw.com
Direct: 215-774-3724
Mobile: 215-266-8087

Catharine Sibel is an experienced transactional attorney specializing in commercial real estate and financing transactions. Her practice is focused on the representation of developers, borrowers, lenders, and investors in commercial real estate, including development, financing, leasing, land use, condominium and construction. Ms. Sibel has extensive experience structuring and closing a variety of real estate related financings, including acquisition, bridge and construction facilities, mezzanine loans, subscription lines of credit and historic tax credit transactions. Ms. Sibel has utilized her knowledge and experience in the legal and business communities to effectively represent clients in hundreds of complex real estate transactions.

Ms. Sibel also represents financial institutions and private lenders and investors in a wide variety of debt and equity transactions, including traditional debt facilities, mortgage loans, asset-based lines of credit and private equity syndications. She also represents lenders and borrowers in debt restructurings and workout transactions. Ms. Sibel also handles various corporate matters for her clients, including the structuring of joint ventures, partnerships, and other corporate enterprises. As a businesswoman and an attorney, Ms. Sibel utilizes a deal-oriented approach to work with clients to successfully negotiate, manage and close transactions.

Ms. Sibel began her career as an attorney with the in-house legal group for O’Neill Properties Group, L.P., a real estate development firm based in King of Prussia, PA. While there, she represented the company in all areas of commercial real estate development. Prior to forming Rittenhouse Law, Ms. Sibel was an attorney at Spruce Law, LLC and a partner at Silverang, Donohoe, Rosenzweig & Haltzman, LLC, where she gained substantial experience in the legal and business aspects of representing developers, investors and lenders in a variety of real estate development, investment, leasing, financing, workout, and corporate transactions.

Ms. Sibel received a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University, and a law degree from Widener University School of Law.

Professional Associations
• Philadelphia Bar Association

Education
• J.D., Widener University School of Law
• B.A., Political Science, Colgate University

Previous Experience
• Spruce Law Group, LLC – Philadelphia, PA
• Silverang, Donohoe, Rosenzweig & Haltzman, LLC – Radnor, PA
• O’Neill Properties Group, L.P., In-House Counsel – King of Prussia, PA

Bar Admissions
• Pennsylvania
• New Jersey

Representative Transactions
• Representation of a local real estate developer in the acquisition, development, and financing of a $150 million mixed-use development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania containing approximately 100,000 square feet of retail and 300 residential apartments, including the JV negotiation with the developer’s institutional equity partner.
• Representation of a real estate developer in the acquisition and financing of a $45 million industrial portfolio sale and leaseback transaction with assets located in 10 states.
• Representation of commercial landlords in retail leases with national credit tenants, such as Target, CVS, Starbucks, PetSmart and Wawa.
• Representation of a local real estate developer in a $54 million refinance of a residential subdivision in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania containing more than 500 building lots, and the sale of adjacent parcels to seasoned commercial developers for the construction of luxury apartments and 120,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial space.
• Representation of local real estate developers in the renovation of historic buildings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania into luxury apartments and mixed-use projects, including the negotiation and financing of historic tax credits, syndicated equity and related construction debt.
• Representation of a local real estate developer in the development of a $100 million luxury apartment project in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, including the negotiation of the joint venture with the developer’s institutional partner and the syndication of the developer’s equity.
• Representation of a local hotel developer in the refinance and disposition of assets located throughout Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, including more than $20 million in financings and approximately $30 million in dispositions.
• Representation of a local bank in the origination of acquisition, construction, and permanent debt and the resolution of a variety of workout transactions, including the origination of loan facilities ranging from $5 million to $40 million secured by real estate collateral, of varying asset classes, located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
• Representation of a local bank in the origination and negotiation of a series of acquisition, construction, and commercial financings totaling approximately $150 million and collateralized by real estate and business assets located in the Philadelphia area.
• Representation of a local real estate opportunity fund in the acquisition of residential properties in major metropolitan markets with a value in excess of $60 million, and the leasing of the portfolio to an operator partner.

Direct::215-774-3724

Mobile:215.266.8087

Email:CSibel@rittenhouselaw.com

Attorney

Jeffrey Pustizzi

Email:    JPustizzi@rittenhouselaw.com
Direct:   215-774-3723
Mobile: 609-220-6842

Jeffrey Pustizzi is an accomplished attorney with a strong background in commercial real estate, real estate finance, and land use; including commercial leasing, acquisitions, sales, development and the representation of lenders, borrowers, landlords and commercial and office tenants. He has substantial experience structuring partnerships, JVs and historic tax credit transactions, along with numerous other corporate transactions. Mr. Pustizzi possesses a thorough understanding of the business fundamentals necessary to negotiate and manage complex transactions. He has handled billions of dollars of commercial loan and real estate transactions during his professional career.

In addition to private practice, Mr. Pustizzi is a co-founder, General Counsel and Partner of Alterra Property Group, an active real estate investment and development company. Alterra has invested in and developed numerous noteworthy properties in and around the Philadelphia area, including Lincoln Square, the Icon, the LVL, the Arch, Avenir, Shirt Corner Lofts, Wharton Street Lofts and the Manayunk Watermill.

During Mr. Pustizzi’s career in real estate and finance he has gained a wealth of experience from both the legal and the business sides of the industry. Mr. Pustizzi began his career as an attorney at the Philadelphia law firm of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, where he honed his skills in the areas of commercial real estate, finance, land use and corporate transactions, including development, leasing, acquisitions, sales, historic tax credit transactions and the representation of lenders and borrowers. Both as a developer/investor and an attorney, Jeff has been involved in hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate and financing transactions across a wide range of asset classes, including multi-family, condominium, office, industrial and student housing.

Mr. Pustizzi received an M.B.A. and a B.A. in Finance from Villanova University, and a law degree from Villanova School of Law.

Professional Associations
•Philadelphia Bar Association

Education
• J.D., Villanova School of Law, magna cum laude
• M.B.A., Villanova University
• B.A., Finance, Villanova University

Previous Experience
• Spruce Law Group, LLC – Philadelphia, PA
• Alterra Property Group, LLC, Co-Founder, General Counsel and Partner – Philadelphia, PA
• Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, Associate – Philadelphia, PA

Bar Admissions
• Pennsylvania
• New Jersey

Representative Transactions
• Represented developer in $100MM+ mixed use development of a historic building into 325 apartments plus retail.
• Represented developer in $30MM industrial portfolio sale leaseback transaction throughout 13 states.
• Represented developer in complex exchange of properties resulting in client owning a historic, 108-unit apartment building and undertaking $60MM of debt financed
• Represented developers in $90MM (206 units) and $60MM (111 units) redevelopment, financing and historic tax credit transactions both involving center city office building to multifamily/mixed use
• Represented developer in $15MM conversion of former school to mixed use property, involving zoning variances, historic tax credits and debt
• Represented developer in $25MM townhome development involving financing, zoning variances, and historic commission
• Represented parish church in subdivision and sale of former convent
• Represented landlords in retail leases with credit national tenants, such as Wendys, CVS, Wells Fargo, Dunkin Donuts and Pandora.
• Represented client in purchase, leaseback and construction of an addition to a single-tenant suburban office.
• Represent lenders and borrowers in origination and restructuring of commercial real estate loans, subordinated debt, loan participations, syndication and tax-exempt bonds.

Attorney

Hunter Kintzing

Email: HKintzing@rittenhouselaw.com
Direct: 215-774-3725
Mobile: 856-625-3958

Hunter Kintzing is a seasoned transactional attorney specializing in commercial real estate and real estate finance transactions. He has represented developers, lenders, borrowers, landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Kintzing focuses his practice in the areas of real estate, finance and corporate law. He has successfully counseled a wide variety of clients, large and small, in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions and development, including acquisitions, dispositions, land use approvals, leasing and financing. In conjunction with his real estate practice, Mr. Kintzing has represented numerous lenders in commercial real estate and C&I loan transactions. Mr. Kintzing also has experience in corporate matters where he has advised his clients on the choice of entity for real estate ownership and has structured a variety of limited liability companies, limited partnerships and related joint ventures.

Prior to joining Rittenhouse Law, Mr. Kintzing was an attorney with a boutique transactional law firm and an Am Law 100 law firm, where he handled all aspects of commercial real estate and financing transactions. Mr. Kintzing previously served as in-house counsel for Susquehanna Bank as well. While there, he represented the bank in its commercial lending department, providing legal advice to lenders, management and credit personnel in a wide range of commercial lending transactions throughout the bank’s three-state footprint.

Mr. Kintzing received a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University, and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law.

Professional Associations
• Philadelphia Bar Association
• Member, West Deptford Township Planning Board
• Executive Committee Member, Gloucester County Workforce Investment Board/Chair Resource Analysis Budget Committee
• Member, Inspira Health Network Foundation Board

Education
• J.D., Rutgers School of Law, Camden
• B.A., Economics, Bucknell University

Previous Experience
• Spruce Law Group, LLC – Philadelphia, PA
• Susquehanna Bank – Malvern, PA; Camden, NJ
• Del Duca Lewis, LLC – Cherry Hill, NJ
• Duane Morris, LLP – Cherry Hill, NJ

Bar Admissions
• Pennsylvania
• New Jersey

Representative Transactions
• Represented a real estate developer in a 150-lot senior housing development, including the negotiation of a redevelopment agreement and the procurement of land use entitlements.
• Represented real estate developers in a wide variety of multi-phased, mixed-use planned development projects, including retail, residential and office space components.
• Represented a publicly traded international bank in connection with branch expansion in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
• Represented commercial landlords and tenants in numerous retail and office leases with national credit tenants and local operating businesses.
• Represented a local county improvement authority with respect to a $150 million courthouse renovation and expansion project.
• Represented local banks and private lenders in various commercial lending transactions secured by a variety of real estate and business collateral.
• Represented a housing developer with respect to affordable housing projects in Camden, New Jersey.
• Represented the seller in the disposition of a $300 million real estate portfolio, consisting of 23 properties in multiple states.
• Represented the borrower in a $125 million syndicated loan secured by 200 service stations in 4 states.

Paralegal

Mary Warren

Email: MWarren@rittenhouselaw.com
Direct: 215-774-3726
Mobile: 609-780-2825

Mary Warren is an accomplished paralegal with a strong background in commercial real estate and finance. Ms. Warren coordinates all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition matters. She also provides support for the firm’s financial services clients in a variety of lending transactions. Ms. Warren has substantial experience in corporate transactions as well, including the organization of legal entities and the oversight of corporate reporting and related matters.

During Ms. Warren’s career in the legal field, she has gained a wealth of experience to effectively support a multifaceted transactional legal practice. Ms. Warren began her career as an administrative assistant at a small Estates firm in Haddon Heights, New Jersey and transitioned into Real Estate, where she honed her skills in the areas of commercial real estate, finance and corporate transactions.

In addition to her role at Rittenhouse Law, Ms. Warren founded a New Jersey non-profit and is also on the Leadership Council Advisory Board for the American Cancer Society.

Ms. Warren received a B.A. in Paralegal Studies from Burlington County College.

Professional Associations
• Pennsylvania Notary Association
• Leadership Council Advisory Board – American Cancer Society

Education
• B.A., Paralegal Studies, Burlington County College

Previous Experience
• Spruce Law Group, LLC – Philadelphia, PA
• Flaster/Greenberg P.C. – Cherry Hill, NJ
• Kulzer & DiPadova – Haddonfield, NJ

Email:MWarren@rittenhouselaw.com

Direct: 215-774-3725

Mobile:609-780.2825