Attorneys & Legal Professionals

 Bruce G. Rosen

Bruce Rosen is the founding member of Real Estate Counselors, PLLC.

Mr. Rosen focuses on commercial real estate transactions, including office and retail leasing, acquisitions and sales of commercial properties, secured lending and joint ventures. He also has experience in creditors' rights and commercial bankruptcy matters.

Before founding Real Estate Counselors, Mr. Rosen was an Attorney with the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.

Mr. Rosen is the author of "When Office Landlords Lease to Retail Tenants" published in the Practical Real Estate Lawyer.



Mr. Rosen received his B.B.A. in 1989 and his J.D. with distinction in 1992 from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. He is a member of the District of Columbia and the Pennsylvania Bars (inactive) and the American Bar Association.

PHONE:   (202) 577-3352




 Steven A. Loewy

For over twenty years, Steven A. Loewy has represented lenders, developers and other businesses in Maryland, Virginia, and metropolitan Washington, D.C. negotiating, structuring and closing major commercial real estate transactions. Representative transactions include advising a lender in connection with a complex $35 million commercial construction loan, and advising a borrower in a $60 million bond financing transaction.


Among other publications, he is the author of "Indoor Pollution in Commercial Buildings: Risks and Liabilities" Commercial Realtor, Spring, 1994



Mr. Loewy received his B.A. in 1974 from Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, and his J.D. in 1979 from Yeshiva University (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law). Mr. Loewy is a member of the Maryland and the District of Columbia Bars and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

PHONE:   (240) 252-3386




Mark E. Ricardo

Mark Ricardo focuses on commercial acquisitions, asset management, real estate portfolio repositioning and commercial leasing. Prior to joining REC he was the President and Chief Investment Officer of Tiber Creek Investment Management, LLC. Mr. Ricardo’s practice also included corporate finance, commercial real estate, tax and non-profit law with law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.



Mr. Ricardo received his B.A. cum laude from Wake Forest University in 1991, his J.D. cum laude from Syracuse University in 1997 and a joint LL.M in taxation and securities and financial regulation from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2000. As a J.D. candidate, Mr. Ricardo was nominated to the Justinian Honorary Law Society and was an editor of the Syracuse Journal of Legislation & Policy. He is a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia and North Carolina Bars.

PHONE:   (703) 740-1765





 Sandra D. Buchko

Sandra Buchko specializes in hotel, office, shopping center, land, and general real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, management agreements, and related corporate matters. She has an extensive background in retail and office lease transactions. Ms. Buchko has represented national and international tenants and developers in leasing matters in the U.S., Canada and China. Prior to law school, Ms Buchko spent 13 years in commercial real estate as a retail leasing specialist where she spent the majority of her career specializing in outlet centers. Ms. Buchko was a Regional Leasing Director for Konover Property Trust, one the largest shopping center developers in the Southeast, immediately prior to attending law school.


Ms. Buchko serves on select matters with Real Estate Counselors. Before first joining REC in 2009, Ms. Buchko was an Attorney with the law firm of Arent Fox.




Ms. Buchko received her B.A. in 1985 from the University of Virginia and her J.D. in 2003 from Campbell University. She also attended Vanderbilt University in Aix-en-Provence, France in 1984 and the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Summer Business Institute in 1985.


She is a member of the Virginia and the District of Columbia Bars. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.


PHONE:   (703) 967-8773




Peter Pokorny

Peter Pokorny focuses on commercial real estate leasing and business transactions. Prior to joining Real Estate Counselors, Mr. Pokorny was counsel to the Real Estate Practice Group of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  He also served as Assistant General Counsel for the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the network hub for BBB’s in the US and Canada.  Mr. Pokorny was also President of the Interface Financial Group, an Alexandria, Virginia based receivables financing company.


In addition to his work at Real Estate Counselors, Mr. Pokorny also serves as an arbitrator for FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.




Mr. Pokorny received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1986 and his J.D. from the Tulane University School of Law in 1989. He is a member of the District of Columbia and the Pennsylvania Bars.

PHONE:   (703) 850-9099




 Lauren G. Ragland

Lauren has extensive experience analyzing environmental matters including land use and air and water quality controls.

Mrs. Ragland previously served as Claims Counsel for XL Catlin’s North America markets. There she analyzed insurance coverage issues related to the investigation, evaluation and resolution of complex and high exposure pollution claims; including the management of all related litigation and administrative enforcement.

Prior to XL Catlin, Mrs. Ragland was Assistant Counsel with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Regional Counsel.

Mrs. Ragland has worked extensively with REITs, property management entities, State and Local municipalities and industrial and commercial manufacturers to advise and assist their navigation of environmental remediation via insurance coverage.




Mrs. Ragland received her B.S. in Biology from Temple University, her M.A. in Biology from Villanova University and her J.D. with distinction in 2002 from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.

She is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars.


PHONE:   (484) 437-4097







 Arlene B. Richman

Arlene has extensive experience handling acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate properties and interests; commercial leasing across sectors; commercial mortgage loan origination, modification and workouts.

Ms. Richman represents sponsors, developers, owner/operators, retailers, asset managers, portfolio and CMBS lenders, underwriters and issuers and commercial and investment banks.


Prior to joining Real Estate Counselors, Ms. Richman was with the law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel.


Ms. Richman heads Real Estate Counselors New York office.




Ms. Richman received her B.S. and M. B.A. from Cornell University in 1977 and 1978., and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, in 1981, where she served on the Law Review.

She is a member of the New York and Illinois Bars, and is a licensed real estate broker in New York.


PHONE:   (312) 208-9843




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