McCarter & English has a long and distinguished history of providing legal services to the commercial real estate industry. Expanding from its traditional 19th century practice, which focused on advising bank and insurance company lenders on their New Jersey loans, the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group has evolved into a 21st century powerhouse.

The broad-based group now has attorneys in Newark, New York, Hartford and Boston and represents all functional segments of the industry – lenders and borrowers, institutional investors and developers, landlords and tenants, partnerships and corporations, and contractors and design professionals – across the entire range of transactions encountered in real estate investment, development, leasing, and lending for commercial, industrial, retail, hotel, and residential projects throughout the United States.

Partners in the Real Estate Practice Group make every effort to stay abreast of current trends by participating in, speaking at, and writing for the industry's top professional associations. These include the Real Property Section of the American Bar Association, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the International Council of Shopping Centers, ALI-ABA, the Practicing Law Institute, and each of their respective state and local bar and mortgage banking associations in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.