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These testimonials and recommendations are actual client reviews. Santoro Law Group appreciates our current and former clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case.

Best commercial real estate leasing attorney in the industry.

Michael Cohen

Head of U.S. Acquisitions & Northeast Market Officer | Dalfen Industrial

Joe is an excellent real estate attorney. He is incredibly responsive and a tireless client advocate with great attention to detail. I give Joe my highest recommendation.

Jay Joyce

Senior Managing Director at Savills North America

As an internal customer of Joe’s legal counsel, I give much credit to the success of our organization to his expert legal counsel. He keeps a delicate balance of firmness/fight with appropriate accommodation to get business done while protecting the company’s interests. He handles a tremendous volume of work to keep our day to day transactions moving very quickly, yet also has the bandwidth to close very large complex transactions, such as the recent large BTS projects we worked on together in Houston.

Joe Trinkle

EVP of CA Industrial and COO of Centris Industrial

I worked on many transactions with Joe over my 10 years at Liberty Property Trust. We completed a both number of transactions of small and large deal size. Joe was always professional and most importantly a deal maker. Always willing to do the work no matter the size of the deal and make sure the transaction closed. Great person to work with on a daily basis.

Randolph Johnson

Regional Director, Southeast Region

I have had the pleasure of working with Joe for the last six years and I consider him one of the best real estate attorneys in the business. Whether it was a 1,000,000 SF build to suit or a 1,500 SF renewal, Joe treated each lease negotiation as his top priority and the company realized many successes as a result. He is truly an expert in the Real estate field, but what sets him apart is his unique ability to navigate the minutiae of the document without ever losing sight of getting the deal done. I can’t give Joe a high enough recommendation and I look forward to working with him again soon.

Justin Fanslau

VP, Market Officer- Prologis

Joe is the best attorney I've ever worked with in my 20+ year real estate career. He has an incredible ability to find solutions to difficult real estate issues while ensuring his clients achieve the best possible results. Joe has been a large part of my growth in the real estate business by helping me navigate complex lease negotiations throughout my 10 years at Liberty Property Trust. We have worked together on small deals with local companies to large transactions with Fortune 25 companies. Joe is always professional, very responsive, and has one of the best personalities in the business.

Bryan Blythe

Managing Director - Crescent Communities

I have worked with Joe the last 5 years on leases both large and small in our Southern California portfolio. If I had the option I wouldn't work with anyone else as I think he is the best there is. He recognizes what is critical to both parties in order to come to an agreement as quickly and efficiently as possible. Joe's response time is also second to none and you always knew your deal was a priority. There is no one who provides better or faster service. I highly recommend Joe as a leasing attorney and hope I have the chance to work with him after our days at Liberty.

Erin Plourde

Senior Vice President of Investments at Seagis Property Group LP

Joe efficiently and expertly drafts and negotiates leases to execution with an appreciation of the landlord-tenant relationship. He is responsive, exercises sound judgment, provides expert counsel and is an overall pleasure to work with.

Shawn Neuman

General Counsel at Brandywine Realty Trust

Joe is great to work with. Quick, efficient and able to solve problems, while keeping the end game in mind. Highly recommend!

Steve Rowley

Chief Investment Officer at Centris Industrial

Joe Santoro is one of the best real estate attorneys in the country. I have worked with Joe on dozens of complex high value transactions and his unique blend of style, experience and legal knowledge always found a way forward while still minimizing risk. If a transaction is important to me, than Joe Santoro is my attorney.

James Maneri

Managing Director, Market Officer - PA at Link Logistics Real Estate

Love this guy! Great attorney, even better guy. Joe has the ability to get right to the issues and work through a complex deal efficiently and effectively. Deals will get done and you will meet a friend for life in Joe Santoro!

Mark Seltzer

Senior Vice President - Development, East Region at Ensemble Real Estate Investments

Joe represented us on numerous large (1MMsf +) industrial lease negotiations. Some were for complicated build-to-suit deliveries while others involved existing buildings. Joe is highly knowledgable and very capable in handling challenging real estate transactions. There is no attorney I would rather work with in tough deals.

Michael Alderman

Senior Vice President, Northeast Region at Hillwood

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