Bea Drechsler

Bea Drechsler co-founded her law firm with a mission to provide "big firm" quality legal services with a personal level of service and partner involvement.

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  • Harvard Law School, 1987 (cum laude)
  • Barnard College, 1984 (magna cum laude)

Prior Experience:

  • 1989-2006: Kaye Scholer, Real Estate Associate/Partner
  • 1987-1989: Dewey Ballantine Real Estate Associate

Areas of Expertise:

  • Real Estate Acquisition and Disposition
  • Real Estate Development
  • Office and Retail Leasing
  • Joint Ventures
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Shopping Centers/Retail


  • International Council Of Shopping Centers
  • WX Women Executives in Real Estate
  • Executive Committee, Harvard Law School Women's Alliance
  • Board Member, Harvard Law School Association of New York
  • Founding Member, Leadership Council of Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College

Bea Drechsler has 30 years of experience representing clients in the real estate industry. Trained at a large international law firm, Bea brings expertise in a variety of sophisticated real estate transactions. Bea represents public and private real estate developers in acquiring and developing sites in the retail (“big box” and outlet centers) and residential (market and affordable housing) sectors. She has counseled companies and individuals in the sale of properties, including trophy buildings in New York City, a large portfolio of Manhattan parking garages, buildings for condominium conversion and a nursing and rehabilitation center. Her clients include owners of “big box” centers in the leasing of both anchor and non-anchor stores, and in the sale of outparcels. In addition to her work representing construction lenders, Bea also advises borrowers in construction, permanent, bridge and mezzanine financing. In the hotel sector, Bea advises owners in hotel management agreements, licenses for F&B services, and leasing of restaurant and other retail spaces. She also assists managing members and passive investors in negotiating and restructuring joint venture arrangements. On the retailer side, Bea’s clients include international chains rolling out stores into the U.S. market and leasing flagship, mall and outlet store locations. Prior to establishing Drechsler & Drechsler, LLP, Bea practiced at Kaye Scholer, LLP beginning in the Fall of 1989, serving as partner from January, 1998 through December, 2006.

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Robert H. Drechsler


  • Harvard Law School, 1988 (magna cum laude)
  • Cornell University, 1985

Prior Experience:

  • 2002-Now: Full-time in family real estate investment/development business
  • 1999-2002: Sybra, Inc., Executive V.P., Co-Chairman and CEO
  • 1991-1999: Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn, Corportate Associate/Partner
  • 1988-1991: Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Corporate Associate

Robert Drechsler is a seasoned corporate attorney and real estate investor. After leaving the mergers and acquisitions group at Skadden Arps, Robert served as a Partner in the Corporate Group at Pryor Cashman. During that time, Robert represented many public and private, profit and not-for-profit companies in acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and public and private debt and equity offerings. Robert also served, first as Corporate Counsel, and then as Co-CEO of Sybra, Inc., the 11th largest restaurant franchise chain in the U.S. with more than 200 Arby’s restaurants and over 5,000 employees. Robert oversaw the company’s acquisition, development and financing of over 100 new restaurants. After the sale of Sybra, Robert focused on acquiring and operating real estate assets, including multi-family residential properties, net leased retail locations and medical and community use properties in the New York metropolitan area. Since his co-founding of Drechsler & Drechsler LLP in 2007, Robert has continued to manage his real estate portfolio as well as act as Co- Managing Partner of the Firm.

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