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Bruce Saber

Bruce D. Saber

Of Counsel

Bruce Saber represents privately held and institutional clients in a broad range of real estate transactions. His work on behalf of development companies, family offices, real estate funds, investment banks and educational institutions have involved all classes of assets, including office buildings, timeshare projects, industrial centers, self-storage facilities and schools, throughout the United States.

Bruce’s career in the real estate industry spans over 30 years in law firms and real estate development and investment companies. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Bruce was General Counsel and Senior Managing Director of Tishman Speyer Properties and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he was general counsel for the real estate funds.

Bar admissionsNew York


  • A developer in the acquisition, development and leasing of the Long Island Hospital site in Brooklyn,
    New York
  • A lawyers' association in the sale/leaseback of its land marked headquarters building in New York City
  • A family office in connection with its joint venture acquisition, development and financing of portfolios of industrial and office complexes and vacant land throughout the United States
  • An investment bank in connection with its equity investments in timeshare developments in North Carolina and Florida, including the representation of the joint venture in the construction financing, receivables financing and sales and marketing of the project
  • An international media company in connection with the restructuring of leases assumed in the
    acquisition of a media company, including the New York headquarters
  • A family office in connection with its investment in a joint venture platform to acquire general partner positions in portfolios of commercial and multi-family projects across the United States
  • An international bank in connection with its regional headquarters leases in New York City and New Jersey
  • A developer in the acquisition of the Helmsley Building, New York City
  • A developer in connection with the development, financing and disposition of self-storage facilities in New York City
  • A charter school in connection with the development of a school in Queens, New York to house 900 students in grades K-8
  • A family office in connection with its equity and debt investment in joint venture platforms for the development and bulk sale of billboards in the northeast
  • A charter school in connection with its lease of the old Bronx Courthouse for redevelopment as a high school
  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Rochester


  • New York Super Lawyer in Real Estate
  • First honoree of the Central Queens Academy Charter School
  • Four-time recipient of the Legal Aid Society of New York’s Corporate Counsel Award
  • The Legal 500 United States 
    2019 - Recommended, Real Estate

Pro Bono

On a pro bono basis, Bruce has represented Legal Services NYC, The Legal Aid Society, Central Queens Academy, Relay Graduate School of Education and Success Academy in connection with various real estate matters.

Civic and Charitable

  • Seeds of Peace, Board Member
  • Central Queens Academy Charter School, Board Member
  • Legal Services NYC, past Board Member and Member of the Executive Committee
  • Museum for African Art, past Board Member
  • Jewish Center of the Hamptons, past Board Member