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Alison A. Besser

Associate | Real Estate and Finance


Alison Besser represents clients on an array of commercial real estate matters.  Ms. Besser focuses on commercial real estate and finance transactions including leasing, borrower's side and lender's side financing, and real estate purchase and sales.  Knowing that every commercial real estate transaction has unique circumstances, Ms. Besser is adept at evaluating each matter thoroughly to determine the most efficient avenue for a resolution that meets the client’s needs.  Ms. Besser’s work includes drafting and negotiating financing documents, performing due diligence and title review, negotiating office and retail leasing space, and drafting and litigating commercial real estate-based complaints and pleadings.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Besser was an associate at a nationally recognized, AmLaw 200 law firm, primarily handling both commercial real estate transactions and litigation involving commercial real estate loans.

While in law school, Ms. Besser gained experience in the commercial arena by serving as a law clerk at The Kroger Co.  She also gained experience in the federal court system by serving as a judicial extern to multiple judges in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Before practicing law, Ms. Besser worked with the Visual Merchandising Team at the corporate office of Victoria’s Secret and the Buying Team at a regional denim retailer.

In 2016 and 2017, Ms. Besser was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® Rising Star by a vote of her peers.



University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., Order of the Barristers (2012)

The Ohio State University, B.S. (2008)



New Jersey


Eastern District of Pennsylvania

District of New Jersey

Southern District of Ohio

Northern District of Ohio


Member,  Philadelphia Bar Association

Board Member and Treasurer,  Young Friends of the Pennsylvania SPCA