Brent C. Shaffer


Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Rodney Square
1000 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Tel: 302.571.6663


As counsel to parties involved in commercial real estate transactions, Brent Shaffer is known for using his experience of over 30 years to focus on the most essential elements and client goals of each transaction, and for his meticulous drafting of documentation to minimize misunderstandings and avoid litigation for each deal as well.  Brent takes a practical approach, based largely on his extensive understanding of the reasoning behind common deal requirements.

As commercial real estate transactions grow increasingly complex — with more mixed-use projects, more investors in the debt stack, and more regulation affecting every aspect — Brent’s clients rely on him for the advocacy and documentation they need to protect their interests.

Practice Focus:
  • Representing institutional and local buyers, sellers, developers, and investors in commercial real estate transactions in Delaware and Maryland
  • Representing lenders and borrowers in construction and permanent loans real estate, asset-based, and business loans
  • Representing nonprofits and lenders in affordable housing transactions
  • Rendering transactional opinion letters with respect to Delaware and Maryland law and entities
  • Representing landlords and tenants in commercial leases.
  • Representing developers and builders in connection with community and condominium association laws and documentation
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow
  • Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate, 2011 – Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2013  – Present
  • Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, Inc., Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002

Young Conaway provides ongoing representation to national, regional and local banks, equity funds and other financial services institutions, as well as their borrowers, in connection with all types of credit facilities–including business lines, real estate and asset-based loans and structured finance. Our attorneys also frequently assist lenders and borrowers in the Delaware components of multistate transactions, providing local counsel advice and issuing Delaware entity and other transactional opinion letters.  The real estate practice group is also ready to assist with workouts and collections of distressed loans.

With over sixty years of experience representing banks and other financial services institutions, Young Conaway attorneys have developed significant business relationships with many financial professionals.  Our team is often able to provide valuable insight and protect the interests of real estate developers and other commercial clients when included in preliminary structuring and financial discussions.

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, one of Delaware’s largest law firms, counsels and represents national, international and local clients, handling sophisticated advisory and litigation matters involving bankruptcy, corporate law and intellectual property.

Young Conaway also guides regional businesses and individuals through a myriad of employment, personal injury, real estate, tax, estate planning, environmental, and banking issues from the firm’s offices in downtown Wilmington, DE.