Retail Lease Authority   y       


About Us

Jeffrey Klein has been practicing real estate law for 23 years.  Jeffrey was Senior Real Estate Counsel at The Children's Place with responsibility of leases for over 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  He negotiated leases for store locations including malls, strip centers, power centers and downtown street locations, and played an instrumental role in obtaining landlord consents in connection with the company's acquisition of The Disney Store chain from The Walt Disney Company.

Prior to joining The Children's Place, Jeffrey served as Vice President and General Counsel of Urban Brands, Inc. with responsibility for all of the legal and real estate needs of the Ashley Stewart and Marianne chain of stores.  In 1998, Jeffrey helped the company successfully acquire the Marianne chain of stores in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, helping grow the company in just 4 years from 22 stores, to over 350 locations.

From 1990 to 1996 Jeffrey was Vice President and General Counsel of Petrie Stores Corporation where he worked closely with company founder and retail legend Milton Petrie.  He negotiated and managed the real estate leasing process for over 1,700 stores in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The company operated its stores under the trade names Petrie, Marianne, Stuarts, Jean Nicole, G&G, Rave, and Winkelman's.


1650 Broadway, Suite 606   New York, NY 10019    Tel: 212-586-4567  Fax: 212-397-3794