Ms. Burns is a partner in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She concentrates her practice in representing retailers, institutions and other entities, real estate investors, developers, landlords, tenants and individual property owners in all areas of commercial real estate both locally and nationally.  A substantial portion of Ms. Burns' practice is focused on real estate acquisition and disposition of retail, office and multi-family properties, complex financing, including construction, revolving credit, portfolio and mezzanine loans.  In addition, she advises clients in connection with commercial leasing for a broad range of projects including shopping center and mixed-use developments, laboratory and research space, downtown and suburban office buildings. Ms. Burns has experience with sale-leaseback negotiations, joint ventures, property management agreements and loan defeasance.