Andrew S. Perry is a principal at McCarthy Lebit. Mr. Perry is an experienced attorney and business advisor whose practice focuses on real estate and finance.  His real estate expertise encompasses a wide range of matters relating to the financing, acquisition, development, construction, leasing and disposition of retail, commercial, and industrial property.  Mr. Perry has extensive experience in working with both shopping center developers and tenants and industrial and office developers and tenants and has been involved in the leasing of millions of square feet of such space from the landlord and tenant side. Mr. Perry also represents national and regional lenders and corporate borrowers in connection with the structure, negotiation and documentation of real estate and commercial loan transactions.


  • The Ohio State University
    • BS Accounting
  • Capital University Law School
    • JD, Magna Cum Laude


  • Ohio


  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2019
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star 2009 - 2010


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • Zoning Commission Former Member, City of Avon Lake
  • Parks & Recreation Commission, City of Avon Lake, Former Member and Chair


  • "How to Capitalize on Cleveland’s Commercial Real Estate Market," Smart Business Magazine, February 2019
  • "What Commercial Landlords Need To Know About Landlord Lien Waivers Or Landlord Subordination Agreements", McCarthy Lebit Real Estate Blog, August 2017
  • "Landlord Lien Waivers and Subordination Agreements", Properties Magazine, June 2017
  • "Room to Negotiate – Common areas of Commercial Leases that Cost Tenants Money", Smart Business Magazine, December 2017


Multiple Lease Renewals

Completed the lease renewals for a 50,000 sq. ft facility in Minnesota and a 115,000 sq. ft facility in Pennsylvania for the same client.

Leasing of an Industrial Facility

Completed the leases of a new 81,000 sq. ft industrial facility in Arizona and a 26,000 sq. ft industrial facility in Wisconsin for two separate clients.

Refinancing of a Retail Space

Closed on the refinance of a Canton shopping center for $2.7 Million.

$9 Million Sale of Multiple Apartment Buildings

Completed the sale of three apartment buildings for $9 million.

$2.7 Million Construction Loan for Lender

Closed a $2.7 million construction loan for Northeast Ohio regional lender.

Regularly Represent Commercial Lenders

Regularly represent a large local lender in their commercial lending of millions of dollars

Regularly Involved in Sale of Office Properties Around the US

Regularly involved in the sale of industrial, retail, and office properties around the US.

Sale of a 200,000 sq. ft. Retail Development

Represented a local developer in the sale of a 200,000 sq. ft. retail development

Regularly Represent Multi-Family Developer

Regularly represent a large Multi-Family Developer in the acquisition of several thousand apartment units in the US.

Millions of Square Feet for Retail Developer

Represented a large Retail Developer in the lease of millions of square feet of space throughout the US.

Corporate HQ Lease

Represented a publicly traded REIT on the lease of millions of square feet of Corporate Headquarters buildings.

Office Leases for Large Distribution Company

Regularly represent a large distribution company in their lease and purchase of millions of square feet around the US.

2.33 Million Square Feet Portfolio

Handle all of the leasings for a large industrial distribution company’s 2.33 million square feet portfolio of space around the US and Canada.

Corporate HQ Lease and Construction

Represented a large local company in the lease and construction of its corporate HQ building.