Real Estate

Our Real Estate attorneys represent multinational businesses, institutional clients and individuals seeking to purchase, develop, or sell both residential and commercial properties throughout the New York metropolitan area as well as across the country. Our team has wide-ranging experience in all aspects of real estate law and transactions.

We represent domestic and international investors in the acquisition, sale, and development of apartment and office buildings, commercial condominium units, industrial manufacturing facilities, warehouses, and shopping centers. We routinely negotiate and draft ownership and equity arrangements, shareholder/operating agreements, management agreements, AIA architect and construction agreements. We also negotiate and draft commercial lease agreements, including landlord and tenant representation in retail, office, restaurant, medical, and warehouse/industrial facilities. We recently represented a European fashion and luxury goods retailer in opening stores in shopping centers and hotels throughout the U.S., including Bal Harbour Shops and Brickell City Center (Florida), Roosevelt Field Mall (NY), Short Hills Mall (NJ), Beverly Hills (CA), Aspen (CO), Hawaii and Wynn Las Vegas (NV).

Our team also handles residential sales and acquisitions by owner-occupants, investors and estates, including 1-2 family buildings, landmarked multi-unit brownstones, SRO buildings, and condominium and cooperative apartments throughout the New York area, including 1031 tax-deferred exchanges and investment transactions by foreign nationals.

Our team also focuses on real estate finance and investment, and we advise borrowers and private lenders on commercial and residential finance and refinance transactions and construction loans. We counsel clients on condominium conversions, including drafting offering plans and subsequent amendments. We also serve as counsel to cooperative and condominium boards on issues ranging from shareholder disputes, subletting and amendment of by-laws to filing and foreclosure of liens for unpaid common charges.