“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it” – Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Our Firm has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting a variety of complex and sophisticated real estate transactions involving leasing, development, sales and acquisitions and financing

Commercial Leasing Transactions

Whether you are a private or institutional developer, landlord, REITS, asset manager, or investor, we can help counsel you in connection with leasing of major commercial real estate, including office buildings, shopping centers, retail stores and industrial properties.

Loan Workouts

We represent lenders and borrowers in negotiating, drafting and advising regarding loan modification agreements, forbearance agreements and other loan workouts.

Condominium/Co-operative boards, refinance, purchase and sale

We have experience representing condo & coop boards, drafting offering plans, and reviewing plans in connection with purchases and sales. We also draft , negotiate and review contracts and represent purchasers and sellers in a variety of real estate closings.

Construction & Development & Green Buildings

Our Firm has experience representing real estate developers in numerous development projects in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the New York region. Our experience includes site acquisition and control through options, ground leases, air rights and title transfers, preparation of reciprocal easement agreements and restrictive covenants, leasing of space to national and regional retailers and negotiating construction contracts and payment loan documentation.

Distressed Real Estate

Our Firm has experience advising clients in connection with loan defaults, workouts and foreclosures; loan acquisitions and sales; real estate joint venture disputes, leasing disputes and enforcement. We are experienced negotiating with lenders and borrowers on non performing loans. Through our Of Counsel relationship with the law firm of Thaler & Gertler, LLP we can provide Bankruptcy counsel on lease and loan issues.

Joint Ventures

We have experience in the formation and structuring of LLC’s, partnerships and joint ventures for the acquisition and development of, and investment in, commercial, multi-family, mixed use and hotel properties. We also have experience advising regarding disputes that sometimes arise out of these complex relationships.

Sales and Acquisitions

We have experience in the acquisition and sale of office buildings, residential and mixed use buildings, industrial properties and undeveloped land. We have experience with like-kind (1031) exchanges of real property.

Financing

We have experience representing lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial and residential lending and financing transactions, including construction loans, mortgage loans secured by properties, interim, bridge or mezzanine-type financing, permanent loans and subordinated financing and inter-creditor transactions.