My practice involves broad-based commercial real estate transactions advising international & domestic clients in complex real estate & corporate deals, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, real estate fund formations, development "air" rights transfers, mortgage financings, membership interest purchases, restructurings, IPOs and securities offerings. I represent a variety of clients, including property developers, private equity funds, fund managers and advisers, state-run investment funds, real estate investment trusts, and other institutional investors in public and private sectors.
Despite working on some of the largest deals in the country (e.g., Hudson Yards and Time Warner Building), I love representing individual sellers and buyers in acquiring and selling residential properties and working with people, one-on-one, to achieve the best results. I have over 3 years of experience working on all type of residential real estate transactions whether it be co-ops, condominiums or residential homes and two 2 years of experience as in-house counsel to a corporation. I pride myself on my clients' happiness during a potentially stressful period in their life.
I count myself lucky to be a happy lawyer. I was blessed to have worked at some of the 10 highest ranked & regarded "biglaw" firms in NYC: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, Goodwin Procter LLP, and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. I graduated cum laude from University of Michigan Law School, one of the top 10 highest ranked law school in the country, with a J.D in 2012. Prior to that, I attended St. John's University with a full scholarship and graduated magna cum laude with a 4.0 GPA in finance.
I know legal issues can be overwhelming and lawyers can be expensive and committing to a lawyer you have never met is scary, but I urge you (whether you decide to hire me for my services) to ask me anything and everything related to your real estate questions or issues. While I may be bound by ethics not to create an attorney-client privilege between us, I am will help you the best I can. My parents and I were immigrants in this country and without the help of kind strangers, we never would have made it. So please do not be a stranger and feel free to reach out to me with any problems that I can help you in a "friendly capacity".
Another thing to look at for when perusing through this page is to be wary of generalists. I have noticed countless other lawyers at your firm who are litigators, white collar-defense lawyers, tax lawyers, corporate lawyers. and securities lawyers! As much as I love my job, I don't know If I would be cut out for that! However, many of their Real Estate lawyers are generalists & have a braod-based knowledge of the disposition of property but has not edicatd his/her life to one area of the law.
AS for what I do for my clients--the short answer is everything. From the moment I step into the room guns blazing. I am an an excellent negotiator and I have strongly negotiate the best terms for my clients. I count myself lucky that I have extensive knowledge in real estate, corporate, tax and finance law. However, I do have a wonderful paralegal and a dispatcher (who will will be taking a much -deserved break) be returning in few weeks because to to hIn particular, I have been the lead attorney on countless residential & commercial properties (e.g., co-ops, condominiums, retail & office properties).
My work at my 1st firm quickly caught the attention of other firms and soon I was working extensively on "air rights" (the purchase of a contingent property's unused airspace to increase the height of the property on my client's purchased lot). I learned from the best mentor on the subject of "Air Rights". "Air Rights" is not generally found in other cities and states due to sufficient space. Manhattan, however, has nowhere to go but up. My mentor & I were known as the preeminent authority on "air rights".
I recruited by several other law firms to work in their Real Estate and Corporate departments w/ the promise of providing me training on a broader-based practice rather than one that is mainly niche & exclusive to "air rights" in NYC. Soon I was spearheading a team of 10 junior associates to help me close on the empire state building's portfolio of 13 commercial and retail properties.
I am flexible depending on the urgency of any matter. I will always be available for last-minute work or to attend closings. I am happy to work with your chosen title company but have, to clear violations by the DOB, and obtain Certificate of Occupancy. I hold your hand every step of the way and I have always had happy clients come back with referrals or for their second homes. I am humbled by their kinds and hope we will be able to work together as well!