Real Estate

Real Estate

The lawyers in our Real Estate Practice advise clients on a wide range of real estate matters in the U.S., Israel, and Greater China. Our clients include property developers, real estate investors and investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, operators, joint ventures, and individual buyers and sellers.  Our team works with clients on acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of real assets.

We apply our skills to the full cycle of a real estate deal, providing a holistic approach for our clients. We handle property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. We advise on a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity, structured debt, and hybrid structures. Our lawyers bring experience in related fields such as corporate, tax, immigration, securities, cross-border, and technology laws to provide comprehensive legal advice. We have skilled hospitality and PropTech legal teams, including attorneys who have pioneered major developments within these industries.

We are proud to have our partner Alexandra Levin on the Board of the non-profit Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise (, the leading international network for exchanging knowledge between the real estate industry, the IT sector, and blockchain technology.

Real Estate Finance

We have represented developers and other clients in a multitude of acquisitions and financings of commercial and residential real estate. We have represented lenders in commercial and residential loans. We have prepared and filed offering plans and amendments for submission to the New York State Attorney General.

Real Estate Leasing; Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Lawyers in our Real Estate Practice advise clients on various leases, including office and retail leases. We have the experience and expertise to work with either the landlord or the tenant to ensure that their commercial objectives and/or risk management needs are met in the leases that we prepare and negotiate.  Landlord and tenant issues are also the most common type of dispute that our real estate lawyers are asked to advise on.  Together with our litigators, the lawyers in our Real Estate Practice work with our clients on disputes arising under such leases.

Real Estate Management and Operations

We have represented cooperatives and condominiums in connection with their corporation matters including those related to shareholders, unit owners, managing agents and contractors. We have presided over annual cooperative and condominium annual meetings.

PropTech, Space Property and Real Estate Tokenization

Although the real estate industry has been traditionally slow to adopt new technologies, that has changed with the development of Real Estate FinTech, Shared Economy and Smart Real Estate. This includes artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and blockchain technology which is being used for recording real estate transactions and to crowdfund via tokenization of real estate interests. Additionally, our lawyers, who often have a technical background themselves, help startups and investors in PropTech navigate the evolving regulatory environment.

Practice Heads

Marc Paley
(212) 837-2600

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