The Firm sponsored its 22nd Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C., Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run. Net proceeds from the event benefit charities serving people whose lives are affected by brain tumors, and a stipend is given to Kings Park Scholarship programs. The event is organized and run by the Greater Long Island Running Club (formerly the Plainview-Old Bethpage Running Club), which is Long Island’s largest and most active running club, with a membership that spans all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and beyond.
Matthew Lamstein and Rebecca Calzontzi of the Firm’s Real Estate Group, together with William Gartland and Max Sender of the Firm’s Corporate and Business Practice Group, closed the acquisition and financing of a proposed 256-unit multifamily development in South Portland, Maine. The Firm’s client created a Qualified Opportunity Fund for the acquisition and development of the property located within a federally designated Qualified Opportunity Zone. Mr. Lamstein and Ms. Calzontzi represented the client in both its initial acquisition of the membership interests of the selling entity, as well as the subsequent $39,000,000 construction financing for the project. Mr. Gartland and Mr. Sender assisted in the formation of various ownership and management entities in connection with the formation of the Qualified Opportunity Fund, the drafting and negotiation of the limited liability company agreements, the drafting of the private placement memorandum, and the preparation and completion of all required securities filings. Mr. Gartland also assisted in the drafting and negotiation of the construction contract and related documentation necessary for the development of the project. The new federal Qualified Opportunity Zones program was enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to provide developers with tax incentives to encourage long-term investments in economically disadvantaged urban and rural communities nationwide through private sector investment vehicles known as Qualified Opportunity Funds.
Matt Lamstein, Tara Primis and Stefania Boscarolli of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group closed the $3,812,500.00 construction financing on behalf of a national lender for the construction of a major big box retail user in Riverhead, New York. The loan included two additional phases of financing, the additional financing for the interior buildout required by the big box retailer a well as the conversion of the first two construction loans to permanent, long term financing.
Matt Lamstein and Tara Primis of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group represented a national life insurance company in its $16,618,000.00 refinance of 2 multifamily apartment complexes in Guilderland and North Greenbush, New York.
Matt Lamstein, Tara Primis and Stefania Boscarolli of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group closed the $12,900,000.00 financing of the acquisition of 4 commercial properties in Patchogue, New York. The firm represented a national lender in providing acquisition financing. The property involved tenancies related primarily in the hospital and medical arena.