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Real Estate Transactions

The Real Estate Department is active in all types of real estate transactions, both commercial and residential, including leasing, conveyancing, financ­ing, construction, syndications, joint ventures, and cooperative, condominium and homeowner association plans.  Our real estate attorneys feel the pulse of the Long Island real estate market by maintaining close relationships with other real estate professionals including members of the real estate development, lending, broker­age and title insurance communities.  The Firm’s real estate clients run the gamut from individual investors and developers to financial institu­tions, real estate investment trusts, commercial landlords and tenants, syndicators, title companies and public authorities.  As counsel to some of the largest owners of office and industrial properties in the New York metropolitan area, our attorneys draft and negotiate hundreds of leases each year, including many leases for corporate headquarters, munici­pal agencies and Fortune 500 companies.  We also represent many tenants in the negotiation of commercial leases and related agreements.  In the areas of real estate conveyancing and financing, we represent many developers, investors, joint venturers and lenders in the acquisition, sale and financing of residential and commercial properties including shopping centers, apartment complexes and office and industrial buildings. We have extensive experience in both conventional and conduit lending from both the lender’s and borrower’s perspectives.  In conjunction with our experi­enced tax counsel, we are able to assist our clients and their accountants in appropriate tax planning, including tax-de­ferred, like-kind exchanges.

To contact this department, please e-mail or call 631-761-0835

Sabrina Salama

Sabrina Salama is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate practice group and Litigation practice group. Ms. Salama is a graduate of Hofstra University (B.A.,... Read More

Samuel Yedid

Samuel Yedid is a partner in the firm and co-chairs the firm’s Real Estate practice group. For over 35 years, Mr. Yedid has counseled a... Read More

Matthew C. Lamstein

Matthew C. Lamstein is a partner in and co-chairs the firm’s Real Estate practice group where he focuses his practice on commercial real estate with... Read More

Steven B. Aptheker

Steven B. Aptheker, co-founder of the firm, is a partner in both the Litigation and Transactional practice groups. Mr. Aptheker has been an active commercial... Read More

James E. Devine

James E. Devine is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate practice group. Mr. Devine has extensive experience in commercial real estate leasing, commercial real... Read More

Charles W. Weiss

Charles W. Weiss is counsel to the firm, focusing primarily on residential and commercial real estate transactions. A graduate of The George Washington University (B.A.,... Read More

Marcia L. Finkelstein

Marcia L. Finkelstein is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate practice group.  She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude)... Read More

Tara M. Primis

Tara M. Primis, counsel in the firm’s Real Estate practice group, represents landlords, tenants, sellers, purchasers and lenders in a broad range of real estate... Read More

Jessica M. Moore

Jessica M. Moore, an associate in the firm’s Real Estate practice group, represents clients in a wide range of real estate transactions including acquisition and... Read More

Christina M. Rosas

Christina M. Rosas, Counsel in the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice group and Real Estate practice group, advises clients on all aspects of estate and... Read More

Stefania Boscarolli

Stefania Boscarolli is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate practice group, Litigation practice group and Corporate and Business practice group. Ms. Boscarolli is a... Read More

Martin I. Semel

Martin I. Semel is of counsel to the firm, and is involved in its Corporate and Business practice group, and in its Real Estate practice... Read More

Leonard I. Ackerman

Leonard I. Ackerman is of counsel to the Firm.  His practice focuses primarily on residential and commercial real estate, construction transactions and commercial litigation.  Mr.... Read More