We provide a full range of services, including:
Business and Corporation Law
We provide our business clients a wide range of services, including evaluating and structuring complex business transactions, such as the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, consolidations and other forms of reorganizations.
We also assist our clients in financing and capitalizing their business transactions as well as determining the best entity through which to conduct business, whether it be a limited partnership, general partnership, limited liability company or corporation.
We also have extensive experience in the field of debtor and creditor law, including: commercial collections; and the prosecution and defense of mechanic’s liens.
The firm’s roster of long-term national and local clients and our achievements in representing our clients in significant matters are testament to our success in meeting our clients’ needs.
Estate Planning and Administration
We assist clients with estate planning and estate administration. We draft complex wills and trusts and advise our clients how to transfer assets so as to minimize taxes. We also assist clients facing the complexities of the Medicare and Medicaid laws.
Multi-Family Housing Real Estate Development and Finance
Our firm’s real estate development and finance practice is nationally recognized for its diligent, no-nonsense and efficient representation of both lenders and developers in complex real estate financings, forward loan commitments, letters of credit, low-income housing tax credit transactions and letter of credit enhanced bond transactions.
The firm is a recognized leader in its representation of lenders providing conventional financing and letter of credit enhanced financing for low- and moderate-income housing and related community development transactions, including Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and FHA multi-family financings.
The firm’s long-standing relationships with New York State and local housing and development agencies (e.g., New York State Housing Finance Agency, State of New York Mortgage Agency, New York State Homes and Community Renewal, New York State Housing Trust Fund and New York City Housing Development Corporation) enable the firm to effectively represent its clients in a wide variety of transactions.
Members of the firm have been involved in financing multi-family housing throughout the State of New York for more than twenty years and the firm’s relationships with Freddie Mac, State and local housing agencies, low-income housing tax credit allocation agencies and syndication companies, developers and numerous consultants all enable the firm to best serve its clients in a variety of complex multi-family transactions.
Our firm also has extensive experience in representing clients in the private and public sectors in municipal law matters, including complex bond transactions, payment-in-lieu-of-tax agreements, tax certiorari proceedings, NYS Real Property Tax Law Section 581-a matters, and other municipal matters.
We provide our clients with advice about, and structure, real estate transactions of all kinds. We represent lenders and borrowers in complex financing transactions, and we represent developers in the areas of land use and zoning applications and litigation. We regularly represent clients before local planning and town boards and other governmental agencies.
Tax Planning and Tax Litigation
We offer a wide range of tax advice, including estate planning, income tax planning and representing individuals and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service and state and local tax agencies.