Our Practice Areas

The following is a comprehensive list of services we offer to our clients:

Administrative Law

  • Appearances before various zoning commissions, councils and boards
  • Representation before taxing agencies
  • Federal and state regulatory hearings
  • New York State equalization issues for municipalities

Banking and Finance Law

  • Representation of borrowers and lenders in a wide range of loan transactions
  • Negotiation of loan commitments
  • Letter of credit transactions
  • Derivative transactions
  • Tax-exempt and taxable bond transactions
  • Residential and commercial mortgage foreclosure actions (including receiverships)
  • Collections
  • Sale of other real estate owned
  • Negotiation of loan workouts
  • Preparation of documentation for commercial lines of credit and term loan financing

Business and Corporate Law

  • Planning advice for businesses and professions, banks and individuals
  • Formation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, professional associations, joint ventures, franchises, not-for-profit corporations, and syndications
  • Mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations
  • Liquidations and dissolutions
  • Purchase and sale of businesses
  • Purchase and sale of stock ownership or business assets
  • Loan restructuring, collections and lender related representation for banks, borrowers and underwriters
  • Tax planning
  • Agreements and miscellaneous documentation
  • Contract disputes
  • Partnership and corporate disputes
  • Various aspects of corporate finance, private placements of debt securities and private placements of equity securities

Elder Law

  • Medicaid qualification and planning
  • Asset protection

Estate Planning and Probate Law

  • Establishment of wills and trusts
  • Estate plans
  • Administration of estates
  • Conservatorships and guardianships
  • Planning for change of domicile or retirement

Multi-Family Housing Real Estate Development and Finance

  • RPTL Section 581-a
  • Supportive Housing (OMH and OPWDD)
  • LIHTC, NMTC, and Historic Tax Credits
  • Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and FHA
  • NYSHFA Multifamily Bonds
  • Mitchell-Lama, IRP, and Section 8

Municipal Law

  • General obligation bonds
  • Tax certiorari proceedings
  • General administrative and zoning practice
  • Equalization rate issues for municipalities
  • Administrative practice before New York State Board of Real Property Services

Real Estate Law

  • Zoning, land use and development
  • Sale, lease and acquisition of real property (residential and commercial)
  • Leasing matters
  • Homeowners’ associations
  • Covenants, conditions and restrictions
  • Horizontal property regime and planned unit development documentation
  • Condemnation/eminent domain
  • Construction contracts
  • Water and environmental matters
  • Syndications and other public offerings
  • Title insurance matters
  • Exchanges and dispositions
  • Lender and borrower representation
  • Workouts and foreclosures
  • Real estate financing
  • Tax planning for real estate matters
  • Real estate disputes
    • Title matters
    • Contract disputes
    • Eminent domain suits
    • Brokerage fee disputes
    • Financing disputes
    • Construction and design cases
    • Foreclosures
    • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Industrial development agency finance
  • Transfer gains tax planning

Real Estate Tax Law

  • Tax certiorari proceedings for municipalities, property owners and lenders, including RPTL Section 581-a

Tax Law

  • Personal and business tax planning
  • Tax planning for incorporations, acquisitions, liquidations and partnerships
  • Civil and criminal tax disputes and litigation before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax departments