Deborah E. Riegel

Deborah E. Riegel

Member
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-551-8466
Fax:
212-551-8484
E-mail:

Deborah Riegel joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 1994 and became a member in 2000. Ms. Riegel is a member of the firm's Litigation department and is one of its most experienced trial lawyers.

Ms. Riegel's approach to working with clients and resolving disputes was shaped by her work in private industry prior to attending law school, as well as her position as a legislative aide in the New York State Assembly. These experiences taught her the need to recognize the real world value of a case to a client, and that negotiation and compromise are often the most valuable skills in litigation.

Ms. Riegel's client base ranges from small owners of residential property to major residential and commercial developers. Her practice has given her a broad spectrum of experience in representing clients in every Court from the Civil Court of the City of New York to the New York State Court of Appeals, as well as the United States District Court, United States Bankruptcy Court, and the United States Court of Appeals. Ms. Riegel has litigated or arbitrated matters involving cooperative shareholder disputes, rent regulatory issues, J-51 and Section 8, succession and non-primary residence, commercial lease disputes, tort and contract actions, and construction disputes. Ms. Riegel also provides counsel to cooperatives and condominiums on a wide range of matters.

While her practice is primarily focused on litigation, Ms. Riegel also works with clients on development issues, such as assemblage, and has successfully vacated a number of development sites in Manhattan. Ms. Riegel also works with clients, with the support of the firm's highly experienced Transactional Group, on purchase and sale agreements, leasing and construction management so as to provide a one-stop, integrated approach to managing clients' legal needs with an eye toward risk management and early dispute resolution.

Ms. Riegel is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and previously served on its Housing Court Committee.

 

Deborah Riegel joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 1994 and became a member in 2000. Ms. Riegel is a member of the firm's Litigation department and is one of its most experienced trial lawyers.

Ms. Riegel's approach to working with clients and resolving disputes was shaped by her work in private industry prior to attending law school, as well as her position as a legislative aide in the New York State Assembly. These experiences taught her the need to recognize the real world value of a case to a client, and that negotiation and compromise are often the most valuable skills in litigation.

Ms. Riegel's client base ranges from small owners of residential property to major residential and commercial developers. Her practice has given her a broad spectrum of experience in representing clients in every Court from the Civil Court of the City of New York to the New York State Court of Appeals, as well as the United States District Court, United States Bankruptcy Court, and the United States Court of Appeals. Ms. Riegel has litigated or arbitrated matters involving cooperative shareholder disputes, rent regulatory issues, J-51 and Section 8, succession and non-primary residence, commercial lease disputes, tort and contract actions, and construction disputes. Ms. Riegel also provides counsel to cooperatives and condominiums on a wide range of matters.

While her practice is primarily focused on litigation, Ms. Riegel also works with clients on development issues, such as assemblage, and has successfully vacated a number of development sites in Manhattan. Ms. Riegel also works with clients, with the support of the firm's highly experienced Transactional Group, on purchase and sale agreements, leasing and construction management so as to provide a one-stop, integrated approach to managing clients' legal needs with an eye toward risk management and early dispute resolution.

Ms. Riegel is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and previously served on its Housing Court Committee.

 

Year Joined Firm

  • 1994

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation (Commercial)
  • Litigation (Real Estate)
  • Landlord Tenant Law
  • Condominium/Cooperative Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Queens College of the City University of New York
    • B.A. - 1990

Representative Cases

  • 184 Joralemon LLC v. Brooklyn Law School, 31 Misc.3d 1201(A) (Sup. Ct. Kings Co. 2011)
  • 184 Joralemon LLC v. Brklyn Hts Condos, LLC, Kings County Clerk Index No. 21081/11
  • David Gordon, Jacqueline Swiskey v. Brian Palumbo, et al., 377 Fed. Appx. 39, 2010 WL 1909550 (C.A.2 (N.Y.)) (2010)
  • Louise E. Dembeck v. 220 Central Park South, LLC, 33 A.D.3d 491, 823 N.Y.S.2d 45 (2006)
  • TSI West 14, Inc. v. Samson Associates, LLC, 8 A.D.3d 51, 777 N.Y.S.2d 29 (2004)
  • VNO 100 West 33rd Street LLC v. Square One of Manhattan, Inc., 22 Misc.3d 560 (Civ. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2008)
  • Yenom Corp. v. 155 Wooster Street, Inc., 23 A.D.3d 259, 805 N.Y.S.2d 304 (2005)
  • Flushing Expo, Inc. v. New World Mall, Queens County Clerk Index No. 28443/11

Classes/Seminars

  • Hot Topics in Cooperatives and Condominiums (Instructor), New York City Bar Association, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association, Member, Committee on the Judiciary, Class 2013
  • New York City Bar Association, Committee on Cooperative and Condominium, Class of 2010 - 2013