Luise A. Barrack

Luise A. Barrack

Managing Member
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-551-8430
Fax:
212-551-8484
E-mail:

Luise A. Barrack is the Managing Member of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. She heads the firm's Litigation department, imparting her trial and appellate experience to the firm. She is a staunch advocate for her clients, many of whom she has represented for almost 30 years. Her no-nonsense approach has helped make Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. the tough and highly respected law firm it is today.

Ms. Barrack's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She has substantial expertise in all facets of real estate litigation, and is an experienced practitioner in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. Her real estate practice concentrates on representing developers, commercial owners, hoteliers, not for profit corporations and educational institutions. Ms. Barrack is also one of New York City's leading Loft Law experts, handling legalization, valuation of loft fixtures, and the costs of code compliance.

Matters handled by Ms. Barrack include: defeating a claim that a developer was required to conduct an environmental study prior to filing an administrative proceeding for permission not to renew rent stabilized tenants' leases in order to demolish a Central Park South building; reaching a multimillion dollar deal and property exchange with Columbia University; representing New York Law School in recovering a site essential to building its new urban campus; and defeating a party claiming an option to purchase an interest in a High Line building containing a chic and extremely high profile nightclub.

Ms. Barrack also represents owners and developers in construction litigation, developments, demolitions and assemblages, and disputes including succession rights, non-primary residence, and owner occupancy. In addition, she is seasoned in cooperative, condominium, and shareholder disputes. In one such matter, Ms. Barrack obtained a judgment for maintenance withheld by a real estate attorney shareholder for his Park Avenue co-op and an order requiring him to pay the bulk of the attorneys' fees he caused his co-op to incur.

Luise A. Barrack is the Managing Member of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. She heads the firm's Litigation department, imparting her trial and appellate experience to the firm. She is a staunch advocate for her clients, many of whom she has represented for almost 30 years. Her no-nonsense approach has helped make Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. the tough and highly respected law firm it is today.

Ms. Barrack's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She has substantial expertise in all facets of real estate litigation, and is an experienced practitioner in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. Her real estate practice concentrates on representing developers, commercial owners, hoteliers, not for profit corporations and educational institutions. Ms. Barrack is also one of New York City's leading Loft Law experts, handling legalization, valuation of loft fixtures, and the costs of code compliance.

Matters handled by Ms. Barrack include: defeating a claim that a developer was required to conduct an environmental study prior to filing an administrative proceeding for permission not to renew rent stabilized tenants' leases in order to demolish a Central Park South building; reaching a multimillion dollar deal and property exchange with Columbia University; representing New York Law School in recovering a site essential to building its new urban campus; and defeating a party claiming an option to purchase an interest in a High Line building containing a chic and extremely high profile nightclub.

Ms. Barrack also represents owners and developers in construction litigation, developments, demolitions and assemblages, and disputes including succession rights, non-primary residence, and owner occupancy. In addition, she is seasoned in cooperative, condominium, and shareholder disputes. In one such matter, Ms. Barrack obtained a judgment for maintenance withheld by a real estate attorney shareholder for his Park Avenue co-op and an order requiring him to pay the bulk of the attorneys' fees he caused his co-op to incur.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1984

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation (Commercial)
  • Litigation (Real Estate)
  • Landlord Tenant Law
  • Loft Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981

Education

  • New York Law School
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Association, 1978-1979
    • Law Review: New York Law School Law Review, Member, 1978 - 1979
    • Law Review: New York Law School Law Review, Research Editor, 1979 - 1980
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
    • B.A. (Cum Laude) - 1977

Representative Cases

  • Matter of 220 CPS "Save Our Homes" Assn. v. New York State Div. of Hous. & Community Renewal, 60 A.D.3d 593, 877 N.Y.S.2d 21 (2009)

Classes/Seminars

  • NYSBA 2014 Advanced Real Estate Transactions – “Careful What You Say: Ethics in Real Estate”, 2014
  • New York City Bar - “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives & Condominiums- Cases & Marketplace Developments in the Last Six Months”, 2014
  • Annual Real Estate Weekly Women's Forum - Women Who Rule: CEO and Founder's Round Table, 2013
  • Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. 2013 In-house Lecture Series: Attorney Client Relations 101 (Ethics), 2013
  • Current Real Estate Leasing Issues (Including Ethics and Civility), New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section – Annual Meeting, 2012
  • Commercial Summary Proceedings - Landlord Representation for the Civil Court in the County of Kings, 2012
  • SL Green - Residential Rent Law Seminar, 2012
  • IMN-2nd Annual Real Estate General Counsel's Forum (What is on your Checklist? Property Acquisitions & Due Diligence), 2012
  • NYSBA 2012 Advanced Real Estate Transactions – “Careful What You Say: Ethics in Real Estate”, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • New York Super Lawyers Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area, 2012-Present
  • Honored by Real Estate Forum as a "Woman of Influence" 2011-2014
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2006 - Present
  • Honored by Real Estate Weekly as an Industry Leader, 2010
  • Honored by Real Estate New York as a "Woman of Influence", 2008
  • Joseph Solomon Scholar, University of Bologna School of Law, Italy
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member of the Irvington Village Zoning Board, 2014-2018
  • New York City Bar Association, Member, Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law, 2013-2016
  • New York City Bar Association, Member, Committee on the Judiciary, Class of 2010-2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • YMCA Development Committee, Leadership Council
  • Co-Chair of the YMCA’s 2016 Annual Campaign