Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. has been named by U.S. News & World Report in its 2024 Best Companies to Work For: Law Firms list. This recognition follows the Firm’s 2023 inclusion on Crain’s Best Places to Work in NYC list – both achievements highlighting our premier legal team, as well as the diversity and commitment of our staff.

We are proud to provide a working environment where talent thrives, and we look forward to continuing to set a standard of excellence within the legal real estate industry.

Areas of Practice

Administrative Law / Rent Regulations
Co-op / Condo
Opportunity Zones
Property Tax (Certiorari)
Reorganization & Bankruptcy
State & Federal Court Appeals
Tax Incentives & Affordable Housing
Trusts & Estates
Zoning & Land Use

New York City’s Premier Real Estate Law Firm

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. is New York City’s largest firm focusing solely on real estate. We are proud of the way we have shaped the NYC skyline for nearly 50 years.

Our attorneys anticipate real estate trends and approach them with creative solutions, making us the ideal thought partner for owners, developers, not-for-profit corporations, educational institutions, sponsors, equity investors and lenders in both real estate transactions and in all court venues, including landlord-tenant court, State Supreme Court, Federal Courts and the Appellate Terms, Appellate Divisions, and Court of Appeals.

Rosenberg & Estis provides full service representation and advice in every aspect of real estate, from performing due diligence and evaluating financing, to handling joint ventures, acquisitions and leasing, construction and design team agreements, property tax exemptions and abatements, land use and zoning matters, real estate tax protests and certiorari, co-op and condo offering plan filings, distressed situations and bankruptcies, as well as the litigations and negotiations which sometimes ensue when deal making.
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Inside R&E Podcast

Inside R&E is a podcast hosted by New York City’s leading real estate attorneys who discuss current issues facing developers, owners and operators in the industry. In our latest episode, Michael T. Carr, R&E Litigation Member, re-examines the current state of Local Law 97 with Jac Zadrima and MacKenzie Forsberg, Co-Founders of Genesis Realty Group LLC, as the New York City Department of Buildings continues to unveil details surrounding the rules and guidelines. Their discussion offers clarity to NYC owners and operators across many of the most crucial intricacies of LL 97 – such as Covered Buildings under Article 321, prescriptive measures, key compliance dates, financing strategies and pathways to compliance, as well as the use of consultants or related experts, like architects and engineers. While the broader landscape of NYC’s ambitious climate action plan continues to evolve, this episode seeks to provide real estate professionals – as well as residents and tenants – the knowledge and tools needed to achieve carbon reduction goals and to mitigate exposure to penalties when compliance is not possible within target periods.

The Latest at R&E

Bisnow’s New York Construction & Development Conference​

R&E Member Spencer Romoff moderated the “Alternative Building Methods: Green Construction & Creative Design Methods” panel at Bisnow’s New York Construction & Development Conference. The panel discussion focused on sustainable development strategies in urban environments like New York City, examining crucial elements such as geothermal energy and modular construction. Spencer also led the conversation with questions about the challenges posed by construction costs, as well as concerns regarding affordability for tenants. This panel also provided high-level insights into construction strategies for urban density, including prefabrication and smart infrastructure integration.

Webinar: Metropolitan Black Bar Association (Real Estate Law Section)​

R&E Associate and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Law Section for the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Shakiva Pierre, moderated a discussion on closing the racial wealth gap. This event was webinar-style discussion on the racial wealth gap with regard to the power of black institutions such as historically, black colleges and universities and churches, to increase black wealth in America.

Rosenberg & Estis’ All-Attorney Night Out

Rosenberg & Estis hosted an all-attorney event at SPIN New York Midtown. It was a such a congenial night out and a special opportunity for our Litigation, Transactions and Administrative Law attorneys to socialize with one another. There were many friendly, yet competitive games of ping pong. It was a great night out – thanks to all who could participate in the fun!