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Since 1975, Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. has been shaping the New York City skyline.

With over 80 attorneys, R&E is NYC’s largest firm focusing solely on real estate.

Clients benefit from R&E's unique ability to anticipate real estate trends and approach them with innovative solutions.

R&E solves complex real estate problems with an aggressive, streamlined approach that guarantees cost-effective results for owners, developers, investors and the like.

Clerks

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Proudly Welcomes Our 2022 Summer Law Clerks!

Pictured from left to right: Huey Chan, Collin Chipetine, Ainsley Gilman, Shayne Messing, Isabella Pisani, Cherry Srivastava and Sandy Yeung

Administrative Law / Rent Regulations
Construction
Co-op / Condo
Litigation
Opportunity Zones
Property Tax (Certiorari)
Reorganization & Bankruptcy
State & Federal Court Appeals
Tax Incentives & Affordable Housing
Transactions
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 over the last 45-plus 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 Property Income & Expense (RPIE) filings, co-op and condo offering plan filings, distressed situations and bankruptcies, as well as the litigations and negotiations which sometimes ensue when deal making.

Board of Directors

Luise A. Barrack
Member

Jason R. Davidson
Member

Michael E. Lefkowitz
Managing Member

Eric S. Orenstein
Member

Deborah E. Riegel
Member

Gary M. Rosenberg
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Richard L. Sussman
Member

Congratulations to Zachary J. Rothken, R&E’s New Head of Administrative Law Dept.

R&E recently announced the promotion of Zachary J. Rothken to Member and Head of the firm’s Administrative Law Department. Rothken succeeds Blaine Z. Schwadel, who will remain as a Special Counsel with the Administrative Law Department. Rothken will oversee all of R&E’s administrative law matters, including regulatory due diligence, administrative proceedings before DHCR, regulatory compliance and Article 78 litigation.

Welcome Lunch for 2022 Summer Law Clerks

June 1, 2022, Rosenberg & Estis attorneys gathered on the terrace for a meet-and-greet lunch welcoming our 2022 Summer Law Clerks. We are so thrilled to have Huey Chan, Collin Chipetine, Ainsley Gilman, Shayne Messing, Isabella Pisani, Cherry Srivastava and Sandy Yeung on our legal team this summer!

Congratulations: PoliticsNY Real Estate and Development Power Players

R&E Managing Member Michael E. Lefkowitz was selected by PoliticsNY as a 2022 Real Estate and Development Power Player. As part of the Power Player profile Q&A, Michael was asked to answer, How did you become interested in architecture, real estate, or construction? We love his answer: “I became interested in real estate because of my grandfather, who started as a cigar store owner downtown and, realizing that owning real estate was more lucrative than selling cigars, began purchasing commercial real estate throughout New York City. I took that family interest in real estate, along with my father’s career as a New York State court judge, and I made the best of both worlds by becoming a New York City real estate attorney.”

2022 Super Lawyers

SUPER LAWYERS: Luise A. Barrack, William Byers Jr., Jason R. Davidson, Norman Flitt, John D. Giampolo, Dennis I. Hellman, Robert M. Kessler, Howard W. Kingsley, Mark S. Lafayette, Michael E. Lefkowitz, Adam J. Lindenbaum, Alexander Lycoyannis, Eric S. Orenstein, Deborah E. Riegel, Gary M. Rosenberg, Adam R. Sanders, Blaine Z. Schwadel, Bradley S. Silverbush, Arthur C. Silverman, Richard L. Sussman, Brett B. Theis and Jeffrey Turkel. RISING STARS: Elizabeth M. Brown, Ethan R. Cohen, Casey E. Delaney, Brendan Derr, Kenneth W. Eng, Alex Estis, Jeanine Floyd, David A. Fries, Arielle Frost, Peter B. Kane, Dejan Kezunovic, Benjamin Z. Koblentz, Moshe B. Nachum, Cori A. Rosen, Zachary J. Rothken, Anthony J. Virga and Justin S. Weitzman

AV Preeminent Rated Lawyers

Luise A. Barrack, Michael T. Carr, Michael C. Castellon, Jason R. Davidson, Norman Flitt, Jonathan S. Hacker, Dennis I. Hellman, Robert M. Kessler, Howard W. Kingsley, Adam Lindenbaum, Alexander Lycoyannis, Eric S. Orenstein, Michael A. Pensabene, Gary M. Rosenberg, Adam R. Sanders, Bradley S. Silverbush, Arthur C. Silverman, Richard L. Sussman, Jeffrey Turkel

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. is CLE accredited and is a proud supporter and affiliate of these fine organizations