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.

Caitlyn M. Kelly | Meghan Paola | Rayan Salha | Amanda Yang

Congratulations to Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Juris Doctors!

R&E juris doctors Caitlyn M. Kelly, Meghan Paola, Rayan Salha and Amanda Yang passed the New York State Bar Exam!
We are confident they will be exceptional additions to our associate group.

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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 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

Jason R. Davidson

Michael E. Lefkowitz
Managing Member

Eric S. Orenstein

Deborah E. Riegel

Gary M. Rosenberg
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Richard L. Sussman

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Bisnow’s NYC State of the Market

R&E Member Arielle Frost moderated the fourth panel, “Filling the Capital Stack: Creative Joint Ventures to Close Deals,” at Bisnow’s NYC State of the Market event on November 15, 2022. The panel addressed how increasingly creative uses and structuring of joint ventures are trending in today’s state of the market, particularly in light of the decrease in financing available from traditional lenders. Arielle, who specializes in joint venture transactions, discussed how different preferred equity structures are being implemented, the increased use of co-GP and co-Sponsor joint ventures, and how exit strategies and dispute resolution mechanisms are currently being addressed in joint ventures. The panel also discussed the various ways in which today’s state of the market has caused developers and investors to shift their investment strategies, including changes in capital sourcing, the asset classes they are pursuing, and even their target geographical area for new projects.

Bisnow’s New York Economic Forecast

Bisnow’s New York Economic Forecast

Michael T. Carr and Nicholas Kamillatos were moderators at Bisnow’s New York Economic Forecast. Michael moderated Panel 2: Keeping & Growing Your Team: Retention & Talent Acquisition, which addressed current challenges from the hiring side of the commercial real estate job market. Nick moderated Panel 3: How to Get & Keep People in Your Buildings, focusing on the current challenges in leasing Manhattan office spaces as employees return to a commuting, in-office lifestyle post-covid-19.

CHIP Webinar: “Reviewing the Proposed Amendments to the RSC”

Zachary J. Rothken, Member and Head of R&E’s Administrative Law Department, was invited to present as an expert speaker at CHIP’s “Reviewing the Proposed Amendments to the RSC” Webinar. The panel discussed substantive areas of the proposed amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code (RSC) and how they differ from current laws and DHCR policies and procedures.

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Farewell to Thursdays on Third 2022

Thursday, October 27th was our final Thursdays on Third of the season. In keeping with our tradition, all of the food was home-made by our very own John Franco, Director of Information Governance. Cheers to the great weather, absolutely delicious Italian-style buffet and to our excellent legal team. We are already looking forward to TOT 2023!

Elizabeth M. Brown

New York Real Estate Journal’s 2022 Women in Professional Services Spotlight

Elizabeth Brown, R&E Of Counsel, was featured in NYREJ’s 2022 Women in Professional Services Spotlight. In this Q&A, Liz was asked, What advice would you give the next generation of women in your industry? We love her response: “Follow your instincts. People told me I was crazy to go into real estate litigation, but there was something in my gut telling me it was my calling. Had I listened to naysayers, I would not be where I am today, professionally or personally.”

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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, Richard L. Sussman, Brett B. Theis and Jeffrey Turkel. RISING STARS: Elizabeth M. Brown, Ethan R. Cohen, Casey E. Delaney, Brendan Derr, Alex Estis, Jeanine Floyd, David A. Fries, Arielle Frost, Peter B. Kane, Dejan Kezunovic, Benjamin Z. Koblentz, Cori A. Rosen, Zachary J. Rothken, Anthony J. Virga and Justin S. Weitzman

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AV Preeminent Rated Lawyers

Luise A. Barrack, Michael T. Carr, 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, Richard L. Sussman, Jeffrey Turkel

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