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.

Areas of Practice

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

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Alexander Lycoyannis Admitted to Practice in the U.S. Supreme Court

R&E Member Alexander Lycoyannis has been admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court! Here is a photo taken just outside of the courthouse, as phones are not allowed inside. Congratulations, Alex, on this well-deserved honor! 

A Retirement Celebration Honoring Bob Kessler

Rosenberg & Estis was honored to celebrate the retirement of Robert M. Kessler, Member of the firm’s Transactional Group. Thank you, Bob, for your more than 25 years of dedication to the firm and our clients. You will be missed, and we wish you success and joy in the next chapter!

Commercial Observer’s 2022 “Top Young Professionals”

Congratulations to R&E Associate Matthew LoBello who was selected for inclusion on Commercial Observer’s 2022 “Top Young Professionals” List!

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Holiday Party

R&E held its 2022 Holiday Party at Charlie Palmer Steak One Bryant Park. During his speech, Managing Member Michael E. Lefkowitz highlighted the firm’s average length of employment… 11.5 years. Here is a group photo of staff and attorneys whose work anniversaries were celebrated, ranging from 5-45 years.

“421-a: Wage Issues” Webinar (Part 1 of 3)

Daniel M. Bernstein, Member and Leader of R&E’s Tax Incentives & Affordable Housing Department, and Michael T. Carr, Member, presented a “421-a: Wage Issues” Webinar (Part 1 of 3), focusing on wage obligations (prevailing wage obligations for building service employees and construction wage requirements). Many thanks to Daniel and Michael for their preparation and insight on this timely and important topic for owners, developers and counsel alike – and thanks to our legal team for joining us in-person and to our clients who attended virtually. Parts 2 and 3 (March 15 and 22) of Daniel’s 421-a webinar series will focus on affordability, rent stabilization, deregulation and recent litigations. We will send more details along with an invitation to register in the New Year.

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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