Christopher A. Nicosia

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Christopher A. Nicosia

Of Counsel
New York, New York

Christopher A. Nicosia joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 2014 and is of counsel with the firm's Transactional Department. His practice encompasses all areas of transactional law including property acquisitions and dispositions, construction financing, condominiums and cooperatives, leasing and zoning lot mergers.

Mr. Nicosia has extensive experience in the acquisition and sale of inclusionary air rights, also known as "zoning bonus," which enable developers to increase the buildable floor area of residential projects in eligible districts.

He has provided the legal work underpinning a number of projects including:

  • The redevelopment of the Hudson River waterfront in the Town of Haverstraw in Rockland County, N.Y.
  • The sale of a mixed-use building in Greenwich Village.
  • The formation of condominiums for five luxury rental buildings on the Upper West Side.
  • The conversion of 87 affordable apartments in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn to cooperative ownership and the closing of permanent financing for the commercial section of the building.
  • Negotiation of dozens of agreements for the purchase and sale of more than 600,000 square feet of "zoning bonus" with an aggregate value of nearly $200 million.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner with Seiden & Schein, P.C. Earlier, he served as an associate with Ginsburg & Redmond, P.C.

Mr. Nicosia received a bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Albany and earned his J.D. at Pace University School of Law. He received a master's degree in finance and accounting from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and has been a member of the New York State Bar Association's Real Property Law Section since 1997.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2014

Areas of Practice

  • Transactional Law
  • Real Estate Financing/Banking
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Real Estate Development

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1997


  • Pace University School of Law
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Review: Pace Environmental Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Fordham University Graduate School of Business
    • M.B.A. - 2009
  • State University of New York at Albany
    • B.A. - 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association – Real Property Law Section