Fries, David A.

David A. Fries joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 2014 and is Counsel with the firm’s Transactional Department. His areas of practice include commercial real estate and financing transactions, mezzanine finance, joint ventures and partnerships.

Fries received a bachelor's degree in political science in 2011 from Washington University in St. Louis and earned his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in 2014, where he was an associate notes editor of the Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal. 

Notable Work

  • New York and Brooklyn, NY: Represented Quinlan Development Group in connection with the acquisition, financing and development of numerous sites in Brooklyn and Manhattan for new construction of residential buildings, both rental and condominium. Certain of the developments included joint venture arrangements, 421a certificates and/or inclusionary housing bonus rights.
  • Manhattan, NY: Served as legal counsel for The Durst Organization in its purchase of 1801 Park Avenue in Harlem from the Northern Manhattan Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. R&E represented The Durst Organization in all phases of the acquisition of the vacant "L"-shaped lot, located between East 124th and East 125th streets. The purchase adds to The Durst Organization's portfolio in the area, following its acquisition of 1800 Park Avenue this past year.
  • Queens, NY: Served as legal counsel to The Durst Organization on the acquisition and financing of the development site of Queens Plaza Park in New York City. The project is a 77-story residential tower in the Long Island City submarket of Queens. Queens Park Plaza will feature approximately 1,000 residential units in the 1 million-square-foot, 77-story tower. Also, this purchase includes the historic Queens Clock Tower Building.
  • Manhattan, NY: Represented the lender, 76 Eleventh Funding, LLC, in a $279 million mezzanine loan for a mixed-use project in Manhattan's Meatpacking District.
  • 1800 Park Avenue, Manhattan, NY: Served as legal counsel to the Durst Organization in connection with various transactions relating to the East Harlem development site at 1800 Park Avenue (located between 124th and 125th Streets).
  • Manhattan, NY: Represented The New School in connection with the sale of two major assets, one a building near Times Square, and the other a former school location on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Areas Of Practice   

  • Transactions
  • Financing
  • Loan Workouts/Restructurings
  • Acquisitions & Sales
  • Joint Ventures

Bar Admissions   

  • New York, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2015


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2014
  • Washington University
    • B.A. - 2011
    • Honors: Dean's List

Honors and Awards   

  • Featured in Commercial Observer’s “30 Under 30: The Top Leasing and Sales Professionals of 2018
  • Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars List, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships   

  • New York State Bar Association
David A. Fries
David A. Fries
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