Jolie E. Meer joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 2007 and is of counsel with the firm’s Transactional Department. Ms. Meer is co-chair of the leasing sub-group. Her practice concentrates on commercial real estate law, with an emphasis on commercial leasing, acquisitions and dispositions and financings.
Many of R&E’s top transactional clients consistently request Ms. Meer to work on their most complex commercial real estate matters. She has demonstrated a keen ability to handle a range of challenging and even atypical projects. Recent examples testify to her special skills - Ms. Meer worked on an office lease where the tenant was not only utilizing the space for office purposes but also as a broadcasting facility and had the use of an outdoor terrace. She also represented a landlord in a large residential building with ground floor retail space being utilized as a nursery school. When it comes to bringing tough deals to fruition, R&E looks to Ms. Meer to think outside of the box, which she has done for over a decade.
- VIA57West - represented The Durst Organization in the retail leases at the residential building including, The Landmark movie theatre lease, Ousia restaurant lease, AKC Canine Retreat lease and the Hopscotch Montessori school lease.
- Frank57West - represented The Durst Organization in a retail lease with ILoveKickboxing.
- Helena57West - represented The Durst Organization in retail leases including, Club Pilates and Hudson Market.
- 855 Avenue of the Americas - represented the Durst Organization in the Nordstrom Rack Lease.
- 155 Avenue of the Americas - represented The Durst Organization on various retail leases at the office building including Dig Inn and Gumption Coffee.
- 151 West 42nd Street – represented The Durst Organization on multiple signage-related agreements in connection with Nasdaq’s relocation of its headquarters, completing a complicated transaction in a compressed time frame.
- 133 Avenue of the Americas - represented The Durst Organization in a lease of both retail and office space to Steinway and an office lease to a prominent law firm.
- 450 Park Avenue - represented Somerset Partners in the acquisition, financing, leasing and sale of the building.
- 1801 K Street in Washington, D.C. - represented Somerset Partners in the leasing of office and retail space in the Building.
- Represented Rubicon US REIT in the re-leasing of an office building in Portland, Oregon. One of those leases won the 2014 lease of the year award in Portland.
- One Bryant Park - Represented the ground lessee of the Bank of America Tower in the $1.3 billion permanent financing which was a never-before-done combination of Liberty Bond and CMBS debt within the same mortgage instrument.
Areas Of Practice
- Transactional Law
- Commercial Leasing
- New Jersey, 2005
- New York, 2006
- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
- J.D. - 2005
- Cornell University
- B.A. - 2002
- "Maybe Not the Best Solution, But a Solution: The German Foundation Agreement," Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 6:107, March 2, 2005
Honors and Awards
- Selected for inclusion in Crain’s New York Business Rising Stars in Real Estate List, 2020
- Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars List, 2014-2015
Pro Bono Activities
- Benjamin N. Cardozo’s 1L Mentor Program, Mentor