Fatmi, Syed Ali

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Syed Ali Fatmi joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 2022 and is an Associate with the firm's Administrative Law Department.

Fatmi has litigated Real Property Tax Law (RPTL) Article 7 Tax Certiorari proceedings challenging the tax assessment for commercial real estate buildings, cell towers and energy facilities. He represents clients with valuation disputes of portfolio assets and routinely advises clients in eminent domain proceedings, from preliminary hearing stages to trials involving the acquisition of real property interests, trade fixtures and leasehold rights.

Fatmi has extensive experience working with Prominent landlords and property management companies throughout New York City's five boroughs. Fatmi has represented clients in civil Court and the Supreme Court of the State of New York. He also has comprehensive trial experience in Federal Immigration Court, representing foreign nationals in removal proceedings.

Fatmi's experience in New York Supreme Court and Civil Court consisted of oral arguments and drafting a range of motions, including summons and complaints, answers, order to show cause, motion to compel discovery and oppositions.

Fatmi also has a wide variety of experience in administrative proceedings before the Division of Housing and Community Renewal ("DHCR") on behalf of the landlords of rent-stabilized and rent controlled apartment buildings. This experience includes, but is not limited to, rent overcharge proceedings, fair market rent appeals, major capital improvement challenges and Tenant Protection Unit audits, CONH applications, substantial rehabilitation issues and applications.

Prior to joining Rosenberg & Estis, Fatmi was an Associate with Barclay Damon, LLP and Sidrane, Schwartz-Sidrane, LLP.

Areas Of Practice   

  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions   

  • New York, 2019
  • Minnesota, 2018


  • Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2018
    • Honors: cum laude
  • York University
    • B.A. in Psychology (with honors) - 2014

Honors and Awards   

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2023

Professional Associations and Memberships   

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Former Young Lawyers Section Chair
  • Former Trial Lawyers Section Liaison

Pro Bono Activities   

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York
Syed Ali Fatmi
Syed Ali Fatmi
  • Associate