Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Names Michael E. Lefkowitz Managing Member


Head of Transactional Department Will Lead Further Expansion of Firm


For Immediate Release

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Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., a leading New York City real estate law firm, has named Michael E. Lefkowitz managing member. Lefkowitz will succeed Luise A. Barrack, who served in the role for 10 years.

Lefkowitz, who joined the firm in 1989 and who leads the firm’s Transactional Department with Richard L. Sussman and Eric S. Orenstein, has deep experience in all aspects of the firm’s real estate practice, specializing in the representation of a wide variety of developers, owners, lenders and equity investors.

Barrack, who took over the role of managing member from firm founder Gary Rosenberg, had planned to transfer leadership prior to the current coronavirus crisis. During her tenure, Barrack expanded Rosenberg & Estis from 35 to 88 attorneys while broadening the firm’s scope of services.

Rosenberg & Estis has five decades’ experience providing legal services in real estate transactions, administrative law and rent regulations, litigation, cooperative and condominiums, tax incentives and affordable housing. In the past several years, Rosenberg & Estis has added departments in construction, zoning, property tax/certiorari and reorganization and bankruptcy.

Rosenberg & Estis has consistently benefited from the extraordinary talent of its attorneys and members,” said Gary M. Rosenberg. “The firm has experienced remarkable growth under Luise’s leadership, and it is positioned to meet the needs of the industry at a critical time with Michael as managing member.”

“It is an honor to lead a firm that has such deep history in New York City real estate, and to follow Luise, who has further established Rosenberg & Estis as a powerful force for the industry,” Lefkowitz said. “Throughout its history the firm has led clients through periods of dramatic transformation, and we will continue to provide solutions during the current evolution.”

“This is a time of great uncertainty for the real estate industry and our firm is positioned to guide its clients through the shifting environment,” said Barrack. “We have successfully broadened our firm to provide services in all sectors of the real estate industry and through all stages of the real estate lifecycle – this will be especially important during the current economic turmoil.”