Real Estate Law

Real estate is a dynamic and complex business requiring sophistication tempered by common sense and a practical ability to pierce through the static to “get the deal done.”

Writing legal agreements is only a part of concluding real estate deals.

Often, timing, budget and vetting the players are crucial to concluding business. Wasser | Russ goes way beyond writing and reviewing contracts to perform due diligence on the financing, architects, contractors and project managers that support the deal. You must be sure you have an infrastructure you can count on.

Commercial Real Estate Law:

We work with clients in every aspect of sophisticated commercial real estate practice, including:

  • the sale
  • purchase
  • lease
  • management
  • finance
  • operation

of all nature of commercial real estate property throughout the United States.

We work with:

  • hotels
  • office buildings, including class A office buildings
  • commercial buildings
  • warehouses
  • mixed use
  • shopping centers
  • apartment buildings
  • factories
  • hospitals
  • assisted living facilities
  • airport hangars
  • academic campuses

We engage in:

  • acquisitions
  • sales
  • joint ventures
  • development
  • mortgage debt financing and refinancing
  • office leasing and subleasing
  • triple net leases
  • leasehold mortgages
  • lease assignments
  • management and operations
  • distress sales
  • short sales
  • union issues
  • construction
  • 1031 exchanges
  • government-sponsored industrial development
  • easement and air rights agreements
  • restaurant, professional and general retail leasing, operations and sales

Residential Real Estate:

We work with all individuals, including foreign nationals, buy, sell and finance their homes and vacation homes, condominiums and co-operative apartments throughout the New York area.

Coops and Condos

We counsel and represent condominium and homeowner associations and co-operative apartment corporations in all aspects of co-op/condominium operations, including co-op/condo management relations, management fraud, elections, common area sales and leases, 80/20 issues, underlying building financing, tax abatement and tax issues, sponsor matters, trust-owned apartments, proprietary lease or by-law amendments, vendor contracts, litigation, union issues, and annual and special meetings.

We bring to the table the skill to address the most sophisticated and pressured real estate transactions within an economical and transparent fee structure.

Adam is sensitive to the client's needs, aggressive when appropriate, responsive, strategic and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with him again in the future. Christopher D, Arbitration Attorney 

From the very beginning, Doug presented himself as a professional and has never ceased to amaze me. Keith T., Business Consultant

For an attorney who is strong, dedicated and devoted to his clients, Adam Russ would be your perfect choice. When you combine his skill and reputation in the legal community, you get a combination that serves his clients well. Stacy L., Health Care Attorney 

Let us tackle your most challenging legal issues.

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