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.

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

Adam is the consummate professional and handles every client and case with the utmost competence and expertise. I endorse him fully and hold him in the highest regard. Michael J, Personal injury Attorney

Adam is a rare combination of tenacity and empathy. He is able to zealously represent his client’s interests while still being open to joint problem-solving. Adam is a great lawyer and a terrific person as well.” Sean O., CEO

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