I primarily represent the interests of cooperative boards of directors and condominium boards of managers, as well as the interests of individual owners.
In addition to providing general counsel services to the firm’s board clients, advising them on matters ranging from election issues to apartment alterations (and everything in between), I also represent boards and individual board members in matters being litigated at the trial and appellate levels. I also represent attorneys in the defense of legal malpractice actions and assist clients with general commercial litigation matters.
While the focus of my practice during my ten years at BG has been co-op and condo matters, during my early years as an associate at a large international law firm, I had the occasion to develop skills in litigating a wide range of commercial matters, overseeing internal investigations and defending individuals being investigated in white collar criminal matters. During my years at the New York State Office of the Attorney General, among other things, I gained experience with Article 78 proceedings and also honed my appellate skills. Between those experiences and the ones gleaned during my year clerking for a federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, I have gained a broad perspective of problem-solving that benefits my clients.
I enjoy working with clients to achieve their goals in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible. Whether the primary issue is addressing construction defects in a new residential building or the rights of cooperative penthouse owners to alter a building’s roof, many times there are ancillary non-legal issues to address. Having handled hundreds of cooperative and condominium matters, I am able to draw from a wealth of experience and provide my clients with both legal and practical advice and solutions.