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Tracy Peterson

Partner

About Tracy

  • Bio
  • Bar Admissions
  • Education
  • Publications
  • Memberships

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.

 

  • New York, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Second Circuit)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern
  • Districts of New York, 2001
  • Brooklyn Law School, 2000, J.D. magna cum laude, Journal of Law and Policy
  • University of Vermont, 1993, B.A. cum laude
  • 82 Retail LLC v. Eighty Two Condominium, 2018 WL 650954 (1st Dep’t Feb. 1, 2018)
  • Musey v. 425 East 86 Apartments Corp., 154 A.D.3d 401 (1st Dep’t 2017)
  • Musey v. 425 East 86 Apartments Corp., 52 Misc.3d 1207(A) (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. Apr. 13, 2016)
  • Dogwood Residential, LLC v. Stable 49, Limited, 2016 WL 1449421 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. Apr. 11, 2016)
  • Galanova v. Safir, 127 A.D.3d 686 (2d Dep’t 2015) (with Kelly Ringston)
  • 82 Retail LLC v. Eighty Two Condominium, 117 A.D.3d 587 (1st Dep’t 2014)
  • Carroll v. Radoniqi, 105 A.D.3d 493 (1st Dep’t 2013)
  • Ortiz v. Garcia, 102 A.D.3d 969 (2d Dep’t 2013)
  • Katz v. Third Colony Corp., 101 A.D.3d 652 (1st Dep’t 2012)
  • Wo Yee Hing Realty Corp. v. Stern, 99 A.D.3d 58 (1st Dep’t 2012)
  • Jenkins v. Eaton, Civ. No. 08-0713, 2010 WL 5071995 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 7, 2010)
  • Corona Realty Holding, LLC v. Town of North Hempstead, Civ. No. 08-4997, 2009 WL 2707243 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 24, 2009), aff’d 2010 WL 2573511 (2d Cir. 2010)
  • Prasad v. City of New York, Civ. No. 08-3818, 2009 WL 1119412 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 24, 2009), aff’d, 2010 WL 1048194 (2d Cir. 2010)
  • Gordon v. Curtis, 68 A.D.3d 549 (1st Dep’t 2009)
  • New York State Bar Association

Fun Facts

Before law school, Tracy worked in the arts, spending four years working at a small company that assembled exhibitions of German Expressionist art that traveled the world.
Tracy really likes popcorn.