Real Estate

Proactive and Practical

The Herzfeld & Rubin Real Estate Group works to provide our clients with comprehensive expertise in all aspects of real estate transactions. The attorneys in the Real Estate Group work diligently to provide a full range of services to our clients and maximize the value and safety of their real estate investments and assets. While representing international and domestic clients, we work hard to ensure that our clients receive a personal level of representation unparalleled in the New York real estate community. Whether negotiating transactions for iconic New York City buildings or drafting small commercial leases, the Real Estate Group combines innovative ideas with a traditional approach.

Some of our most notable transactions include:

The acquisition and financing, including structuring, negotiation and consummation of the joint venture ownership entities, of iconic New York buildings including;

  • The New York Times Building
  • The Clock Tower Building
  • The Apthorp: A historically recognized residential property

The acquisition, finance and development of new construction projects including:

  • The Edge: One of the city’s largest waterfront developments, located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
  • 325 Fifth Avenue: A new construction condominium development.
  • 555 West 23rd Street: A new construction condominium project.

The sale of a partial interest in the ownership of 11 Madison Avenue, New York, an office building with over 2 million square feet of retail space.



Our broad international client base consists of:

  • Retail groups
  • Development groups
  • Hotels
  • Lenders
  • Borrowers
  • Landlords
  • Tenants
  • Investors
  • Financial Advisors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Developers
  • Operators
  • Leasing and Management Companies
  • Brokers
  • Multi-project builders
  • Corporations (local, national and international)



Thanks in large part to Herzfeld & Rubin’s broad range of practice areas and expertise, the Real Estate Group handles real estate matters that go far beyond the traditional bounds of real estate transactions. The Real Estate Group benefits from a symbiotic relationship with our Litigation, Tax & Estates and Corporate groups, allowing us to ensure that all Herzfeld & Rubin clients receive the best possible representation on the often obscure, as well as the most mundane, real estate issues that they may face. Many of the matters the Real Estate Group handles include:

  • Property and project acquisitions and dispositions
  • Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges
  • Sale of debt and equity instruments
  • Leasing
  • Complex joint venture transactions
  • Complex restructuring and recapitalization of investments dispute resolution
  • Land acquisition, construction and development financing
  • Mezzanine loan financing
  • Preferred equity financing transactions
  • Resolution of contractor disputes
  • Work-outs
  • Condo and co-op conversions
  • Development agreements
  • Architect’s and builder’s contracts
  • General construction agreements

Herzfeld & Rubin’s large and diverse network allows the Real Estate Group to provide comprehensive service while minimizing expenses and maximizing returns. Thanks in large part to our firm’s renowned Litigation and Appeals groups, our Real Estate Group has the unique ability to work hand in hand with some of the country’s best litigators in obtaining the best possible results for our clients who become involved in real estate litigation. Similarly, Herzfeld & Rubin’s litigators work closely with the Real Estate Group to minimize the risks of litigation in the real estate transactions we handle. Likewise, our close involvement with our renowned Tax Group enables our clients to best position themselves with respect to their involvement in their real estate transactions.

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