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New York Real Estate Attorneys

Our real estate practice is specialized in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of multi-state portfolios, individual asset sales, distressed real estate auction sales by brokers, receivers and trustees, sale-leasebacks, seller financing and real estate subdivision work. Our lawyers assist clients in the ancillary documentation associated with wide ranging transaction and property types, including negotiation of property and hotel management agreements, utility interconnection agreements and reciprocal easement and operating agreements.

General Commercial Real Estate

  • Leading negotiations and successfully completing transactions
  • Drafting transaction and financing documents
  • Advising on title issues
  • Drafting and reviewing development documents, including design and construction contracts
  • Consulting on proposed deals
  • Advising on existing real estate relationships regarding available rights and remedies
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial leases
  • Compliance with governmental or private land use regulations
  • Management of liability risks for real estate development issues

Real Estate Project Development

  • Counseling clients on all aspects of site acquisition and zoning and development approvals
  • Coordinating the interests of developers and municipalities and working effectively with construction teams to conclude projects in a timely and cost-effective way
  • Assisting clients in balancing their needs with the many constituencies affected by large real estate development projects
  • Working closely with zoning and planning boards

Property Acquisitions

  • Assisting clients with all aspects of property acquisitions, including:
    • Purchase and sale agreements
    • Zoning and development approvals
    • Equity or debt syndications
    • Formation of limited liability companies, limited partnerships and other entities
    • Architectural and construction contracts
    • Electric utility rate agreements
    • Construction and long-term financing
    • Tax deferral exchanges
    • Tax-exempt and taxable bond financing options

Due Diligence

  • Coordinating and managing all of the due diligence investigations and administrative details of a commercial real estate transaction, including:
    • Title review and the placement of title insurance
    • Analysis of property surveys, zoning and land use research and compliance confirmation
    • Review and analysis of all property related reports, such as environmental and engineering reports, and preparing all necessary documents

Real Estate Financing

  • Counseling in the formation of
    • Syndications
    • Joint ventures and partnerships
    • Construction and permanent financing
    • Tax-exempt and taxable bond financing options
    • Sale and leaseback transactions
    • Synthetic leases
    • Securitized or structured finance, such as REITs, REMICs and commercial mortgage-backed securities
  • Representing clients in a wide range of issues involving LIBOR or Eurodollar rate options, interest rate and currency swaps, participating (shared appreciation and convertible) mortgages, and real property tax abatements and exemptions


  • Representing clients in land title disputes, foreclosure actions, deed-in-lien transactions, tax assessment proceedings, condemnation actions, zoning appeals, landlord and tenant disputes and disposition of mechanic’s liens

Operation and Disposition

Our Real Estate attorneys provide a focused analysis when advising clients with their real estate portfolio and work with a team of outside financial advisors when appropriate. This includes an assessment of the operation and disposition of their real estate. We seek solutions that work for our clients which include the tax benefits of like-kind exchanges.

Our goal is to always protect our clients’ interests by assisting them in making informed decisions and to be there to help them understand the operation and disposition of their real estate.

Get to Know Our Attorneys

Providing the Individualized Care Needed for Your Case
  • Richard A. Portale
  • James A. Randazzo
  • Kenneth M. Calvey
  • Drew W. Sumner
  • Michael K. Duffy
  • Mike Gilman
  • Chad Mair
  • Richard A. Portale Richard A. Portale


    Richard A. Portale is known in and out of the courtroom for his passion, hard work, and commitment to justice.
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  • James A. Randazzo James A. Randazzo


    As a seasoned litigator, Mr. Randazzo has extensive experience in defending municipal civil rights and tort actions and related civil proceedings.
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  • Kenneth M. Calvey Kenneth M. Calvey


    Kenneth M. Calvey focuses his practice in the area of criminal defense, zealously advocating on behalf of those that stand accused of a crime.
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  • Drew W. Sumner Drew W. Sumner

    Of Counsel

    Mr. Sumner’s litigation practice focuses on Civil Rights cases brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, employment matters, and commercial disputes.
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  • Michael K. Duffy Michael K. Duffy

    Of Counsel

    Mr. Duffy is of-counsel to the Firm. He was formerly associated with the firm of Collier, Halpern and Newberg, LLP, in White Plains.
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  • Mike Gilman Mike Gilman

    Of Counsel

    Michael is a seasoned attorney and deal maker who advises Portale Randazzo's Real Estate, Finance, Securities, and Corporate ...
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  • Chad Mair Chad Mair

    Associate Attorney

    Chad Mair is an Associate Attorney with Portale Randazzo LLP and joined the firm in 2021. His practice focuses on ...
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