Biography

Jonathan Adelsberg focuses his practice on complex real estate transactions, including sales, acquisitions, large scale developments, financings, workouts, restructurings, leasing, joint ventures and construction projects. Clients often call on Jonathan because of his ability to amicably resolve contentious multi-party transactions, and his ability to navigate particularly complex matters involving a governmental component.

Jonathan’s clients include prominent real estate owners and developers, international retailers, large financial services firms, investors, major corporations and high-net-worth families with significant real estate holdings.

Jonathan was named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers (2014 and 2015), and recognized for excellence in real estate law by The Legal 500 United States.

Real Estate Family Businesses
Jonathan is a trusted advisor to many of New York City’s most prominent real estate families. These families, who have significant intergenerational wealth and substantial real estate holdings, rely on Jonathan’s discretion on real estate transactions and a range of related legal matters, including succession planning, wealth and legacy preservation, conflict resolution and the division of family empires. Clients value his ability to envision a path forward, while limiting conflicts and preserving relationships as critical decisions are made.

Leasing
As the chair of Herrick's Commercial & Ground Leasing Practice, Jonathan advises tenants and landlords regarding millions of square-feet of office and retail leases throughout the U.S. While his leasing transaction experience spans the entire country, Jonathan frequently advises national and international retailers in prime New York City retail locations, including Times Square and Fifth Avenue.

His ongoing clients include two of the five largest U.S. banks, and major retailers including LVMH Moët Hennessy and its subsidiaries. Jonathan’s work with some of the City’s largest landlords also helps him anticipate the needs of each side of a transaction. Over his career, Jonathan has advised landlords in connection with many of the City’s largest retail locations, including the E-Walk complex on 42nd Street – one of the busiest blocks in the world.

Jonathan is a longtime member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and a frequent lecturer on retail leasing, construction and financing issues at ICSC conferences.

Memberships & Associations

  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)