Representative Matters

Highlights of Richard's experience include:

  • the financing and disposition of 14 Wall Street;
  • the acquisition and condominium conversion of 20 Pine Street and 15 Broad Street;
  • the development and financing of 88 Leonard Street;
  • the acquisition and ongoing development of the 11-acre Domino Sugar site on the Brooklyn waterfront;
  • the development, on behalf of two Chinese community groups, of the 760 unit Confucius Plaza Mitchell-Lama co-op housing development located in Manhattan's Chinatown;
  • the acquisition and financing of the 12,200 unit Parkchester housing development in the Bronx;
  • the financing of the acquisition of the Plaza Hotel;
  • the acquisition of: (i) the 'Helmsley Building' (230 Park Avenue), (ii) the 'Conde Nast' Building (350 Madison Avenue), (iii) the 'Hancock' Building (450 West 33rd Street); (iv) 469 Seventh Avenue, and (v) 810 Seventh Avenue;
  • the acquisition/construction financing of: (1) Zeckendorf Towers (14th Street and Park Avenue South), (2) the Bertelsman Building (1540 Broadway), (3) the 'Boulevard' (Broadway & 86th Street), and (4) Trump Place (Third Avenue and 68th Street);
  • the debt restructuring and subsequent workouts of 500 Fifth Avenue and 410 Park Avenue;
  • the acquisition of a scattered assemblage of 18 sites and parking lots in Miami;
  • the assemblage and acquisition of a 50 percent interest in an 8.5-acre site located in the center of the "strip" in Las Vegas;
  • the development, on behalf of several hospitals, of various New York City-situated staff residence housing projects for hospital employees;
  • the development of several senior citizens housing and nursing home facilities;
  • the financing of several portfolios of hotel and motel properties throughout the East Coast and Central United States;
  • the acquisition/construction financing of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida; and
  • the representation of numerous Japanese-based banks, trust companies, trading companies and leasing companies in their lending and real estate activities in the United States.