Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1987
magna cum laude
City University of New York, Queens College, B.A., 1984
magna cum laude
Rechler Equity Partners - Gabreski Airport Site Lease
Representation of Rechler Equity Partners on all aspects of their 40-year renewable ground lease to redevelop Suffolk County’s 55-acre Gabreski Airport. This transaction involved creative problem-solving, including severing the ground lease into multiple leases to coordinate with Rechler’s development schedule. The 500,000 square-foot business and technology center will house digital film studios, a 145-room hotel and a conference center, and is expected to generate 600 to 700 new jobs.
RXR Realty – Office and Retail Leasing Matters
Representation of RXR Realty, one of the largest real estate operating and investment companies in the New York tri-state area, in office and retail leasing at the 2.3 million square-foot Starrett-Lehigh building, one of Manhattan's ten largest office buildings.
Planet Hollywood - New Restaurant Leases
Representation of Planet Hollywood International, Inc. in connection with the negotiation of leases for new restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and Boca Raton.
WNET - World Wide Plaza Lease
Representation of public television network WNET on a 15-year, 95,000 square-foot headquarters lease at World Wide Plaza in Midtown Manhattan.
MF Global - Corporate Headquarters Lease
Representation of MF Global Inc. in connection with the negotiation of its new 62,000 square foot New York headquarters lease at the Park Avenue Plaza (55 East 52nd Street).
Major Bank - Branch Leases
Representation of a major U.S. bank in its retail branch leases throughout New York and New Jersey.
Life Insurance Company - Acquisition
Representation of one of the largest life insurers in the world in its $130 million acquisition of 28 CVS drug stores in connection with 1031 exchanges.