Douglas P. Heller has over 30 years of transactional real estate experience in the areas of cooperatives and condominiums, development, lending and restructuring. He represents developers, sponsors, tenant associations, cooperative and condominium boards and institutional and private lenders. He has written many offering plans and has substantial experience supervising others in drafting these documents. In addition, he has significant litigation experience representing developers, condominiums and cooperatives.
Douglas was a Senior Attorney and Special Deputy Attorney General with the New York Attorney General's office. He was involved in reviewing offering plans, investigations, litigation and mediation. He has chaired a number of New York State Bar Association committees in a variety of areas relating to condominium and cooperative law and has lectured for the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association and other organizations including several local law schools.
Douglas has also written numerous articles for condominium and cooperative trade publications, and frequently appears in the Sunday New York Times' Real Estate Q&A column, where he helps to answer reader's thorny condo and co-op related questions.
Prior to joining Herrick, Douglas was a partner at Friedman Krauss & Zlotolow, LLP where he was involved in condominiums and cooperatives, lending and litigation.