Hodgson Russ LLP

Real Estate Department

New York: Upstate
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What the team is known for Demonstrable expertise in matters related to both real estate leasing and development, most notably in relation to structuring transactions and overseeing site investigations. Able to assist in many different aspects of projects, including land use planning and environmental impact issues. Comfortable advising on real estate in New York State and throughout the USA, with particular knowledge of retail, office and industrial properties.

Strengths An impressed client praises the firm's "depth of knowledge, experience and resources."

A market commentator remarks that "the team is terrific on a state-wide level."

Work highlights Acted as lead outside real estate counsel for Kaleida Health, assisting with leases, disposition and acquisition of real property.

Notable practitioners

Amy Fitch
has expertise in a wide range of real estate matters, including the acquisition, disposition and development of commercial properties, and is frequently called upon to advise on complex financings. She is highlighted for her "phenomenal skill" by one source, who describes her as a "very focused and quick attorney."

Elizabeth Holden
maintains a respected practice advising on the leasing, development and purchase and sale of real estate, with particular expertise in renewable energy projects and commercial properties. Impressed clients describe her as a "great and very detail-oriented attorney."

Sujata Yalamanchili
is described as an "excellent attorney and first-rate lawyer" by market sources. She heads the firm's real estate leasing group and operates a broad practice with notable expertise in acquisitions, developments and financings.

Terrence Gilbride
comes recommended as a "very sophisticated and creative transactional real estate and construction attorney" by impressed sources. He offers considerable expertise in the development and financing of student housing projects, and is regularly called upon to advise on a wide array of other real estate matters, including public-private partnerships and commercial leasings.