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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Houses considerable expertise in land use, with experience securing zoning, landmark and planning approvals for large development projects. Undertakes transactional mandates on behalf of sophisticated owners, developers, tenants and other participants in the real estate industry. Also adept in negotiating ground lease transactions relating to development sites. Recommended for litigation related to real estate finance matters.

Strengths

An impressed interviewee says: "The partners we usually deal with are top in the field of real estate. They are competent and knowledgeable. I trust their recommendations and advice."

Another notes: "I really value the intellectual skill that the Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel team brings to the table."

"They have the depth of team and experience to handle the complex deals,"  a source says.

Work highlights

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel prosecuted an application for a zoning change to expand the permitted uses within the 1.2 million square foot Terminal Warehouse for Terminal Fee Owner LP.

Represented The Nederlander Organization in the sale and repositioning of its Times Square building at 1568 Broadway.

Notable practitioners

Elise Wagner counsels real estate companies and commercial clients on rezoning and redevelopment matters in New York.
"She takes a creative approach to challenging issues and is always responsive and reliable." "Elise Wagner is very strong technically, very responsive and down to earth, which is critical in public settings."

Gary Tarnoff advises clients on zoning concerns pertaining to developments and extensions. He cochairs the firm's land use group and offers substantial experience representing clients including developers, financial institutions and REITs.

James Power frequently advises major developers on the land use and zoning aspects of high-value projects.
"He has great technical prowess in New York City zoning codes."

Jay Neveloff acts for a varied client base on a range of commercial real estate matters and offers experience advising on a wide variety of development projects.
"A brilliant and dynamic individual." "Jay is impressive - really sharp and very commercial."

Jeffrey Braun is an experienced real estate litigator with particularly well-noted skills in New York City land use matters.

Jonathan Canter maintains a broad real estate practice and is well versed in advising clients on condominium projects.
"Jonathan Canter is always responsive. As a former litigator, I like the fact that he still thinks like a litigator in transactional matters, which is very helpful in negotiations."

Paul Selver is recognized as a leading land use attorney and brings particular experience handling the zoning concerns of major developments.
"To my mind the best technical lawyer that has practiced land use in some time."

Ronald Greenberg is head of the firm's real estate litigation group and offers substantial expertise in high-value disputes. He maintains a broad client base that includes developers, landlords and tenants.
"A great litigator."

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Overview

For the past 50 years, we have advised on many of the most significant real estate developments and other projects in New York City and throughout the United States, helping transform city skylines and reshape the landscape. We were actively engaged on all the supertall buildings in and around Manhattan’s 57th Street corridor and advised on development and redevelopment projects, including the Waldorf Astoria, Time Warner Center and Moynihan Train Hall, as well as Hudson Yards, the largest real estate development project in New York since Rockefeller Center.


Members

Neveloff, Jay A (Head of Department)

Berman, Daniel Ross

Bernardo, Nathalia

Braun, Jeffrey L

Canter, Jonathan

Charles, Andrew

Godman, James (Jay)

Greenberg, Ronald

Greilsheimer, James G.

Niedermayer, Seth R.

Power, James

Quinn, Justin R.

Rokeach, Tzvi

Selver, Paul D

Senie, Stephen R.

Tarnoff, Gary R

Wagner, Elise

Winefsky, Josh S.

Real Estate

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

firm
Location

1177 Avenue of the Americas

New York

New York

USA

NY 10036

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York

Real Estate: Litigation


Jeffrey L Braun
Band 2
Ronald Greenberg
Band 2

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt


Jay A Neveloff
Band 1
Jonathan Canter
Band 4

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Elise Wagner
Band 2
Gary R Tarnoff
Band 3

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