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Decades of Success in Real Estate Representation

At Phillips Lytle, we have more than a century and a half of experience with real estate law. As a full-service Real Estate Team, we represent sellers, buyers, developers, contractors, brokers, landlords, tenants, lenders, borrowers and title insurance companies. Our highly capable real estate lawyers and paralegals handle virtually every kind of real property-related matter.

Our Real Estate attorneys possess a sound knowledge of real estate laws and have the responsiveness, expertise and experience to move deals to a successful conclusion quickly and cost-effectively, while still maintaining uncompromising standards in the protection of our clients’ interests.

Phillips Lytle stresses a multidisciplinary approach to real estate law and assembles project-specific teams to meet the particular needs of each client and matter. We draw on the expertise of professionals from our Banking and Financial Services; Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights; Environmental; Corporate and Business Law; Tax; Land Use, Permitting and Zoning; Litigation and Project Development Practice Teams, as needed.

We have nationally recognized experience in real estate law across numerous areas, including those involving institutional lenders; corporations; real estate investment trusts (REITs), private developers, public utilities, municipalities, individuals, and others in connection with large and small commercial, industrial, office, professional, retail and residential real estate projects. Our Real Estate Practice also includes national, high-volume, high-technology representation in the telecommunications, lending and foreclosure areas, as well as nationwide multilocation retail leasing and portfolio sales.

In matters related to real estate lending, our Real Estate attorneys collaborate with the firm’s Banking and Financial Services Practice for additional advice and expertise on commercial and residential lending, including construction, permanent, multifamily mortgage, warehouse, leasehold mortgage, as well as lending that involves the Small Business Administration, New York Small Business Development Center, industrial development agencies and other quasi-governmental agencies. Our attorneys work with, and provide successful representation to, dozens of financial institutions each year.

As a highly ranked law firm in Chambers USA, Phillips Lytle is pleased to be the exclusive author of the U.S. Regional Real Estate New York section of the Chambers Global Practice Guide. We have provided the content for this section for six consecutive years. The guide provides the latest legal information on the impact of COVID-19 and U.S. tax law changes, real estate finance, planning and zoning, investment vehicles, commercial leases, construction and income tax withholding for foreign investors.

Real Estate 2024 Global Practice Guide USA – New York Chapter

Phillips Lytle Attorneys Author New York Chapter in Chambers Real Estate 2024 Guide

Chambers-Real-Estate-Guide-Contributor-Badge-2024The Chambers US Regional Real Estate Global Practice Guide features over 50 jurisdictions — providing the latest legal information on the impact of disruptive technologies, proposals for reform, sale and purchase, real estate finance, planning and zoning, investment vehicles, commercial leases, construction and tax.

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Real Estate Experience and Expertise

Whether managing a real estate transaction, project financing, lease agreements or one of the many other areas of expertise where we advise clients, our Real Estate Team has extensive expertise in a number of aspects of real estate law.

  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Commercial air rights
  • Commercial property sales and purchases
  • Development syndications, limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures
  • Easements and rights-of-way
  • Environmental matters
  • Equity and debt financing
  • General contractor, architect, subcontractor, supply and construction manager agreements
  • Historic, low-income housing, environmental and other tax credits
  • In rem tax foreclosures
  • Leasing of commercial and mixed-use properties, including industrial, office, hospitality and retail
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Mortgage financing, including construction lending
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • Real property assessment tax challenges, as well as representation of municipalities defending assessment challenges
  • REITs
  • Residential mortgages, sales, acquisitions and leases
  • Restructurings and workouts
  • Secured lending
  • Tax-exempt and taxable bond financings
  • Tax incentives and abatements
  • Telecommunications
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Phillips Lytle Bills Stadium Guidance

Phillips Lytle played a role in the environmental review process required for the construction of the new Buffalo Bills stadium. Our attorneys drew on experts from a wide range of industries to provide a comprehensive review of the environmental impacts associated with the construction of an NFL stadium.

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Meet Our Real Estate Team


Adam S. Walters Partner
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Douglas W. Dimitroff Partner, Managing Partner, Governing Committee
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Richard M. Beers, Jr. Partner
Erin C. Borek Partner
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William J. Brown Of Counsel
Anthony M. Carello Special Counsel
Anna Mercado Clark Partner, Chief Information Security Officer, Governing Committee
James J. Contino Of Counsel
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Kenneth R. Crystal Partner
Meghan A. Del Pozzo Associate
Luke Donigan Senior Associate
Flora Donovan Associate
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Deborah A. Doxey Partner
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Jillian M. Dunbar Partner
Elliott J. Ehrenreich Partner
Richard J. Evans, Jr. Special Counsel
David Flynn
David P. Flynn Partner
Anthony Ghanem
Anthony Ghanem Associate
Marc H. Goldberg Special Counsel
Victoria L. Grady Partner
F. Kenneth Graham Partner
Asaf Hahami Partner
Julia J. Henrichs Senior Associate
Tristan D. Hujer Partner
Anthony Joseph Iacchetta Partner
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Nickolas Karavolas Partner
Ryan A. Lown Partner
Allen Major Senior Associate
David J. McNamara Partner
Angela Zwirecki Miller Partner, Governing Committee
Jeffrey M. Monaco Partner
Timothy P. Moriarty Partner
Kimberly R. Nason Partner
Jocelyn C. Ng Associate
Paul V. O’Brien Special Counsel
James R. O’Connor Partner
John Pappano
John A. Pappano Of Counsel
Gregory L. Peterson Of Counsel
Rosa Alina Pizzi Partner
Thomas Puchner
Thomas F. Puchner Partner
Raymond Ruff
Raymond L. Ruff Partner
Ronald Shubert
Ronald S. Shubert Of Counsel
James Smyton
James W. Smyton Of Counsel
Milan Tyler
Milan K. Tyler Partner
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Adam S. Walters Partner
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Douglas W. Dimitroff Partner, Managing Partner, Governing Committee
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Anthony M. Carello Special Counsel
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Anna Mercado Clark Partner, Chief Information Security Officer, Governing Committee
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Richard J. Evans, Jr. Special Counsel
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Marc H. Goldberg Special Counsel
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Julia J. Henrichs Senior Associate
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Anthony Joseph Iacchetta Partner
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Angela Zwirecki Miller Partner, Governing Committee
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Paul V. O’Brien Special Counsel
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