Lina M. Viviano, Esq.

Lina is a Partner of the firm whose practice focuses on residential real estate transactions and litigation matters. She concentrates on the representation of purchasers and sellers of cooperatives, condominiums, townhouses and single-family residences, and all manner of clients in a wide range of complex commercial and general litigation disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Lina was a partner in the New York office of a large international law firm. She has been practicing law for over twenty years.

Lina’s broad range of real estate industry skills complements her work as an attorney. Her experience as a former director of a large New York City residential real estate brokerage informs her legal representation of clients. She successfully guided many multi-million-dollar real estate transactions from listing to closing and brings that experience to bear when guiding clients through the legal complexities inherent in the purchase or sale of a home, or cooperative and condominium board governance issues. Complimenting her innate passion as a native New Yorker, Lina also has extensive knowledge of the City and its ever-changing real estate landscape. She is the founder of a historical consulting company and a professionally-licensed New York City guide who has advised developers and brokers with respect to the provenance of New York City properties and their surrounding neighborhoods.

Lina is a summa cum laude graduate of Queens College (C.U.N.Y), holds a Master’s degree in American Government from Harvard University, and received a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law where she was awarded top honors for her writing and oratorical skills, including election to The Order of the Barristers, and first place in a national moot court (constitutional law) competition. She taught American Government and History courses as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, where she received high praise from the undergraduate body for her teaching skills. Lina lectures extensively on a wide variety of legal and industry (best practices) topics related to residential real estate transactions.

Bar Admission

New York, 1992

Education

Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1981
Harvard University, M.A., 1984
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1991

lviviano@romerdebbas.com

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