Michael J. Romer, Esq.

Michael J. Romer is a managing partner and founding member of the firm. Since the year 2000, Michael has focused his practice in the areas of New York real estate and related finance. He regularly represents clients (both domestic and foreign) involved in the purchase & sale, leasing and financing of commercial and residential properties. Such clients include developers, first time home buyers, and sophisticated foreign investors. In addition, Michael is counsel to numerous prominent lending institutions including some of the most exclusive private banks and wealth management divisions in the country. This unique combination of experience makes Michael well equipped to guide his clients through the potential pitfalls of the New York real estate market.

In addition to real estate and finance, Michael has experience representing cooperative & condominium boards as well as businesses & corporations of all shapes and sizes. He is well versed in structuring entities to suit his clients transactional and business needs.

Michael is often asked to make presentations and serve on panel discussions to audiences including real estate agents, bankers/loan officers, and other interested parties.  In addition, Michael is certified by the New York Department of State to teach continuing education courses on topics related to residential and commercial real estate.  He is a frequent contributor to local and national media outlets with respect to topics involving real estate and real estate  finance.

In 2018, Michael was named in Super Lawyers which lists the top 5% of all lawyers in their respective practice areas as nominated by their peers. From 2013 thru 2015, Michael was named in the Rising Stars section of Super Lawyers. Rising Stars lists the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 in their respective practice areas as nominated by their peers.

Bar Admission

New York, 2000
United States District Court, SDNY & EDNY


Seton Hall University, B.S., 1996
St. John’s University, J.D., 1999


Romer Debbas, LLP

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New York, NY 10016
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