In The News

Mann Report – “People Behind the Deals: Hugh Finnegan” September 2017 – Hugh Finnegan featured.

The New York Times – “Vetting an Apartment Before You Buy” September 2017 – Pierre Debbas quoted.

The New York Cooperator – “Q&A: Changing Officers In The Middle Of Their Term” September 2017 – Richard Klein featured.

Mann Report – “The Fine Line Between Bank Attorneys and Title Companies” September 2017 – written by Michael Romer.

The Real Deal – “Fine print hints at an even broader US crackdown on luxe real estate deals” August 2017 – Pierre Debbas quoted.

Mann Report – Commercial Corner August 2017 – Partner Hugh Finnegan featured.

The Real Deal – “Fine print hints at an even broader US crackdown on luxe real estate deals” August 2017 – Pierre Debbas quoted.

Real Estate Finance and Investment Radio – “Tax Reforms and Commercial Real Estate” August 2017 – Pierre Debbas interviewed.

Habitat Magazine – “Expecting More from Your Co-op/Condo Board Counsel: 5 Ways We Can Help” August 2017 – Richard Klein and Emil Samman featured.

Mann Report- “Accommodating Disabilities in Co-ops and Condos: What Boards Need to Know” August 2017 – written by Michael Romer.

Mann Report – “What You Need to Know to Purchase a Property from a Religious Institution” August 2017 – written by Pierre Debbas.

Mann Report Residential – “Townhouse Transaction Checklist” August 2017 – written by Matthew Melnick.

New York Real Estate Journal – “NYREJ Professional Profile” August 2017 – Hugh Finnegan featured.

New York Law Journal – “On the Move – Hugh Finnegan Joins Romer Debbas” July 2017 – Hugh Finnegan featured.

Real Estate Weekly – “Who’s News – Commercial Hires and Promotions” July 2017 – Hugh Finnegan featured.

Mann Report – “Romer Debbas Names Attorney Hugh Finnegan as Partner” July 2017 – Hugh Finnegan featured.

Commercial Property Executive – “Addition of Commercial Real Estate Partner Hugh Finnegan” July 2017 – Hugh Finnegan featured.


Crain’s New York Business – “Executives on the Move”
July 2017 – Hugh Finnegan featured.

The Real Deal – “Trump hums a different tune on regulating shell companies” June 2017 – Pierre Debbas quoted.

Mann Report Residential – “Avoiding Pitfalls of Fair Housing in Today’s Real Estate Market” June 2017- written by Michael Romer.

Real Estate Finance and Investment – “Is the Future of the 1031 Exchange at Risk Under President Trump?” May 2017- written by Pierre Debbas.

Mann Report – “The Impact of Potential Obamacare Repeal and Replace on Real Estate” May 2017- written by Michael Romer.

Real Estate Weekly – “Is Future of 1031 Exchange at Risk under President Trump” May 2017- written by Pierre Debbas.

Mann Report Management – “No Butts About It – Smoking Bans on the Rise” May 2017- written by Richard Klein.

Mann Report – Management Edition Cover Story – “Real Estate Law Firm Expands Co-op/Condo & Litigation Practice” May 2017- Michael Romer, Pierre Debbas, Richard Klein & Emil Samman featured.

New York Times – “A First Time Home Buyer’s Cheat Sheet” – Pierre Debbas quoted.

New York Real Estate Journal – “Zebicoff Joins Romer Debbas as Partner” April 2017 – Christian Zebicoff featured.

Habitat Magazine – “Up Close and Personal with Romer Debbas” April 2017 – Michael Romer, Pierre Debbas, Richard Klein & Emil Samman featured.

Mann Report – “Trust and Estates Attorney Christian Zebicoff Joins Romer Debbas as Partner” April 2017 – Christian Zebicoff featured.

Mann Report – “Residential Real Estate Legal Fees: An Insider’s Past to Present Analysis” April 2017 – written by Michael Romer.

New York Law Journal – “On the Move – Trust and Estates Attorney Christian Zebicoff Joins Romer Debbas” March 2017- Christian Zebicoff featured.

Real Estate Weekly – “Litigation Attorney Emil Samman Joins Romer Debbas as Partner” March 2017- Emil Samman featured.

New York Law Journal – “Litigation and Co-op/Condo Attorney Joins Romer Debbas as partner” March 2017 – Emil Samman featured.

CoStar – “Romer Debbas LLP Adds Emil Samman as Partner” March 2017 – Emil Samman featured.

Crain’s New York Business – “Executives on the Move” March 2017 – Emil Samman featured.

CoStar – “Romer Debbas LLP Adds Richard Klein as Partner” March 2017 – Richard Klein featured.

New York Law Journal – “On the Move – Emil Samman Joins Romer Debbas” March 2017 – Emil Samman mentioned.

New York Real Estate Journal – “Richard Klein Joins Romer Debbas as a Partner” March 2017 – Richard Klein featured.

Mann Report – “When There is No Artist in Residence” March 2017 – written by Matthew Melnick.

Mann Report – “Not Just Politics: Email Hacks Impacting NYC Real Estate Market Too” March 2017 – written by Michael Romer.

Mann Report – “No Buts About It: Smoking Bans are on the Rise” March 2017 – written by Richard Klein.

Mann Report – “Romer Debbas Welcomes Richard Klein ” March 2017 – Richard Klein featured.

Mann Report – “What Trump’s Election Can Mean For The Real Estate Market” February 2017 – written by Pierre Debbas.

The Real Deal – “Movers and Shakers” February 2017 – Richard Klein featured.

The Cooperator Q&A – “Law Insurance & Co-ops” January 2017 – Pierre Debbas quoted.

Real Estate Weekly – “REBNY 121st Annual Banquet”January 2017 – Michael Romer and Pierre Debbas featured.

Crain’s New York Business – “Executives on the Move” January 2017 – Richard Klein featured.

Habitat Magazine – “Source Guide – Attorneys” January 2017 – Richard Klein featured.

Real Estate Weekly – “Co-op/Condo Attorney Richard Klein Joins Romer Debbas as Partner” January 2017 – Richard Klein featured.

Crain’s New York Business – “REBNY Recap – Year in Review: Coop/Condo Market” January 2017 – Michael Romer quoted.

Mann Report – “Updating Your Outdated Proprietary Lease” January 2017 – written by Richard Klein.

Mann Report – “Investing in Multi-Family Dwellings” January 2017 – written by Michael Romer.

New York Real Estate Journal -“2016 Year in Review – Michael Romer” January 2017 – Michael Romer quoted

New York Real Estate Journal -“2016 Year in Review – Pierre Debbas” January 2017 – Pierre Debbas quoted

Habitat Magazine – “Vetting the LLC” January 2017 – Pierre Debbas quoted

New York Law Journal – “On the Move – Richard Klein Joins Romer Debbas” December 2016 – Richard Klein mentioned

Crain’s New York Business – “For Many Buyers, the Comforts of Home Outweigh Glitzy Amenities” December 2016 – Pierre Debbas quoted

GlobeSt.com – “Will Trump Make FinCen Stop Its Luxury Condo Crackdown” December 2016 – Pierre Debbas quoted

Habitat Magazine – “A New Tool for Tracking 421-A Tax Abatements” November 2016 – Pierre Debbas quoted

New York Times – “What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for New York Real Estate” November 2016 – Pierre Debbas quoted.

New York Real Estate Journal – “Multi-Family Dwellings: Income or Condo Conversion” November 2016 – written by Michael Romer.

Real Estate Rivulation Radio AM 1700 -“Foreign Buyers in US Market” October 2016 – Michael Romer in studio guest.

The Real Deal – “A Condo Boom That Doesn’t Add Up” October 2016 – Pierre Debbas quoted.

The Real Deal – “Shrinkage – Total Sellout on New Condos $5.7B Less Than 2015”September 2016 – Pierre Debbas quoted.

Super Lawyers – NY Metro 2016 – “Pierre Debbas and Matthew Melnick named in Super Lawyers – 2016”

Mann Report – FinCEN Extends Disclosure Requirements for Foreign Nationals” September 2016 – written by Pierre Debbas.

New York Real Estate Journal – “How to Structure a Reverse 1031 Exchange” September 2016 – written by Pierre Debbas.

Mann Report – “New Development Projects & Affordable Housing Requirements” September 2016 – written by Pierre Debbas.

Mann Report- “Time is of the Essence Closing Date and Adjournment Rights” September 2016 – written by Matthew Melnick.

New York Times Q&A – “Selling a Gem or a Dump” August 2016- Pierre Debbas quoted.

New York Times Q&A – “Truth in Advertising” July 2016- Pierre Debbas quoted.

New York Real Estate Journal – “Exemptions for foreign investors from FIRPTA” June 2016 – written by Pierre Debbas.

Real Estate Weekly – “New Treasury Rules for LLC’s are bad for Business” June 2016 – Pierre Debbas quoted.

Mann Report – “Risks of Commercial Subleasing” June 2016 – written by Pierre E. Debbas and Peter Reiter.

Mann Report – “Purchasing from a Sponsor” June 2016 – written by Matthew Melnick.

WNYC Radio – Brian Lehrer Show – “Foreign Nationals, Luxury Condos & New Regulations” May 2016 – Pierre E. Debbas interviewed.

“10 Most Important FAQ’s for a Foreign Investor” May 2016 – written by Michael J. Romer and Pierre E. Debbas.

Mann Report – “Breaking Down FIRPTA and its Changes in 2016” April 2016- written by Pierre Debbas.

Mann Report – “The Necessity of Title Insurance” April 2016- written by Matthew Melnick and Daniel Churgin.

New York Real Estate Journal – “Position Your Assets to Shield Appreciation from Estate Tax” March 2016- written by Pierre Debbas.

Mann Report – “Breaking Down the Treasury’s New Requirements for Foreign Investors and Shell Companies” March 2016- written by Pierre Debbas.

Mann Report – “Navigating a Purchase Without a Financing Contingency” February 2016- written by Matthew Melnick.

Mann Report – “Silver Lining for International Real Estate Investors” February 2016- written by Linda Kagan.

New York Real Estate Journal- “New York Minute – Most Notable Project of 2015” January 2016- Guy Arad featured.

Inman Select – “Agents will be Expected to Identify Luxury Cash Buyers” January 2016- Michael Romer quoted.

New York Real Estate Journal – “Arad of Romer Debbas Represents Six Sigma in Acquisition of $54mil Development Site” January 2016- Guy Arad featured.

New York Law Journal – “Marketplace-New Condo Development Planned for Chelsea” December 2015- Guy Arad featured.

New York Real Estate Journal – “2015 NY Real Estate Expo Interview” December 2015- Pierre Debbas interviewed

Commercial Observer – “2016 Real Estate Future Cast Video” December 2015- Michael Romer interviewed.

NYC Real Estate Expo 2015 – “Expo Recap Video” December 2015- Michael Romer and Pierre Debbas interviewed.

Real Estate Weekly – “Six Sigma – New Chelsea Condo Plan” December 2015- Guy Arad featured.

Mann Report Newswire – “Romer Debbas Advises Six Sigma on $54.75mil Chelsea Site Acquisition” December 2015- Guy Arad featured.

Wall Street Journal – “How to Get a Jumbo Mortgage When Condo is under Construction” December 2015- Michael Romer quoted.

Habitat Magazine – “Annual Attorney Survey” December 2015- Pierre Debbas featured.

Real Estate Weekly – “Developers Divide and Conquer to Reign in Cut-Throat Manhattan Market” December 2015- Michael Romer quoted.

Mann Report – “What You Need to Know About Fair Housing” November 2015- written by Matthew Melnick.

Mann Report – “Key Business Terms Commercial Leasing Brokers Should Always Consider – Part 1” November 2015- written by Peter Reiter and Pierre Debbas.

Mann Report – “Purchasing an Apartment in the Name of a Trust” August 2015- written by Matthew Melnick.

Mann Report – “How to Handle a Townhouse Transaction” August 2015- written by Pierre Debbas and Matthew Melnick.

New York Real Estate Journal – “Legislation Passed to Preserve Mom and Pop Stores in Manhattan” April 2015- written by Pierre Debbas and Peter Reiter.

Mann Report- “Foreign Investors: How to Mitigate Their Tax Implications in the U.S.” April 2015- written by Pierre Debbas.

New York Times Q&A – “Masquerading as a Two Family Home” March 2015- Pierre Debbas quoted.

Mann Report – “How a Landlord and Tenant Can Both Benefit from Using a Good Guy Guarantee” March 2015- written by Pierre Debbas & Peter Reiter.

Mann Report – “Converting Coops to Condos: How Profitable Can This Be” February 2015- written by Pierre Debbas.

Mann Report – “If You Want Economy to Improve, Incentivize the Growth of Small Business” January 2015- written by Pierre Debbas.

New York Law Journal – “Marketplace – $135 Million Sale in Midtown South” January 2015- Romer Debbas featured.

Commercial Property Executive – “Toll Brothers Buys UCP’s Center for $135 million” January 2015- Sharon Zimmer quoted.

NYREJ: “Year in Review – 2014” December 2014- Pierre Debbas featured.

Globe Street – “A Year Later Toll Closes on Midtown South Buy” December 2014- Sharon Zimmer quoted.

New York Real Estate Journal Radio December, 2014- Pierre Debbas interviewed.

New York Times Real Estate Q&A – “When Coop Insurance Gets a Bad Grade” December, 2014- Matthew Melnick quoted.

New York Law Journal – “Marketplace: Romer Debbas Moves to 275 Madison Avenue” “ November, 2014- Michael Romer & Peter Reiter quoted.

New York Times Real Estate Q&A – “Mysterious Intercom in the Closet” November, 2014- Michael Romer quoted.

2014 New York Real Estate Expo- “Foreign Buyers & EB-5” November, 2014- Michael Romer and Pierre Debbas presented.

Super Lawyers NYC Metro 2014 – Pierre Debbas, Michael Romer, Elsa Ayoub and Marianna Moliver selected. October, 2014

New York Times -“Q&A- Renting Out the Super’s Apartment” October, 2014 – Pierre Debbas quoted.

Mann Report- “New York Real Estate Firm Continues to Grow” – Romer Debbas LLP Cover Feature October, 2014

New York Real Estate Journal- “Company of the Month: Romer Debbas LLP is Growing & Expanding” October, 2014

Mann Report-“Taking Some of the Stress out of Purchase Process” September, 2014 written by Matthew Melnick

Mann Report-“Converting Properties into Condominiums or Rental Buildings” September, 2014 written by Pierre Debbas

Mann Report- “Romer Debbas Adds Seven Attorneys to Staff” September, 2014

Real Estate Weekly – “Who’s News: Romer Debbas LLP Adds 7 Attorneys” August, 2014

New York Law Journal – “Firm Doubles in Size with Hofheimer Attorneys” August, 2014- Romer Debbas featured – Pierre Debbas quoted.

Mann Report-“Taxes and the Foreign Seller” August, 2014-written by Matthew Melnick

The Real Deal -“Boutique Firm Adds Seven Attorneys” August, 2014 – Romer Debbas featured – Michael Romer and Pierre Debbas quoted.

NYREJ -“Investor Interest Surges for SRO Buildings” July, 2014 – written by Pierre Debbas

Commercial Real Estate Attorney Peter I. Reiter Joins Romer Debbas as a Partner June, 2014

Mann Report-“Hope After Coop Board Rejection” June, 2014-written by Michael Feldman

Mann Report-“Due Diligence for Commercial Condominiums” June, 2014-written by Pierre Debbas.

NYREJ -“Young & Established Spotlight” June, 2014-Pierre Debbas featured

NYREJ – “New York Real Estate Minute” May, 2014-Pierre Debbas quoted.

Mann Report-“Due Diligence on Commercial Acquisitions” May, 2014-written by Pierre Debbas.

New York Times- “All About the Fees – Coop and Condo” May, 2014- Pierre E. Debbas quoted.

NYREJ – “NYC Professional Profiles – Guy Arad” April , 2014-Guy Arad featured.

NYREJ – “What You Need to Know When Negotiating a Retail Lease” April 2014- written by Pierre E. Debbas.

Mann Report – “Top 5 Issues in Negotiating Restaurant Leases”April 2014- written by Pierre E. Debbas and Guy Arad.

New York Times – “Q&A: Sharing with the Shareholder” March 2014- Pierre E. Debbas quoted.

Mann Report -“Assignments of Mortgage & Mortgage Tax Savings” March 2014-written by Pierre E. Debbas & Guy Arad.

Mann Report – “Are Land Lease Buildings An Automatic Red Flag” March 2014-written by Pierre E. Debbas.

Real Estate FAQ of the Month -“How to Purchase in AIR Buildings” March 2014-written by Debra Shultz of Guaranteed Rate, Pierre Debbas & Michael Romer.

Mann Report -“Best Way for Condo Board to Fund Capital Improvements: Financing”February 2014-written by Pierre Debbas.

NYREJ – “New York Minute with Michael J. Romer” January, 2014- Michael J. Romer featured.

NYREJ – “NYC Professional Profiles – Michael J. Romer” January, 2014- Michael J. Romer featured.

NYREJ – “Commercial Real Estate Year in Review” January, 2014- written by Pierre E. Debbas.

Mann Report -“EB-5 Visa Program & Relevancy to Real Estate” January 2014-written by Elsa Ayoub.

NYREJ – “NYC Professional Profiles – Pierre E. Debbas” January, 2014- Pierre Debbas featured.

NYREJ – “Predictions for Commercial Real Estate in 2014” – Pierre E. Debbas featured.

New York Times–“Q&A: Unwanted Water & Smoke” December, 2013- Pierre E. Debbas quoted.

NYREJ – “ICSC Spotlight” December, 2013 – Pierre Debbas featured on cover.

NYREJ- “Debbas & Arad of Romer Debbas Discuss Social Media” November, 2013 – written by Guy Arad and Pierre E. Debbas.

Habitat Magazine- “An Iflux of Atypical Buyers” November, 2013-written by Pierre E. Debbas

Mann Report -“Condo Boards Acting Like Co-op Boards” November, 2013-written by Pierre E. Debbas

NYREJ- “Assignment of Mortgage / Potential Mortgage Tax Savings” October, 2013 – written by Guy Arad and Pierre E. Debbas.

NTDTV- “Pierre Debbas Interviewed on Chinese Television” October, 2013.

New York Real Estate Journal – “2013 NYC Real Estate Expo – Video Interview” October, 2013 – Michael J. Romer interviewed

New York Real Estate Journal – “2013 NYC Real Estate Expo – Video Interview” October, 2013 – Pierre E. Debbas interviewed.

New York Times–“Q&A: Neighbor Ignores Judgment” October, 2013- Michael J. Romer quoted.

Super Lawyers NYC Metro 2013 – “Michael Romer, Pierre Debbas and Elsa Ayoub Named Rising Stars in NY” September, 2013

Mann Report -“1031 Transactions for Commercial and Residential Real Estate” September, 2013-written by Pierre E. Debbas

Mann Report -“What Brokers Should Know About Estate Sales, Part I” September, 2013-written by Marianna Moliver

Mann Report – “Issues to Consider When Combining Apartments” August, 2013-written by Matthew Melnick

Mann Report Press Release -“Guy Arad and Matthew Melnick Join Romer Debbas as Partners”July, 2013

Mann Report -“Lack of Inventory And Its Effect on Market Conditions & Negotiating Strategies” May, 2013-written by Michael R. Feldman

Mann Report -“Amendment to 17.5% Tax Abatement And How it Will Affect You” May, 2013-written by Pierre E. Debbas

New York Times–“Q&A: Disappearing Community Room” April, 2013- Pierre E. Debbas quoted

Mann Report -“What Recourse Do Buyer’s Have After Co-op Board Rejection” April, 2013-written by Pierre E. Debbas

Mann Report -“Understanding Due Diligence: Co-op and Condo Boards” ” April, 2013-written by Michael J. Romer

Mann Report Residential: Cover Feature – “Lawyers for Today’s Real Estate Market” February, 2013-written by Michael J. Romer & Pierre E. Debbas

Mann Report-“What a Foreign Buyer Should Know Before Buying Property ” January, 2013-written by Pierre E. Debbas

Mann Report-“Is it Really Impossible for Investors to Buy Co-ops” January, 2013-written by Pierre E. Debbas

New York Real Estate Journal – “2012 NYC Real Estate Expo – Video Interview” December, 2012 – Michael J. Romer interviewed

New York Real Estate Journal – “2012 NYC Real Estate Expo – Video Interview” December, 2012 – Pierre E. Debbas interviewed.

New York Times – “Q&A: Shareholder’s Right to Vote on Prospective Purchasers” November, 2012- Pierre E. Debbas quoted

Mann Report-“Cooperative Ownership & The Mortgage Interest Deduction” November, 2012-written by Pierre E. Debbas

Habitat Magazine: Attorney Survey 2012-“Hoarder Headaches” November, 2012 – written by Pierre E. Debbas

Mann Report – “Underlying Mortgages: What Co-op Boards Should Know” October, 2012-written by Pierre E. Debbas

The Cooperator– “Q&A: Providing Services to Hotel-Converted Condo” September, 2012 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

Mann Report-“Interest of the Foreign Investor in Manhattan Real Estate Remains Strong” September, 2012-written by Michael J. Romer

New York Times – “Q&A: Still Awaiting Financing Statements” September, 2012- Pierre E. Debbas quoted

Mann Report-“Multi-Family Buildings Become a Focal Point for Investors” July, 2012-written by Pierre E. Debbas

The Cooperator– “Q&A: Shareholders’ Right to See Financial Statements” June, 2012 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

Habitat Magazine Podcast– “Condo Boards Gone Wild” June, 2012 – Pierre Debbas interviewed

Mann Report-“Building’s Financial Statements: What To Look Out For” May, 2012-written by Pierre E. Debbas

Habitat Magazine: 30th Anniversary Issue-“How will NYC Real Estate Change” May, 2012-written by Pierre E. Debbas

New York Times – “Q&A: Covering Up New Floors” April, 2012- Pierre E. Debbas quoted

Mann Report-“Changes to 80/20 Rule Continue to Provide Tax Relief & Opportunity” April, 2012-written by Michael J. Romer

Habitat Magazine -“In Search of a Deal” February, 2012-Pierre E. Debbas quoted

The Cooperator– “Q&A: Imposing a Flip Tax or Transfer Fee” December, 2011 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

The Cooperator– “Q&A: Maintenance Obligations-Mold in Central Air Systems” November, 2011 – Michael J. Romer quoted

Habitat Magazine– “Board’s Right to Enforce Alteration Policy Violations” November, 2011 – written by Pierre E. Debbas

New York Times – “Q&A: Liability Insurance for Condo Renters” September, 2011 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

MSN.com – “June Rental Advice – Subletting While on Vacation” June, 2011 – Michael J. Romer quoted

Habitat Magazine– “Under Scrutiny – Federal Mortgage Guidelines” June, 2011 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

New York Times – “Q&A: Gaining Access to Rules and Bylaws” May, 2011 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

The Cooperator – “Q&A: Can I Put Maintenance in Escrow?” April, 2011 – Michael J. Romer quoted

The Wall Street Journal – “Moving on Up” December, 2010 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

New York Times – “Q&A: Making Sure Windows Match” December 23, 2010 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

The Wall Street Journal – “Lease-Purchase Agreements, What You Need To Know” December 2, 2010 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

The Wall Street Journal – “Trump SoHo Refunds Money” November 17, 2010 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

The Cooperator – “Q&A: Ladies of the Night?” September, 2010 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

The Wall Street Journal – “Black Synagogue Dispute Snags Buyers.” June 15, 2010 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

The New York Times – “Apartment Fees: A Quick Recap” April 9, 2010 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

The Wall Street Journal – “Sell at a Loss or Hang On?” November 6, 2009 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

The New York Times – “When a Conflict Might Exist” September 18, 2009 – Pierre E. Debbas quoted

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