Areas of Practice

BANKING

The firm represents numerous prominent lending institutions including some of the most exclusive private banks and wealth management divisions in the country. Examples of transactions handled by the firm on behalf of prominent lenders are as follows: a) residential & commercial refinance loan transactions; b) residential & commercial purchase loan transactions; and c) asset based lending.

CO-OP & CONDO BOARD REPRESENTATION

The firm represents over fifty (50)  co-op and condominium boards throughout New York City. We regularly advise and assist such boards with respect to the following: governance matters; financing matters including underlying building mortgages; review and analysis of by-laws; proprietary leases and governing documents; and drafting and negotiation of leases and general business contracts.

GENERAL CORPORATE & BUSINESS

The attorneys of the firm are equipped to advise clients with respect to entity formation and structure. We form entities for clientele on a regular basis. In addition, we provide general counsel on governance matters, investment opportunities and basic business law.

IMMIGRATION

The firm represents individuals on naturalization matters. In addition, the firm represents multinational corporations and individuals with respect to doing business and working in the United States in a wide range of industries. This includes foreign business owners who are immigrating to the United States and wish to take their companies global. Given its reputation in representing non-U.S. citizens, the firm often assists clients interested in the EB-5 Visa Program and other immigration programs which result in emigration to the U.S.

LITIGATION

The firm is able to assist its wide range of clients in matters pertaining to litigation as well. This includes, but is not limited to, real estate contract disputes, landlord/tenant matters, lender default, co-op/condo board disputes and general commercial litigation.

OFFERING PLAN/DEVELOPMENT

The firm is counsel to several developers and is well versed in the area of offering plans and sponsor representation. Attorneys at the firm have been drafting offering plans for generations and are well versed in plans related to cooperative, condominium and condop buildings involving both conversion and new construction projects.   Also experienced in the area of rental projects and matters related to affordable housing.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Residential & Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions A focal point of the firm’s practice is residential and commercial real estate transactions. We have represented countless purchasers & seller of condominium and cooperative units, commercial buildings and office spaces. In each transaction, we conduct a thorough due diligence review, prepare and negotiate contracts of sale, negotiate loan documents, and educate our clients during the process. The firm specializes in handling I.R.C 1031 exchanges and also has a unique niche’ handling transactions involving foreign investors.

Commercial Leasing

The firm regularly represents landlords and tenants with respect to their leasing activities through New York City. The attorneys of the firm counsel numerous businesses and individuals engaged in the leasing of office and retail spaces including restaurants.

Real Estate Finance / Loan Transactions

The firm represents lending institutions, developers and individuals with respect to their financing activities pertaining to residential and commercial real estate. The firm counsels its clients on secured and non-secured lending transactions as well as loan workouts, modifications and foreclosure proceedings.

TAXATION

We regularly advise our real estate clients, both domestic and foreign, as to the tax implications associated with acquiring or disposing New York real estate.

TRUSTS & ESTATES / ESTATE PLANNING

The firm’s trust and estate practice encompasses all areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration.  We advise individuals how to transfer property by gift and testamentary transfer using creative, tax saavy strategies to achieve their goals.

Romer Debbas, LLP

275 Madison Avenue, Suite 801
New York, NY 10016
(212) 888-3100