Real Estate

Real estate clients draw on Marcus Attorneys’ counsel in connection with acquisitions and sales, financing, raising capital and structuring investment and development vehicles, government-assisted housing and economic development projects, zoning, code and other regulatory issues, cooperative and condominium formation and governance, leasing and landlord-tenant matters, and construction and related issues.  

Acquisitions and Sales.  The firm represents individuals, owners and investors in the acquisition and sale of properties and projects in New York City.  

Condominiums and Cooperatives.  Marcus Attorneys is one of New York’s most active in the formation of condominiums and cooperatives and often provides support to other law firms facing work on condominiums and cooperatives.  The firm provides clients with creative, practical and sophisticated advice for planning, financing, structuring, developing and forming residential, mixed-use and commercial condominium offerings.  The firm is also counsel to board of managers and directors of condominiums and cooperatives.

Development and Construction.  The firm guides clients through the phases of real estate development, from zoning and due diligence matters, site acquisition, assemblage and financing to development rights transactions, representation at governmental agencies and sales.  The firm is also very active in representing owners, developers, contractors and design professionals with the negotiation and implementation of design, construction, financing and construction license agreements.        


Marcus Attorneys’ commercial practice forms business entities, reviews and structures financing and investments, guides clients’ acquisitions, mergers, sales, successions of ownership and dissolutions, and provides counsel for contracts and general business activities.


Not-for-profit clients turn to Marcus Attorneys for counsel on specialized matters and general business concerns.  Among the specialized tasks the firm addresses are the formation of entities, qualification for, and maintenance of, exemptions, governance matters, reporting obligations, fundraising, structuring earned income activities and mergers, consolidations, acquisitions and ventures with for-profit entities.

Trusts and Estates

The practice includes preparation of wills and trusts, and estate and trust administration.