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Rivkin Radler Hosts Binghamton University Alumni Reception
November 10, 2017
On November 9th, the Firm hosted a business networking event for Binghamton University alumni which was attended by over 80 guests.  Scott Feuer (Class of ’90) provided welcoming remarks and introduced special guest, Vice President of Student Affairs, Brian Rose, who provided a university update. There are approximately 15 Binghamton University alumni attorneys at the …
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Frankel and Goldstein Close on $9.5 M Tax Exempt Bond Financing
October 20, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Rich Frankel and Stacey Goldstein closed on a $9.5 million County of Essex Capital Resource Corporation tax-exempt bond financing for Adirondack Medical Center. The financing was part of a Lake Placid, New York construction project for the hospital, where its new emergency department will be located along with other facilities, including a medical fitness center. …
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Grill, Honig, and Schieber Prevail after Framed Issue Hearing
October 9, 2017 | Construction | Commercial Litigation
David M. Grill, Jeremy Honig and Evan Schieber successfully defeated defendant’s motion to compel arbitration of their client’s breach of contract action following a framed issue hearing in Supreme Court, Westchester County. The action was commenced to recover the client’s deposit, which the defendant refused to return following the client’s attempt to cancel purchase orders …
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Glambosky, Honig and Bholan Obtain Dismissal of Complaint Against Client
October 9, 2017 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Erez Glambosky, Jeremy Honig and Michelle Bholan prevailed in obtaining dismissal of a complaint filed by a former employee of our client alleging that she was unlawfully terminated. After voluntarily discontinuing an identical prior action against our client with prejudice pursuant to a Stipulation of Discontinuance, counsel for the former employee commenced a new action …
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Frankel Closes multiple transactions for St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center
October 2, 2017 | Richard A. Frankel | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On Sept. 28, Richard Frankel closed multiple loan transactions in connection with a project for St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center, Inc.  The project involved a convertible grant and mortgage with the New York State Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation. …
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Real Estate Team Closes $11.45 Million Deal
September 28, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Harvey Epstein, Scott Feuer, John Panagopoulos and Sean Simensky represented the purchaser in its acquisition of 280, 282 and 282A Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn, NY for the purchase price of $11.45 million.  The transaction involved the negotiation of loan documentation relating to the $9.2 million mortgage financing providing by Bank of the Ozarks and the corporate …
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Kornblum Closes Multiple Deals Throughout the Five Boroughs
September 19, 2017 | Yaron J. Kornblum | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On August 10, Yaron Kornblum represented 690 Onderdonk LLC in the purchase of 690 Onderdonk Ave., Ridgewood, NY for the purchase price of $1.6 million with financing from JPMorgan Chase Bank NA for a loan amount of $1.12 million. On August 9, Yaron Kornblum represented the Borrower, 117-119 15th Street LLC in the refinance of …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 19, 2017
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys were named to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 10 attorneys were named New York Metro Rising Stars. *Brian Bank – Business Litigation Todd M. Belous – Professional Liability: Defense *Michelle Bholan – Business Litigation Jonathan B. Bruno – Professional Liability:  Defense …
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Kornblum Continues to Close Deals in the Metropolitan Area
September 18, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On September 14, Yaron Kornblum represented 771 East 213th Street LLC in its acquisition of a mixed use dwelling with eight units located at 771 East 213th Street, Bronx, N.Y. for a purchase price of $1.5 million with financing from Signature Bank for a loan amount of $1.04 million. On September 19, Yaron Kornblum represented …
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D’Amaro Finalizes Commercial Lease Transactions for New Jersey Performing Arts Dance Company and Manhattan Entertainment Facility
September 17, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Louis D’Amaro successfully negotiated and finalized two commercial lease transactions. D’Amaro represented a nationally recognized performing arts dance company to lease space for office and warehouse use. The lease is for a 10-year term for the occupancy of 17,000 square feet in two buildings located in Secaucus, N.J. The second lease was for an entertainment …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent Seller in Sale of NYC Apartment Building
August 10, 2017 | Scott L. Feuer | John Panagopoulos | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented the Seller in the sale of 730 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY for a purchase price of $4.3 million. …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent Purchaser in NYC Apartment Building Acquisition
July 31, 2017 | Scott L. Feuer | John Panagopoulos | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented the Purchaser in its acquisition of an apartment building located at 345 East 33rd Street, New York, NY for a purchase price of $7.2 million.  The Purchaser financed the acquisition with a $5.2 million loan from Valley National Bank. …
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Mitchell and D’Amaro Review Lease of Medical Company
July 26, 2017 | Richard A. Mitchell | Louis D'Amaro | Corporate | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Richard Mitchell and Louis D’Amaro  completed the review of an office lease for a medical company located at the Willow Park Office Park in Kingston, New York.  The lease included the expansion of the company’s existing offices to 3,692 square feet. …
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Kornblum Represents Purchaser in Apartment Complex Acquisition
July 13, 2017 | Yaron J. Kornblum | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum represented the Purchaser in its acquisition of a 150 unit apartment complex located at 411 East Gibbsboro Road, Lindenwold, NJ.  The purchase price was $7.5 million and financed through Customers Bank for a loan amount of $6 million.   …
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Honig Elected to Board
July 6, 2017 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Jeremy Honig was elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County. Founded in Americus, Georgia, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped build, renovate and repair more than 1 million homes for more than 5 million people around the world. …
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D’Amaro and Schieber Complete License Agreement
July 1, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Lou D’Amaro and Evan Schieber completed a License Agreement covering outdoor space in the courtyard area of a Manhattan residential condominium for the installation of HVAC units and equipment servicing the street level, retail condominium unit owned by our client. The license is for a ten-year term with two five year renewal options.  The license …
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D’Amaro Reviews Lease Agreement for Laser Tag Facility
July 1, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Lou D’Amaro completed the review of a twenty-five year commercial lease covering a 15,000 square foot building located in Pompano Beach, Florida.  The client intends to use the building as a laser tag facility and entertainment center.  Basic rent is supplemented by an annual payment of additional rent based upon gross revenue of the facility. …
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Kornblum Closes Deals in Brooklyn
June 30, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On June 15, 2015, Yaron Kornblum represented the Purchaser, 182 Hart Management LLC, in its acquisition of 182 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY for a purchase price of $1.250 million, and financing from Signature Bank, in the amount of $900,000.00. On June 20, 2017, Yaron Kornblum represented the Purchaser, 344 McGuiness Holdings LLC in its acquisition …
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Leno a Panelist at LI Commercial Real Estate Summit
June 19, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On June 8, David Leno spoke on a panel at a summit entitled, “The Future of Long Island Commercial Real Estate,” sponsored by the New York Real Estate Journal. The event, held at the Holiday Inn Plainview-Long Island, attracted approximately 100 attendees. Rivkin Radler was a corporate sponsor. Click here to read more about the …
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Glambosky, Honig and Gold Obtain Summary Judgment for NYC Owner/Landlord
June 8, 2017 | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Construction
Erez Glambosky, Jeremy Honig and Dana Gold obtained summary judgment for their client, a New York City owner/landlord, in a commercial non-payment proceeding in Manhattan.  Following complex motion practice over the course of several months, Glambosky, Honig and Gold successfully obtained a conditional judgment of possession in favor of the owner and a money judgment …
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Panagopoulos Represents Client in Warehouse Sale
June 8, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
John Panagopoulos represented 280 Oser Avenue Realty LLC in the sale of a commercial warehouse located at 280 Oser Avenue in Hauppauge, New York. The purchase price was $3.8 million. …
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Landsman Helps Client Close on Complicated Purchase
May 31, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Marie Landsman represented a purchaser, 188 Lawrence Street RK LLC, in its acquisition of a warehouse for a car paint manufacturing in Framingham, Massachusetts, for a purchase price of $1.18 million and financed by M&T Bank. Prior to closing, our team addressed and resolved complicated tax lot and zoning issues. …
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Leno to Speak at LI Commercial Real Estate Expo
May 30, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On Friday, June 9, David Leno will participate in a panel discussion about the future of Long Island commercial real estate at a summit organized by the New York Real Estate Journal. The summit, which will run from 8 am until noon, will be held at the Holiday Inn in Plainview. For tickets and information, please …
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Landsman Represents Client in Warehouse Purchase
May 25, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Marie Landsman represented a purchaser, 2700 Peachtree Square LLC, in its acquisition of a warehouse in Duraville, Georgia, which will be used to manufacture automobile paint. The purchase, financed with M&T Bank, was priced at $1.49 million. …
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Landsman Named to NYREJ 2017 Women in Professional Services
May 18, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Marie Landsman was selected by the New York Real Estate Journal to be profiled for its 2017 Women in Professional Services series. To view the profile, click here. …
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D’Amaro Completes Lease Negotations for NYC Restaurant
May 6, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Louis D’Amaro represented a landlord in lease negotiations, resulting in a 15-year lease with an option to renew, for a trendy Asian restaurant located on the Upper East Side. …
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Cornachio and Leno Present at National Business Institute Seminar
May 3, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
William Cornachio and David Leno presented a CLE program entitled, “Advanced Real Estate Transactions: A Practical Guide to Complex Matters,” for the National Business Institute. William presented the topic, “Problems at Closing: Moving Past Difficulties and Sidestepping Malpractice Claims,” and David presented, “Zoning, Subdivisions and Easements: Resolving Issues That Affect Transactions.” For more information on …
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Kornblum Closes a $11.7M Refinance
April 20, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum closed a $11.7 million refinance transaction for 3054 Godwin LLC with Amalgamated Bank, as lender, for the property located at 3054 Godwin Terrace, Bronx, New York. …
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Kornblum Closes on a Refinance for Signature Bank
April 19, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum closed a $8.15 million refinance transaction with Signature Bank for properties located at 3001 Briggs Avenue, Bronx, NY, 215 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, NY, 301 Brightwater Court, Brooklyn, NY, 835 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY and 930 Winthrop Street, Brooklyn, NY. …
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Kornblum and Landsman Oceanside Marine Terminals LLC in Purchase of Six Lots
March 30, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum and Marie Landsman represented Oceanside Marine Terminals LLC in the purchase of 6 lots located in Oceanside, NY from Sprague International Properties LLC.  The purchase price was $1.8 Million and closed on March 30, 2017.  The transaction involved complicated title issues and was contingent upon the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issuing …
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Kornblum Closes Refinance Transaction with The Bridgehampton National Bank
March 22, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum closed a $14.3 million refinance transaction with The Bridgehampton National Bank for properties located at 25 Dongan Place, New York, NY, 4219 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY and 420-424 East 148th Street, Bronx, NY. …
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D’Amaro and Glambosky Facilitate Building Acquisition and Restoration Project
March 20, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Louis D’Amaro and Erez Glambosky represented a real estate developer in its acquisition of a dilapidated 10-unit residential building, located at 119 West 111th Street, New York, NY, for a purchase price of $2 million and involving extensive negotiations to resolve the building’s structural issues. Now the client has embarked on an ambitious restoration project on the …
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Cornachio Closes on Refinancing of Buildings in the Lake Success Quadrangle
March 15, 2017 | Corporate | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
William Cornachio, with assistance from Marie Landsman and Matt Spero, closed on a $155 million refinancing of mortgage loans on the ten buildings in the Lake Success Quadrangle office park owned by our  client, The We’re Group.  The new loans were provided by three lending affiliates of a major life and casualty insurance company, which has …
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McIsaac, Leno and Beach Lead Team in Acquisition of Assets of a Full Service Medical Group
March 1, 2017 | Health Services | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Michael McIsaac, David Leno and Brice Beach led a team of Rivkin Radler attorneys in client’s acquisition of substantially all of the assets of  a full-service medical group with over 100 primary care physicians and specialists in cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, podiatry and urology.  The transaction involved the transfer of over three dozen locations …
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Kornblum and Landsman Facilitate the Sale of New York City Property
February 16, 2017 | Trusts & Estates | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
During a three day closing that concluded on January 13, 2017, Yaron Kornblum and Marie Landsman represented the seller in the sale of properties located at 3880 Broadway, 543-545 West 162nd St. & 75 Ft. Washington Ave., New York City for an aggregate purchase price of $40 million.  The transaction was facilitated subject to a …
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D’Amaro Closes Second Mortgage Financing Transaction for Walgreens
January 27, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Louis D’Amaro closed on a second mortgage financing transaction for a Walgreens located in New Castle, Pennsylvania in the loan amount of $1 million.  The lender was Investors Bank. …
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D’Amaro Completes Lease Negotiations for Skechers
January 17, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Louis D’Amaro continues his representation of Skechers’ national expansion by completing lease negotiations for retail locations in Miami, Hawaii and Vancouver, BC. …
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Leno Featured in LIBN Who’s Who Section
January 4, 2017 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
David P. Leno was featured in the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Commercial & Residential Real Estate Law section. David advises clients on all aspects of real estate transactions.  A Partner in the Firm’s Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Practice Group, David negotiates and prepares transactional and financing documents and conducts closings for commercial …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos Close Sale of Commercial Office Building
December 30, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On December 30, 2016, Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented the owner of a Plainview, New York office building in the $2.8 million sale of the property. …
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Leno, Savino and Weissman Close on Acquisition of Nassau County land by Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases
December 29, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
After a year and meeting a year-end deadline, resulting in considerable tax savings for the client, Stephen Weissman, William Savino and David Leno closed on the acquisition of Nassau County land by Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases for a purchase price of $6.5 million. …
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Kornblum and Landsman Facilitate the Sale of $67M Commercial Building in NYC
December 20, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Yaron Kornblum and Marie Landsman represented 410 St. Nicholas LLC in the sale of a commercial building located at 410 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY, for a purchase price of $67,500,000.00, pursuant to a settlement agreement.  The transaction involved a sophisticated tax structure requiring the expertise and assistance of Scott Eisenmesser. …
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Feuer, Epstein & Simensky Close $68M Refinance Deal
December 20, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer, Harvey Epstein and Sean Simensky represented a New York City developer in the $68.3 million construction loan refinancing of a condominium project comprised of 13 luxury residential apartments and a ground floor retail space.  The loan facility is comprised of a $46.4 million mortgage loan secured by the real estate and a $21.9 …
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Glambosky and D’Amaro Close on Purchase of Commercial Property
December 17, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Erez Glambosky and Louis D’Amaro, as part of a 1031 exchange, closed on the purchase of a commercial property located in New Castle, Pennsylvania, subject to a Walgreens drug store lease.  The Walgreens location was the 1031 exchange “replacement property” and was purchased for nearly $7 million, with $2.7 million in mortgage financing.  In January …
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Grill and Tare Victorious at the DHCR – Tenants’ Petition for Administrative Review Denied in its Entirety
November 14, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Construction | Commercial Litigation
Tenants filed a Petition for Administrative Review (“PAR”) at The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (“DHCR”) seeking to overturn a Rent Administrator’s decision that found, among other things, the following: a) that the landlord did not engage in a fraudulent scheme to deregulate the apartment; b) the base date rent was reliable; …
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Ambrosino named to the Corporate Council of the Tourette Association of America
October 31, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Ed Ambrosino has been named to the Corporate Council of the Tourette Association of America. Founded in 1972, The Tourette Association of America has emerged as the premier national non-profit organization working to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and tic disorders. For more information on the Tourette Association, Click Here. …
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Glambosky and Honig defeat tenant’s Fair Market Rent Appeal on behalf of developer Naftali Group
October 19, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
In a hotly contested landlord-tenant proceeding that has been pending for over three years, Erez Glambosky and Jeremy Honig won a significant victory on behalf of developer/landlord Naftali Group.  In an unprecedented eleven page decision, the Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal affirmed the Rent Administrator’s underlying order …
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Leno Represents Blue Point Brewery in Relocation to Patchogue
October 12, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
David Leno has been quoted in an article in the Patch related to his representation of the Blue Point Brewery in its relocation to the 110,000-square-foot building being vacated by Briarcliffe College in Patchogue. Click here to read the article.   …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 11, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Bankruptcy | Appeals | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Professional Liability
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that twenty attorneys were named to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and five attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars. Being named a Super Lawyer is a tremendous honor reserved for only the top 5% of all lawyers in a …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent New York City Investors in Sale of 42 Unit Apartment Complex
October 7, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented two New York City real estate investors in the sale of a 42 unit apartment complex located on West 139th Street in Manhattan for a purchase price of $13.6 million.  This transaction was part of a Section 1031 tax-deferred exchange for each investor. …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent Owner in the Sale of a $23 Million Jersey City Office Building
September 29, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented the owner of a Jersey City, NJ office building in the $23 million sale of the property.  This transaction also involved environmental matters which were handled by Eric Nemeth. …
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