Matthew J. ZangwillPartner
Matthew Zangwill’s practice centers on real estate transactions, including the acquisition, sale, development and financing of buildings, shopping centers, multi-family residential complexes, industrial facilities, self-storage facilities and retail sites throughout the country.
With extensive experience in the real estate finance space, Matthew negotiates and closes commercial mortgage loans, building construction loans, mezzanine loans, private equity financing and bridge loans. His work on behalf of borrowers and lenders includes negotiating complex loan documents including guaranties, mortgages, building loan agreements and ISDA master agreements as well as working through complex title issues.
Matthew’s real estate practice also covers transactions involving any one of the many Industrial Development Agencies operating in the State of New York, affordable housing development, tax-deferred exchanges, ground lease transactions including financing ground lease positions, defeasance transactions, net-zero bond leasing, condominium conversions, offering plan preparation and no-action applications, purchase options and architect’s and construction agreements. A significant portion of Matthew’s real estate practice is dedicated to representing both landlords and tenants in connection with leasing and subleasing of retail, office, medical and industrial spaces.
Matthew navigates the various challenges facing not-for-profit corporations and religious institutions seeking to buy, sell or mortgage real property as well as assisting those seeking to create not-for-profit corporations, obtaining tax-exempt recognition and ensuring compliance with law.
An advocate for small business, Matthew serves as legal counsel for the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, Inc. – the umbrella organization advocating for the interests of over 40 local Chambers of Commerce in Nassau County and their member businesses.
From 2015 to 2020, Matthew has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. In recognition of his contributions, he was acknowledged as member of the 40 Under 40 at the Long Island Business News, has been named to the Who’s Who in Real Property Law list and selected to Long Island Business News’ 2021 Power 25 Lawyer List. Matthew served as a contributor to the Ask Real Estate section of the New York Times, which answered readers’ real estate questions.
“Subleasing basics: Protecting the unwary subtenant’s interests in its premises”
“NYS Increases Taxes on Real Property Transactions”
“A Roommate Dies; Must His Estate Pay the Rent?”
926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkCourt Admissions
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkBar Affiliations
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Bar AssociationEducation
Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Juris Doctor
Binghamton University, B.A.