Michael J. TwerskyPartner
Michael Twersky is a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Banking; Corporate; and Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Practice Groups.
With over 20 years in practice, Michael has extensive experience handling all aspects of complex real estate and real estate financing transactions.
He represents commercial lenders, including commercial banks (foreign and domestic), insurance companies, specialty finance companies and REITs in the origination of mortgage and mezzanine loans (including construction, interim and permanent financing). Michael is well-versed in loan securitizations, loan syndication and participations, promissory note purchases and sales, and loan work-outs and restructurings (including deed in lieu of foreclosure transactions).
In addition to his lending practice, Michael also counsels real estate investors, owners, operators, asset managers and developers in the acquisition, disposition, financing and development of office buildings, hotels, multi-family residential, retail and mixed-use projects.
Over the course of his career, he has handled transactions relating to properties throughout the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions, including numerous well-known “trophy” properties.
Michael actively participates in pro bono service, and his contributions have been recognized by the Lawyer’s Alliance for New York, which presented him with its Cornerstone Award for the successful representation of a Head Start program located in Brooklyn, New York. The work involved the negotiation and settlement of a long-running dispute with the New York City Department of Finance concerning retroactive real estate tax exemptions. His work resulted in a tax refund of several hundred thousand dollars for the program.
When he is not in the office, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid football fan.
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Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New YorkEducation
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
Ithaca College, B.S.