Cole Schotz P.C.


Real Estate


Our real estate team has earned a national reputation for providing practical and strategic solutions for real estate developers and investors. 

The scope of our involvement includes the acquisition, sale, asset management, risk and business opportunity analysis, development, redevelopment, financing, leasing, subleasing, syndication and environmental concerns of commercial (including retail, office and hotel), industrial, warehouse and multi-family residential properties. 

As a firm, we are committed to establishing and maintaining personal relationships with our clients with the goal of becoming trusted advisors and providing the highest quality legal services.  Our department ranks prominently each year in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers For Business.

Our clients include property owners, potential property owners, landlords, tenants, sub-landlords, sub-tenants, institutional and private lenders, public and private equity investors, syndicators, joint ventures, developers, construction companies, general contractors, sub-contractors, construction managers, property managers, brokers and appraisers.

We also have developed and continue to develop a network of local attorneys and other professionals to coordinate and assist in the understanding of and adherence to laws, customs, requirements and procedures particular to the many states and communities in which our clients transact business.

In order to stay abreast of and positively influence industry developments, many of our attorneys are active in various real estate based trade organizations, attending and lecturing at national and regional conventions, meetings and seminars of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the ICSC Lawyer’s Division, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP).


Department Chairs




Force Majeure Language Proliferates in Leases

As published in: January 4, 2021

Invictus closes $89M construction loan for TOD

As published in: Real Estate Weekly December 17, 2020

G4 Funds $230M Loan to Recap Chetrit, Bistricer Condo

As published in: Real Estate Weekly December 15, 2020

Procida provides $52M construction loan for Manhattan Transit Village

As published in: Real Estate Weekly October 27, 2020

'Teamwork Is an Essential Ingredient' According to Cole Schotz's Chris Caslin

As published in: New Jersey Law Journal September 18, 2020

'Big-Picture Plans Are a Series of Near-Future Tasks,' Cole Schotz's Leo Leyva Says

As published in: New Jersey Law Journal September 18, 2020


Recent Events

New York City PULSE Podcast
Attorney Speaking: Jordan J. MetzgerJune 30, 2020
Webinar: The Do's and Don'ts of Real Estate investing, How to Start and Grow your Portfolio
Attorney Speaking: Leo V. LeyvaJune 8, 2020
ACC New Jersey 17th Annual CLE Conference 2019
Attorney Speaking: Jan Alan LewisSeptember 20, 2019
CIANJ- A Governor's Perspective
Attorney Speaking: Richard W. AbramsonApril 17, 2019
Bisnow NYC State of the Market
Attorney Speaking: Jordan J. MetzgerNovember 29, 2018
U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference
Attorney Speaking: Gary M. AlbrechtOctober 26, 2018
Fifth Friday Forum
Attorney Speaking: Gary M. AlbrechtSeptember 28, 2018
Bisnow's National Finance Summit
Attorney Speaking: Rab N. NalavalaSeptember 6, 2018


NYC DOB To Resume COVID Fines And Penalties

Real Estate & Construction Law July 6, 2020

Aaron S. Brotman
Remote Notarization Takes Effect In New Jersey

Real Estate & Construction Law April 20, 2020

Christopher J. Caslin

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