Co-op and Condo Practice | Leases | Real Estate Transactions and Financing
BS, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1979, summa cum laude
JD, New York University School of Law, 1982
New York, 1983
Professional Associations & Memberships
New York State Bar Association
Aaron Shmulewitz joined the firm as a Partner in 2005, from Reed Smith LLP.
Mr. Shmulewitz heads the firm’s co-op/condo practice group. Mr. Shmulewitz’s practice includes the representation of more than 250 cooperative and condominium Boards in New York, including many of the city’s finest and most prestigious apartment buildings. Mr. Shmulewitz’s multifaceted practice includes acting as general counsel, corporate and governance advice, intra-building disputes, all aspects of corporate representation, enforcement of constituent obligations, enforcement of sponsor obligations, building mortgage refinancing, negotiation and preparation of commercial leases and capital improvements contracts, general litigation in state and federal courts and conversion and sale of non-allocated space. In connection with such representation, Mr. Shmulewitz has close relationships with virtually every major cooperative and condominium management firm in the city.
Mr. Shmulewitz also represents sponsors in the conversion of buildings to condominium ownership, and both landlords and tenants in commercial and professional lease negotiations.
In addition, Mr. Shmulewitz has represented thousands of clients in the purchase, sale and financing of apartments, buildings, single-family homes and other properties.
Mr. Shmulewitz is recognized as one of the leading experts in the cooperative and condominium field, lectures on those topics to industry groups, is regularly quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, trade publications and other media and has appeared on CNN and New York 1 News.