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Real Estate

Helping to build Long Island by setting a solid foundation in real estate law.

Farrell Fritz has played an essential role in some of the largest, most complex real estate transactions on Long Island, New York, helping change the region from a “bedroom community” with a single major industry into a diverse, independent economic region. From shopping centers, office buildings, and industrial complexes to housing for the elderly, our commercial real estate attorneys bring to each matter experience on all sides of the closing table, as well as a unique perspective on the region and its business community.

 

  • Acquisitions and Sales

    Representing buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, and brokers and developers, our attorneys use insight and experience to offer creative strategies to successfully resolve the complex issues that so often arise in real estate transactions. Our practice encompasses all the issues of development, zoning, construction, purchasing, selling, and leasing of real property.

  • Economic Development

    Farrell Fritz represents commercial clients in the expansion and development of industrial sites through the use of economic benefits. Our real estate attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the region’s economic benefits programs and know what is available for businesses looking to expand or relocate to our region. We work closely with our zoning and environmental practices to take advantage of tax credits and minimize exposure to possible environmental liability.

  • Leasing

    We successfully prepare and negotiate all types of commercial and residential leases, including shopping center, mall and other store leasing, single-user and multitenant office, industrial, residential and mixed-use building leases. Our real estate attorneys represent a wide range of landlords and tenants, from the independent retail store or business operator to major institutions, regional, and national businesses and landlords. Our commercial real estate attorneys are actively involved in leasing many buildings and shopping centers in the New York metropolitan area and also coordinate the review and negotiation of leases for major retail chain tenants on a regional or national basis.

  • Real Estate Finance

    Our real estate attorneys represent buyers as well as lenders—including banking institutions and nonbank institutional lenders—in structuring, documenting, and closing an array of transactions, including acquisition, construction and project financing, industrial and housing development credit enhancements and bond placements, loan syndications and participations, and Section 1031 exchange financing. We also represent real estate developers, investors, and owners in a wide range of transactions, both locally and nationally, from traditional commercial mortgage loans to complex debt-equity conversions, including mortgage conduit loans, industrial development bond issuances, construction loans, sale-leasebacks, joint ventures, and other financing arrangements.

Professionals

David M. Curry

Real Estate

Partner
Uniondale

Peter L. Curry

Real Estate

Partner
Uniondale

Christopher P. Daly

Commercial Finance & Banking

Partner
Uniondale

David J. Gilmartin Jr.

Land Use & Municipal

Partner
Water Mill

Christopher E. Kent

Real Estate

Partner
Hauppauge

John Racanelli

Real Estate

Partner
Uniondale

Jason S. Samuels

Construction

Partner
Uniondale

Robert E. Sandler

Real Estate

Partner
Uniondale

Charles M. Strain

Corporate

Partner
Uniondale

Peter B. Zlotnick

Commercial Litigation

Partner
New York City

James F. DeVarso

Commercial Finance & Banking

Counsel
Uniondale

David J. Gilmartin Sr.

Land Use & Municipal

Counsel
Water Mill

Jodi L. Gladstone

Real Estate

Counsel
Hauppauge

Erin A. Sidaras

Land Use & Municipal

Counsel
Hauppauge

Michael P. Stafford

Trusts & Estates

Counsel
New York City

Harry Fournaris

Real Estate

Associate
Water Mill

Jennifer Gebbie

Real Estate

Associate
Uniondale

Damian Racanelli

Real Estate

Associate
Uniondale

Nicholas T. Terzulli

Real Estate

Associate
Uniondale

Jacklyn A. Zitelli

Real Estate

Associate
Uniondale

Articles & Advisories

Peter Curry quoted in a Long Island Business News Article

LONG ISLAND IDAs:  Mysteries Unraveled These headlines are the kind of news Long Islanders need: Best Market relocating its headquarters…

September 22, 2016

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Seeking Speedier Approvals – Push for professional certification for interior renovations meets roadblocks

Reprinted with permission from Long Island Business News, November 20-26, 2015|Vol.62| No. 47| John Racanelli was quoted in the noted…

January 21, 2016

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Payment Bonds: A Valuable Tool to Protect the Rights of Subcontractors in New York

December 09, 2014

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State Impairs Ability of IDAs to Assist Retailers

June 21, 2013

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Are You Sure you Left New York? (The Tax Man May Not Think So)

January 13, 2013

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Client Advisory – Disaster Recovery Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

We hope that those reading this were safe throughout the recent storms, and that you are well on your way…

November 08, 2012

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Industry Advisory: Brokers’ Liens a Potential Tool to Ensure Payment of Commissions

Surely one of the most frustrating moments in a broker’s career occurs when he successfully completes a leasing transaction, and…

October 31, 2010

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Client Advisory – Recession Presents Opportunities for Estate Planning with Real Estate

As we all know, commercial real estate holdings have been significantly impacted by the recession. Vacancy rates have risen, rents…

October 01, 2010

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Zoning & Land Use Planning: Decision Case Sets Roadmap for Nonconforming Use Law

July 22, 2009

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Enforceability of Subdivision Restrictions Against Subsequent Purchasers: New York Courts Issue Key Rulings

April 20, 2009

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News

HVAC Firm Moving to LI From Westchester

Nicholas Terzulli, associate at Farrell Fritz, is quoted in this article. A Westchester County-based installer of heating and air conditioning…

November 21, 2018

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Firm considers move from Westchester to Long Island

Farrell Fritz associate Nicholas Terzulli is representing HVAC supplier ACS System Associates as they consider a move to Long Island.…

September 19, 2018

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IDA helping Plainview factory expansion

Peter L. Curry, partner, is quoted in this article. Supreme Screw Products Inc., a manufacturer of precision-machined components, plans a $4.7…

September 12, 2018

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IDA approves tax breaks for Islanders’ $10 million Coliseum upgrade plan

Peter L. Curry, partner, is quoted in this article. The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency voted to approve tax breaks…

September 11, 2018

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Who’s Who – Residential & Commercial Real Estate Law – Jacklyn A. Zitelli

Jacklyn A. Zitelli is a real estate associate at Farrell Fritz, representing corporate and individual real estate clients in the…

December 27, 2017

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A&Z Pharmaceutical to spend $12.2M on improvements

August 29, 2017

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Who’s Who in Commercial & Residential Real Estate Law – Dave Curry

David M. Curry is counsel at Farrell Fritz, concentrating in commercial real estate law. Curry represents developers in sales and…

December 16, 2016

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Long Island Business Report: Industrial Development Agencies of Long Island

On this episode of the Long Island Business Report, Nicholas Terzulli, Business Development Manager at Nassau County IDA and Kelly Morris, Deputy…

May 04, 2016

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Who’s Who on the East End

June 21, 2013

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Who’s Who in Commercial & Residential Real Estate Law

December 19, 2012

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Press Releases

Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the seventh consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 ranking…

November 01, 2018

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 13, 2018

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Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.…

August 09, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Welcomes Harry Fournaris to its Water Mill Office as a Real Estate Associate

Farrell Fritz welcomes Harry Fournaris, a Babylon, NY resident, to its Water Mill office as a real estate associate. Prior…

May 01, 2018

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Nicholas T. Terzulli, Formerly With the Nassau County IDA, Joins Farrell Fritz

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Nicholas (Nick) T. Terzulli, former Director of Business Development at the Nassau County…

March 13, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the sixth consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking…

November 01, 2017

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31 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 31 attorneys selected to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 20, 2017

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Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2018

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.…

August 15, 2017

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Farrell Fritz Promotes Five Attorneys in its Uniondale Office

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the promotions of Kathryn (Katy) Carney Cole, David (Dave) M. Curry, Kristina M. Wesch…

January 04, 2017

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017 “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the fifth consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking…

November 01, 2016

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Pro Bono

Helping a Social Services Agency Sell Real Estate

The Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1976. Its assists and empowers victims of…

July 26, 2011

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MovINNg Along: Buying & Selling Buildings, Revising Certificates of Incorporation

The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides food, shelter, and support services to the hungry and…

July 26, 2011

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Child Abuse And Domestic Violence Organizations Open Under One Roof

The Safe Center LI is a unique collaboration among two nonprofit organizations – the Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN)…

January 25, 2011

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Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation

LIAF began in 1988 in typical grass-roots fashion. Five women, each of whom had a parent or grandparent with Alzheimer’s…

January 01, 2010

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Separating Church and Housing Development

A local area church faced a tricky political problem that required the skills of Farrell Fritz attorneys. The problem occurred…

January 01, 2010

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Interfaith Nutrition Network: Serving the Hungry & Homeless

The Interfaith Nutrition Network (“The INN”) is a not-for-profit organization that addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long…

January 01, 2010

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Ursuline Bedford Park Convent Corporation

Farrell Fritz represented the Ursuline Bedford Park Convent Corporation in its inventive re-use of its North Bronx convent grounds located…

January 01, 2010

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