David M. Curry is counsel at Farrell Fritz, concentrating in commercial real estate law. Curry represents developers in sales and acquisitions of re- tail, office, industrial, hotel, and other properties, as well as in air rights transactions. He represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions for industrial, retail, warehouse and office space. His clients also include lending institutions and borrowers in real estate acquisition and construction financing, both mortgage and mezza- nine.
Curry represents owners in construction contract negotiations with architects, engineers, general contractors and construction managers. He also represents applicants before the various New York State industrial development agencies and local development corporations in connection with “straight lease” transactions and tax exempt bond financing.
As 2017 approaches, Curry is keeping an eye on trends affecting industrial development agencies.
“Albany has increased its scrutiny of IDAs, and various local agencies have recently received more damaging negative press,” he said. “IDA benefits are essential if Long Island is going to retain and grow its employment base. High real property taxes remain a major obstacle to attracting high-quality jobs to Long Island, and increased restrictions on IDAs and the benefits they offer have the potential to further damage our region.”
Curry serves on the Farmingdale State College Council and is an associate board member of the Association for a Better Long Island (ABLI). He served on the Lindenhurst Village Zoning Board of Appeals from 2011–2014.
In 2013 and 2014, Curry was named to the Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list. He is active with the Wounded Warriors Project, singing and participating at local fundraisers.
With 90 attorneys, the law firm of Farrell Fritz is recognized for providing high quality legal services, practical advice and responsiveness. The firm is also known for its deep commitment to the local com- munity. Farrell Fritz handles legal matters in the areas of arbitration and mediation; bankruptcy and restructuring; business divorce; commercial litigation; construction; corporate and finance; eDiscovery; emerging companies and venture capital; eminent domain; environmental law; estate litigation; health law; labor and employment; land use, municipal and zoning; not-for-profit law; real estate; tax planning and controversy; tax certiorari, and trusts and estates for corporations, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.
Reprinted with permission from Long Island Business News, December 16-22, 2016|vol. 63|No. 51.