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Dean M. Roberts, Chair of the firm’s New York Real Estate & Finance Law Practice Group, oversees and coordinates a diverse group of real estate attorneys and support professionals at Norris McLaughlin who handle all matters relating to real estate in the state of New York. Prior to joining the firm by way of a merger in 2006, he was the managing partner of Szold & Brandwen, a law firm founded in 1924 that had been involved in the development of cooperatives (co-ops) for over 80 years.

Dean has represented real estate entities for more than 30 years in all facets of legal issues affecting individuals and legal entities that own, develop, or manage real estate assets. His practice is a highbred of corporate, litigation, and transactional services on behalf of his clients. Dean is well established as one of the elite condominium and co-op attorneys in New York, including being one of the foremost Mitchell Lama and regulated co-op attorneys in New York City.

Outside of the firm, Dean supports diverse and moderate-income housing developments as the pro bono general counsel to the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives and as a director of the Cooperative Development Fund Board of Advisors as well as other housing programs.

Articles

Publications

  • “Voting, Meeting Remotely & Bridging the Tech Divide in Co-ops, Condos & HOAs,” The Cooperator, Webinar, May 27, 2020
  • “Estate Planning and Trust Ownership for Co-op Shareholders,” Morningside Heights Housing Corporation, New York, NY, January 16, 2020
  • “Estate Planning and Trust Ownership for Co-op Shareholders,” Morningside Heights Housing Corporation, New York, NY, January 11, 2020
  • “A Cooperative Response to the Tenant Protection Act of 2019,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives of Greater New York, September 21, 2019
  • “Cyber and Internet Issues Affecting Co-ops and Their Board of Directors,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Bronx, NY, April 13, 2019
  • “Estate Planning and Trust Ownership,” Morningside Heights Housing Corporation, New York, NY, February 28, 2019
  • “Estate Planning and Trust Ownership,” Morningside Heights Housing Corporation, New York, NY, February 9, 2019.
  • “Legal Issues for Our Co-ops,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives of Greater New York, Bronx, NY, April 14, 2018
  • “Protecting Your Cooperative and Condominium Assets,” FirstService Residential, New York, NY, July 19, 2017
  • “Legal Issues For Our Co-ops” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Bronx, NY, April 8, 2017
  • “Proposed Mitchell Lama Legislation: Converting Article 2, Mitchell Lama Cooperatives, into Housing Finance Development Corporations under Article 11,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, New York, NY, April 13, 2013
  • “Budgeting in These Challenging Economic Times,” webinar presented by Wilkin & Guttenplan, October 12, 2011
  • “New Laws Affecting Our Co-Coops,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, New York, NY, February 12, 2011
  • “Focus: Cooperator vs. Cooperator,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, New York, NY, October 9, 2010
  • Downturn? Recession? Making Sure Your Real Estate Organization Doesn’t Miss Out on Potential Tax Savings, The Friars Club, New York, NY, November 11, 2008
  • Monthly Meeting of the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Amalgamated Houses, Bronx, NY, April 12, 2008
  • “Privatization of the Cooperative,” Public Meeting, Coop-City, Bronx, NY, March 27, 2008
  • “Special Focus Seminar: Legislation Effecting Co-ops,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, New York, NY, April 14, 2007

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