Burt Allen Solomon Exhibits Photography, Some Things Seen in Israel
New York, NY (April 1, 2013) – Burt Allen Solomon, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will exhibit a selection of black and white photographs, entitled “Some Things Seen in Israel,” at the Derfner Judaica Museum at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale (5901 Palisade Avenue, Riverdale, New York 10471). The exhibition will open on Sunday, April 14, with an opening reception from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., and will run until Sunday, July 28.
The solo exhibition features photographs taken during the artist’s many trips to Israel, starting in the late ’60’s. They will be publically exhibited for the first time to commemorate Israel Independence Day.
As a member of the American Alliance of Museums, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is committed to publicly exhibiting its art collection throughout its 19-acre campus, including the Derfner Judaica Museum and a sculpture garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. The Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection provide educational and cultural programming for residents of the Hebrew Home, their families and the general public from throughout New York City, its surrounding suburbs and visitors from elsewhere. The Home is a nonprofit, non-sectarian geriatric organization serving more than 7,000 elderly persons through its resources and community service programs. Museum hours are Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please call for holiday hours or further information, 718 581-1596.
Solomon, a Brooklyn native and now a resident of South Orange, New Jersey, has been influenced by many sources. In his youth, with his parents, he visited the Museum of Modern Art and exhibitions at the Kodak Gallery at New York’s Grand Central Terminal, and he enjoyed the 1955 book, The Family of Man. It was his father, whose work he sometimes seeks to emulate today, who introduced him to the absorbing process of developing photographs in the family darkroom in a corner of their garage in Brooklyn. Solomon also admires the work of photojournalists, war photographers, “concerned” and “street” photographers.
An attorney by trade, Solomon focuses his practice on affordable and cooperative housing and estates and trusts. He has been involved extensively in secured and unsecured financing transactions for housing developments, from both a lender’s and borrower’s perspective, involving both regulated and unregulated housing. In addition, his extensive experience includes dealing with city, state and federal housing agencies on behalf of regulated housing developments.
Solomon has represented and advised housing developments on widely diverse activities, including financing; requests for financing proposals; corporate and regulatory aspects of low income housing tax credit financing; privatization of government regulated cooperatives; apartment purchase procedures; applications; and interview procedures and legal compliance, including anti-discrimination laws. He also handles specialized real estate transactions, including sales to New York City for perpetual parkland use, sales of commercial condominium units, not-for-profit corporation transactions, easements and licenses of real property, and sales to foreign governments of real property.
Solomon also advises housing developments about specialized issues, such as electricity sub-metering, governmental investigations, regulatory compliance, placements of apartments into trusts, sales of apartments for commercial uses, cooperative corporate governance (including disputed elections, directors’ responsibilities and other maintenance and operations issues) and drafting and interpreting governing documents (certificates of incorporation, by-laws, proprietary leases, occupancy agreements and house rules). He also advises cooperatives about estate and trust matters affecting them.
Solomon earned his LL.B., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1968 and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Brooklyn College in 1965.