close
  • Jun 18, 2021Norris McLaughlin Welcomes New Associates to the Firm

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Anthony M. Brichta to its Allentown, Pennsylvania office and John V. Kelly III to the Bridgewater, New Jersey office.

    “We are thrilled to be adding more young talent to our already established practice groups and offices. Our goal is to continue our growth plans, providing the firm a great succession plan to secure our future,” said David C. Roberts, Chair of the firm and Co-Chair of its Recruiting Committee.

    About Anthony Brichta

    Brichta concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, corporate matters, and liquor law. He has joined the firm’s expansive Liquor Law, Licensing, Manufacturing, and Distribution Industry Group and brings his wide-ranging experience to its alcohol manufacturing and distribution clients.

    In addition, Brichta has handled a broad range of civil litigation matters for private and municipal clients. He has extensive experience in creditors’ rights, municipal litigation, tax assessment and tax claim litigation, appellate practice, insurance defense and coverage, plaintiffs’ litigation, commercial disputes, bankruptcy, and juvenile dependency matters.

    A resident and native of the Lehigh Valley, Brichta is co-founder and CEO of a start-up craft distillery in Allentown and Easton. He has volunteered for an income tax clinic relief program in New Orleans and taught the Junior Achievement Program at Brooklyn High School. Brichta was selected for inclusion in the 2019, 2020, and 2021 “Rising Stars” lists in Philadelphia Magazine by Super Lawyers®.

    Brichta received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 2008, where he participated in the mock trial and trial practice programs. He was also a member of the university’s wrongful convictions clinical program and assistant editor of its national political science journal, Political Communication. From Lehigh University, Brichta received his M.A. in 2005 and his B.A., summa cum laude, in 2004.

    About John Kelly

    Kelly, who is joining the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment law. He advises clients on various local, state, and federal labor and employment laws.

    Additionally, Kelly handles litigation matters from pleading through appeal, including discrimination and sexual harassment suits, workplace investigations, and wage and hour compliance, and employer investigations. He drafts employer and employee policies, handbooks, and contracts, and negotiates vendor contracts and agreements.

    Prior to joining the firm, Kelly was a clerk for the New Jersey Superior Court, Hudson County Vicinage Law Division in Jersey City for the Hon. Christine Farrington, J.S.C. He is an Army Veteran and JAG Officer in the New Jersey Army National Guard. In 2020, Kelly was elected to the Nutley Board of Commissioners, where he serves as Commissioner and Director of Nutley’s Public Affairs and Health Department.

    Kelly earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2012, where he was a member of the Legislative Law Journal and recipient of the Del Tufo Constitutional Law Award; and his B.S., cum laude, from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007.

    Posted in: Anthony M. Brichta, Business Law, John V. Kelly III, Labor & Employment, Liquor Law, Licensing, Manufacturing and Distribution, Litigation, News, Real Estate & Finance | Tags: , , , , , ,

  • May 14, 2021Dean Roberts Speaks at Coordinating Council of Cooperatives of Greater New York Virtual Meeting

    Dean M. Roberts, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its New York Real Estate & Finance Law Practice Group and the firm’s Cooperative (“Co-op”) and Condominium Law Industry Group, spoke at the monthly virtual meeting of the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives of Greater New York (CCC) on Saturday, April 10.

    “Each month, I enjoy the conversation had with these cooperative board members. I am glad to be a part of and help this group of New York’s professionals in continuing their legal education to make their residents’ lives the best they can be,” said Roberts.

    About the Council of Cooperatives of Greater New York

    The CCC, composed of housing cooperatives ranging from seventy to thousands of units, aims to serve as a sounding board for circulating ideas and experiences that may apply to other cooperatives and to implement joint programs for economic and political achievement.

    At the meeting, Roberts addressed general information regarding Housing Court, accumulated arrears, landlord-tenant matters, marijuana laws, and nuisance issues. Participants also had the opportunity to ask questions about their specific cooperatives. Additionally, a representative of Get Women Cycling joined the meeting to discuss the services, education, and support they offer for safe street passage and the changing landscape of daily commuting in New York City. To view the recording, please click here, or for more information, visit cccofgny.coop.

    About Dean Roberts

    Roberts focuses on real estate litigation with a sub-specialty in the representation of cooperative housing corporations and condominiums. He has handled all facets of condominium and cooperative ownership, from sponsor/purchase and conversion to representing well-established tenant-shareholder Boards of Directors. Roberts also represents cooperative corporations and moderate-income co-ops in all areas of litigation, including landlord/tenant.

    Through his involvement with the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Roberts is active in court reform efforts and the cooperative movement. In his community, he works to promote affordable housing as a director of the Cooperative Development Fund Board of Advisors and other housing programs.

    Roberts earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1987 and his B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers College, in 1982.

    Posted in: Cooperative ("Co-op") and Condominium Law, Dean M. Roberts, News, Real Estate & Finance | Tags: , ,

  • Apr 28, 2021Reimagining Land Use Boards during COVID-19

    Christopher A. Erd, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will co-present the webinar, “Reimagining Land Use Boards during COVID-19,” hosted by the Somerset County Bar Association (SCBA) as part of its Law Day celebrations.

    Reimagining Land Use Boards

    Discussion topics will include:

    • Changes to the law due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
    • Application and hearing prep
    • Virtual meetings and public access
    • Predictions for the future, such as the use of virtual/remote technology

    Participants will also have time for a Q&A session. There will be a nominal fee of $25 for SCBA members who want CLE credit, but the webinar is free to the public.

    When: Thursday, May 6, 2021

    1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    Register for Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Legal Events in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

    To register, please email elviaviera@somersetbar.com.

    About Chris Erd

    Chris devotes his practice primarily to land use and zoning, environmental, regulatory permitting, real estate transactions, community associations, leases, landlord/tenant, business counseling, and transactions. He regularly appears before municipal and county land use agencies on various development applications. Chris has been involved in land use approvals, leases, and sales for energy projects, including solar and battery storage.

    In November of 2009, Chris was a member of a distinguished panel of speakers discussing land use and zoning issues and procedures in New Jersey at the”2009 Annual Planning Conference” for licensed professional planners, held by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in New Brunswick.

    Chris was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District XI Attorney Fee Arbitration Committee and served as Chairman. He was also Chairman of the Branchburg Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and was formerly a member of the Branchburg Township Environmental Commission, the Branchburg Township Wildlife Management Committee, and the Bedminster Township Environmental Commission. In addition, he has been an officer and general counsel for community associations.

    Posted in: Christopher A. Erd, Events, Real Estate & Finance | Tags: ,

  • Apr 20, 2021Ethics Credits for Licensed Site Remediation Professionals

    Jeffrey M. Casaletto, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will co-present the live webinar, “Ethics Credits for Licensed Site Remediation Professionals,” hosted by Continuing Professional Education Services, LLC.

    Ethics Credits for Licensed Site Remediation Professionals

    Joined by Jorge H. Berkowitz, Ph.D., LSRP, owner and president of Jorge H Berkowitz LLC, and Phil Brilliant, CHMM, LSRP, founder of Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC, Jeff will discuss the differences between ethical and unethical behavior as they apply to obligations within the Site Remediation Reform Act. The half-day program satisfies the requirements of the NJ Site Remediation Licensing Board Rules (NJAC 7:26I-4.4b.1).

    When: Thursday, April 29, 2021

    8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Register for Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Legal Events in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

    Registration Costs:

    • General Registration: $215.00
    • LSRPA, CIANJ, or Montclair State Alumni: $170.00
    • Multiple Registrants From Same Company: $170.00

    Credits Offered:

    • NJ LSRP CECs: 3 Ethic CECs (NJ SRPLB Course # 2017-071)
    • NJ Continuing Legal Education: 3.6 CLEs
    • NJ Professional Engineers: 3 CPCs
    • NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours: 3 CEs

    About Jeff Casaletto

    Jeff represents and counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential developers, chemical and industrial manufacturers, and commercial business owners. He maintains a results-oriented approach to each environmental issue to achieve the client’s goals and objectives. Jeff assists clients in resolving issues related to site remediation, due diligence, solid and hazardous waste disposal, environmental regulatory compliance and solid waste utility licensing and approvals, permitting, Brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup cost recovery.

    The practice of environmental law often involves unique technical issues that require the expertise and advice of technical consultants. Jeff’s environmental engineering background enables him to better communicate and problem solves with environmental consultants and to apply a team approach to all issues, legal and technical. His ability to understand the technical aspects of his environmental matters provides clients with an opportunity to efficiently resolve their environmental issues.

    Jeff has obtained solid waste approvals for haulers, brokers, and solid waste facilities and recycling facilities for solid waste utilities just starting up or continuing to grow. He has experience handling matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, and OPA. Jeff has negotiated removal orders, EPCRA/OPA settlements, cost recovery for removal and remedial actions, Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Settlements, and Remedial Design/Remedial Action Settlements.

    Posted in: Environmental, Events, Jeffrey M. Casaletto, Real Estate & Finance | Tags: , ,

  • Mar 08, 2021Property Tax Appeals Can Save You Money in 2021

    One obvious reason for filing real estate property tax appeals is to obtain a lower assessment on your real property and thereby save significant tax dollars. Another important reason to lower your assessment and taxes is to help maintain the value of the property by making it more marketable to potential buyers. COVID-19 has been particularly impactful on commercial property values, whose assessments were set prior to COVID.

    Property Tax Appeals

    Property owners often believe that their property is worth an amount equal to the assessment on the property. This misconception leads owners to overlook the different ratios of assessed value to true value applicable in each of the assessing districts of New Jersey and the fact that these ratios generally decline each year. For example, if a property worth one million dollars this year is located in a municipality with a 60% ratio, it should be assessed at $600,000 this year. If that ratio drops to 54% next year, its assessment should be $540,000. If the ratio drops, but the assessment remains high, it may be time for an appeal. The revaluation of all property within a municipality may increase the possibility of over-assessment on larger commercial and industrial parcels.

    If the taxpayer prevails in securing a tax appeal judgment reducing its assessment, the “Freeze Act” binds the municipality for the years covered by the tax appeal plus two additional years, subject to two exceptions. The first is a complete revaluation of all real property in the municipality, and the second is proof by the municipality of a substantial increase in the property’s value. These exceptions aside, the assessment is frozen at the reduced level, at the taxpayer’s sole option. Thus, if a taxpayer wishes to appeal for a further reduction during the freeze period, he or she is free to do so.

    Save Money in 2021

    These points are intended to merely scratch the surface of this area of the law. This should also help to explain why property owners should have their tax assessments reviewed by legal counsel each year to determine whether a tax appeal is warranted. The experienced attorneys at Norris McLaughlin can help you review and analyze your real property valuations to determine if an appeal makes sense.

    For all counties, other than Monmouth, Gloucester, and Burlington, the deadline to file a tax appeal in 2021 is April 1st. For all towns subject to a revaluation or reassessment (other than those towns in Monmouth County), the deadline is extended to May 1, 2021.

    For additional information, contact one of our tax appeal attorneys, Nicholas F. Pellitta or Timothy P. McKeown.

    This Real Property Tax Appeals Alert provides information to our clients and friends about current legal developments of general interest in the area of real property tax appeals law. The information contained in this Alert should not be construed as legal advice, and readers should not act upon such without professional counsel. Copyright © 2021 Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

    Posted in: Nicholas F. Pellitta, Real Estate & Finance, Taxation, Timothy P. McKeown |

  • Mar 02, 2021Due Diligence in New Jersey

    Jeffrey M. Casaletto, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will co-present the annual “Due Diligence in New Jersey” (Course 2021-024), hosted by the New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association (LSRPA). This two-day program intended for environmental professionals, attorneys, engineers, real estate professionals, and developers will be delivered through GoToWebinar.

    About the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association’s “Due Diligence in New Jersey” Program

    Jeff will be joined by Ben Alter, P.G., LSRP, Senior Vice President of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., and Chemmie Sokolic, Principal of The FalconRE Group, who will discuss:

    • Environmental risks and liabilities potentially associated with real estate and other business transactions and how environmental due diligence can limit and offer protections against those risks and liabilities
    • An overview of the types and components of environmental due diligence as well as a review of the two primary types of environmental assessments in New Jersey, detailing what they include, what they don’t, the protections they offer, and when they should be performed
    • Various case studies to provide practical guidance on the due diligence process, the techniques and procedures followed, common problems that can arise and the roles and legal liability of the various professionals involved

    When: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    12:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Register for Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Legal Events in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

    • $225 – LSRPA Members and Associate Members
    • $290 – Non-Members

    This course has been approved for 3.5 Regulatory and 3.5 Technical CECs for LSRPs, 8.4 CLEs for attorneys, and 7 CPCs for professional engineers.

    About Jeff Casaletto

    Jeff represents and counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential developers, chemical and industrial manufacturers, and commercial business owners. He maintains a results-oriented approach to each environmental issue to achieve the client’s goals and objectives. Jeff assists clients in resolving issues related to site remediation, due diligence, solid and hazardous waste disposal, environmental regulatory compliance and solid waste utility licensing and approvals, permitting, Brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup cost recovery.

    The practice of environmental law often involves unique technical issues that require the expertise and advice of technical consultants. Jeff’s environmental engineering background enables him to better communicate and problem solves with environmental consultants and to apply a team approach to all issues, legal and technical. His ability to understand the technical aspects of his environmental matters provides clients with an opportunity to efficiently resolve their environmental issues.

    Jeff has obtained solid waste approvals for haulers, brokers, and solid waste facilities and recycling facilities for solid waste utilities just starting up or continuing to grow. He has experience handling matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, and OPA. Jeff has negotiated removal orders, EPCRA/OPA settlements, cost recovery for removal and remedial actions, Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Settlements, and Remedial Design/Remedial Action Settlements.

    Posted in: Environmental, Events, Jeffrey M. Casaletto, Real Estate & Finance | Tags: , ,

  • Feb 24, 2021Ethics Credits for Licensed Site Remediation Professionals

    Jeffrey M. Casaletto, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will co-present the webinar, “Ethics Credits for Licensed Site Remediation Professionals,” with Jorge H. Berkowitz, Ph.D., LSRP, owner and president of Jorge H Berkowitz LLC, and Phil Brilliant, CHMM, LSRP, founder of Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC, for the Continuing Professional Education Services, LLC.

    Ethics Credits for Licensed Site Remediation Professionals

    This half-day webinar will satisfy the requirements of the NJ Site Remediation Licensing Board rules for Licensed Site Remediation Professionals. The presenters will explore the differences between ethical and unethical behavior as they apply to obligations within the Site Remediation Reform Act.

    When: Monday, March 22, 2021

    8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Register for Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Legal Events in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

    • General Registration: $315.00
    • LSRPA, CIANJ, or Montclair State Alumni: $270.00
    • Multiple Registrations From the Same Company: $270.00

    3 Ethics NJ LSRP CECs, 3.6 CLEs, and 3 CPCs will be earned.

    About Jeff Casaletto

    Jeff represents and counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential developers, chemical and industrial manufacturers, and commercial business owners. He maintains a results-oriented approach to each environmental issue to achieve the client’s goals and objectives. Jeff assists clients in resolving issues related to site remediation, due diligence, solid and hazardous waste disposal, environmental regulatory compliance and solid waste utility licensing and approvals, permitting, Brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup cost recovery.

    The practice of environmental law often involves unique technical issues that require the expertise and advice of technical consultants. Jeff’s environmental engineering background enables him to better communicate and problem-solve with environmental consultants and to apply a team approach to all issues, legal and technical. His ability to understand the technical aspects of his environmental matters provides clients with an opportunity to efficiently resolve their environmental issues.

    Jeff has experience handling matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, and OPA. He has negotiated removal orders, EPCRA/OPA settlements, cost recovery for removal and remedial actions, Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Settlements, and Remedial Design/Remedial Action Settlements. Jeff has also obtained solid waste approvals for haulers, brokers, and solid waste facilities and recycling facilities for solid waste utilities just starting up or continuing to grow.

    Posted in: Environmental, Events, Jeffrey M. Casaletto, Real Estate & Finance | Tags: , ,

  • Jan 27, 2021Norris McLaughlin Hires Two More Attorneys for New York Office

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome two more attorneys, David Siegel and Krista Halpin, to its Time Square, New York City office. Siegel joins the firm as Senior Counsel to the Intellectual Property Practice Group, while Halpin joins the Real Estate & Finance Practice Group and Cooperative (“Co-op”) and Condominium Law Industry Group as an Associate.

    “We are very enthusiastic about the opportunities that David and Krista will bring to the firm. These exceptional attorneys will add significant expertise to our existing practices and allow us to expand these practice areas in our New York City office. We look forward to providing enhanced services to our clients as a result of their joining the firm,” said Andrew N. Parfomak, Administrative Partner for the firm’s New York office.

    About David Siegel

    David H. Siegel concentrates his practice on all aspects of intellectual property strategy, maintenance, and enforcement. He represents clients in patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, transactions, and litigation.

    Siegel has significant experience in intellectual property licensing and brand protection. He advises clients on global patent and trademark protection, clearance, options, and alternatives. Siegel has represented inventors, businesses, and start-ups in patent-related matters such as the drafting, filing, and prosecution of patent applications and non-disclosure and development agreements.

    Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Siegel was the in-house intellectual property counsel for a leading multinational costume designer, manufacturer, and distributor. He earned his J.D. in 2005 from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his B.A., in 2002 from Columbia College.

    About Krista Halpin

    Krista Halpin focuses her practice on complex commercial real estate transactions and major projects for private, public, governmental, and high-profile individuals. She handles cooperative (“co-op”) and condominium real estate, finance, and corporate matters, issues, agreements and transactions, contract negotiations, and development.

    Additionally, Halpin is experienced in general real estate law and finance; commercial transactions; lease and license agreements; corporate law; the formation of corporate entities; governing documents and general agreements; municipal and regulatory matters; project management entitlements, agreements, and easements; tax benefits and conditions; and tax payer agreement plans and negotiations. She manages legal risk and resolves situations with potentially adverse financial repercussions, resulting in favorable outcomes.

    Halpin earned her J.D. in 2001 from Brooklyn Law School, where she was Associate Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and received the “CALI Excellence for the Future Award” in American Legal History. She earned her B.A. in 1996 from Villanova University.

    Posted in: Cooperative ("Co-op") and Condominium Law, David H. Siegel, Intellectual Property, Krista Halpin, News, Real Estate & Finance | Tags: , , , ,

  • Dec 16, 2020Dean Roberts Presents Estates and Trusts Webinar for Morningside Gardens Co-op Shareholders

    Dean M. Roberts, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its New York Real Estate & Finance Law Practice Group and the firm’s Cooperative (“Co-op”) and Condominium Law Industry Group, presented “Estates and Trusts Presentation for Co-op Shareholders” to the Morningside Heights Housing Corporation for the third year in a row on December 11. Due to the pandemic, however, this year’s presentation was virtual.

    “It is so important, especially for shareholders, to put all your wishes and desires in a trust form to avoid a long-contested probate, so that your appointed trustee can take care of business right away, benefiting everyone involved,” said Roberts, who serves as Counsel to the Morningside Heights Housing Corporation.

    About the Estates and Trusts Presentation for Co-op Shareholders

    In the presentation, Roberts explained how estates are handled in New York State and what shareholders can do to protect their assets and make the process as simple as possible for themselves and their family members. Also discussed were the various forms and uses of trusts that are now available to shareholders at Morningside Gardens. Participants were able to submit questions before, during, and after the presentation, which Roberts would answer to be circulated later through a follow-up document. To view a recording of the virtual presentation, please click here.

    About Dean Roberts

    Roberts focuses on real estate litigation with a sub-specialty in the representation of cooperative housing corporations and condominiums. He has handled all facets of condominium and cooperative ownership, from sponsor/purchase and conversion to representing well-established tenant-shareholder Boards of Directors. Roberts also represents cooperative corporations and moderate-income co-ops in all areas of litigation, including landlord/tenant.

    Through his involvement with the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Roberts is active in court reform efforts and the cooperative movement. In his community, he works to promote affordable housing as a director of the Cooperative Development Fund Board of Advisors and other housing programs.

    Roberts earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1987 and his B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers College, in 1982.

    Posted in: Cooperative ("Co-op") and Condominium Law, Dean M. Roberts, Estate Planning & Administration, News, Real Estate & Finance | Tags: , , ,

  • Dec 08, 2020Norris McLaughlin Continues Growth of New York Office With the Addition of Two More Attorneys

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Hugh P. Finnegan and Jodi A. Sokol as Members of the firm. Both attorneys have been brought to Norris McLaughlin to enhance the bench strength and capability of the New York Real Estate & Finance Law Practice Group financing deals.

    About the Norris McLaughlin New York Growth

    “Hugh and Jodi are exceptional additions to our team. Like missing puzzle pieces, as we currently focus primarily on corporate, litigation, and transactional matters, they will give us the extra financial support needed to better serve our clients, with an emphasis on commercial lending for lenders and borrowers,” said Dean M. Roberts, also a Member of the firm and Chair of its New York Real Estate & Finance Law Practice Group.

    As with other recent lateral hires, these additions continue Norris McLaughlin’s strategy of growth and expansion by adding bench strength and fortifying skill sets to the firm’s core practices. With the additions of Finnegan and Sokol, the firm has added five attorneys to its New York practice since August, where the firm’s total local headcount now exceeds 30 attorneys.

    On joining Norris McLaughlin, Finnegan stated, “Jodi and I are so pleased to join Norris McLaughlin and are committed to continuing the growth of the New York office and the firm as a whole in the area of commercial real estate financing, as well as to continuing to provide the highest quality of service to our clients.”

    About Hugh Finnegan

    Finnegan focuses his practice on commercial real estate financings and construction matters. For over 35 years, he has built a special expertise in commercial real estate acquisitions, bridge, construction, project, and mezzanine matters.

    Finnegan represents both local and international landlords and tenants in leasing transactions for offices, warehouses, shopping centers, restaurants, and other retail uses throughout the United States. He also assists lenders and borrowers on loan restructurings and workouts, and has represented several commercial banks in the sale of distressed loans.

    Finnegan was named in “2018 Ones to Watch” by the New York Real Estate Journal. He has been selected for inclusion on the list of New York Metro Super Lawyers from 2009-2020 and is included in the Real Estate Law section of the current edition of Best Lawyers®. Finnegan earned his J.D. in 1983 from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. in 1980, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Fordham University.

    About Jodi Sokol

    With over 20 years of experience, Sokol has been involved in all aspects of commercial real estate finance, acquisition, and sale transactions. She focuses primarily on the structuring, negotiating, and closing of financial transactions, including mortgage loans, secured and unsecured lines of credit, construction loans, and retail and commercial leasing.

    Sokol represents institutional, non-institutional, and private equity lenders to provide permanent and construction financing, leasing, acquisition, and sale of multi-family residential, commercial, hospitality, retail, and mixed-use properties. She represents buyers and sellers of commercial properties in transactional matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, and the refinance of assets, as well as transactions involving I.R.C. Section 1031 Exchanges.

    Sokol has been involved in substantial transactions, including representing the lead lender and agent in the financing and syndication of a $141 million acquisition and construction financing project in Orange County, New York, and representing the purchaser/borrower in the acquisition and financing of a multi-property, multi-family portfolio in Jackson, Mississippi. She earned her J.D. in 1995 from University of Miami School of Law and her B.A. in 1992 from University of Michigan.

    Posted in: Hugh P. Finnegan, Jodi A. Sokol, News, Real Estate & Finance | Tags: , ,

Categories