April 19, 2022
“Michael’s experience working with individuals and entities involved with managing real estate assets and his work with condominiums and co-ops add valuable depth to our team and enhance the capabilities we are able to provide to our clients,” said Dean M. Roberts, Chair of Norris McLaughlin’s New York Real Estate & Finance Law Practice Group.
Willner commented, “I am pleased to be a part of a reputable team with demonstrated leadership in the condominium and co-op industry in New York and New Jersey and I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues across a range of practice areas.”
About Michael J. Willner
Willner focuses his practice on condominium and cooperative law, commercial and residential real estate transactions, and related litigation. He has experience representing condominium and cooperative boards, individual unit owners, shareholders, purchasers and sellers, and landlords and tenants. Willner regularly reviews statutory and common law relating to varied issues including COVID-19 restrictions on use of facilities, unit-owner access to books and records, obligations to maintain, repair and replace common elements, and related landlord/tenant issues. He works strategically with clients to help them achieve their goals, drawing on his understanding of the myriad of laws, zoning issues, and transactional issues to develop a comprehensive approach in his representation.
Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Willner managed a practice of more than 35 condominium and co-ops in New York and New Jersey. He has experience appearing before New York Appellate, Supreme and Civil Courts, as well as mediation, arbitration, and ECB hearings. Willner earned his J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law and his B.A. from Binghamton University, the State University of New York.