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Our real estate practice group has been advising clients on the purchase, sale, financing, development, leasing and management of real property for more than fifty years.

Our real estate practice group has been advising clients on the purchase, sale, financing, development, leasing and management of real property for more than fifty years. The experience, practical perspectives and business acumen we bring to the table helps us efficiently execute complex transactions involving a diverse range of assets, including office, residential, retail, industrial and Brownfield properties and development sites.

Our attorneys are experienced in the negotiation of complex contracts and execution of due diligence review including title, survey and property condition. We provide our clients with advice and assistance on the tax aspects of their real estate transactions, including 1031 and 1033 exchanges and procurement of tax incentives and benefits through PILOT and Developer Agreements with local governmental bodies.

Our practice group is experienced in developing commercial and mixed use projects with reciprocal easements, covenants and declarations to address the rights and interests of multiple owners and users of complex mixed use residential, commercial and industrial property. Our practice group has developed and implemented complex condominium structures, including organization of commercial and residential condominium associations to facilitate and enhance property development. In conjunction with our Corporate Group and Taxation Group, our attorneys are able to provide our clients with the technical support, advice and guidance necessary to establish tax efficient and organizationally sound deal structures for their projects, including structures providing for sponsorship with outside investors and real estate joint ventures.

Our construction attorneys assist owners, developers, lenders, investors and contractors throughout the construction project lifecycle, from initial conception to project delivery. We also represent clients in public project bid contests, and in the resolution of a wide range of construction disputes, including payment disputes, lien claims, defective design and construction claims, delay claims, indemnity claims, personal injury claims, labor and employment issues, default and convenience terminations, claims against surety bonds and construction insurance policies, as well as creditor’s rights and bankruptcy issues in the construction arena.

Procurement of governmental approvals and permits is an integral component of real property development. Our land use attorneys regularly appear before Municipal boards and other governmental agencies to procure planning approvals, variance relief, subdivision approval and other permits and approvals essential to the contemplated use of property. We have secured approvals for industrial parks, shopping centers, mixed use and multi–family projects and some of the largest residential planned unit developments in New Jersey. Together, with support from our complementary Environmental Practice Group, we represent developers, contractors and investors in obtaining permits and approvals regarding wetlands and other environmental issues affecting property development.

With the advantage of having experience representing both borrowers and lending institutions, our practice group advises and assists our clients in the negotiation, structuring and documentation of sophisticated financing facilities for their projects including construction financing, mezzanine financing, structured finance transactions, private syndication and private equity funding.

Environmental conditions are a significant factor in most real estate transactions and our skilled and experienced environmental lawyers are an integral component of our approach to property development. Our environmental attorneys provide advice on the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated property, and compliance with statutes and government regulations affecting real property transactions, including ISRA compliance, underground storage tank compliance and remediation, and soil and ground water remediation. We also provide support in evaluating environmental insurance products to promote successful management of the risk and liability a property owner may face with respect to future remediation and environmental related claims.

We represent both landlords and tenants in complex leasing transactions for a broad array of asset types. Our leasing practice includes conventional office space, shopping center and industrial property leases as well as long term ground and net leases. As a result of our extensive experience, our attorneys fully appreciate and understand the intricacies of lease administration and management and successfully develop practical and cost-effective solutions to complex leasing issues.

We counsel our clients with regard to reducing real property tax assessments and producing tax abatements for qualifying taxpayers. Our group has utilized its expertise in valuation and negotiation with public entities to successfully defend and maximize awards in public-taking matters initiated by state and local authorities.

Our attorneys provide representation to residential and commercial condominium associations including matters pertaining to by-law enforcement, voting and meetings, contract procurement and assessment collection. We also represent landlords and professional management companies in the management of shopping center, office building and industrial park portfolios.

In conjunction with our Commercial and Corporate Litigation Practice Group, our attorneys provide advice, guidance and representation in litigation matters pertaining to all aspects of Real Property. On behalf of real estate developers, commercial landlords, commercial tenants, and investors, we have successfully litigated disputes pertaining to commercial leases, land-use determinations, real estate partnership disputes and condemnation proceedings.

We also represent commercial tenants in disputes over their leases. Our practical perspective and business acumen enable us to skillfully and successfully develop practical and cost effective solutions to complex litigation issues.

Our Commercial lending attorneys regularly represent banks, commercial lenders, and other financial institutions in a variety of complex financing transactions. Our expertise involves secured and unsecured financings at all levels for acquisitions, project and working capital purposes. Our practice is comprised of lawyers with broad experience affecting senior, mezzanine, asset- based and equity financing transactions for financial institutions and corporate borrowers. We handle complex and multi-jurisdictional transactions, and provide our clients with national reach, depth of local research sources, and local law advice. In addition to serving the needs of many of the largest banks in New Jersey, we also have significant experience in advising sponsors in private placement transactions. Our approach provides a seamless transaction from the prospective of the financing provider and the borrower. This approach, together with support from our Tax and Corporate departments, affords our clients excellent prospective in structuring and closing their transactions.

Our representation of clients includes Valley National Bank, Investors Bank, The Provident Bank of New Jersey, Lakeland Bank, HAB, Israel Discount Bank, Connect One Bank, Capital One Bank, TD Bank, Bank of America, Webster Bank, Kearny Savings Bank, Malvern Federal, First Bank, Peoples Bank, Bankwell, Santander and Sovereign Bank.

Our real estate and hospitality law team works closely with hotel, restaurant, and resort investors, owners, lenders, and developers for a variety of real estate concerns. We focus on serving boutique hotel owners and hotel developers in the tri-state area. We work to introduce clients to joint venture partners, financing sources, and investment opportunities and assist hotel and resort developers, investors, and operators with single-use and mixed-use hotels, resorts, and leisure projects. Our well-known and well-respected real estate department is able to assist with a broad spectrum of complementary capabilities such as land use and zoning, construction, and management arrangements.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC has ranked in three practice groups for Chambers USA

June 12, 2024

Success in major deals hinges on collaboration, organization, and teamwork, demonstrating that it truly takes a village to achieve excellence. Our team here at Mandelbaum Barrett PC team embodied these qualities in 2023. Congratulations to our 3 departments who received ranking from Chambers USA: Construction (Band 3), Banking & Finance (Band 3) & Real Estate […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC named to 2024 Best Law Firms

November 9, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is thrilled to announce that once again we have been recognized by Best Lawyers on their “2024 Best Law Firms®” list! This recognition highlights the ongoing excellence of our dedicated team of attorneys, underscoring our unwavering commitment to providing top-notch legal services and ensuring client satisfaction. We take pride in the fact that 16 of our practice […]

Craig Alexander recognized for his service to the Mental Health Association

June 16, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Co-Chair Craig W. Alexander, Esq. was recognized earlier this week for his service to the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc. and in particular, for completing his second term as President of the Board of Directors. During Craig’s tenure as President, the agency successfully rebranded its name and logo, developed […]

Preliminary and Final Site Plan Approval Secured for Commercial Project in Newark, NJ by Real Estate Attorney Michael Lipari

April 25, 2023

Real Estate attorney Michael J. Lipari secured preliminary and final site plan approval with several bulk variances and design waivers from the Newark Central Planning Board for a commercial project located in the East Ward and within Newark’s Heavy Industrial Zone.  The application had several obstacles to overcome as it was formerly a contaminated site […]

Joshua Gorsky and Michael Lipari co-author article for ROI-NJ titled “As Vacancies Mount in N.J., Options are Available for Stagnant Properties”

April 24, 2023

“As pandemic restrictions ease and life resumes a sense of normalcy, owners of commercial real estate shouldn’t be lulled into a false sense of comfort. As a result of lingering work-from-home policies, exploding interest rates and a change in overall demand for space, vacancy rates for office buildings in New Jersey are on the rise.” […]

Deal Alert: Team Effort for $120M Real Estate Development Loan

February 16, 2023

We proudly represented a regional bank as the Agent for a 3-bank group in a $120M loan for the purchase of a 300-acre corporate campus from a major pharmaceutical company. It took almost 2 years to complete and is considered a “once in a generation” opportunity by the buyer who has plans to develop the […]

Joshua Gorsky, Esq. Interviewed by NJBIZ Regarding Current Real Estate Market Conditions

November 29, 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, it goes without saying that real estate market conditions are much different than they were just a year ago. Joshua Gorsky, Esq., Partner in the Real Estate Practice Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, recently spoke with NJBIZ about breaches of contract in this challenging market and options that may be available. “When people […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate attorney Steven Sedereas is a presenter for a National Business Institute CLE

April 5, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate attorney Steven J. Sedereas is one of the presenters for a National Business Institute (NBI, Inc.) CLE video titled "Real Estate Transaction Documents: Spotting the Top Dangers."

Mandelbaum Barrett PC adds 3 partners; plans to open new office in Bergen County

February 14, 2022

Full-service law firm Mandelbaum Barrett PC as announced that three new partners will join the firm's Real Estate practice and plans the opening of a new office in Bergen County. Bart G. Mongelli, Anthony J. Arnone, and Roberto S. Migliorelli, all former partners at DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, will join the firm's growing real estate practice and be based in its new Lyndhurst, NJ, office.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Announces the Appointment of Craig W. Alexander, Esq. as Co-chair of the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group

January 26, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is pleased to announce that Craig W. Alexander, Esq. has been named Co-Chair of the Firm's bustling Real Estate Department. He will work closely with Co-Chair Barry R. Mandelbaum in this role.

Craig Alexander Published an Article in Working RE Magazine on Inspectors and the NJ Consumer Fraud Act

December 6, 2019

Craig Alexander published an article for Working RE Magazine on "Inspectors and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act." Click here to read the full article.

Josh Gorsky Named to 40 Under 40 by Mid Atlantic Real Estate

September 16, 2019

Congratulations to Joshua Gorsky who was named to 40 Under 40 by Mid Atlantic Real Estate. Learn more about Joshua here: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/139235/86/

Joshua Gorsky Moderating the ICSC New Jersey Next Generation Program on October 3rd

September 12, 2019

Joshua Gorsky, Associate in the Real Estate Practice Group, will be moderating the ICSC New Jersey Next Generation Program on Thursday, October 3rd. The program will review several ways in which you can stay ahead of missteps in your retail real estate transactions as well as avoid the pitfalls that cause deals to fall through and how to premeditate common issues. For more information or to register for this event, click here.

Barry Mandelbaum Discusses Firm's Real Estate Group in Real Estate NJ's Spotlight Issue

April 11, 2019

Barry R. Mandelbaum, Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Real Estate Practice Group and co-founder of the Firm, highlights how the Firm's 89-year history provides a unique experience for their clients in Real Estate NJ's Spotlight Issue. Click here to read more.

Real Estate NJ Spotlight on Barry Mandelbaum and the History of The Firm

October 25, 2018

Check out Real Estate NJ’s article on our Firm’s Real Estate Practice, led by Barry Mandelbaum, which has spanned generations and touched countless lives. We are proud of our strong ties within the real estate community and value the relationships we’ve formed over the last 88 years. Click here to read the full article.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Charlie Lorber Discusses New Plans to Be Filed for the Lorraine Project in Montclair, NJ

July 7, 2017

Charlie Lorber, a Senior Counsel in the Firm's Real Estate Department was recently interviewed by Northjersey.com on a mixed-use project on Lorraine Avenue in Montclair, NJ.

Governor Murphy Signs OPRA Revamp that may Curtail the Right to Government Records

June 10, 2024

On Monday, June 5, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill 2930/Assembly Bill 4045 into law, modifying the process of requesting and obtaining public records, and significantly altering the rights of those who submit a request for government records and are denied.  First enacted in 2002, the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) has provided […]

5 Lease Provisions that Commercial Tenants Are Not Paying Enough Attention To

November 28, 2023

Use Recapture Right Relocation CPI Rent Escalations Time of the Essence Language Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner Joshua Gorsky, Esq. is available to answer any specific questions you may have.

Three Major Differences Between Recourse and Non-Recourse Loans

November 1, 2023

Borrower / Guarantor Liability Recourse – The borrower (or guarantor) is personally liable for the full amount of the loan, including any debt remaining after the collateral is foreclosed upon and sold. To satisfy the remaining debt, the lender can look to the individual assets of borrower (or guarantor). Non-Recourse – The borrower (or guarantor) […]

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Letter of Intent for Your Next Commercial Real Estate Deal

October 18, 2023

1. Demonstrates Commitment. While the majority are non-binding, the parties’ willingness to negotiate and execute a letter of intent demonstrates a preliminary commitment to the deal. 2. Confirms Material Terms. Reaching an agreement on material deal terms usually gives the parties’ confidence to continue to negotiate in good faith. 3. Removes Ambiguity / Identifies Dealbreakers. […]

Lawrence Weiner Issues Broker Alert for SIOR: Does your Listing Agreement Strengthen your Claim to a Lien on Sale Proceeds?

July 8, 2022

I know you have faced this situation. The closing is scheduled, and you are expecting to be paid your full commission at closing. Then shortly before the closing, the seller contacts you advising that s/he does not think you are entitled to a commission or is demanding that you agree to discount your commission. Since […]

Top 5 Tips for Commercial Real Estate Brokers for Achieving Better Exclusive Listing Agreements

July 5, 2022

Any Exclusive Listing Agreement should cover both a sale and a lease. Deals change and you want to be protected for either scenario. The Exclusive Listing Agreement must have a definitive end date and cannot contain automatic renewals. As to payment of the commission on a sale, include language that the commission will be paid […]

If You're Building or Renovating Commercial Property in New York or New Jersey, You Need to Know About the Lien Laws and How Lien Funds Are Created

February 4, 2021

February 4, 2021 By Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt I often advise clients on multi-million dollar construction contracts, where lawyers on both sides are brought in early to make sure the agreement is properly structured. But owners who undertake smaller construction projects, such as the build out or renovation of an office space, often mistakenly think that […]

What Rights Do New York and New Jersey Landlords Have to Dispute Liens Filed by Contractors who Perform Work for Tenants?

January 25, 2021

January 25, 2021 By Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt New York and New Jersey are among the states that have clarified the often vague and ambiguous rules about lien rights for contractors who perform work for tenants. In New York, the tenant’s contractor can lien the leasehold for unpaid construction work performed at a leased premises, but […]

Federal Court Upholds New York City Landlord Bar from Enforcing Personal Guaranty

December 4, 2020

On November 25, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie Abrams ruled that the COVID-19 tenant relief package does not violate landlord rights. In May 2020, New York City enacted three laws to protect commercial and residential tenants during the pandemic. As reported here, Local Law No. 55-2020, entitled “Personal Liability Provisions in Commercial Leases”, bars […]

New York City to Extend Ban on the Enforcement of Personal Guaranties of Commercial Leases

September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020 Lauren X. Topelsohn Earlier this year, New York City passed a broad COVID-19 relief package, which included several amendments to the New York City Administrative Code that relate to commercial landlords and tenants, including Local Law 1932-A. On September 23, 2020, the New York City Council announced it would extend the present […]

New York City Limits Personal Liability for Commercial Leases

May 28, 2020

By Lauren X. Topelsohn May 28, 2020 On May 26, 2020, Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed Bill. No. 1932-A into law, which went into effect immediately. The law temporarily prohibits the enforcement of personal liability provisions in commercial leases or rental agreements involving a COVID-19 “impacted tenant.” The law applies to tenants impacted during the “COVID-19” […]

Building Opportunities for Multi-Family Housing

January 1, 2014

Fairfield, NJ-based Woodmont Properties is a regional real estate company that develops, builds, markets and invests in a diversified range of real estate, with a 50+-year history in commercial real estate. For nearly 40 of those years, Woodmont’s management team has worked with Barry Mandelbaum and

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Successful $90 Million Asset-Based Lending and Mortgage Financing Negotiated by Mandelbaum Barrett PC

June 20, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC successfully orchestrated a sophisticated transaction involving asset-based lending and mortgage financing. Partners Barry Schwartz, Esq., Jeffrey Rosenthal, Esq. and Associate Ann Lee, Esq. represented the borrower in negotiating a $90,000,000 loan facility and assisted in devising a strategic solution to support their industry growth. This layered deal underscores the firm’s expertise in […]

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett PC recently represented a regional bank in providing $40 million in financing for the refinancing of garden apartments in New Jersey

June 12, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partners Joshua Gorsky, Esq., Doug Eilender, Esq., and Peter Levy, Esq. recently represented a regional bank in providing $40 million in financing for the refinancing of garden apartments in Middlesex County, New Jersey. This successful collaboration highlights Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s commitment to delivering exceptional results for their clients in complex financial transactions.

Land Use Alert: Michael J. Lipari, Esq. Secured Approvals for a Transformative Redevelopment Project in Livingston, NJ

May 23, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner, Michael J. Lipari, Esq., secured Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan, Minor Subdivision and C-Variance approval for another transformative redevelopment project in Livingston, NJ.  The unanimous Planning Board approval allows for the redevelopment on the former YMCA, to a 150 Unit/175 Bed Assisted and Independent Living facility for a […]

Deal Alert: Negotiating an $8.4 Million Loan: Mandelbaum Barrett PC Represents Owner of 95,000 Sq. Ft. Office Building in New Jersey

May 13, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partners Joshua Gorsky, Esq. and Damian Conforti, Esq. and Associate Ann Lee, Esq. skillfully represented the owner of a prominent 95,000 square foot office building center located in Edison, New Jersey. Their expertise shone as they navigated the negotiation process for a substantial $8,400,000 loan with an esteemed international bank. This successful […]

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett PC Secures Lease Negotiation for Veterinary Urgent Care Practice in New Jersey

May 1, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partners Joshua Gorsky, Esq. and Peter Tanella, Esq. recently represented a startup veterinarian urgent care practice in the negotiation of a lease for 4,000 square feet of space in Riverdale, New Jersey. At our firm, we prioritize our clients’ interests above all else, employing a holistic approach that integrates collaboration among practice groups […]

Lawrence C. Weiner, Esq. Wins Major Real Estate Brokerage Dispute

April 29, 2024

Lawrence C. Weiner, Esq. secured a key victory in a contentious real estate dispute. Representing a developer, Weiner effectively argued against a broker’s commission claim, which lacked a written agreement as required by law. The arbitrator sided with Weiner, dismissing the broker’s claim. This resolution prevented further legal proceedings, allowing Weiner to settle the matter for a nominal amount, swiftly concluding the case to his client’s advantage.

Land Use Alert: Michael Lipari, Esq. Secures Approvals for Class-A Warehouse Development in Fairfield, New Jersey

April 17, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner, Michael J. Lipari, Esq., secured Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan, C-Variance and D-Variance Approval before the Fairfield Zoning Board of Adjustment to allow for the development of a Class-A warehouse in the Township’s Light Industrial Zone.  This project will provide an upgrade to a stagnant property and provide […]

Transaction Spotlight: Mandelbaum Barrett PC Secures $19.5 Million Loan Negotiation for Office/Hotel Center in Edison, New Jersey

April 10, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partners Joshua Gorsky and Damian Conforti represented the owner of a 300,000 square foot, Class A, hotel/office center in Edison, New Jersey in the negotiation of $19,500,000 loan with a national bank. Despite the optimism for improved hotel performance in 2024, many owners and operators continue to face challenges securing financing for […]

Bolstering Growth: Michael J. Lipari, Esq., Secures $5MM Loan for North Jersey Charter School

February 29, 2024

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner, Michael J. Lipari, Esq., recently represented an expanding North Jersey charter school in connection with a $5MM loan from a regional bank.  This additional round of construction funding will assist with the school’s continued growth and will ensure that it continues to provide top-tier education at its […]

Land Use Alert: Michael J. Lipari, Esq., secured Amended Site Plan Approval for redevelopment project in Mt. Arlington

February 13, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner, Michael J. Lipari, Esq., secured Amended Site Plan Approval for the expansion of a large mixed-use redevelopment project in Mt. Arlington, New Jersey.  This adaptive re-use project included the further expansion of an existing retail shopping center and addition of 81 residential units in two free standing luxury apartment […]

Land Use Alert: Michael J. Lipari, Esq. Successfully Secures Approvals for Transformative Adaptive Reuse Project in Livingston Township

February 1, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner Michael J. Lipari, Esq. secured Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan and Bulk Variance approval from the Livingston Township Planning Board for an adaptive reuse project that will convert a dilapidated property into a modern medical/dental facility.  The applicant had to overcome several challenges due to the unique size and […]

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett PC represented a regional bank providing $52 million of financing for the refinance of a medical office campus in New Jersey

January 17, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett Partners Joshua Gorsky, Esq., Daniel Barkin, Esq., Douglas Eilender, Esq. and Peter A. Levy, Esq. represented a regional bank providing $52 million of financing for the refinance of a medical office campus in New Jersey. Learn more about our Real Estate Practice Group that handles sophisticated financing and lending in connection with real […]

Land Use Alert: Michael Lipari, Esq. secured Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan and Bulk Variance approval for a Residential Townhouse development in Bernardsville

January 16, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner Michael J. Lipari, Esq. secured Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan and Bulk Variance approval for a Residential Townhouse development located in the Downtown Claremont section of Bernardsville.  The development is uniquely located at the footsteps of the historic St. Bernard’s Church.  The team worked tirelessly with the Borough and […]

Land Use Alert: Michael J. Lipari, Esq. secured Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval to allow for the development of a 5-Story, 136-Unit Residential building

January 4, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner Michael J. Lipari, Esq. secured Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval to allow for the development of a 5-Story, 136-Unit Residential building.  This Redevelopment project was unanimously approved and will convert and preserve an existing Church to maintain the historic character of the property, while also providing much needed […]

Deal Alert: Joshua Gorsky represented a tenant in negotiating a lease for 15,000 square feet of warehouse space in Bergen County, New Jersey

January 2, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett Real Estate Partner Joshua Gorsky, Esq. represented a tenant in negotiating a lease for 15,000 square feet of warehouse space in Bergen County, New Jersey. Learn more about Josh and his practice here.

Land Use Alert: Michael J. Lipari secured Major Site Plan and Minor Subdivision approval with several bulk variances for a mixed-use development project

December 19, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate attorney Michael J. Lipari, Esq. secured Major Site Plan and Minor Subdivision approval with several bulk variances from the Randolph Township Planning Board for a mixed-use development project consisting of a retail and 35 townhouse/apartment units in the Mt. Freedom section of the Township. The application was complicated due to the […]

Deal Alert: Joshua Gorsky, Esq., Daniel Barkin, Esq. and Peter Levy, Esq. recently represented a regional bank providing $44 million of financing for the refinance of 2 industrial properties

December 6, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partners Joshua Gorsky, Esq., Daniel Barkin, Esq. and Peter Levy, Esq. represented a regional bank providing $44 million of financing for the refinance of 2 industrial properties in Virginia.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC named to 2024 Best Law Firms

November 9, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is thrilled to announce that once again we have been recognized by Best Lawyers on their “2024 Best Law Firms®” list! This recognition highlights the ongoing excellence of our dedicated team of attorneys, underscoring our unwavering commitment to providing top-notch legal services and ensuring client satisfaction. We take pride in the fact that 16 of our practice […]

DEAL ALERT: Joshua Gorsky, Esq., represented a client with the purchase and financing of a 100k square foot office building in Bergen County, New Jersey for $13 million.

November 9, 2023

Recently, Joshua Gorsky, Esq., a Partner in our firm’s Real Estate group represented a client with the purchase and financing of a 100k square foot office building in Bergen County, New Jersey for $13 million.

Deal Alert: Joshua Gorsky, Esq., represented a regional bank in the refinance of an apartment building in Jersey City for $37 million

October 25, 2023

Joshua Gorsky, Esq., Partner in our firm’s Real Estate group recently represented a regional bank in the refinance of an apartment building in the Journal Square section of Jersey City for $37 million.

Deal Alert: Joshua Gorsky represented an international business in negotiating lease for industrial space in Indiana

October 6, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner Joshua Gorsky, Esq. recently represented an international business in negotiating a lease for 134,000 square feet of industrial space in Hendricks County, Indiana.

Deal Alert: Robert S. Migliorelli, Esq. and Barry M. Schwartz, Esq. recently represented Hunter Manufacturing Services, Inc., in the sale of their precision machine component manufacturing business

September 15, 2023

Deal Alert: Robert S. Migliorelli and Barry M. Schwartz, Partners in the corporate and real estate departments at Mandelbaum Barrett PC recently represented a New Jersey business owner, Hunter Manufacturing Services, Inc., in the sale of their precision machine component manufacturing business and accompanying 12,000 square foot production facility and offices for just under $5,000,000. 

Deal Alert: Barry R. Mandelbaum represented Warren Village and Atlantic Health Systems on a Land Use Application and secured a Use Variance and Site Plan Approval

September 7, 2023

In August, Barry R. Mandelbaum represented the Owner, Warren Village and Atlantic Health Systems on a Land Use Application and secured a Use Variance and Site Plan Approval to permit Atlantic Health System to operate a full-service health care facility in a former Kings Grocery Store. The required parking variance and the use variance permitting […]

Deal Alert: Robert S. Migliorelli, Esq. closed a $20MM refinance on a warehouse in Linden, NJ

August 24, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner, Roberto Migliorelli, Esq. recently represented a large owner and manager of industrial properties in NJ in the refinancing of a 275,000 square foot warehouse in Linden NJ for $20MM. Due to the unique nature of the deal, seven individual lenders were involved in assembling the financing. Learn more about […]

Deal Alert: Owen T. Hughes represented seller in commercial property sale in Vineland, New Jersey

July 18, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner Owen T. Hughes, Esq. recently represented the Seller of a 244,418 square foot commercial property located at North Mill Road, Vineland, NJ. The Sale Price was $21,000,000.00.

Deal Alert: Owen T. Hughes represented a developer specializing in medical office space in the acquisition and financing of 70,000 square feet in a building complex in Sewell, New Jersey

July 14, 2023

Owen T. Hughes, Esq. represented a developer specializing in medical office space in the acquisition and financing of 70,000 square feet in the building complex located at Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell (Washington Township), New Jersey. This space will be primarily dedicated for medical offices. The Purchase Price was $13,250,000.00; with acquisition financing, an amount of […]

Deal Alert: Owen T. Hughes, Esq. represented a real estate investor in the acquisition and financing of the 215,000 square foot warehousing and logistical building in Maryland

July 7, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner Owen T. Hughes, Esq. represented a real estate investor in the acquisition and financing of the 215,000 square foot warehousing and logistical building located on 14 acres on Kelso Drive, Essex, Maryland. The Purchase Price was $26,700,000.00. Financing was provided by a regional bank in the amount of $16,000,000.00. […]

Owen T. Hughes, Esq. represented a developer specializing in medical office space in the acquisition and financing of 490,000 square feet in Chappaqua, New York

July 5, 2023

Owen T. Hughes, Esq. represented a developer specializing in medical office space in the acquisition and financing of 490,000 square feet of space in the building complex located at Bedford Avenue, Chappaqua, New York. This space was primarily dedicated for medical offices and medical facilities for a major hospital network and several medical practices. The […]

Deal Alert: Craig Alexander represented real estate investors in multi-million dollar acquisition of an industrial complex

June 14, 2023

Craig W. Alexander, Esq., Co-Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, represented a joint venture of real estate investors in connection with the multi-million dollar acquisition of a 150,000 square foot industrial complex located in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Learn more about Craig and his practice here.

Decision Update: Successful Stop Work Order Appeal Before the Passaic County Construction Board

June 13, 2023

Michael J. Lipari successfully appealed a stop work order before the Passaic County Construction Board of Appeals.  The developer was issued a stop work order midway through construction of his major commercial development project for failure to obtain a use variance from the City Zoning Board of Adjustment.  Mr. Lipari successfully appealed the order based […]

Land Use Alert: Michael J. Lipari secured final major subdivision approval from the Mendham Township Planning Board for a high-end single family residential development project

June 12, 2023

Michael J. Lipari secured preliminary and final major subdivision approval with several bulk variances and design waivers from the Mendham Township Planning Board for a high-end single family residential development project. The application was complicated due to the presence of steep slopes and site access constraints.  However, the team was able to demonstrate that granting […]

Craig Alexander, Esq. represented a joint venture of real estate investors in multi-million dollar acquisition of a 50,000 square foot industrial building

May 31, 2023

Craig W. Alexander, Esq., Co-Chair of the Real Estate department at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, represented a joint venture of real estate investors in connection with the multi-million dollar acquisition of a 50,000 square foot industrial building located in Morris County.  The firm also handled the environmental and 1031 exchange issues as well as the loan closing. […]

Deal Alert: Craig Alexander Represented Prominent Real Estate Investor in Multi-Million Dollar Acquisition

May 12, 2023

Craig W. Alexander, Esq., Co-Chair of the Real Estate department at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, represented a prominent real estate investor in connection with the multi-million dollar acquisition of an 80,000 square foot industrial complex located in Hunterdon County.  The firm also handled the environmental and 1031 exchange issues as well as the loan closing. Learn more […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Facilitates $25 Million Line of Credit for Regional Bank in Middlesex County Apartment Construction Project

May 2, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett Partners Joshua Gorsky and Daniel Barkin recently represented a regional bank providing a $25mm line of credit to complete the construction of 250 apartments in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Real Estate Deal Alert: Michael Lipari, Esq. Recently Represented North Jersey Charter School in Expansion

April 20, 2023

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate attorney, Michael J. Lipari, Esq., recently represented an expanding North Jersey charter school in connection with a $7MM loan with a regional bank to assist with the school’s expansion in Passaic County, New Jersey. The deal involved a refinance and line of credit with cross-collateralization of existing assets.  Learn more […]

Deal Alert: Craig Alexander Represented The Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc. (MHA) in Connection with the Acquisition of their new Morris County Headquarters

April 4, 2023

Real Estate Co-Chair Craig Alexander, Esq. represented The Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc. (MHA) in connection with the acquisition of a 23,000 sq. ft. building located in Parsippany, which will serve as MHA’s new Morris County headquarters.  From this location, MHA will provide mental and behavioral health services to Morris County and […]

Deal Alert: Joshua Gorsky, Esq Secures $24 Million Refinancing for Paramus, NJ Retail Center on Behalf of Regional Bank

April 2, 2023

Joshua Gorsky, Esq., partner in our firm’s Real Estate group recently represented a regional bank the refinance of a 140k sq. ft. retail center in Paramus NJ for $24 million.

Real Estate Deal Alert: Craig Alexander Represented Real Estate Developer in Multi-Million-Dollar Sale in Morris County, NJ

March 13, 2023

Real Estate Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Co-Chair Craig W. Alexander, Esq. recently represented a prominent real estate developer in connection with the multi-million-dollar sale of a 125-unit residential building in Morris County, New Jersey.  Learn more about our Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group here. 

Real Estate Deal Alert: Craig Alexander represented a real estate investor in multi-million dollar acquisition of an industrial complex

March 7, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Co-Chair Craig W. Alexander, Esq. represented a real estate investor in connection with the multi-million dollar acquisition of an industrial complex in Warren County, New Jersey. Because of the recent increase in interest rates, Craig assisted in structuring the deal with a combination of 1031 proceeds and seller financing. Learn more about […]

Deal Alert: Joshua Gorsky Guides Regional Bank in $9.5 Million Refinancing of Unique Triple-Net Retail Properties in Jackson, NJ

March 2, 2023

For our latest client news, Mandelbaum Barrett Real Estate Partner Joshua Gorsky, Esq. recently represented a regional bank in the refinancing of 3 triple-net retail properties in Jackson, NJ totaling nearly $9.5 million. This transaction was unique in that the subject property was divided into land condominium units with each retail tenant entering into a […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partners Joshua Gorsky, Peter Levy and Daniel Barkin recently represented a regional bank in 3 loans for the same sponsor totaling $120 million

December 5, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partners Joshua Gorsky, Esq., Peter Levy, Esq. and Daniel Barkin, Esq. recently represented a regional bank in 3 loans for the same sponsor totaling $120 million for the recapture of sponsor equity and completion of construction of apartment complexes in Mercer County and Middlesex County. Learn more about our Real Estate group […]

Deal Alert: Real Estate and Hospitality Practice Groups Negotiate Deed for Seller of Vacant Land in Edison, NJ

October 10, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner Joshua Gorsky, Esq., along with Hospitality Law Partners Damian Conforti, Esq. and Robert C. Scrivo, Esq. recently represented the seller of vacant land just under 1.5 acres in Edison, NJ. As our client kept ownership of various surrounding properties, we negotiated a deed restriction into the transaction that prevents the buyer (or […]

Deal Alert: Joshua Gorsky handled a transaction for a regional bank in the refinance of Hoboken apartments totaling approximately $1.7mm

July 25, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner Joshua Gorsky, Esq. handled a transaction for a regional bank in the refinance of Hoboken apartments totaling approximately $1.7mm.  Read more about Josh’s practice area.

Deal Alert: Joshua Gorsky recently represented a Buyer in the purchase, and subsequent financing of, a 90,000 square foot industrial building in Illinois

July 18, 2022

REAL ESTATE DEAL ALERT:  Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate attorney Joshua Gorsky recently represented a Buyer in the purchase, and subsequent financing of, a 90,000 square foot industrial building in Danville, IL. This transaction was structured as a sale-leaseback with the in-place tenant.  In this type of transaction, the seller sells an asset and leases […]

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate partner Joshua Gorsky, Esq. recently represented a Buyer in the purchase of a commercial building in Summit, NJ.

June 30, 2022

The contract of sale was first signed in 2020 and was made contingent on the Buyer obtaining approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment to convert the existing restaurant on site into a state-of-the-art veterinary facility. Michael J. Lipari, Esq. of the firm’s Land Use and Zoning group obtained a Use Variance, a Bulk Variance and […]

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate Partner Joshua Gorsky, Esq. recently represented a regional bank in the financing of the purchase of an industrial property in Chesapeake, VA. 

June 27, 2022

With the firm’s national reach, Josh represents clients in many states.

Deal Alert: As reported in the current issue of the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (MAREJ), congratulations to our client Valley Bank, as well as SJP Properties, Scotto Properties and Gensler on the recent deal to bring the new Valley Bank headquarters to Speedwell Avenue in Morristown, NJ.

June 9, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Chairman Barry R. Mandelbaum, Esq. and Partner Deborah Greene, Esq. recently closed on this large transaction.

Deal Alert: Craig W. Alexander handled the closing of a multi-million dollar construction loan for the development of an affordable housing project in Somerset County, New Jersey.

May 26, 2022

Craig W. Alexander handled the closing of a multi-million dollar construction loan for the development of an affordable housing project in Somerset County, New Jersey.

Deal Alert: Joshua Gorsky recently closed a $4.5 million dollar deal on behalf of a regional bank for the purchase of a 32,000 square foot industrial building in New Brunswick, NJ. 

May 26, 2022

Joshua Gorsky recently closed a $4.5 million dollar deal on behalf of a regional bank for the purchase of a 32,000 square foot industrial building in New Brunswick, NJ. 

Deal Alert: Craig W. Alexander represented a prominent developer in connection with the sale of a 200-unit multi-family project in Morris County. 

May 23, 2022

Craig previously represented the developer in connection with the acquisition and development of the property as well as the closing of the construction and permanent loans. 

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett PC represented a major real estate developer in the consolidation and refinancing of 7 separate loans secured by 7 shopping malls

May 19, 2022

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett PC represented a major real estate developer in the consolidation and refinancing of 7 separate loans secured by 7 shopping malls into a $75,000,000 loan that allowed the borrowers to reduce its other obligations and provide it with additional funds for future acquisitions and renovations for its ongoing projects. The team […]

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Joshua Gorsky, Daniel Barkin and Steven John Sedereas recently closed a $35M construction loan in Massachusetts on behalf of a regional bank.

May 11, 2022

The loan was for the development of ~100,000 square foot industrial building. 

Site Plan Approval: Michael J. Lipari recently secured Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan Approval for the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges for a new state of the art YMCA campus in Livingston that will include a 54,000 square foot facility, indoor/outdoor recreation facilities, a 24,700 square foot early learning center/office building, and related site improvements. 

May 2, 2022

The main YMCA facility will include a wellness center, pools, gym/fitness space, and a 4,300 square foot rooftop airnasium. A second building will house the Early Learning Center, childcare center, and office space. Mr. Lipari worked together with project professionals Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc, SUBURBAN CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC. and Dolan & Dean Consulting Engineers, LLC, in preparing the […]

Michael J. Lipari, Esq. Secures Land Use Approvals for $120+ Million in Development Projects

April 30, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Real Estate attorney Michael Lipari, Esq. successfully represented his clients to obtain local land use approvals for over $120,000,000.00 in development and redevelopment projects. Some of the more significant project approvals include Preliminary and Final Site Plan Approval for The Depo, a 34-acre warehouse campus redevelopment project located in Wanaque, New Jersey; Preliminary […]

Deal Alert: Commercial real estate finance attorneys Joshua Gorsky and Deb Greene recently represented a regional bank in the closing of a $56MM loan for the construction of a new six-story, 137,000 square foot office building in Morristown, NJ.

April 14, 2022

Land Use Alert: Michael J. Lipari, a member of Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Land Use and Zoning Law and Veterinary Law practice groups, recently secured another Use Variance Approval, allowing a client to open a brand new doggie daycare. 

March 31, 2022

Mr. Lipari recently secured Use Variance, Bulk Variance and Site Plan Approval from a Zoning Board in Essex County for a doggy daycare, pet spa and boarding facility, allowing it to open and operate in an area zoned strictly for retail use.  As a result of Mr. Lipari’s efforts, our client cleared the biggest hurdle […]

Land Use Alert: Michael J. Lipari, a member of Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Land Use and Zoning Law and Veterinary Law practice groups, recently secured another Site Plan Approval to allow the firm’s client to open a brand new 15,000 sq. ft. veterinary hospital. 

March 28, 2022

Mr. Lipari represented a client before a Planning Board in Morris County and obtained Site Plan and Variance Approval to allow the client permission to open a 24/7 emergency veterinary hospital with an onsite mobile MRI unit. As a result of Mr. Lipari’s efforts, our client will be able to provide these much needed specialty […]

Land Use Alert: Michael J. Lipari recently secured Use Variance Approval for an adaptive reuse project, clearing a path for the firm’s client to open a brand-new veterinary facility. 

March 24, 2022

Mr. Lipari successfully represented this North Jersey client before a Zoning Board of Adjustment in Union County and obtained Use Variance, Bulk Variance and Site Plan Approval to allow the client to convert a former restaurant building into a first-class veterinary clinic.  As a result of Mr. Lipari’s efforts, our client has cleared the biggest […]

Deal Alert: Attorneys who are part of our National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC recently represented a start-up veterinary hospital client in the acquisition and financing of a building in Monmouth County.

February 24, 2022

We are excited for the client’s next steps which include renovating the interior of the space to become a state-of-the-art facility.

Deal Alert: Joshua Gorsky represented a regional bank in the closing of a nearly $2MM loan to a borrower for the purchase of an investment property in Arkansas

February 4, 2022

Last Week Joshua Gorsky of our Real Estate Department demonstrated our national reach by representing a regional bank in the closing of a nearly $2MM loan to a borrower for the purchase of an investment property in Arkansas.

Lorber and Gorsky Complete Yearlong Approval Process for 50-unit Apartment Building

July 13, 2020

Senior Counsel Charlie Lorber and Associate Josh Gorsky recently completed a yearlong approval process before the Mine Hill Planning Board for a 50-unit apartment building. Charlie and Josh’s involvement in this matter involved both a zoning change and a site plan application (which included design waivers). The zoning change occurred first, and once that was […]

Craig Alexander Closes $50M Permanent Loan in New Jersey

May 14, 2020

Craig W. Alexander, a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department, closed a $50,000,0000 permanent loan for a prominent New Jersey based real estate company with respect to a 300 plus unit multi-family project located in New Jersey.

Craig Alexander Closes $20M Construction Loan in Ridgewood, NJ

February 5, 2019

Craig W. Alexander, a Member in the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group, closed a $20,000,000 construction loan on behalf of a prominent developer for a residential project in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Real Estate Team Completes Largest Real Estate Transaction in the Firm's 89 Year History

January 22, 2019

Congratulations to Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Real Estate team on completing the largest real estate transaction in the Firm's 89 year history. This complicated transaction on behalf of long-time Firm client Rubenstein Properties involved the sale of a portfolio of 29 properties (located in 6 different states) having approximately 5.2 M square feet of industrial space with a purchase price of nearly $200M. Member Owen Hughes led a team of attorneys and support personnel from the real estate practice and our Environmental Group, including Member Gordon Duus, who provided assistance on environmental matters. The contract was negotiated and signed in the fall of 2018. The transaction involved complex title and survey issues, property condition diligence, tenant issues, bulk sale and environmental compliance activities and negotiation and procurement of environmental insurance. The closing stretched over 3 days during the week of January 14, 2019, including one night with Owen and Chair Barry Mandelbaum leaving the closing table at midnight. We are proud of the team effort by the members of our Real Estate and Environmental practices to ensure a successful portfolio sale for our client.

Real Estate Group Helps Secure $17 million financing for client in purchase of Bronx NY apartment buildings

October 23, 2018

Congratulations to Robin F. Lewis and Daniel Barkin, Members in the Firm's Real Estate practice, who worked on securing financing as Counsel to Sterling National Bank which provided $17 million to Taconic Investment Partners for the purchase and financing of 2 apartment buildings in Bronx, NY. https://www.law360.com/…/109…/nyc-real-estate-week-in-review

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Plays Matchmaker in Large Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project

April 6, 2017

A recent matchmaking of 2 of our clients by our Real Estate Practice Group resulted in a large mixed-use redevelopment project that closed this April! To read details of this exciting project visit: https://lnkd.in/dDvysd8

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