Partner Biographies

VICTOR R. GERSTEIN, born New York, New York, June 18, 1951; admitted to bar, 1976, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Education:  New York University (B.A., magna cum laude with honors, 1972); Yale Law School (J.D., 1975). Phi Beta Kappa.  Associate: Real Estate Department, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, 1976-1980.  Member:  New York State Bar Association (Real Property Law Section).

Mr. Gerstein has been specializing exclusively in real estate and banking law on a continual basis since 1976.  He has a particular expertise in complex commercial and multi-family residential acquisitions and conveyances, joint ventures, limited partnerships and limited liability companies, mortgage and securitized financing and commercial leasing.  Mr. Gerstein has successfully handled numerous mortgage restructurings on behalf of both institutional lenders and borrowers.

GARY J. STRAUSS, born New York, New York, July 6, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, New York; 1980, Florida. Education:  The City College of the City University of New York (B.A., magna cum laude, 1974); New York University (J.D., 1977). Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha. Recipient, Hanft Award. Staff Member: Annual Survey of American Law, 1975-1976. Member:  New York State (Chairman, New York Committee on Current Literature and Real Property Law, 1981) and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar.

Mr. Strauss specializes exclusively in transactional real estate law, including multi-family residential and commercial acquisitions and conveyances, office and retail leasing, residential financing and cooperative and condominium law.

LISA J. RINALDI, born New York, New York, October 30, 1958; admitted to bar, 1984, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  Education:  Queens College of the City University of New York (B.A., 1980); St. John's University (J.D., 1983). Member:  New York State Bar Association; and New York City Bar Association.
Ms. Rinaldi specializes in transactional banking and real estate law, including secured and unsecured loans, permanent, bridge and construction mortgages, cooperative and condominium conversions, condominiums, offering plans, and commercial leasing.  Ms. Rinaldi has handled, on behalf of the firm’s clients, the closing of the acquisitions, sale, and financing of multi-million dollar commercial and residential buildings, including, defeasance transactions, securitized loans, and construction loans.


ASSOCIATE BIOGRAPHIES

 

JONATHAN H. GERSTEIN, born New York, New York, December 7, 1978; admitted to bar, 2005, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Education:  University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 2001); Villanova Law School (J.D., 2004).

Mr. Gerstein specializes exclusively in real estate law.  His practice includes the representation of borrowers and lenders in connection with residential and commercial mortgage loans, representation of cooperative housing corporations, and office and retail leasing.

 

DMITRIY SHLEYMOVICH, born Moscow, Russia, August 14, 1974; admitted to bar, 2002 New York and 2001 New Jersey. Education: New York University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1997); Benjamin Cardozo School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2001). Member: New York State Association.

Mr. Shleymovich specializes in real estate and real estate finance law, including financing, acquisition and disposition of commercial, residential and hospitality properties, retail and office leasing, as well as joint venture and private equity transactions. In addition to real estate transaction, Mr. Shleymovich advises clients on general business and corporate law matters, including entity formation, operating, partnership and shareholder agreements, acquisition and disposition of companies by stock purchase and purchase of assets.

 

SPECIAL COUNSEL

BRAD LEE STEINBERG, born New York, New York, January 12, 1957; admitted to bar, 1985, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  Education:  American University (B.S., 1979); St. John's University (J.D., 1984).  Member:  New York State Bar Association and New York City Bar Association.

Mr. Steinberg has been specializing exclusively in transactional real estate and business law, including office and retail leasing, commercial, hotel and residential acquisitions and conveyances, representation of cooperative housing corporations, and commercial and residential construction agreements.  Mr. Steinberg has handled the closing of multi-million dollar commercial acquisitions, sales and financings.