Meet Our Legal Team

OUR LAWYERS ENSURE QUALITY

VICTOR R. GERSTEIN

PARTNER

DIirect Dial: (212) 857-0204

Email: vgerstein@gsrlaw.com

  • 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.

  • Mr. Gerstein was admitted to bar in 1976 in 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).

GARY J. STRAUSS

PARTNER

DIirect Dial: (212) 857-0220

Email: gstrauss@gsrlaw.com

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

  • Mr. Strauss was admitted to bar in 1978 in New York and 1980 in 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.

LISA J. RINALDI

PARTNER

DIirect Dial: (212) 857-0203

Email: lrinaldi@gsrlaw.com

  • 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.

  • Ms. Rinaldi was admitted to bar in 1984 in 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.

ERIC S. HOROWITZ

PARTNER

DIirect Dial: (212) 857-0233

Email: ehorowitz@gsrlaw.com

  • Mr. Horowitz specializes in commercial and residential sales and acquisitions,  as well as commercial leasehold transactions.   Mr. Horowitz has handled matters involving the acquisition, sale, and/or financing of multi-million dollar commercial and residential buildings throughout the Country.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Horowitz was a partner at Zane and Rudofsky where, in addition to his transactional and leasing work, he handled complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on commercial landlord/tenant matters and other real estate related disputes.  Mr. Horowitz's litigation background gives him a unique and keen perspective on transactional and leasing work.

  • Mr. Horowitz was admitted to New York Bar in 1984 and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. 

  • Education: Washington University, St. Louis Missouri (BSBA 1981) and Hofstra University School of Law, Uniondale, New York (J.D. 1984).

BRAD LEE STEINBERG

SPECIAL COUNSEL

DIirect Dial: (212) 857-0206

Email: bsteinberg@gsrlaw.com

  • 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.

  • Mr. Steinberg was admitted to bar in 1985 in 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.

DMITRIY SHLEYMOVICH

SPECIAL COUNSEL

Direct Dial: (212) 857-0243

Email: dshleymovich@gsrlaw.com

  • Mr. Shleymovich specializes in real estate and real estate finance law, including financing (acquisition, construction, mezzanine and bridge), 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.

  • Mr. Shleymovich was admitted to bar in 2002 in New York.

  • Education: New York University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1997); Benjamin Cardozo School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2001). Member: New York State Bar Association.

JONATHAN H. GERSTEIN

ASSOCIATE

DIirect Dial: (212) 857-0229

Email: jgerstein@gsrlaw.com

  • Mr. Gerstein specializes exclusively in real estate law.  His practice includes the representation of landlords and tenants in connection with office and retail leasing.

  • Mr. Gerstein was admitted to bar in 2007 in New York and in 2005 in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  

  • Education:  University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 2001); Villanova Law School (J.D., 2004).