Romer Debbas LLP, a New York City-based law firm specializing in commercial and residential real estate transactions, announced attorney Steven Kirkpatrick has recently joined the firm as a partner where he will represent property owners, management companies, financial institutions, retailers, hotels and commercial office tenants in a wide variety of matters.
“We are very excited to add a lawyer of Steven’s caliber to the firm,” said Michael J. Romer, Esq. “He will be a great addition to both our commercial real estate and litigation departments.”
Prior to joining Romer Debbas, Kirkpatrick was a partner at Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP, and previously counsel at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where he represented building owners and commercial tenants in litigation, administrative agency and transactional matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, ADA and human rights litigation, DHCR proceedings, and performing due diligence for acquisitions of rent regulated properties.
Kirkpatrick frequently lectures and teaches a variety of continuing legal education classes for attorneys on topics relating to ADA litigation and real estate issues.
He has been named in Super Lawyers for the past eight years. Super Lawyers lists the top 5% of lawyers in their respective practice areas as nominated by their peers. He also currently serves as Chair of the Litigation Subcommittee of the New York City Bar Association, Real Estate Committee, and as a member of the New York City Building Department’s 2017-2018 Construction Codes Revision Committee – Administrative and Enforcement Advisory Committee.
In addition to being active in professional associations, Kirkpatrick volunteers as a mentor coach with America Needs You, an intensive two-year program for high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students.
Kirkpatrick earned his law degree from New York Law School and a master of laws (LL.M.) degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.