Romer Debbas LLP, a specialist in real estate law, has merger with award-winning New York City residential real estate firm Katz & Matz P.C. to form New York City’s largest dedicated residential real estate practice. Together in 2021, the firms closed approximately 1,900 residential purchase/sale transactions for individual clients and approximately 1,400 residential loan transactions on behalf of various lending institutions. The combined firm will operate as Romer Debbas LLP.
Katz & Matz was founded in 1994 to specifically serve buyers and sellers of residential real estate. The firm will operate under Romer Debbas and extend service to all legal matters, including residential, commercial, landlord/tenant, and trusts and estates.
Bruce D. Katz and Steven Matz, principals of Katz & Matz, joined Romer Debbas on July 1 as partners. They will be joined by an esteemed team of 18 lawyers, paralegals, and assistants.
“It isn’t often in the business world, and certainly not in New York City, that two renowned firms in their own right, can join forces with such an unsurpassed and extraordinary level of synergy, compatibility and aligned commitment to delivering the best possible service,” Katz said .
“We are very excited to welcome the Katz & Matz team who are not only great at what they do but are more importantly quality people. Our mission is to preserve and expand upon the wonderful culture that Bruce and Steven created over the last twenty years,” said Michael J. Romer, founder and managing partner, Romer Debbas.
“The expansion of our respective “families” will result in a firm that can provide a larger and wider range of services, to purchasers and sellers, brokers and their companies, lending institutions and loan officers and to our city as a whole, all the while maintaining our trademark focus on personalized and sensitive care to everyone we serve,” Matz said. “We are beyond thrilled to be embarking on this journey with our friends and colleagues at Romer Debbas.”
“After just celebrating our 11th anniversary, it is a true honor to now say that Romer Debbas has the number one residential real estate practice in the greatest city in the world,” said Pierre E. Debbas, founder and managing partner, Romer Debbas.
Romer concentrates on the purchase and sale of New York City commercial and residential real estate, commercial leasing, real estate related financing matters, representation of cooperative and condominium boards, foreign investors and small businesses. In addition, he has a long history of representing prominent financial institutions in commercial and residential lending transactions.
Debbas focuses on the purchase and sale of commercial and residential real estate in New York City, commercial leasing, real estate related financing matters, representation of cooperative and condominium boards, foreign investors and small businesses.
Katz is a tenured attorney who has established valued relationships with many of New York City’s most notable residential real estate professionals, Clients and brokers alike appreciate his hallmark attentiveness, direct accessibility and thorough approach to facilitating a seamless transaction, the firm said.
Matz often serves as a consultant to brokerage houses and financial firms seeking real estate counsel for their clients. He is known for his understanding of the specific needs of international and ultra-high net worth/high-profile clients, expertly helping them navigate 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, LLC formation and various issues involving the purchase and sale of New York City properties.