Romer Debbas, LLP, an award winning boutique law firm that specializes in all aspects of real estate and general practice, is proud to announce that Managing Partners Michael J. Romer and Pierre E. Debbas as well as three of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2022 Super Lawyers New York Metro and five have been recognized as 2022 Rising Stars for the Super Lawyers New York Metro list.
Every year, Super Lawyers evaluates lawyers across the New York Metro area for its annual list of top attorneys. Each candidate is measured against a multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. The lawyers who receive the highest point totals during the analysis are further recognized in New York Metro Super Lawyers Top Lists.
The following Romer Debbas, LLP, attorneys were included among Super Lawyers New York Metro 2022, a list honoring the top 5% of all lawyers in their respective areas.
Michael J. Romer, Founder and Managing Partner, has extensive experience in the areas of real estate and general business law, focusing 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.
Pierre E. Debbas, Founder and Managing Partner, represents a broad range of clients in the acquisition, sale, lease, development and/or financing of commercial land residential properties. In addition, he boasts a successful history of representing prominent financial institutions in commercial and residential lending transactions; and fulfilling the general counsel and litigation needs of numerous cooperative and condominium boards throughout New York City. Over the course of his career, Mr. Debbas has been instrumental in thousands of real estate transactions.
Guy Arad is a partner and manager of the firm’s commercial real estate department. A wide range of clients including real estate developers, owners, tenants, lenders, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, management companies, condominiums, cooperatives (including HDFCs), homeowners and entrepreneurs look to Mr. Arad to provide guidance and handle their transactional needs. He has successfully completed thousands of commercial and residential real estate transactions.
Steven Kirkpatrick joined the firm as a partner in March 2019 and represents property owners, management companies, financial institutions, retailers, hotels and commercial office tenants in a wide variety of matters. Mr. Kirkpatrick has successfully represented and counseled clients in landlord-tenant disputes, administrative and regulatory agency matters, bankruptcy proceedings, ADA and human rights litigation, construction disputes, arbitrations and cases in state and federal courts. This year marks Mr. Kirkpatrick’s tenth consecutive year on the list.
Emil A. Samman joined the firm as a partner in March 2017. As co-manager of the firm’s litigation and cooperative and condominium practice groups, Emil specializes in resolving and/or litigating disputes related to cooperative and condominium boards, real estate transactions, loan defaults, and landlord/tenant issues. Emil has also served as panel counsel for insurance companies with respect to cooperative and condominium claims. Additionally, Emil has experience representing cooperative and condominium boards in connection with general governance issues and day to day matters. The firm’s cooperative and condominium practice group represents approximately fifty (50) boards.
In addition, the following have been named to Super Lawyers New York Metro 2022 Rising Star, a list that acknowledges the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40.
Michael R. Feldman is a partner and manager in the firm’s residential real estate department. Mr. Feldman concentrates his practice on representing buyers, sellers and lending institutions in residential and commercial real estate transactions and is well versed in the areas of contract negotiation and due diligence. Upon graduation, initially, Mr. Feldman focused his practice on civil litigation and criminal defense and shifted to transactional real estate after moving to New York in 2010.
Scott Krinsky joined the firm in January 2016 and is a partner in the firm’s real estate finance department. Mr. Krinsky serves as counsel to over thirty lending institutions and private banks and has extensive experience representing institutional lenders in connection with loans pertaining to the purchase and refinance of residential properties. In addition, he often represents buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of condominiums, coops and multi-family buildings throughout New York.
Alison L. Weisman is a partner in the firm’s commercial real estate department. Ms. Weisman concentrates her practice on representing buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, developers and lenders in connection with various real estate and lending transactions. She is a trained mediator and has conducted mediations in New York City Civil Court.
Adam S. Korn is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Residential Real Estate Department. He has established himself as a go-to attorney for numerous brokers and receives many referrals from former clients, which is a testament to his professionalism, calm demeanor and wonderful people skills. Adam always endeavors to provide a smooth and stress-free transaction for all clients and prides himself on keeping all parties updated throughout each stage of the deal. Prior to joining the firm, Adam obtained valuable experience in both litigation and transactional law. He worked in the public sector for the City of New York and for a private litigation firm.
Steven Szczesny is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Residential Real Estate Department. He enjoyed great success prior to entering the residential real estate world as a litigator, prevailing in over 85 percent of his trials. Steven brings his trial acumen to real estate transactions, where his attention to detail, people skills and responsiveness are immediately evident and appreciated by clients and fellow colleagues alike.
Romer Debbas is consistently regarded among New York City’s top law firms by The Real Deal and U.S. News & World Report. Annually, several of the firm’s attorneys are also named in Best Lawyers and Leaders in the Law, issued in the Wall Street Journaland New York Magazine respectively, celebrating them among Manhattan’s top real estate attorneys.