Romer Debbas LLP, New York City’s largest residential real estate law practice, announced that Sarah Tadros Awad, Kacey Modafferi and Steven Szczesny have been named partners in the firm, exemplifying the firm’s prioritization of championing female leadership in the industry, as well as its continued growth and commitment to the residential real estate practice.
“Sarah joined us at the onset of the pandemic and rose to the occasion amid a challenging time for the industry. Having closed our largest deal of the year and one of our firm’s largest deals to date, she is someone I admire professionally and personally,” said Co-managing Partner Pierre Debbas. “Both Kacey and Steven joined the firm through our 2022 merger with Katz & Matz. Since that time, both have excelled as attorneys; Kacey developing a popular and highly respected business in the Brooklyn market, and Steven as a leader amongst his peers in the firm and an excellent networker.”
A member of the bar in both New York and New Jersey, Tadros Awad is co-founder of Romer Debbas’ Women in Real Estate Group (RD W.I.R.E), an employee resource group with the purpose of creating a welcoming and empowering workplace culture for women at the firm. As partner in the firm’s Residential Real Estate Department, she specializes in assisting buyers, sellers and lending institutions involved in residential real estate transactions. She is an expert in pre-contract due diligence, contract negotiations and closings. She is a graduate of New York Law School.
Modaferri is a member of the bar in both New York and New Jersey with vast experience in the representation of buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of condos, co-ops and multifamily housing. She has represented institutional lenders in consolidation, extension and modification agreements, real property/cooperative apartment refinances and home equity line closings. She served as counsel and transfer agent to cooperative corporations, advocated for lenders in foreclosure settlement conferences and represented individuals in real estate and commercial litigation. Kacey is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School.
Szczesny brings a diversity of legal experience to Romer Debbas, having worked in the public sector with the New York City Police Department, in politics with Congressman Steve Israel and as a litigator prevailing in over 85% of his cases. He is admitted to practice in New York and in all four Federal Districts in New York.