Bruce F. Bronster

Partner

Bruce F. Bronster's practice focuses on several key areas: hospitality and restaurants, commercial disputes, tax lien and mortgage foreclosures and general business advice.

His numerous high-profile representations include corporations, real estate companies, hotels, and individuals, such as: Tower Capital Management, MTAG Services, Capital One Bank, One West Bank, CIT Bank, Douglas Elliman, Pat LaFrieda Wholesale Meats, New Valley Realty, Tiffany & Co., CGM Group, Jay Leno, The Moinian Group, Propel Financial Services and numerous high-profile celebrities, restaurants, and others.

Commercial Disputes

Mr. Bronster's litigation practice spans a variety of industries including real estate, finance, insurance, banking and retail, and covers such commercial litigation matters as:

  • myriad types of breach of contract and fiduciary duty in the commercial context;
  • disputes involving promissory notes, indemnification clauses, guarantees and various breaches of leases, tort claims, conversion and replevin, tortious interference and nuisance; and
  • employment law matters, UCC actions, shareholder, membership, and partnership disputes.

Tax Lien & Mortgage Foreclosure

He also manages the Tax Lien & Mortgage Foreclosure Practice Group, managing highly contested and problem cases with novel issues. Prior to joining Windels in 2008, he managed similar practice groups foreclosing thousands of matters. In April 2013, Mr. Bronster was elected to the National Tax Lien Association (NTLA) Board of Directors, in February 2014, was named President, and in February 2015 was re-elected as President.

General Business Advice

Mr. Bronster serves as a finance and management consultant to developing businesses, providing advice with regard to matters such as the formation of the business entity, government regulatory compliance, intellectual property, employment issues and the development of a business plan. In addition, Mr. Bronster has participated in diverse land acquisition and development deals, financial restructurings, refinancings, mergers, and is frequently called upon to provide a business perspective to legal problems.

Hospitality, Entertainment, & Fashion

The hospitality, entertainment, and fashion industries are frequent partners in today's taste- and experience-driven culture. Mr. Bronster has an acute understanding of the myriad businesses that operate in these industries, from the genesis of an idea to the defense of an interest.

He represents prominent restaurants, investors, night clubs, celebrity chefs, boutique and nationally-recognized food purveyors and distributors, industry personalities, fashion designers, actors, supermodels and others in a host of projects and legal concerns. Matters include: corporate formation; partnership agreements and related disputes; all aspects of real estate, including loan workouts; all forms of licensing and contract negotiations; liquor licensing; intellectual property and brand protections; tax, estate and trust matters; management agents; as well as litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Bronster is frequently sought by national, regional and trade media and event organizers to generate a dialogue on the issues affecting these industries. He is an author of numerous articles and book chapters on topics such as celebrity chefs and their restaurants, food halls, and other trends in leisure and hospitality.

In addition to being a staunch advocate for his clients, he is also devoted to charitable and cultural causes that often incorporate a hospitality, entertainment or fashion component, including: Dan's GrillHampton, Family Dynamics, Food & Wine's Annual Festival, Habitat for Humanity, Hamptons Classic, Hope & Heroes, Love Them All, Meatopia, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Skin Cancer Awareness, and Beach Volleyball Tournament: Models & Chefs.

He is a member of the Restaurant & Hospitality Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Media Mentions

Mr. Bronster is widely quoted in the media on topics that are as diverse as his practice focus and the clients to whom he provides counsel.

Speaking Engagements

  • August 16, 2016 - Bisnow Restaurant Development Summit, New York, NY
  • September 17, 2015 - Bisnow Restaurant Development Summit, New York, NY
  • November 10-13, 2011 - First Annual Tax Lien Investors Conference, New Orleans, LA

Bylined Articles

Recognition

  • SuperLawyers New York Metro 2015 - Business Litigation
  • SuperLawyers New York Metro2014 - Business Litigation and Real Estate
  • ACCESS Tax Lien Talk "2014 Tax Lien Person of the Year," awarded to a Tax Lien Professional who has made a notable positive impact on the industry.

 



Bruce F. Bronster

BRUCE F. BRONSTER
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New York, NY
T. 212.237.1067
F. 212.262.1215

PRACTICES
EDUCATION
  • M.B.A., Beta Gamma Sigma, Columbia University, 1998
  • J.D., New York Law School, 1991
  • B.S., accounting, cum laude, magna cum laude, New York University, 1987

ADMISSIONS
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York