Real Estate


5th Largest Real Estate Law Firm in New York, The Real Deal (October 2019)

Real estate law demands a multidisciplinary approach. Each transaction can involve a wide range of legal issues, from air rights above a property to environmental conditions in the ground beneath it -- and everything in between. We advise clients on a broad variety of real estate matters, including: financing, joint ventures/equity investments, acquisitions and sales, development and land use, redevelopment, construction, leasing and litigation. Through years of practical experience, our attorneys combine technical proficiency, business savvy and in-depth knowledge about our clients to develop cost-effective solutions that meet our clients' unique business needs.

We also strive to be a "one-stop shop," providing our clients with comprehensive representation in all real estate matters, including corporate, environmental, tax, bankruptcy, real estate litigation,and public (not-for-profit) law matters, thereby creating value to clients because of our ability to handle an extensive number of issues related to real estate transactions.

Members of our Real Estate Practice Group have been involved in some of the nation's largest and most sophisticated real estate transactions. They take a business-minded approach and apply creative problem-solving to best meet the needs of our clients.

Key Areas of Concentration

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Joint Venture/Equity Investments
  • Acquisitions & Sales
  • Development & Land Use
  • Redevelopment
  • Construction
  • Leasing
  • Real Estate Litigation

Attorneys in the Real Estate Practice Group work closely with colleagues in the Firm's other Practice Groups, including Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights, Corporate & Securities, Environmental Law, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Public Finance & Not-for-Profit, Tax, and Workouts & Restructurings in order to provide clients with comprehensive representation.


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COVID-19 - NJ Governor Murphy Taps Tony Coscia for the Restart and Recovery Commission - Apr 28, 2020
City & State Names 2020 Law Power 100 - Mody Makes List - Mar 17, 2020
Windels Marx Promotes 2 to Partner, 3 to Special Counsel - Mar 9, 2020
ROI-NJ Announces the Influencers Power List for 2020 - Tony Coscia at #15 - Feb 26, 2020
ROI-NJ Names Tony Coscia Among NJ's Real Estate Power Players - Nov 18, 2019
Ranking - NJBIZ Announces Commercial Real Estate Power 50, Tony Coscia Named - Nov 12, 2019
Windels Marx Named 5th Largest RE Practice in NY for 2019, Wayne Cook Quoted - Oct 1, 2019
NYREJ Publishes Annual Women in Real Estate, including Gagliano, Margiano, Weinig - Sep 17, 2019
Windels Marx Continues New Jersey Expansion with Partner Isabel D. Chou - Aug 27, 2019
Best Lawyers in America 2020 Recognizes 16 Windels Marx Lawyers - Aug 15, 2019
Windels Marx Promotes Krauss, Mody, Rosen, Tattoni to Partner - Apr 24, 2019
New Partner, Robert J. Malatak - Jan 23, 2019
NYREJ Publishes Year in Review, Gagliano and Nolan Profiled - Jan 18, 2019
ROI-NJ Compiles List of Real Estate Influencers, Tony Coscia at #14 - Oct 26, 2018
The Real Deal Names Real Estate Practice #6 in New York - Oct 1, 2018
Angela Crowder Joins Windels Marx as Special Counsel - Aug 17, 2018
Arlene Koutras Joins Windels Marx as Special Counsel - Jul 13, 2018
New York Magazine Announces "Leaders in Law 2018" - Arbeeny, Hoffman, Mody Named to List - Jun 27, 2018
NJBIZ Announces Vanguard Series "Leaders in Law" with Bob Schwartz, Julie Tattoni - Jun 25, 2018
NYREJ Names Sanjay Mody to "Ones to Watch" - May 15, 2018
Real Estate NJ Spotlights Leading Law Firms in New Jersey - Apr 30, 2018
NJBiz Announces Power 100 List, Tony Coscia Among Top 10 - Mar 26, 2018
NJBiz Recognizes Tony Coscia in Annual Real Estate 50 - Dec 5, 2017
The Real Deal Charts RE Practices in NY, Windels Marx Moves Ahead 5 Positions - Oct 4, 2017
Hoffmann-La Roche Campus Reimagined as Hackensack-Seton Hall School of Medicine and Research Facility, Garners NAIOP Deal of the Year Praise - Jul 17, 2017
Real Estate Finance Team, Led by Wayne Cook, Closes Loan on Prominent Property - Jun 21, 2017
Wayne Cook Contributes to NYREJ's "Year in Review Spotlight" - Jun 19, 2017
Patrick Deyhle Promoted to Partner - Mar 16, 2017
NJBiz Expands Real Estate Rankings, Nominates Tony Coscia to #42 - Dec 2, 2016
Wayne Cook Discusses CMBS Loans with Law360 - Nov 10, 2016
NY Real Estate Practice Ranked #12 by The Real Deal - Oct 12, 2016
Wayne Cook Talks Hotels, Airbnb with Bisnow - Apr 21, 2016
Wayne Cook, David Glanz Counsel Fortuna Realty on Hotel Acquisition - Mar 2, 2016
NJBiz Releases "Power 50: Real Estate" List, Pegs Tony Coscia Among Top 20 - Nov 30, 2014
NYREJ Recognizes Women RE Lawyers, Including Margiano, Best and Martin - Oct 31, 2014
Mitch Gilbert Quoted in New York Times "Ask Real Estate" Column - Jul 29, 2014
NJBiz Names Tony Coscia in "Power 50" for NJ Real Estate and Construction - Nov 19, 2013
The Cooperator Quotes David Brauner on the Importance of Good Record Keeping by Co-ops and Condos - Oct 24, 2013
Real Estate Sale Involving Windels Marx Team Wins Award as 2nd 'Most Ingenious Deal of the Year' - Jun 25, 2013
Tina Gagliano, Debbie Bindler and Julianne Befeler Represent Lender in Connection With Refinancing of Multi-Family Housing Complex - May 30, 2013
Acquisition of Newark's Hahnes Department Store is Completed - May 13, 2013
Charles Hamilton Quoted by on Harlem Redevelopment Plan - Feb 19, 2013
Rob Rossi, Richard Zoffinger and Gary Finiguerra Represent Real Estate Investment Advisory Firm in Three Joint Ventures - Jan 16, 2013
Karl Piirimae Represents Global Pharmaceuticals Company in Acquisition of Immunotherapy Manufacturing Facility - Dec 21, 2012
Jim Thomas, Wayne Cook, Robert Rossi and Team Represent Joint Venture in $230 Million Construction Loan for High-End Condominium - Dec 14, 2012
Wayne Cook, Gary Finiguerra Represent Real Estate Investor in First EVEN Hotel Deal - Dec 13, 2012
Craig Murphy and John Holden Win Case for Global Financial Institution in Tokyo Real Estate Dispute - Oct 17, 2012
Mike Moriarty, Dan Pocchiari and Rob Wilk Close $168 Million Loan for International Business Company in International Gem Tower Deal - Oct 8, 2012
Karl Piirimae, Dan Pocchiari and Ed Nolan Represent Major Automobile Company in Manhattan Lease - Oct 1, 2012
Windels Marx Prominently Involved in Teachers' Fund's Purchase of Developer - Aug 14, 2012
Real Estate Litigation Win Secured in New Jersey Residential Sale Dispute - Jun 15, 2012
New York Real Estate Journal Recognizes Michele Arbeeny and Tina J. Gagliano - May 22, 2012
The Irish Times Reports on a Significant Victory in NY State Supreme Court Case for Ireland's National Asset Loan Management Limited - May 10, 2012
Michael Moriarty, David Glanz and Team Represent International Lender in $126 mil. Refinancing on Pennsylvania Avenue - Feb 9, 2012
Charles Liebling Consults on 2d ed. of "The Redevelopment Handbook: A Guide to Rebuilding New Jersey's Communities" - Dec 30, 2011
Tony Coscia Acknowledged Among New Jersey's "Power 50 Real Estate" List by NJBiz - Nov 21, 2011
Tony Coscia Among the "Power 50 Real Estate" in NJBiz - Nov 7, 2011
Mitch Gilbert, David Glanz and Team Complete Phase One of $200+ Million Sale of Trophy Multifamily Building in Tribeca - Oct 6, 2011
Mitch Gilbert Quoted in AM New York on Benefits of New York's High Line - Sep 28, 2011
Super Lawyers Honors Windels Marx Attorneys in New York - Sep 20, 2011
Michael Brenna Represents Self-Storage Business in Complex, Multi-State Sale - Aug 18, 2011
David Brauner Quoted on the Impact of Non-Performing Members in Co-ops and Condos - Aug 3, 2011
Real Estate Team, Led by Mitch Gilbert, Counsels on 88 Leonard Sale - Jun 28, 2011
Windels Marx Promotes Three to Partner: Tony Casas, Wayne Cook, Jr., and Scott Matthews - May 10, 2011

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Potential Impact of Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s New Final Community Reinvestment Act Regulations on Affordable Housing - May 26, 2020
COVID-19 - The CARES Act: SBA Sec. 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Loan Forgiveness - Apr 9, 2020
COVID-19 - Guide to the Payroll Protection Program - Apr 9, 2020
COVID-19 - Summary of the Revised Interagency Statement on Loan Modifications and Reporting for Financial Institutions Working with Customers Affected by the Coronavirus - Apr 8, 2020
COVID-19 - NJ Legislature Bill To Assist Small Businesses Clears Senate - Mar 19, 2020
NJBIZ Profiles Cannabis Law, Karl Frederic - Sep 18, 2019
Opportunity Zone Funds: A New Fund Frontier by Christopher Dean - Mar 26, 2019
Karl Piirimae Recaps MJBizCon, Legislative Developments for NJ Cannabis Insider - Dec 6, 2018
Sanjay Mody Featured in Crain's NY Business "Infrastructure Roundtable" - Oct 3, 2018
Opportunity Zones - Investments in Qualified Opportunity Funds: Like-Kind Exchanges 2.0? - Oct 2, 2018
Karl Piirimae Explores the New Jersey Green Rush in Guest Column for NJ Cannabis Insider - Aug 30, 2018
Karl Piirimae Talks to NJBiz, Offers Perspective on Repositioning of RE Assets - Jan 23, 2017
Affordable Housing News Profiles NY, NJ Practice - Dec 12, 2014
NJ Governor Signs Economic Opportunity Act 2014 - Oct 27, 2014
NJ Legislature Concurs with Conditional Veto of Economic Opportunity Act 2014 - Oct 16, 2014
NJ Governor Takes Action on Two Critical Bills - Sep 12, 2014
Tony Coscia, Charles Liebling and Julie Tattoni Provide Regulatory Update on "Tax Incentives Overhaul Legislation: New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013" - Sep 17, 2013
Real Estate Tax Abatements and Coops/Condos - Apr 9, 2013
NJEDA Has Begun Its Competitive Solicitation Process for the Residential Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit Program - Oct 26, 2012
Reinstatement of Accelerated Mortgage Loans - Aug 21, 2012
Urban Transit Hub Amendments Summarized by Tony Coscia and Charles Liebling - Aug 5, 2011

Practice Subsets

For 2020, Windels Marx is ranked by U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for Real Estate Law (Metropolitan Tier 1-NJ), Banking and Finance Law (National Tier 3 and Metropolitan Tier 1-NJ), Land Use and Zoning Law and Litigation – Real Estate (both Metropolitan Tier 3-NJ).

In its annual survey of New York law firms with real estate practice groups, The Real Deal named Windels Marx the 5th largest. Learn more about our Recognition in many practice areas and industries.