Commercial Leasing

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin has built one of the preeminent commercial leasing practices in New York. We have well-established, long-term relationships with many of our clients. 

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin has built one of the pre-eminent commercial leasing practices in New York. We have well-established, long-term relationships with many of our clients. Members of our Commercial Leasing Practice Group devote the great majority of their professional practice to the drafting and negotiation of commercial leases. Property types include office, industrial and retail buildings. Our work includes new leases, renewals, amendments, subleases, assignments, consents, surrenders and ground leases. Our commercial leasing lawyers also draft and negotiate brokerage agreements, and often work with members of our Construction Group in the drafting and negotiation of design and construction contracts in connection with both landlord and tenant build-outs.

Understanding the Perspectives of Tenants and Landlords
We represent landlords, tenants and subtenants. Therefore, we know the demands and perspectives of all parties involved. This allows us to negotiate more effectively and efficiently, and to quickly achieve optimal solutions for our clients. In landlord-side leasing, we recently handled leasing transactions in excess of one million square feet on behalf of some of the top landlords in the city. We are equally strong in tenant-side leasing, where we represent a wide range of clients, such as a leading insurance provider in leasing transactions for more than 35 offices across the country in the past 12 months, a cosmetics company on the rollout of its U.S. stores and the negotiation of leases for several locations throughout the United States, and several high-profile restaurants in the negotiation of their leases in Manhattan.

Tailoring Services to Your Needs
In representing a leasing client, we focus on the client’s unique needs, time constraints, brand, business plan, potential customers and growth requirements. We work closely with our clients’ legal, IT and facilities personnel, brokers, project managers, architects and engineers. We have developed a unique alternative fee arrangement for leasing that allows us to deliver our services efficiently, while at the same time providing our clients with greater value and budget certainty.

Name Title Direct Dial Vcard
Beller, Brian J. Partner Partner 212.216.1173 VCard
Block, Caryn J. Associate Associate 212.216.1186 VCard
Farrell, Edward Partner Partner 212.216.8090 VCard
Galante, Victoria Associate Associate 212.216.1196 VCard
Ofsevit, Samuel M. Partner Partner 212.216.1144 VCard
Pfeffer, David J. Partner, Chair of Construction Group Partner, Chair of Construction Group 212.216.8075 VCard
Ptak, Saree R. Partner Partner 212.216.1164 VCard
Schwimmer, Karen Associate Associate 212.216.1184 VCard
Tarter, Alan M. Managing Partner Managing Partner 212.216.8010 VCard
Weisner, William W. Partner, Chair of Real Estate Practice Partner, Chair of Real Estate Practice 212.216.8095 VCard
Zagorsky, Arthur Partner Partner 212.216.8030 VCard
Zipkowitz, Eric Partner Partner 212.216.8088 VCard
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    Managing Partner Alan Tarter authored an article that was featured in the New York Law Journal’s special Partnership Report in the April 23 issue. The article titled, "The Unique Place for Midsize Firms in Today’s Legal Market,” focuses on the many opportunities that mid-size firms have in today’s legal complex ecosystem due in large part to their attractive rate structures, full-service value proposition, nimble infrastructures and ability to quickly adapt to market trends, which benefits them in recruiting, as well as client service and retention. Alan explores several concepts in the article, including leveraging agility and embracing change, the power of referrals in cultivating relationships and investing in your firm by investing in your people through professional development programs.

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  • 28 Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Lawyers Named to 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

    Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

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    Managing partner Alan Tarter and Labor & Employment partner Richard Steer were named to the Best Lawyers® 2018 list. Alan was recognized in the real estate law category, and Richard Steer was recognized in the labor and employment litigation category.


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