Services

Practice Areas

We provide a broad and complete range of legal services to the real estate development industry throughout the New York Metropolitan area, including all towns, villages and cities throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We take pride in our unique ability to approach our clients’ matters in a fresh way, combing our expertise and creativity with state-of-the-art technology and the highest level of integrity to successfully deliver outstanding results.

COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS

Brown Altman is here to assist you in every aspect of your commercial real estate project. We work with developers, and lenders in acquisitions, capital and funding, divestitures, and joint ventures for multi-family housing, commercial, retail, and industrial properties.

COMMERCIAL LEASING

Our firm understands the issues facing landlords and tenants during lease negotiations under a variety of market environments. Our real estate attorneys are adept at advising landlords and tenants on leasing structures for all types of properties, including space and complex ground leases, sale-leaseback transactions, build-to-suit leases, and credit tenant and bondable lease financing structures.

PROJECT FINANCING

Brown Altman has extensive financing experience in multi-family housing projects, workforce housing, mixed-income housing, luxury housing, and community development projects. We work with federal, state, and local authorities to guide project owners and developers, investors, public and private lenders, and government entities through the complex regulatory and financing requirements needed to close a new deal or restructure a troubled asset.

REAL PROPERTY LAW

Real estate transactions’ complexity requires a comprehensive understanding of the asset financed and the current state of real estate markets. Our attorneys are adept at understanding the structure of the transaction and the issues that need to be addressed, including potential problems that could affect the underlying asset’s value and marketability.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Our firm helps clients evaluate and quantify environmental risks to make informed decisions and resolve environmental issues before a problem arises. We also educate and advise to protect our clients from past contamination and non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

ZONING AND LAND USE

Brown Altman has been assisting our clients with all phases of commercial and residential development zoning and subdivision issues for many years.  Our land use attorneys and zoning lawyers also prepare and review easements, mediate disputes about boundaries and public and private road matters. Our long-standing experience and familiarity with officials and municipalities is an asset to our clients.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Our firm offers detailed expertise administrative law areas, including subsidy grant and determination, regulatory and enforcement, government liability, and public authority permit and contracting issues.

CONSTRUCTION LAW

Construction professionals advise developers, owners, operators, contractors, design professionals, and project sponsors. Our team will draft and negotiate contracts and supply agreements, counsel on pricing, scheduling, impacts, and product delivery methods, and resolve management disputes and protests.

FEDERAL AND STATE COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Even the most well planned real estate transactions can run into problems where litigation may be the only way to solve a dispute. Brown Altman attorneys have substantive experience real estate litigation. We represent clients in various forums, including state and federal court, administrative and other state and federal agencies, and arbitral organizations.

APPELLATE PRACTICE

Brown Altman’s clients benefit from our attorney’s appellate experience and knowledge of the procedural rules unique to appellate practice. Our attorneys evaluate complex cases by reviewing the facts, records, and evidence. We creatively analyze and frame the legal issues, draft briefs, and present arguments with clarity and persuasion before appellate courts. We are also adept at persuading appellate courts to exercise discretionary review powers to agree to accept appeals.