Michael E. Lefkowitz

Title: Managing Member
Company: Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.
Location: New York City, New York, United States

Michael E. Lefkowitz, Managing Member at Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in real estate law.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Lefkowitz has been the managing member of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., one of New York’s top real estate law practices. His interest in the specialty started early: inspired by his father, a judge, and his grandfather, who had found success in real estate sales, Mr. Lefkowitz knew that he wanted to pursue a career related to one of their fields. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and earned his Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1986. Mr. Lefkowitz has been admitted to practice law by the state bar of both Connecticut and New York and has been sworn in to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

In 1989, he joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., where his practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions. In recent years, he has expanded his work in financing transactions and distressed loan workouts, helping both lenders and borrowers find creative solutions to debt restructuring. Since 2001, he has maintained a practice in insurance assessment and defense in cases of complex valuations, rental income loss claims, and soft cost claims.

Mr. Lefkowitz has been instrumental in building the commercial real estate division of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., and is proud to have spent his entire career dedicated to the growth of one firm. Outside his legal practice, Mr. Lefkowitz is the principal of a family-owned real estate portfolio of more than one million square feet of commercial and office properties. He attributes his success to hard work and strong communication skills and finds the most satisfaction in finding ways to guide clients to positive outcomes in complex transactions. In recognition of his outstanding legal record and commitment to expertise, Mr. Lefkowitz has been selected as a New York Super Lawyer each year since 2012.

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