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Mandelbaum Salsburg’s Real Estate Practice Group has been assisting our clients purchase, sell, finance, develop, lease and manage real property for over fifty years.

Our practice involves diverse asset types including office buildings, medical offices, shopping centers, strip malls, residential housing complexes, industrial park facilities, and Brownfield and redevelopment sites. Our technical skill, experience, practical perspective and business acumen enable us to skillfully execute complex transactions in a cost-effective manner.


Real Estate Acquisition, Development and Disposition

Our attorneys are skilled and experienced in the negotiation of complex contracts and execution of due diligence review including title, survey and property condition. We provide our clients with advice and assistance on the tax aspects of their real estate transactions, including 1031 and 1033 exchanges and procurement of tax incentives and benefits through PILOT and Developer Agreements with local governmental bodies.

Our practice group is skilled and experienced in developing commercial and mixed use projects with reciprocal easements, covenants and declarations to address the rights and interests of multiple owners and users of complex mixed use residential, commercial and industrial property. Our practice group has developed and implemented complex condominium structures, including organization of commercial and residential condominium associations to facilitate and enhance property development. In conjunction with our Corporate Group and Taxation Group, our attorneys are able to provide our clients with the technical support, advice and guidance necessary to establish tax efficient and organizationally sound deal structures for their projects, including structures providing for sponsorship with outside investors and real estate joint ventures.


Permitting, Approvals and Land Use

Procurement of governmental approvals and permits is an integral component of real property development. Our land use attorneys regularly appear before Municipal boards and other governmental agencies to procure planning approvals, variance relief, subdivision approval and other permits and approvals essential to the contemplated use of property. We have secured approvals for industrial parks, shopping centers, mixed use and multi–family projects and some of the largest residential planned unit developments in New Jersey. Together, with support from our complementary Environmental Practice Group, we represent developers, contractors and investors in obtaining permits and approvals regarding wetlands and other environmental issues affecting property development.


Real Estate Finance

With the advantage of having experience representing both borrowers and lending institutions, our practice group advises and assists our clients in the negotiation, structuring and documentation of sophisticated financing facilities for their projects including construction financing, mezzanine financing, structured finance transactions, private syndication and private equity funding.


Environmental Aspect of the Real Estate Transaction

Environmental conditions are a significant factor in most real estate transactions and our skilled and experienced environmental lawyers are an integral component of our approach to property development. Our environmental attorneys provide advice on the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated property, and compliance with statutes and government regulations affecting real property transactions, including ISRA compliance, underground storage tank compliance and remediation, and soil and ground water remediation. We also provide support in evaluating environmental insurance products to promote successful management of the risk and liability a property owner may face with respect to future remediation and environmental related claims.


Leasing

We represent both landlords and tenants in complex leasing transactions for a broad array of asset types. Our leasing practice includes conventional office space, shopping center and industrial property leases as well as long term ground and net leases. As a result of our extensive experience, our attorneys fully appreciate and understand the intricacies of lease administration and management and successfully develop practical and cost-effective solutions to complex leasing issues.


Tax Appeals, Condemnation Proceedings

We counsel our clients with regard to reducing real property tax assessments and producing tax abatements for qualifying taxpayers. Our group has utilized its expertise in valuation and negotiation with public entities to successfully defend and maximize awards in public-taking matters initiated by state and local authorities.


Condominium and Management Practice

Our attorneys provide representation to residential and commercial condominium associations including matters pertaining to by-law enforcement, voting and meetings, contract procurement and assessment collection. We also represent landlords and professional management companies in the management of shopping center, office building and industrial park portfolios.


Real Estate Litigation

In conjunction with our Commercial and Corporate Litigation Practice Group, our attorneys provide advice, guidance and representation in litigation matters pertaining to all aspects of Real Property. On behalf of real estate developers, commercial landlords, commercial tenants, and investors, we have successfully litigated disputes pertaining to commercial leases, land-use determinations, real estate partnership disputes and condemnation proceedings.

We also represent commercial tenants in disputes over their leases. Our practical perspective and business acumen enable us to skillfully and successfully develop practical and cost effective solutions to complex litigation issues.

November 29, 2018Mandelbaum Salsburg Receives High Rankings in Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report for 10th Year in a Row

Mandelbaum Salsburg has once again received high rankings in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms." The firm received "Metropolitan Tier 1" rankings in Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law, and Securitization and Structured FInance Law; "Metropolitan Tier 2" rankings in Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking & Finance, and Litigation - Real Estate; and "Metropolitan Tier 3" rankings in Corporate Law and Environmental Law. These rankings were determined through Best Lawyers' overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of feedback from the Firm's clients, the high regard that attorneys in other firms have for Mandelbaum Salsburg attorneys, and information provided by the Firm to Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers is a widely respected peer-review publication and the oldest in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals alike as a significant honor. If the votes for a firm are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that firm must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. The Firm has received high rankings by Best Lawyers since 2010. In addition, several attorneys in the Firm maintain Best Lawyers' designations for their particular practices and have been so designated for several years....

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October 25, 2018Real Estate NJ Spotlight on Barry Mandelbaum and the History of The Firm

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23 OctReal Estate Group Helps Secure $17 million financing for client in purchase of Bronx NY apartment buildings

Congratulations to Robin F. Lewis and Daniel Barkin, Members in the Firm's #RealEstate practice, who worked on securing financing as Counsel to Sterling National Bank which provided $17 million to Taconic Investment Partners for the purchase and financing of 2 apartment buildings in Bronx, NY. https://www.law360.com/…/109…/nyc-real-estate-week-in-review...

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July 16, 2018Essex County's Top Lawyers List 2018

We are pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been voted by their peers to be included in Morris/Essex Health & Life Magazine's Essex County's Top Lawyers List for 2018. Congratulations to Barry R. Mandelbaum (Real Estate), Robin F. Lewis (Real Estate), Richard Miller (Elder Law), Vincent J. Nuzzi (Criminal Defense), Michael Saffer (Commercial Litigation), Lynne Strober (Family Law), and Doug Eilender (Land Use and Environment)....


13 Feb2017 Mandelbaum Salsburg Year in Review

We are pleased to share our 2017 Year in Review which highlights some of the Firm's notable successes during the last year. We are thankful to our clients who have allowed us to continue doing what we love. We continue to expand our practice areas and bench to reflect our clients needs....

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8 NovMandelbaum Salsburg Receives High Rankings in Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report for 9th Year in a Row

Mandelbaum Salsburg has once again received high rankings in the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The firm received “Metropolitan Tier 1” rankings in Real Estate Law and Securitization and Structured Finance Law; "Metropolitan Tier 2" Rankings in Litigation - Banking & Finance; and “Metropolitan Tier 3” rankings in Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Environmental Law and Litigation - Real Estate....

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24 AugDuus Authors Legal Q&A for Globestreet.com on Using Environmental Insurance to Close Real Estate Deals

Gordon Duus, Member and Chair of the Firm's Environmental Law Practice Group, recently published a Legal Q&A Two-Part series on GlobeStreet.com entitled "Using Environmental Insurance To Close Real Estate Transactions." Check out Part 1 here and check back tomorrow for Part 2!...

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15 AugSeven Mandelbaum Salsburg Attorneys Recognized By Their Peers In Best Lawyers in America 2018

We are proud to announce that 7 of our attorneys were selected to The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 edition*. Inclusion on this list of the top practitioners in various areas of practice across the United States is an honor as it is bestowed by fellow attorneys. Best Lawyers* is regarded as one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession....

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7 JulMandelbaum Salsburg's Charlie Lorber discusses new plans to be filed for the Lorraine Project in Montclair, NJ

Charlie Lorber, a Senior Counsel in the Firm's Real Estate Department was recently interviewed by Northjersey.com on a mixed-use project on Lorraine Avenue in Montclair, NJ....

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6 AprMandelbaum Salsburg Plays Matchmaker in Large Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project

A recent matchmaking of 2 of our clients by our Real Estate Practice Group resulted in a large mixed-use redevelopment project that closed this April! To read details of this exciting project visit: https://lnkd.in/dDvysd8...

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20 JulMandelbaum Salsburg Welcomes Lauren Carnevale, Esq.

We are pleased to announce that Lauren A. Carnevale has joined the Firm as Counsel. Ms. Carnevale will focus her practice on secured lending and commercial real estate law, with an emphasis on leasing and all aspects of complex real estate transactions...

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13 MayRobin F. Lewis Featured in Women in The Law, Special Edition of Best Lawyers Magazine

Robin F. Lewis, a Member in the Real Estate Practice Group, was selected by her peers to be featured in the Women in the Law, Special Edition of Best Lawyers Magazine. She has been recognized as a leader in Real Estate Law in New Jersey....

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1 JanBuilding Opportunities for Multi-Family Housing

Fairfield, NJ-based Woodmont Properties is a regional real estate company that develops, builds, markets and invests in a diversified range of real estate, with a 50+-year history in commercial real estate. For nearly 40 of those years, Woodmont’s management team has worked with Barry Mandelbaum and...

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