Steven R. Ganfer has devoted his practice to complex commercial real estate law and a broad array of matters involving real estate for more than 40 years. Throughout his career, he has been engaged in every aspect of the acquisition, development, sale, and operation of real property. Steven has structured transactions and their component documents, including construction contracts, offering plans, and commercial leases. He is sought out for his novel approaches to structuring transactions with complex terms and involving complicated, even controversial, development projects.
Steven has an engineering degree and understands the factors involved in construction and the myriad issues that can affect real property development. He applies this insight and decades of experience to his representation of architects, engineers, and contractors in the development of commercial, multi-family, and multi-use buildings.
In addition, Steven has extensive experience in counseling sponsors, cooperative and condominium boards, and tenant groups in the conversion process. He regularly counsels numerous cooperative and condominium boards on governance and business issues.
- Represented condominium sponsors in the submission of offering plans to the New York State Attorney General.
- Handled refinancing, acquisition, and construction loan closings and other loan transactions.
- Represented purchasers of unsold shares in the acquisition of unsold units.
- Represented a school in the acquisition of expansion space.
- Represented owners/developers in the acquisition and development of properties for the creation of low-income housing.
- Prepared construction contracts for the development of multi-family housing.
- Represented clients in connection with restaurant leases.
- Prepared operating agreements and other agreements relating to the acquisition, construction, and sale of real property.
Honors & Awards
New York Super Lawyers, 2012-23
- New York
- John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1973
- City College of the City University of New York, B.E.E., 1969
- New York State Bar Association, Real Property Section