Jessica BrennerJessica R. Brenner

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law

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Education

  • LLM in Real Estate Development, University of Miami School of Law (currently attending)
  • JD, New York Law School
    • Vice Chair of Moot Court Association
    • Associate of the New York Law School Innovation Center for Law & Technology
  • BA, Kean University, Magna Cum Laude

Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey

Experience

  • Representing clients in complex transactions related to the sale, leasing, purchasing and financing of commercial and residential real estate properties
  • Specializing in commercial multifamily, mixed-use, IRC 1031 like-kind exchanges and net lease (NNN/NN) investment properties
  • Negotiating commercial leases as well as lease compliance and lease negotiations connected with net lease transactions (i.e. sale leaseback arrangements)

Professional Associations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association

Nataliya MerkoulovaNataliya Merkoulova

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Practice Area

  • Real Estate Law

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Education

  • LLM in Real Estate, Fordham University School of Law (currently attending)
  • JD, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • BA in Finance, Case Western Reserve University 

Admissions

  • State of Ohio

Experience

  • Assisting buyers and sellers of residential real estate in NYC by preparing and/or negotiating contracts of sale, conducting due diligence, and preparing closing documents
  • Assembling property tax exemption applications for religious organizations and non-profits
  • Administration of simple probate estates
  • Evaluating potential property tax savings based on participation in tax appeal proceedings, initiating tax appeals, and negotiating settlement agreements with municipal parties
  • Researching implications of FCC Declaratory Ruling, local zoning ordinance, and federal law on conditional use cell tower construction petitions
  • Pro bono volunteering with New York County Lawyers Association’s Legal Counseling program, with focus on landlord-tenant disputes

Professional Associations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association

Languages

  • Russian

MaryAnne SantiniMaryAnne F. Santini

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • ERISA

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Education

  • JD, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
    • Research Editor, Hofstra Law Review
    • Publication: Fixing Our Aging Infrastructure: How to Pay for Airport Improvements, 46 HOFSTRA L. REV. 1031 (2018)
    • Cum laude, Gina Maria Escarce Memorial Scholarship
  • BA, Marymount Manhattan College
    • Cum laude, Gold Key

Admissions

  • State of New York

Experience

  • Law Clerk at Colleran, O’Hara & Mills, LLP
  • Internship with the Law Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Professional Associations

  • New York City Bar Association


Brian Boming ZhaiBrian Boming Zhai

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Practice Area

  • Real Estate Law

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Education

  • JD, Brooklyn Law School
  • MS, Columbia University
  • BA, University of Michigan

Admissions

  • State of New York

Experience

  • Representing buyers, sellers, and banks in residential real estate transactions
  • Counseling clients regarding their property tax benefit applications (421-a and ICAP/ICIP) with respect to project eligibility, benefit calculation, benefit planning and implementation of the exemption or abatement of real property tax in NYC
  • Intern at JDS Development
  • Legal Intern at Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP (commercial leasing)

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • LGBT Bar Association of New York

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

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