Bruce H. Lederman
J.D., New York University, 1984
Executive Editor, The Review of Law and Social Change
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 1981, cum laude
B.S.E., University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business, 1981, cum laude
New York State Bar, 1985
New Jersey State Bar, 1985
United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1985
United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1985
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
Member of the Construction Law Subcommittee of the Real Estate Property Section
Co-Chair, Construction Law Committee
Bruce H. Lederman is the head of the firm’s litigation practice. Mr. Lederman has extensive trial and appellate experience before both the Federal and New York State Courts and handles all aspects of commercial and real estate litigation. With over thirty years of experience, he has developed a particular expertise in construction disputes, mechanic’s liens, real estate contract enforcement and down payment disputes, real estate title issues, brokerage commission disputes, employee restrictive covenant issues and intellectual property cases. Examples of cases handled by Mr. Lederman can be found by clicking here.
Mr. Lederman has written articles on a variety of matters, including time of the essence and closing issues, condominium sponsor liability, mechanic’s liens and federal preemption, which have appeared in the New York State Bar Association Journal, Real Estate Weekly and the New York Law Journal. A featured speaker throughout the legal community, he often lectures on topics including real estate contracts, construction defect litigation, RPAPL 881, access agreements and mechanic’s liens.
Mr. Lederman’s experience as a litigator provides him with a unique perspective on transactional matters. He represents numerous developers in the acquisition and sale of multi-family properties, with both traditional and private placement financing. Mr. Lederman’s experience includes the closing of many individual properties as well as large portfolio refinances (involving up to approximately $100 million), securitized and Fannie Mae transactions and defeasance transactions. In 2007, Mr. Lederman represented the seller of the East Harlem Portfolio, one of the largest residential portfolio sales in Harlem’s history, consisting of 49 separate properties with a combined sales price in excess of $200 million.
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