Desiderio, Kaufman & Metz, PC

By uniting many of the best real estate attorneys of our generation, Desiderio, Kaufman & Metz, PC, has become one of New York's most prominent real estate law firms. The firm excels by solely practicing real estate law and only taking on projects and cases where it is among the best in the field.

Desiderio, Kaufman & Metz, PC, has achieved groundbreaking results in the courtroom, in the board room, at the closing table, in the lobbies of legislative bodies, and in every other venue where talented legal advocacy is key to its clients' interests. The firm focuses its practice on handling real estate and business law cases that involve the following matters: appellate litigation, mortgage finance, foreclosures, loan workouts, homeowners and tenant associations, landlord representation, real estate litigation, condominium and cooperative representation, and the purchase and sale of homes.

Since the firm opened its doors in 2000, its attorneys have relied on innovative tactics and outside-the-box thinking in order to resolve issues. In the years since, the practice has grown to feature 22 attorneys and 34 employees, touting some of the most renowned names in the industry.

Among the many notable cases that the attorneys have resolved, one includes winning a motion to dismiss the foreclosure sale of a client's late parent's home. The firm has participated and prevailed in many of the most important New York real estate cases of the new millennium, as reflected in numerous published and unpublished decisions on novel legal issues. Some of these notable victories have changed the landscape of New York Law. The firm has invented new ways to practice law and new theories to solve its clients' problems. The team has more appellate victories than most firms have had cases of any kind.

Due to their creativity, tenacity and success, the lawyers at Desiderio, Kaufman & Metz, PC, have received numerous awards and accolades. The firm and several attorneys have been named in The Best Lawyers in America* and they have earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent** from Martindale-Hubbell. Several of the firm's attorneys have been listed by Chambers & Partners as a leading real estate attorney; they hold an Avvo "Superb" rating; and they have received the First-Time Author Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

As staunch advocates for those they represent, the attorneys at Desiderio, Kaufman & Metz, PC, are committed to working with clients through every phase of a case and achieving groundbreaking results.

* The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

** AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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