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Menachem J. Kastner

Menachem J. Kastner

Cozen O'Connor

New York, NY, USA


Menachem's practice involves all aspects of real estate litigation and is particularly centered in the area of commercial and residential leasing and ownership and valuation disputes. He has litigated through all of the courts, the interpretation of escalation clauses, assignment and sublet provisions, alteration provisions, use clauses, renewal or purchase options, termination rights, buy-out disputes, and other significant lease interpretation issues.

Menachem is a frequent contributor to legal publications, specifically the New York Law Journal and New York State Bar Association Journal. Many of his articles have been cited to and relied on by the New York courts. See London Terrace Towers, Inc. v. Davis, 6 Misc. 3d 600, 790 N.Y.S. 2d 813 (Civ. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2004); 13315 Owners Corp. v. Kennedy, 4 Misc.3d 931, 782 N.Y.S. 2d 554 (Civ. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2004); Concourse Village Inc. v. Bilotti, 133 Misc. 2d 973, 509 N.Y.S. 2d 274 (Civ. Ct. Bronx Co. 1986).

Menachem has lectured widely on real estate issues, including landlord/tenant and co-op litigation, the law of co-ops/condominiums, equitable distribution, and matrimonial tax. Most recently, Menachem lectured on "Real Estate Transactions - Spotting Litigation Issues" at the PLI 18th Annual Real Estate Institute in December 2016.

In addition, Menachem is an official court arbitrator for the Civil Court of the City of New York, presiding over trials and inquests, issuing final non-appealable judgments, mediating the settlement of claims, and drafting and ordering stipulations of settlement.

Menachem earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1973 and his law degree, summa cum laude, from New York Law School in 1976, where he was the recipient of the Trustees' Award for Highest Scholastic Achievement. He was named a New York Super Lawyer (real estate) in 2006, 2010 and 2013-2016 by Law & Politics. He was also named one of "New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers of 2013" in Real Estate & Landlord/Tenant by Legal Leaders™. Menachem is admitted to practice in the state of New York.

Menachem J. Kastner is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Real Estate Transactions—Spotting Litigation Issues - Commercial Real Estate Institute (18th Annual), Thursday, November 10, 2016
Real Estate Transactions—Spotting Litigation Issues - 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Monday, December 04, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Monday, December 04, 2017, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Monday, December 04, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Monday, December 04, 2017, Atlanta, GA
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