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Menachem J. Kastner

Menachem J. Kastner

Cozen O'Connor

New York, NY, USA


Menachem Kastner'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 Annual Real Estate Institute in 2016 and 2017.

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:
Web Segment  Web Segment Real Estate Litigation: A Toolkit for Transactional Lawyers - 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute (New York), Wednesday, December 06, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Real Estate Transactions—Spotting Litigation Issues - 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Wednesday, December 06, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Real Estate Litigation: A Toolkit for Transactional Lawyers - Real Estate Litigation: A Toolkit for Transactional Lawyers, Wednesday, December 06, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Real Estate Litigation: A Toolkit for Transactional Lawyers - Real Estate Litigation: A Toolkit for Transactional Lawyers, Wednesday, December 06, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute (New York), Tuesday, December 12, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Monday, December 03, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Monday, December 03, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Monday, December 03, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Monday, December 03, 2018, Nashville, TN
20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Monday, December 03, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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