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Michael Zukerman

Warshaw Burstein LLP

New York, NY, USA


For many years, Mr. Zukerman has practiced real estate law, concentrating his practice in the areas of real estate secured lending from the lender and the borrower side, real estate development, and acquisitions.  He is presently “Of Counsel” to Warshaw Burstein, LLP in New York City. Website: www.wbny.com. He received BS from University of Florida, LLB from St Johns University, LLM from New York University. 

Mr. Zukerman is also the Managing Director and CEO of Whitestone Realty Capital, LLC, which is a developer and real estate investment banking firm.  Whitestone is currently developing a number of senior housing projects, multifamily projects and hotels in the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast US. Website: www.whitestonerealtycapital.com.

For 14 years, Mr. Zukerman led seminars at least twice per year on various subjects for the Crittenden National Conference, the Crittenden Real Estate Conference and the Crittenden Multi-Family Conference.  He has taught numerous seminars for the Information Management Network, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute and the Newman Institute at Baruch College of the City College of New York.  For 8 years he had been an adjunct professor at The NYU Schacht Real Estate Institute, teaching a graduate level course called the Development Process.  He has written numerous articles in trade journals on real estate finance, securitization, mezzanine financing and tax credits.  He has also published a series of articles on different forms of financing in the Scotsman Guide which dealt with Historic Tax Credits, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits, EB5, HUD Financing, and Tax-Exempt bond financing.  He has acted as an expert witness in litigation where real estate finance has been an issue.  Some more noteworthy transactions: Mr. Zukerman was involved in transactions that included the first securitized mortgage-backed financing ever completed without credit enhancement, together with a “follow on” transaction for the same company, the first mortgage conduit financing ever completed; and the first mortgage conduit ever done for net lease financing.  He has been involved in the public offering of REITs and the merger of developers into REITs.  He has represented several investment banks in conduit financing and interim financing, and other investment banks in real estate syndications.  He has also represented lenders in mezzanine financing and developers and investors in equity, preferred equity and tax exempt bond transactions.  He has been involved in the creation of real estate investment funds.  

Mr. Zukerman represented the developer, in a joint venture between an investment bank and a developer, to acquire one of the first transactions involving numerous contaminated hazardous waste sites. Thereafter, he worked on creating the insurance policies which first allowed his client and other developers to pursue the development of sites contaminated with hazardous waste.  Mr. Zukerman was previously: (1) a director of Watsco Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange for 9 years; and (2) a member of the Board of Directors of Programmed Tax Systems and Programmed Bookkeeping Systems, two affiliated companies listed on Nasdaq for 8 yrs. 
Michael Zukerman is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Historic and Rehabilitation Tax Credits - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Historic Boardwalk Hall, LLC, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, Tax Matters Partner v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, No. 11-1832 (3d Cir. 2012) - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
LIHTC Explanation - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Client Alert: The New Markets Tax Credit Program (January 17, 2018) - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
26 CFR 601.105, Examination of returns and claims for refund, credit, or abatement; determination of correct tax liability, Revenue Procedure 2014-12 - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Tax Credits as a Substitute for Equity Capital - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Tax Credits as a Substitute for Equity Capital - Tax Credits as a Substitute for Equity Capital, Thursday, April 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Tax Credits as a Substitute for Equity Capital - Tax Credits as a Substitute for Equity Capital, Thursday, April 12, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, New York, NY
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