Deborah Goldman brings to her legal practice the benefit of an MBA in Real Estate Finance from Columbia Business School and the practical non-legal experience of having worked in the development department of Starwood Hotels and Resorts after completing Business School. She graduated cum laude from New York University Law School in 1992 and immediately began practicing commercial real estate law with the now-defunct Shea & Gould. Later, she worked in the real estate department at a number of large law firms, including Proskauer Rose, Kramer Levin and Latham and Watkins. As Counsel at Joshua Stein PLLC since November 2010, she emphasizes commercial leasing work, also handling hotel matters and all types of commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on acquisitions, dispositions, hotel management agreements and financings. She is currently the co-chair of the Commercial Leasing Committee of the New York State Bar Association and speaks regularly before real estate attorneys on commercial leasing issues. Debbie has also continued to use her JD and MBA to invest in real estate for herself and her family.
Some of Deborah’s larger transactions have included the purchase of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Puerto Rico; acquisition and disposition of hotels for Starwood Hotels and Resorts; retail leasing in the tri-state area for Starbucks, JPMorgan Chase, Wachovia N.A., Dunkin' Donuts, T-Mobile, and Bally Sports Clubs; representation of the Manhattan Mall (Argent Ventures), Minskoff Equities, Mendik Realty Company, Emmes Asset Management, Developers Diversified Realty, and Vornado Realty Trust in multiple transactions; representation of Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen on its lease of additional space at 551 Fifth Avenue; representation of the developer of a FedEx Ground distribution facility in Long Island City consisting of both the acquisition of a fee parcel and a ground lease; sale of 340 West Street, New York, New York; refinancing of the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan and financing and refinancings of the Miami Design District for Crédit Agricole, and multiple in-line and ground leases for a major Mexican movie theatre company that is expanding in the United States. The FedEx Ground, 340 West Street, Crédit Agricole and movie theatre lease transactions took place at Joshua Stein PLLC. All others mentioned took place at previous firms.