Alan M. Tarter

Managing Partner

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1350 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

 
P 212.216.8010   F 212.216.8001   atarter@tarterkrinsky.com

As the Managing Partner of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, Alan Tarter has been instrumental in the strategic growth of the firm since its founding in 2001. He has led its development into a full-service, mid-sized, entrepreneurial firm focused on effectively and efficiently representing a broad spectrum of middle-market businesses, which the firm represents in nearly every practice area, as well as serving as outsourced general counsel to a wide range of clients. TKD also represents Fortune 100 companies on sophisticated boutique type legal work.

With a core focus on corporate and real estate matters for more than 25 years, Alan's clients today include real estate owners and developers, financial institutions, mortgage banks and brokerage companies, title insurers, accounting and other professional service firms, insurance brokerage companies, staffing and executive recruiting firms, and wholesale distributors. He is highly experienced in corporate and real estate matters such as:

  • Office, retail and industrial leasing
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures 
  • Joint ventures, shareholder, operating and partnership agreements
  • Sophisticated corporate and real estate financing
  • Commercial contracts
  • Executive employment agreements

Alan forms close relationships with his clients, not only providing legal counsel, but also advising them on all issues involving business growth and strategy. As a business adviser, he draws heavily from his financial background as a Certified Public Accountant to partner with clients to understand the kinds of resources that they need to succeed in their endeavors. In recognition of Alan’s commitment to client service, he has been named as a Best Lawyer in the national Real Estate Law category for four consecutive years.

Understanding that client service begins with the firm’s employees, Alan is passionate about professional development and has worked to help create an environment that challenges every employee to grow to their full potential. Alan is intimately involved in the firm’s signature professional development program, called the GOAL program, through which every lawyer and staff member at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is given the opportunity – and the financial backing – to accomplish, or continue to pursue, a professional goal or learning objective each year. As a testament to the culture, the GOAL program helped earn the firm coveted spots on the National Law Journal’s Midsize Hotlist in 2014 and 2015, and in Crain’s New York’s Best Places to Work in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

Prior to founding Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Alan was a partner in Tarter & Gulotta, LLP, and prior to that he was an associate at the New York law firm of Battle Fowler LLP (n/k/a Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP). Alan is also a successful entrepreneur, having founded several businesses, including a temporary staffing company and a building services/concierge firm.

Education
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1989
  • Syracuse University, B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude 1986
  • Harvard Law School Executive Education Leadership in Law Firms Program
Admissions
  • New York
  • Connecticut
Awards and Honors

Best Lawyer in America, National Real Estate Law category for four consecutive years

Memberships
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York Staffing Association Board

Quote I live by:
"Make every day your masterpiece" - UCLA coach, John Wooden's father

  • The Factory

    Historically an industrial waterfront, Long Island City has become a site for luxury residential condominium and rental buildings in recent years, and is now becoming an active office district. Built in 1926 and originally used by Macy’s as a furniture warehouse, The Factory is one of Long Island City’s newest and premier workspaces. A 1.1 million sq. ft. multi-tenanted industrial office and retail building owned by Atlas Capital Group, in partnership with Square Mile Capital and Invesco, the building covers an entire city block from 47th to 48th Avenues and from 31st Street and 30th Place in Queens.

  • apple seeds LLC

    apple seeds LLC is a growing organization that provides indoor playground facilities, classes, birthday parties and other activities. As an emerging and growing business, apple seeds needed a business-minded legal partner who understood the challenges of being a middle market business. They needed help building the company from the ground floor up, and providing a solid foundation for future growth.  

News

Events

  • Professional Development: A Key Element of Law Firm Culture

    The legal industry is a competitive job market. From compensation and practice management to culture and work/life balance, law firms are challenged with creating incentives to attract and retain top talent.

  • Packaging a Company for Sale: How to Realize Top Dollar

    There has been a significant consolidation of residential real estate service providers nationwide in the past few years, and this packaging your company for sale requires a clear strategy and a detailed plan. 

  • Packaging Your Staffing Company for Sale

    Selling a staffing company is much like selling any other business, but the nature of the industry makes packaging one for sale a unique process. As the seller, your first steps include prioritizing goals, setting up a timeline, devising an exit strategy and assembling a professional team. 

  • Consolidating Residential Real Estate Service Providers

    There has been a significant consolidation of residential real estate service providers nationwide in the past few years, and this trend has recently been gaining momentum in New York. 

Education
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1989
  • Syracuse University, B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude 1986
  • Harvard Law School Executive Education Leadership in Law Firms Program
Admissions
  • New York
  • Connecticut
Awards and Honors

Best Lawyer in America, National Real Estate Law category for four consecutive years

Memberships
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York Staffing Association Board