Eric Zipkowitz is a partner in the Real Estate, Construction and Commercial Finance Groups.
He represents real estate developers, not-for-profit entities and corporate clients in the acquisition, financing, construction and development of commercial, residential and mixed-use projects. These projects include shopping centers, hotels, sports and entertainment facilities, educational facilities, office buildings, residential towers, museums and warehouse facilities.
Much of Eric’s practice focuses on representing owners and developers in large-scale construction projects and sophisticated financing transactions. He is recognized for his extensive experience in drafting and negotiating architect’s, contractor’s and other construction-related contracts, and is often called upon to help in the non-judicial resolution of construction disputes.
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Real Estate and Construction Groups Partner Eric Zipkowitz joins Litigation Partner and Host Richard Schoenstein as they explore “Remote Lawyering: Lessons From a Stay-at-Home Transactional Lawyer” on the latest episode of Law Brief. With his unique perspective of having continued to run and build upon a successful legal practice while working from home for the last seven years (starting way before it was either popular or so easy), Eric shares his unique insights into the path towards establishing and maintaining a work/home balance that is right for you. Rich and Eric also share tips for practicing law while also practicing self-care.
Thirty-two lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, an increase from 2019. Last year, twenty-three firm lawyers were ranked as Super Lawyers and seven were ranked on the Rising Stars list, and this year, twenty-eight firm lawyers were ranked as Super Lawyers and four were ranked as Rising Stars.
Construction Partner Eric Zipkowitz was quoted in the PincusCo article, “No NYC Construction Loans Provided in Nearly Two months, Even as New Building Filings Rise.” The article delves into the halt in the issuance of new construction loans to New York City developers over the last couple of months, despite the rise in permit applications. The COVID-19 related standstill comes amidst New York State having issued executive orders preventing the courts from accepting or recording non-essential agreements including building loan agreements.
Thirty-two lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, a rise in Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys awarded as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Construction chair David Pfeffer and partner Eric Zipkowitz have been named to Euromoney’s Legal Media Group's 2019 Construction & Real Estate Expert Guide, a reference used by in-house counsel worldwide for more than 20 years. This recognition is based on independent research, telephone interviews and general nomination by legal practitioners in more than 90 jurisdictions.
Thirty lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations
This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
New York Metro Super Lawyers has named 21 Tarter Krinsky & Drogin lawyers in 10 practices to its 2016 list.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce that the 2016 edition of Chambers USA has recognized the Immigration Practice and Immigration and Construction attorneys.
The 2015 New York Super Lawyers recognized 22 of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s attorneys.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce that the 2015 edition of Chambers USA has recognized the Construction and Immigration Practices.
We advised and represented our client Alf Naman in the sale of the Anton Kern Gallery in Chelsea. The deal was recently featured in The Real Deal’s article “McMillan’s DDG buys Chelsea art gallery for $24M.”
The firm represents Tishman Speyer in a mixed-use development project with H&R Real Estate Investment Trust. The project was featured in the Commercial Observer article “H&R REIT Partners with Tishman Speyer in LIC Development.”
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is representing Tishman Speyer in the construction of a 30-story office tower in Atlanta. The project will complete its Three Alliance Center development that already features two signature office towers and a five-star residential tower in Atlanta’s Buckhead submarket.
The firm is assisting Tishman Speyer in the design, engineering and construction agreements for its development of a luxury residential rental property on a 1.2 million-square-foot site in Long Island City. Tishman Speyer is developing the property in partnership with H&R Real Estate Investment Trust. This matter was profiled in The Real Deal article “Tishman Speyer, H&R Real Estate to develop LIC luxury rental” on June 16.
The 2014 edition of Chambers USA has recognized the Construction Practice Group as one of the top construction practices in New York City. Chambers has also recognized Practice Chair David Pfeffer, and Partners Andrew Koerner and Roxanne Levine as leaders in their field.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin represented Tishman Speyer in the design and construction agreements for their three-building Green Towers Brasilia project. Banco do Brasil will occupy all 953,000 square feet of the building, which is considered to be the largest lease in transaction in Tishman Speyer’s history.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin represented Triangle Equities in the acquisition of Triangle Plaza Hub, a $40 million two-building development in the South Bronx.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is representing Tishman Speyer Properties in the drafting and negotiation of the architectural and construction agreements for Lumina, a luxury condominium at 201 Folsom Street in San Francisco, CA.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin represented real estate developer Alf Naman of Alf Naman Real Estate Advisors in the acquisition, financing, and development of a property located at 515 West 23rd Street in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood.
The Real Deal recently asked Eric Zipkowitz to comment on the plans of property owner Empire State Building Associates to fund building improvements through cash flow.
Triangle Equities, the owner and developer of Triangle Junction Mall, recently announced the $29 million refinancing of the 600,000-square-foot shopping center in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn.
Eric Zipkowitz, a partner in Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Real Estate Practice Group, was quoted in the Real Deal article "Weak new development sales spur buyer guarantees."