Kevin R. McConnell - New York, NY
15 Maiden Lane17th FloorNew York, NY 10038
New York Real Estate Transactions Lawyer
KEVIN R. McCONNELL, a graduate of the Catholic University of America (l973, Political Science) and the New York University School of Law (l976, J.D.) concentrates on tenants rights and cooperative and condominium law. Since beginning private practice in 1984, Kevin has represented tenants and tenants associations in all aspects of the conversion process as well as apartment corporations, condominium boards and shareholder groups and non-purchasing tenants after conversions. Kevin handles most of the transactional work for the firm. He represents buyers and sellers of co-op and condominium apartments as well as houses and apartment buildings from initial due diligence, through contract negotiations, closings and post-closing work, He is assisted in these real estate transactions by Paul Ricks, who has been in the real estate transactional business for over 20 years. Kevin also reviews and negotiates commercial leases and, as necessary, litigates on behalf of commercial tenants. He has also served as a lecturer for the City of New York's Department for the Aging for their service providers on commercial leases and how to negotiate terms and conditions of the leases. Attorney General James appointed Kevin to her task force on the Real Estate Financing Bureau to advise on ways the office can be more responsive to the consumer community. Kevin is also a member of the New York City Bar Association's Co-operative and Condominium Law Committee.
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