Shepard A. FedergreenShepard A. Federgreen concentrates his practice in complex commercial real estate transactions involving properties throughout the United States. These transactions include acquisitions and sales, development work, construction and architect's contracts, and commercial and retail leasing as well as financings including conventional institutional debt, shared appreciation mortgages, sale-leaseback transactions, joint ventures and equity and debt syndications.
In addition to conventional commercial real estate transactions, Mr. Federgreen has also represented clients in the acquisition, disposition and financings of hotels and motels, ranging from destination resorts to independent motels, as well as the negotiation of hotel management, reservation system and franchise agreements.
Mr. Federgreen is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Membership in the College, which is by invitation of the existing membership only, is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious honors which can be bestowed upon a real estate lawyer. According to the rules of the College membership is limited to "persons who have established expertise in real estate law, who observe high standards of professional and ethical conduct, who have contributed substantially to improvement of real estate law and practice and who have a minimum of ten years experience in real estate law."
EducationCornell Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1980)
Hofstra University (B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1977)
Professional AdmissionsState of New York, 1981
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1981
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1981
State of New Jersey, 1994
Professional ActivitiesMember, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)
Member, Cornell Real Estate Council
Publications"Appraisal Provisions in Leases Mean More Than You Think in New Jersey," RPE Law Alert, March 27, 2014
"Lease Guarantors Beware - Traps for the Unwary," Real Property & Environmental Law Alert, December 14, 2012
"Chapter 91 - Failure to Comply Still Absolute Bar to Tax Appeal in N.J.," Real Property & Environmental Law Alert, May 14, 2012
"Lease Extension Notices - New York Appellate Division Ignores Lease Text in Name of Equity," Real Property & Environmental Law Alert, January 4, 2012
"NY Landlord May Use "Self Help" to Evict," Real Property & Environmental Law Alert, October 15, 2010
"Changes to Form RTF-1! NJ Realty Transfer Fee Applicable to Inter-Company and Affiliate Transfers for Nominal Consideration?," RPE Law Alert, August 5, 2010
"Acquisition of Bad Debt Loans," In-Sites, November 30, 2009
"Acquisition of Bad Debt Loans," Real Property & Environmental Law Alert, November 30, 2009
"Enforceability of Time-of-the-Essence Clauses in Real Estate Contracts and Amendments in NY and NJ," Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal, March 28, 2008
"The New Rules of Redevelopment," New Jersey Law Journal, October 19, 2007 (Howard D. Geneslaw, Shepard A. Federgreen)
"Real Estate Contracts: Land Use Clauses," Northeast Real Estate Business, July 2007 (Shepard A. Federgreen, Howard D. Geneslaw, Jason R. Tuvel)
"Meet the Lawyers," Real Estate New York Profile, October 2006
"Re-thinking Brokerage Agreements: The Time and Money Spent May be Well Worth it," New York Real Estate Journal, March 28, 2006
"Lighten Laborious Leases," New Jersey Law Journal, March 27, 2006
"Safety First, But How Much? Commercial Landlords Grapple with Standard of Liability Over Security Measures.," New York Law Journal, November 28, 2005
"Lighten Laborious Leases," Legal Times, November 14, 2005
"Achieving Efficiency in Lease Forms," The National Law Journal, October 3, 2005
"Leases: What To Know Before Signing," Northeast Real Estate Business, June 2005
"Commercial Real Estate Broker's Failure to Perform Found to Violate New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act; Damages Tripled!," In-Sites, July 31, 2002
"A Primer on Leases," Courier News (Somerset County paper of general circulation) Sunday real estate section, July 28, 2002
"Commercial Real Estate Broker's Failure to Perform Found To Violate New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act," Gibbons Del Deo Newsletter "In-Sites", July 1, 2002
"Court Rules Scope of Subrogation Waiver Clause is Limited," In-Sites, January 14, 2002
"Court Applied Concept of Good Faith and Fair Dealing and the Reasonableness Standard in Commercial Leases," ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference Materials*, January 1, 1997
"Real Estate Practice in New Jersey: A Warning!," New York Law Journal, January 17, 1995
"Roommate Law Limits Power of Cooperative Boards," New York Law Journal, May 7, 1992
"A Primer on Construction Contracts," Manhattan Real Estate Exchange, April 1, 1992
"Reviewing Construction Loan Documents," New York Real Estate Journal, February 15, 1991
Speaking EngagementsPanelist, Schein Media Conferences, "Law & Office New Jersey," Newark, NJ. March 11, 2009
Panelist, ALI-ABA, "Commercial Real Estate Leases: Selected Issues in Drafting and Negotiating in Current Markets," Boston, MA. May 29 - 30, 2008
Lecturer, Cornell University's Baker Program, "Real Estate," February 20, 2014
1997 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference
Honors/Awards*Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law
Selected for 2009 "Meet the Lawyers" edition of Real Estate New Jersey, May/June Issue
Listed in New York Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2012
AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
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Representative MattersCounsel to a NYSE company in the ground leasing, as tenant, and development of a 300,000 square foot distribution center.
Counsel to a pharmaceutical company in the leasing, as tenant, of flex warehouse space in six different locations around the country.
Counsel to a variety of landlords and tenants in commercial office leasing transactions, including counsel to a NYSE company leasing 120,000 square feet for its corporate headquarters.
Counsel to a not-for-profit corporation in structuring a blind auction for the sale of its real estate.
Counsel to a variety of shopping center owners in the acquisition, disposition, and financing and refinancing of their assets.
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