Ivette P. Alvarado

Ivette P. Alvarado

Director, Real Property

Ms. Alvarado focuses her practice on multiple disciplines within commercial real estate law, mainly in New Jersey and New York. Beyond negotiating deals and drafting pertinent documents to memorialize terms, Ms. Alvarado takes a hands-on approach to serving her clients by advising them of potential risks, assisting them in problem solving, and coordinating with their other professionals to successfully close deals. Ms. Alvarado brings a unique perspective and set of skills stemming from her Latin heritage and bilingual abilities, allowing her to represent clients’ interests in Latin America.

Ms. Alvarado’s experience in commercial real estate spans leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, real estate finance, condominium, redevelopment, and tax incentives matters. She has overseen local counsel and handled matters for clients in more than 15 United States jurisdictions and in Europe and Latin America, and she has routinely worked on large-scale leasing, acquisition, and disposition projects.

Areas of Focus

Commercial Leasing, Acquisitions, and Dispositions

  • Negotiating and drafting office, retail, and commercial building and ground leases and subleases throughout the United States
  • Assisting clients in the review and analysis of their existing real estate holdings and implementing divesture plans
  • Advising clients that are reorganizing their real estate holdings between subsidiaries
  • Coordinating the efforts of the client’s real estate portfolio managers, chief financial officers, facilities managers, and insurance and risk managers
  • Conducting extensive due diligence investigations for multiple-property leasehold and fee title acquisitions
  • Counseling clients in connection with contract and lease compliance issues related to land use, zoning, and governmental permits and approvals

Redevelopment Law

  • Representing both developers and municipalities in the negotiation and drafting of redevelopment agreements
  • Representing both developers and municipalities in the negotiation and drafting of financial agreements


  • Negotiating and drafting loan documents on behalf of lending institutions in connection with multi million-dollar acquisition and construction loans
  • Conducting due diligence on behalf of lending institutions
  • Acting as local New Jersey counsel for lending institutions in connection with financing secured by New Jersey real property
  • Negotiating on behalf of borrowers in mortgage lending, refinancing, and defeasance matters

Condominium Law

  • Counseling clients and assisting in the formation of mixed-use, residential, medical office, and age restricted housing, as well as commercial fee simple condominiums and leasehold condominiums
  • Coordinating with the client’s professionals, including architects and engineers, to strategically develop complex condominium regimes



Rutgers School of Law - Newark (J.D.)

  • Managing Notes & Comments Editor, Computer and Technology Law Journal
  • President, International Law Society
  • Member, Association Latin American Law Students

Rutgers University (B.A.)

Professional Admissions

State of New York

State of New Jersey

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Activities

Hispanic Bar Association (New Jersey and New York Chapters)

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
Board of Directors, Programming Director

New Jersey State Bar Association
Board of Consultors, Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section

National Association of Women Lawyers

Civic/Charitable Activities

Mentor, NJLEEP, 2009-2012

Legal Employment

Prior to joining Gibbons, Ms. Alvarado was a Commercial Real Estate Associate at Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A.; an Associate at Ben D. Shiriak, P.C.; and an associate at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.