PRACTICE AREAS

Stroock attorney Richard Siegler is Of Counsel in one of the largest firms in New York City with a substantial practice representing cooperative housing corporations and condominium associations. Stroock’s attorneys also serve as counsel to the Real Estate Board of New York.

Mr. Siegler is a columnist for the New York Law Journal on cooperative housing and condominium law. He has also written articles about housing cooperatives and condominiums for Real Estate Review, The National Law Journal and The New York Times and he is a regular contributor to Habitat, a publication for co-op and condominium boards and managers, with his "Case Notes" column.

New York Law School appointed Mr. Siegler Adjunct Professor of Law in 1986 where he has taught a course on cooperative housing and condominium law. From 1983 through 1986, he taught a course at the Real Estate Institute of NYU entitled "Cooperative and Condominium Management: Legal and Practical Aspects." Mr. Siegler has given seminars for the Real Estate Board of New York, the National Association of Housing Cooperatives in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. He has lectured on co-op and condominium law at St. John’s University School of Law and Fordham Law School and has spoken at programs sponsored by the National Association of Housing Cooperatives; Law Journal Seminars-Press; Chemical Bank; the Brooklyn Bar Association; Douglas Elliman Residential Group; Brown Harris Stevens Residential Management, LLC; Akam Associates; Gumley Haft; Rose Associates; Wallack Management Co., Inc. and Charles H. Greenthal Management.

He is a member of the Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives of the Real Estate Section of the New York State Bar Association and was a member of the subcommittee dealing with legislation to facilitate borrowings by condominium entities.

Mr. Siegler has been Secretary and general counsel to The Sherry-Netherland at Fifth Avenue & 59th Street since 1976. In 1992, he was elected Secretary and general counsel to 795 Fifth Avenue Corporation, the co-op which owns The Pierre. In 1986, he was selected as counsel for The Ritz Tower (465 Park Avenue) where he also serves as Secretary. Mr. Siegler has been the President of 111 East 56th Street, Inc., the owner/ operator of The Lombardy, a co-op apartment hotel. Mr. Siegler has provided legal services for Imperial House (150 East 69th Street), 19 East 72nd Street and 960 Fifth Avenue. Mr. Siegler represents 245 East 54th Street (The Brevard) and 190 East 72nd Street (Tower East). Since 2001, Mr. Siegler has also been Secretary and general counsel for Hotel Carlyle Owners Corporation, which owns The Carlyle at 35 East 76th Street. Mr. Siegler served as President of the Board of Managers of the Essex House Condominium, a world-famous 500 room hotel at 160 Central Park South from 2005-2012. In 2008, Mr. Siegler was selected as general counsel to the Board of Managers of Fifteen Central Park West Condominium, one of the most important and valuable residential buildings in Manhattan.

Mr. Siegler and his firm have provided legal services for the Boards of Managers of many condominiums, including 530 East 76th Street (The Promenade); 80 Park Avenue; 15 East 69th Street; 515 Park Avenue; 250 East 47th Street (Dag Hammarskjöld Tower Condominium); 200 East 89th Street (The Monarch); One Union Square East Condominium (Zeckendorf Towers); and most recently the Board of the North Tower Condominium at Time Warner Center above the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Mr. Siegler has counseled many cooperatives including, in addition to those mentioned above, 912 Fifth Avenue, 944 Fifth Avenue, 960 Fifth Avenue, 1060 Fifth Avenue, 1120 Fifth Avenue, 535 Park Avenue, 550 Park Avenue, 575 Park Avenue, 655 Park Avenue, 720 Park Avenue, 770 Park Avenue, 778 Park Avenue, 784 Park Avenue, 812 Park Avenue, 875 Park Avenue, 888 Park Avenue, 930 Park Avenue, 1120 Park Avenue, 205 East 63rd Street, 133 East 64th Street, 118 East 60th Street, 201 East 77th Street, 169 East 69th Street, 35 East 75th Street, 125 East 72nd Street, 23 East 79th Street, 49 East 79th Street, 14 East 90th Street, 21 East 90th Street, 30 Sutton Place, 450 East 52nd Street, 120 East End Avenue, 111 East 85th Street, 410 East 57th Street, 225 Central Park West and One Beekman Place. For buildings with commercial space, Mr. Siegler has advised many of these co-ops (176 East 77th Street, 40 East 84th Street, 201 East 79th Street and 301 East 78th Street) on dealing with tax issues involving Internal Revenue Code Sections 216 and Subchapter T.

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New York


EDUCATION

J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1965

A.B., magna cum laude, Amherst College, 1962; Phi Beta Kappa

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