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Dale Degenshein Joins Stroock's Co-op and Condo Practice

Dale J. Degenshein Joins Stroock’s Co-op and Condo Practice

New York, New York, October 8, 2007…Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, announced that Dale J. Degenshein has joined the firm’s Cooperatives and Condominiums Group as Special Counsel, effective today.

Ms. Degenshein (47), joins Stroock from Cantor, Epstein & Degenshein, LLP, where she was a founding Partner. She has represented and advised more than 100 cooperatives, condominiums and homeowners’ associations and has extensive experience in areas of representation, including breach of fiduciary duty, review and interpretation of governing documents, housing discrimination, reasonable accommodations for disabilities, claims against individual board members, transactions and review and interpretation of applicable insurance policies.  Ms. Degenshein served as chair of The New York City Bar Association’s Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee from 2001 – 2004. She lectures regularly at the City Bar’s annual “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums” continuing legal education program and at the New York State Judicial Institute. She is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Cooperatives and Condominium Law Committee, the Women’s Bar Association (Committee on the Judiciary) and the New York State Bar Association Real Property Section’s Committee on Cooperatives and Condominiums.

Stroock is recognized as a leader in real estate law and is one of the few firms of its size with a substantial practice representing co-ops and condos. Its representations include: luxury apartment houses in Manhattan; residential and mixed-use condominium associations; and large hotel cooperatives (such as The Carlyle, The Pierre and The Sherry-Netherland). Partners Richard Siegler and Eva Talel are co-chairs of Stroock’s Cooperative and Condominium Practice and Ms. Talel is the current chair of The New York City Bar Association’s Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee for 2007 – 2010. Additionally, Stroock Real Estate Partner Michel Evanusa has extensive experience on matters pertaining to the formation, sale, management, and financing of condominium and timeshare projects and the registration of such projects with state and local governments. Stroock serves as counsel to the Real Estate Board of New York, and advises REBNY’s Residential Management Council on cooperative and condominium issues.

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional and litigation guidance to leading investment banks, venture capital firms, multinational corporations and entrepreneurial businesses in the U.S. and abroad.  Stroock is one of the country’s preeminent real estate firms and offers clients experience in development, acquisition, investment advisory services, leasing, joint ventures, financing and litigation. Stroock’s emphasis on client service and innovation has made it one of the nation’s leading law firms for 130 years. Stroock’s practice areas include: capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity/venture capital, private funds, derivatives and commodities, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax. For more information, please visit Stroock’s website at www.stroock.com.  

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