The attorneys you select as part of your acquisition, sale, development, leasing or financing team are critical to the success of your real estate investment. Blaivas & Associates, P.C. is a boutique firm specializing in one niche area of the law: real estate. We provide counsel on complex commercial real estate transactions. With expertise in handling transactions in the greater New York City area and throughout the United States.
What sets us apart from other firms, large and small, is our lawyers’ large New York City firm expertise delivered in a small-firm setting, and our commitment to service and understand each of our client’s business needs.
When it comes to law firms, bigger is not always better. We are committed to limiting our client roster to a finite, select group. At Blaivas & Associates, we know our clients and we make it a point to understand our clients’ businesses.
As a small real estate boutique practice, we are able to provide our clients with top talent and expertise while still charging lower fees.
Clients value our ability to quickly and accurately assess their specific needs and objectives and then provide them with personalized assistance and guidance. One of our firm’s greatest strengths is our ability to understand our client’s concerns and goals and to identify creative solutions.
ABOUT THE FIRM
Blaivas & Associates, P.C.
Blaivas & Associates was established more than fifteen years ago when David Blaivas decided to trade in his career with a large Manhattan law firm and establish a boutique firm that would provide clients with the level of expertise and personal attention that he felt clients deserved and expected. His vision was to establish a firm with select attorneys to service a limited roster of clients – clients who wanted a law firm that not only delivered on their legal needs but also understood and could provide guidance on their business goals as well.
In due time, several attorneys joined David Blaivas at the firm. Each brought distinguished credentials and skills. The attorneys of Blaivas and Associates have over fifty years of combined specialized real estate experience, much of which has been at large law firms in New York City.
Not surprisingly, since opening their doors, an impressive roster of clients – including real estate investors, real estate investment trusts, developers and lenders – have chosen Blaivas & Associates as their law firm of choice for all of their real estate needs.
At Blaivas & Associates we assist clients with a full range of services related to real estate transactions. We tailor our approach to meet the individual needs of each client, guiding them through the process of purchases, sales, financing, leasing, joint ventures and developments. We represent sellers, buyers, investors, landlords, tenants, developers and operators of investment and development property.
Our understanding of the real estate markets and related legal issues benefits all of our clients, whether they are purchasing, selling, or managing property throughout the U.S. Our firm is able to represent clients in all types of real estate transactions, including:
Northeastern Security Development Corp.Tryad Group LLC
Blaivas & Associates has represented us on the majority of our US transactions over the last number of years. The levels of expertise, attention to detail and responsiveness is exceptional. We value our relationship with the attorneys at B&A and look forward to their continued legal representation.
Robyn Kestenberg General Counsel HR REIT
David Blaivas has represented my company on real estate acquisitions, leases, financings and project agreements for over ten years. We undertake commercial, residential and mixed-use projects, often with complex financing structures. He is an extraordinarily knowledgeable and hard-working lawyer who is a smart negotiator. I know that I can trust him to use excellent judgment and wonderful people skills to successfully conclude our transactions. We can talk with David in shorthand about all our deals as he understands the business exigencies of real estate and can tailor legal documents and structures to our needs. He is a pleasure to work with!
Jerry J. Salama Janus Partners LLC
I have been benefitting from the legal advice of David Blaivas and his colleagues ever since he first set up office in 2005. As in-house counsel to a real estate development organization, I have consistently found Blaivas & Associates to be experts in the field, cost-effective in their approach, and a pleasure to work with.
Richard A. Kumro EVP & General Counsel The Community Preservation Corporation
CPC Resources, Inc.
New York, NY
General – represented multiple clients in closing approximately $3,000,000,000 in commercial property sales and acquisitions in the last two years.
National Retail Portfolio – represented a client in the sale to an institutional investor of a portfolio of 69 retail properties located in more than 12 states (which included single tenant and multi-tenanted properties) for a sales price in excess of $600,000,000.
New York – representing a client in connection with the acquisition and financing of a NYC office building under construction by The Related Companies; represented a client in the approximately $130,000,000refinancing of an approximately 3,000,000 square foot industrial park in upstate New York which included Industrial Development Authority and Qualified Enterprise Zone economic benefits; assisted a client in the recapitalization (through traditional debtand an institutional investor equity) of an office development project in Manhattan.
Philadelphia – represented a client in the recapitalization (including institutional equity, preferred equity and traditional financing) of four Class A office buildings representing a total recapitalization in excess of $600,000,000; represented a client in connection with the purchase of an office building in Philadelphia for a purchase price of $328,000,000; representing a client in connection with the purchase of the retail and garage condominium components in a mixed used building for a purchase price of approximately $75,000,000; represented a client in the purchase of a fifty percent ownership interest in a mixed use (including hotel, office and retail) property having a valuation of approximately $160,000,000.
National Multifamily – represented a client in connection with the purchase of a portfolio of multi-family properties in Dallas (which was structured as the purchase of partnership interests) for a purchase price of approximately $200,000,000; represented a client in connection with the purchase of several newly constructed multi-family properties in the Southeast U.S. totaling more than $500,000,000, including the related financing (both Freddie Mac and traditional).
NYC Lease – representing a client in the negotiation of an approximately $350,000/RSF lease of an office building having an annual rental in excess $15,000,000.
National - represented a client in connection with a sale – leaseback transaction involving a portfolio of Walgreen anchored shopping center throughout the United States having a purchase price in excess of $140,000,000; represented clients in the purchase and financing of Class-A office buildings located in North Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia, Minnesota and Missouri.
New Jersey – represented a landlord in the negotiation of an Anthropology Store lease; represented a client in the purchase of a commercial condominium in a shopping center development occupied by BJs.
Florida – represented an institutional investor in connection with providing construction financing, with an option to purchase, for a shopping center development anchored by Kohl’s, T.J. Maxx and Publix Supermarkets; represented a purchaser in the purchase and financing of a multi-property portfolio of shopping centers in excess of $50,000,000; represented multiple clients in the purchase and financing of numerous shopping centers throughout Florida.
Blaivas & Associates, P.C.
1430 Broadway, Suite 1603
New York, New York 10018