Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman LLP

Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman LLP

Trusted Legal Advisors in New York City

Firm Overview

Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman LLP is a New York City law firm devoted to serving the needs of businesses, individuals and communities throughout the area. The firm's partners have been practicing together for more than 20 years. The firm's talented associates have many unique skills, allowing the firm's practice to grow, prosper and evolve in tandem with clients' needs and goals.

Primary practice areas

The attorneys of Kellner, Herlihy, Getty & Friedman have the experience, intellect and creativity needed to provide assistance in even the most complex legal matters. Clients come to the firm for quality representation in matters involving:

Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Transactions
Landlord-Tenant Law
Co-op and Condominium Law
Trusts and Estates Law
Corporate and Partnership Law
Commercial Transactions
International Fraud
Bankruptcy Law
Sophisticated attorneys. Superior results.

While the attorneys of Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman have been working in New York for decades, their experience and sophistication extends far outside the metropolitan New York City area. The firm's practice includes lawyers fluent in Spanish, French, Russian, Farsi and Italian, making it easier than ever for international clients to work with attorneys who understand the intricacies of New York laws and can clearly explain legal matters in clients' native languages.

Contact Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman

Clients who come to Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman speak highly of the firm's ability to provide high-caliber service over a wide array of practice areas. Contact Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman online or at 212.889.2821 to speak with a representative from the firm. The firm's Park Avenue office is easily accessible by public or private transportation.
Main Office
Main Office
470 Park Avenue South 7th floor
New York  NY  10016
Phone
  • 212-889-2121
Websites
Real Estate
Real estate transactions comprise a significant portion of the firm's practice.
The attorneys work with clients whose property transactions involve residential houses, cooperative apartments, condominiums, multiple unit dwellings, professional offices, commercial and industrial property and vacant land. They draft, review and negotiate contracts and attend closings for property sales, and draft, review and negotiate commercial, professional and residential leases and subleases.

The firm also assists with:
-Acquisitions and sales
-Air/development rights transfers
-Construction contracts
-Architect's agreements
-Leases
-Financings
-License agreements
-Workouts
-1031 exchanges

Douglas A. Kellner

Partner

Douglas A. Kellner has been practicing law for more than 35 years. AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Kellner received his Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He founded the Community Renaissance Corporation of Harlem and Washington Heights and the Manhattan Valley Housing Clinic, and has also served as counsel to the New York State Assembly Banking Committee. His primary areas of practice include real estate and international and commercial litigation.
Education
  • Columbia Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Carol Anne Herlihy

Partner

Carol A. Herlihy received her B.A. magna cum laude and her Juris Doctorate from New York University and NYU's School of Law. She has been representing clients in legal transactions and disputes for more than 25 years, and works with landlords and tenants in a wide array of matters.
Education
  • New York University
    Juris Doctorate

Eugene F. Getty

Partner

Attorney Eugene F. Getty has 20 years of experience handling cases in New York. While much of Mr. Getty's practice focuses on working with co-ops and condominium associations, he also heads the firm's trust and estates practice and handles bankruptcy matters for businesses. He graduated with a B.S. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.
Education
  • New York at Buffalo Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Alan M. Friedman

Partner

Alan M. Friedman received his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University at Buffalo Law School, his M.B.A. with honors from the University at Buffalo School of Management and his B.S. magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo School of Management. A practicing attorney for more than 25 years, Mr. Friedman has extensive experience representing co-op corporations, condominium associations, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and individuals in corporate and transactional matters.
Education
  • University at Buffalo Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Jeanne-Marie Williams

Partner

Jeanne-Marie Williams has been practicing law in New York for 15 years. The head of the firm's supervised housing group and a landlord-tenant lawyer, Ms. Williams has a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations set forth by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. She received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton, an M.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.
Education
  • Brooklyn Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Charles E. Krausche II

Associate

Attorney Charles E. Krausche II has been practicing law for 11 years. He received his B.S. from the University of Florida at Gainesville and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami, where he graduated with honors. His work spans the public and private sectors, and he now spends the majority of his time handling civil and commercial litigation, landlord-tenant law and tort and real property related matters.
Education
  • University of Miami
    Juris Doctorate

Thomas P. Vandenabeele

Associate

Born and raised in France, Thomas P. Vandenabeele has been practicing law for more than ten years. Mr. Vandenabeele received a Juris Doctorate ("matrise") and a Master of Laws ("D.E.A") from the University of Lille 2, France, and his LL.M. from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. He represents French entities in commercial litigation matters in the United States and is president of the French American Bar Association. He is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law.
Education
  • University of Lille 2, France
    Juris Doctorate

Scott E. Buckhout

Associate

Scott E. Buckhout is an experienced litigator who has appeared before housing, civil, state and federal courts as well as various city and state administrative agencies. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Education
  • University of Notre Dame Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Nazy Modiri

Associate

Nazy Modiri graduated cum laude from Barnard College and Brooklyn Law School. She practices complex commercial litigation with a focus on bank fraud, enforcement of judgments and asset recovery, crossing international jurisdictions to include France, the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. She is fluent in Farsi and also speaks French.

Olga V. Petrovsky

Associate

Olga V. Petrovsky received her B.A. from SUNY Binghamton University, and her J.D. and LL.M. degrees from St. John's University School of Law. Her main areas of practice are bankruptcy law and trusts and estates. She speaks Russian.
Education
  • St. John's University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

David C. Sienko

Associate

David C. Sienko is an associate in the firm's litigation department focusing on bank fraud and residential real estate matters. He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. from the University of Richmond.
Education
  • Brooklyn Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Diana M. Rosenthal

Associate

Diana M. Rosenthal is a graduate of Brown University and Brooklyn Law School. She regularly appears in housing court and handles a range of landlord-tenant matters. In law school, she was Associate Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and an Edward V. Sparer Fellow. A member of Brooklyn Law's Moot Court Honor Society, Ms. Rosenthal served as coach for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.
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