Michael Stolzar at Karlen & Stolzar, LLP

Firm Overview

Michael Stolzar believes that successful businesses are started and grown by people who take the time to understand the difference between working for themselves and working ON growing their business. While being self-employed may generate a paycheck, it is not enough to build a solid foundation on which future wealth can be generated.

That is what Michael Stolzar is all about. Since becoming a lawyer, he has focused on one thing: helping business owners succeed and reap the real benefits for their business, for themselves and for their families.

"I work to make you and your business succeed and keep it out of trouble." Attorney Michael Stolzar

Whether you are considering starting your first business, or have been operating a successful business and now want to take advantage of growth opportunities, getting there requires a roadmap. You know how hard you have to work. Let me show you how to apply those efforts in a direction that leads to success.

I offer a full range of business and real estate transaction services and am ready to serve as your outside general counsel, and legal advisor I am ready to help you understand the legal issues and overcome the obstacles that may seem like roadblocks.

"Whether your business is facing dynamic external factors, such as globalization, or internal factors such as capitalization or cash flow, there is an effective strategy and we will help you follow it." Attorney Michael Stolzar


We work closely with clients on business transactions as well as the myriad of complex issues attendant to growing and operating a business. Because our business is representing businesses, we understand effective legal representation begins with a thorough understanding of our client's business, goals and challenges.

When called upon to help a family-owned, closely-held or public company conceive, negotiate and close an important transaction, this understanding grounds our approach to due diligence, negotiation, deal structure and document drafting. Then, by analyzing legal and business issues in light of our client's expectations and the risks attendant to the transaction, we focus our technical skills on the legal terms, issues and provisions that have the greatest significance.

However, the legal needs of twenty-first century entrepreneurs extend well beyond the transactional arena. Our clients are constantly at one place or another along the continuum of strategic planning, making strategic or tactical decisions, and then re-evaluating and possibly modifying them, confronting problems in light of dynamic external factors, such as globalization, and internal factors such as capitalization and financing issues. Many entrepreneurs grappling with difficult decisions have credited our experience and understanding of their businesses with enabling them to identify previously unnoticed or underestimated opportunities or risks.

We've served clients in a variety of industries, including:

Accounting firms
Automotive
Broker-dealers
Commercial real estate
Consulting
Financial services
Food and beverage
Health care
Insurance brokers
Not-for-profit
Real estate brokerage
Retail
Security
Software development
Software licensing
Technology
Transportation
Wholesale giftware

Commercial Real Estate

We represent clients in the acquisition, finance, operation, leasing and disposition of all types of real estate, including office, mixed-use, retail and residential properties. Whether you are an owner, builder, tenant, contractor, or subcontractor, we can provide assistance with your unique needs.

We have negotiated and/or drafted numerous real estate transaction documents, including:

Sale and Purchase Agreements
Ground Leases
Notes and Mortgages
Guaranties
Indemnifications
Other Real Estate Financing Documents
Easement Agreements
Leases for office, retail and mixed used space
Construction Agreements
Deeds and other Conveyance Documents
Opinion Letters
Management Agreements
Brokerage Listing Agreements
The acquisition or financing of real estate often requires the formation of one or more limited liability companies or other entities. We have negotiated and/or drafted documents to create and structure such entities, including limited liability company operating agreements, partnership agreements and joint venture agreements.
Main Office
Main Office
445 Hamilton Avenue, suite 1102
White Plains  NY  10601
Phone
  • (914) 949-4600
Fax
  • (914) 931-7006
Websites

Michael Stolzar

Michael I. Stolzar offers the Firm's clients an extraordinary combination of analytical skills, experience, legal knowledge and skill in negotiating contracts and other legal documents. He counsels businesses in raising capital through private placements and public offerings and represents public companies in matters relating to compliance, reporting and other requirements of federal securities laws and the rules of self-regulatory organizations. Additionally, he represents businesses of all sizes in mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, financings and other complex transactions. Mr. Stolzar's clients include investment bankers and advisors, whom he counsels on all aspects of their businesses including structural organization.

Before bringing his expertise to Westchester County in 2004 Mr. Stolzar was associated with and partner in several New York City law firms. His peers have recognized him at the highest level of professional excellence by giving him an "AV Peer Review Rating in the respected Martindale-Hubbell rating system.

Michael Stolzar's personal life is all about service and leadership. He has chaired the Village of Rye Brook, New York Planning Board and Ethics Board (of which he continues to serve as a member) and is a former member of the New York City Human Rights Commission. In addition, Michael has served as president of Community Synagogue of Rye (New York) and has been an active participant in numerous other civic and charitable organizations.

Mr. Stolzar's many accomplishments include having completed over 30 marathons. He has combined his dedication to community with his passion for running by co-founding and co-chairing a series of annual races that raised money for the American Red Cross.
Mr. Stolzar is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a Kent Scholar and a Stone Scholar. He is also a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Rochester.

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