Attorneys

Melvyn H. Halper, Partner
Melvyn H. Halper
Partner
Tel: (212) 705-9850
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Professional Profile

Melvyn H. Halper has maintained a diverse and sophisticated real estate practice representing private and institutional clients in all aspects of real estate acquisition, ownership and development. He represents corporations and other business entities in a wide variety of business transactions and activities.  He regularly assists clients in the organization, reorganization and reformation of partnerships, joint ventures, corporations, limited liability companies and other investment vehicles used in commercial ventures.  He has represented individual investors in connection  with business disputes arising from the administration or business activities of these entities.

He has provided comprehensive legal and business supervisory services to domestic and foreign investors in real estate located throughout the U.S.

Mr. Halper has substantial experience in a variety of private, institutional and governmental financing transactions both related and unrelated to real estate transactions.  He has extensively represented borrowers and lenders in mortgage loan and other financing transactions and has been the partner responsible for the representation of two national  banking institutions in connection with their real estate loans and related transactions.

Representative Matters

Sale for $37,500,000 of commercial real property located in New York

Extension and increase to $30,000,000 of corporate line of credit

Direction of all legal aspects of a long-term conversion of real estate formerly occupied by a department store chain, which was owned by a tax-exempt trust, to a number of ownership formats including the conversion of the department store flagship into a commercial condominium

Mortgage loan of $21,000,000 on commercial real property located in Pennsylvania

Investment banking agreement for services in connection with the proposed sale of a finance company

Representation of a significant contributor of real property located in New York and elsewhere in the United States to a major proposed REIT

Supervised the legal aspects of the U.S. real estate investment program of Asian investors

Dispute between partners in entity owning a major office building located in New York City

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association
New York Bar Association
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Real Estate Bar of New York

Professional and Community Involvement

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Chairman, Committee on Real Property Law, 2008-
Member, Committee on Real Property Law, 2007-2008; 1986-1989; 1978-1982
Chairman, Committee on Association Buildings, 1974-1978
Member, Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, 1974-1971
Member, Committee on the Civil Court, 1968-1971

New York Bar Association

Member, Real Property Law Section Committee on Attorney Opinion Letters, 1995-1997

American Bar Association

Member, Section of Business Law, Committee on Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations, 1992-1999
Member, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Real Property Division, Committee on Real Estate Asset Management, 1992-1998
Member, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Real Property Division, Committee on Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Other Investment Vehicles, 1989-1993
Member, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Real Property Division, Committee on Commercial Property Management, 1987-1992
Member, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Real Property Division, Committee on Syndications and Securities, 1985-1990

Real Estate Board of New York

Member, Tax Policy Committee, 1995-

Education

J.D., Columbia Law School, 1964
B.S., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1961

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. District Courts for Eastern and Southern Districts of New York