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Robert C. Epstein
Robert C. Epstein plays a vital role in the firm's commercial-transaction practice. With over twenty years of experience in all aspects of real estate transactions-including acquisitions, sales, financing, leasing, development, and construction-Bob is called upon frequently by the media to speak and write about real estate issues.
His clients have included Unum Life Insurance Company, Citibank Private Bank, the New York State Bar Foundation, Hitachi, Peet's Coffee, the Girl Scot Council of Greater New York, the ASA Institute, Polestar Capital, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), the Malawi and Ba'hai missions to the United Nations, the Panama Maritime Commission, Midnight Oil (owner of the Whiskey Bar chain), numerous hedge funds and private equity firms, and a number of owners and developers. During his affiliation with the firm, he has closed sales of commercial and residential buildings valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Prior to joining the firm, Bob served for over six years as General Counsel at ZAR Realty, the owner of more than six million square feet of Manhattan commercial and residential space. He also worked as General Counsel at Peter R. Friedman, Ltd., a New York City real estate brokerage, asset management, and development firm. Earlier, he practiced real estate law in California with one of the country's largest real estate law firms, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory, as well as practicing at DelBello Donnellan Weingarten & Tartaglia in White Plains, New York.
Bob graduated from Cornell University in 1980 with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, and he graduated from Stanford University Law School in 1983. He is a member of both the New York and California Bars.