Leslie R. Byrd | New York | Hogan Lovells

Leslie R. Byrd

Counsel Corporate & Finance


Leslie R. Byrd
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events

Leslie R. Byrd focuses her practice on representing for-profit and not-for-profit developers of market rate and affordable condo, coop and rental projects in connection with financing (including government programs), preparation of offering plans, and unit sales. She has over 25 years of private and public sector experience in leasing and development, including more than a decade of work with condominiums and cooperatives. In addition, she negotiates office, warehouse and ground leases for major retailers and financial institutions, purchase and sale agreements, management agreements and zoning lot development agreements.

Leslie was named a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity for 2023, participating in a landmark program to build diversity and promote inclusivity in the legal profession.

Representative experience

The conversion of a multi-story property containing Class-A air cargo, logistics and warehouse space into two commercial condo units in Queens, NY, as well as the sale of the commercial condo units.*

Extell Development as sponsor of 92 market rate coop units and 29 affordable rental apartments at 70 Charlton Street in lower Manhattan.*

Extell Development, Carlyle Group, and RREEF Alternative Investments as sponsor of 150 market rate condominium units and 136 market rate rental apartments at The Aldyn in Manhattan*

Douglaston Development as sponsor of 575 market rate condominium units and 347 affordable rental apartments at The Edge in Williamsburg, Brooklyn*

Gotham Organization as sponsor of 180 condominium units (67% income-restricted) at The Langston in Harlem, NY.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., Harvard University, 1983
  • B.A., Harvard University, 1979
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York
  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2023
  • Member, Law360’s Real Estate Editorial Board, 2021
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association (Real Property Law Section; Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives)
  • Member, New York City Bar Association (Real Property Law Committee; Cooperative & Condominium Law Committee)