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Michael R. Kleinerman

Senior Counsel
New York

Michael R. Kleinerman

Michael Kleinerman's real estate experience ranges from traditional to unique. On the traditional side, he handles office leasing and the purchase, financing, and sales of office buildings, shopping centers, and especially apartment buildings.

Unique projects include a joint venture by a modular home client for development of a garden apartment complex near Moscow (when Russian "property" concepts were just emerging); a proposed roller coaster for installation by a client inside a super-regional mall; and the transfer by a theater client of its "air" rights to an adjacent site in return, not for money, but for expansion into the new building of additional stage, rehearsal, and office space.

Earlier in his career, Michael was an adjunct associate professor at the New York University School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he taught a popular basic real estate course. Upon graduating from law school, he served as assistant counsel for the Citizens' Committee on Reapportionment, which was appointed by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller to make the recommendations necessary to reconfigure electoral districts, as directed by the U.S. Supreme Court.



Representative experience

Represented the developer selected to construct the first five phases of public housing required by the leading City of Yonkers anti-segregation case.

Represented a minor league baseball team in the negotiation of its long-term lease for a stadium being developed on Staten Island by New York City.

Oversaw an educational institution's disposition of its medical school's research, housing, athletic, energy, classroom, and office facilities.

Represents a major real estate developer in its acquisition, financing, and sale of thousands of apartment units.

Education and admissions


  • LL.B., New York University School of Law, 1964
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1961


  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
  • Ohio
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