Seth P. Steifman


Office: New York
Phone: 212-994-9963 Fax: 212-685-5199

Seth P. Steifman’s practice concentrates in real estate, corporate and other commercial transactions.

Mr. Steifman represents numerous nationally recognized real estate developers, owners, asset managers, family offices and domestic and foreign high net worth individuals involved in all aspects of transactional real estate including acquisition, disposition, financing, development and commercial leasing, with an emphasis on ownership and development of condominium and hotel projects.

Mr. Steifman also has broad experience in joint ventures and §1031 tax-deferred exchanges involving a variety of assets throughout the United States. He has structured sale-leaseback programs for large corporations and restructured loans affecting distressed properties. Mr. Steifman also negotiates all forms of real estate and development agreements, including, without limitation, AIA architect, construction, contractor and brokerage agreements.

Mr. Steifman lectures to attorneys, bankers and brokers on such topics as contract negotiation strategy, structured finance, attorney-broker-client relations, §1031 tax-deferred exchanges and corporate structuring, with a focus on providing business-forward legal advice.

Prior to founding Federman Steifman LLP, Mr. Steifman served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Maxwell-Kates, Inc., a major real estate owner and management firm in New York City.