New York, NY According to Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Ingrid Manevitz has joined the Litigation department as partner. Manevitz joins from Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP, where she was a partner in its Litigation and Real Estate groups.
Manevitz represents clients in cooperative and condominium related disputes, including disputes involving construction and design defects, alterations, access to neighboring properties, holders of unsold shares, discrimination, reasonable accommodations, mold, lead contamination and short-term rentals. In addition to handling all aspects of real estate-related litigation, Manevitz handles mediations and arbitrations before the AAA and JAMS.
“Ingrid’s practice is an important complement to our growing real estate litigation practice, enhancing our co-op/condo capabilities,” said James McGrath, chair of Seyfarth’s Litigation department. “She is well-known as an entrepreneurial leader in the space and we are excited to have her as a new member of our strong and diverse Litigation department.”
Apart from her litigation work, Manevitz provides general counseling to cooperative corporations and condominiums and their respective managing agents on general corporate governance and other matters. She began her legal career at Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Hertz LLP, where she was the youngest woman to become partner in the firm’s 120-year history.
“Clients praise Ingrid’s counsel and her leadership is reflected throughout the professional organizations she serves here in New York. We’re lucky to have a dynamic presence like Ingrid join our team,” said Lorie Almon, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s New York office.
“The co-op and condo industry is a major segment of the New York real estate market. Ingrid’s stellar track record in this area is a huge asset for clients facing complex litigation in today’s real estate environment,” said John Napoli, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s New York office.
Manevitz earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and received her B.A. from Brandeis University, where she was a Presidential Scholar.