Name: Julia Wachter
Title: Special Counsel
Company Name: Kramer Levin
List up to three associations or organizations that you are presently a member of:
- New York City Bar Association’s Cooperative & Condominium Law Committee
What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
Recently, I assisted my firm’s client GID Development Group in launching condominium closings at Waterline Sq., a development encompassing three residential towers, a 100,000 s/f amenity center and a 2.6-acre park along the Hudson River. Our condominium team has been working with the developer on this project since 2015. Our work has involved, among other things, structuring three separate mixed-use condominiums and a shared amenities association, filing offering plans with the attorney general, negotiating unit contracts, and now closings. I’m proud to have played a significant role in helping our client reach this exciting milestone.
What was your favorite job and what did you learn from it?
The best job I ever had was (and is) being an attorney at Kramer Levin. Working in Kramer Levin’s real estate department has provided me with the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in real estate development. The deals are exciting and innovative and our team is creative and collaborative. One lesson I learned early on was to have confidence in my skills even when I’m outside my comfort zone, and also to embrace these situations because they often present the best opportunities for growth.