Name: Meigan Serle
Company Name: Kramer Levin
List up to three associations or organizations that you are presently a member of:
- Leadership Committee of UJA-Federation of New York,
- Young Lawyers Division. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association,
- Real Property Law Section,
- Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives,
- UJA-Federation of New York, Women in Real Estate Division
What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my work on Hudson Yards. The Related Cos. and Oxford Properties are essentially building a city-within-a-city, much of it above a working rail yard. When completed, this 28-acre development along the Hudson River will include 20 million s/f of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops, restaurants, a hotel, public open space, a center for artistic invention, a landmark sculpture, a hotel and approximately 4,000 residences. My involvement in this visionary project has been (and will continue to be) one of the highlights of my career.
What was your favorite job and what did you learn from it?
I counsel and represent leading developers and investors in luxury and mixed-used commercial, retail and residential projects, specializing in condominium, cooperative and shared ownership developments, and it is my favorite job. My legal role begins long before construction is complete (often when there is only a hole in the ground), and it is thrilling to watch my work transform into something tangible that helps shape Manhattan’s skyline. Because no two projects are the same, I learn and develop every day. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I embrace the opportunity to adapt and provide my clients with creative solutions to navigate a transitioning industry.