Romer Debbas, LLP ranks in the top ten of New York City’s leading law firms

December 01, 2020 - Front Section

New York, NY Romer Debbas, LLP, a boutique law firm that specializes in all aspects of real estate and general practice, has been recognized by The Real Deal among New York City’s leading law firms. Examining September 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020, The Real Deal credits Romer Debbas, LLP with overseeing $397.1 million in sales, a total comprised of 158 transactions, claiming the 10th spot on the publication’s list.

Overall, The Real Deal found that the city’s top 40 law firms handled $15 billion worth of buyer-side property sales during the specified timeframe. The Real Deal calculated the rankings by analyzing NYC building sales of $1 million or more as recorded in ACRIS. The law firms were only credited for deals in which they represented the buyer.

Examining the debt-side, The Real Deal’s survey revealed $26 billion of $1 million-plus lender-side loans closed among NYC’s top 40 law firms. Romer Debbas was credited with $193.9 million, a total comprised of 158 transactions, earning the 30th spot. 

Integrating innovation with the experience of seasoned attorneys, Romer Debbas, LLP is a recognized authority in the field of real estate law and general practice. The firm is led by founders and managing partners Michael Romer and Pierre Debbas.

 Romer and Debbas are also principals of New York Real Estate Center, the leading platform for advanced and comprehensive offering of virtual continuing education courses. Through the platform, subscribers have access to a full catalog of courses and information taught by leading real estate professionals.

Celebrating 10 years of practice, Romer Debbas, LLP is acknowledged among the city’s top law firms, including U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, several of the firm’s attorneys have been named in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers and Leaders in the Law, issued in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine respectively, praising them among Manhattan’s top real estate attorneys.

Romer represents a broad range of clients in the acquisition, sale, lease, development and/or financing of commercial land residential properties. In addition, he boasts a successful history of representing prominent financial institutions in commercial and residential lending transactions; and fulfilling the general counsel and litigation needs of numerous cooperative and condominium boards throughout the city. In 2018, Romer was named in Super Lawyers New York Metro for Real Estate, which lists the top 5% of all lawyers in their respective practice areas as nominated by their peers. Prior, Romer was regularly named in the Rising Stars section of Super Lawyers which highlights the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40.

Debbas has extensive experience in the areas of real estate and general business law, focusing on the purchase and sale of New York City commercial and residential real estate, commercial leasing, real estate related financing matters, representation of cooperative and condominium boards, foreign investors, and small businesses. Over the course of his career, Debbas has been instrumental in thousands of real estate transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion. In 2013, Debbas was named among Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars; and in 2014, he secured his spot on Super Lawyers – an accomplishment earned each year since. In addition, Debbas has been named in New York Magazine’s Leaders in the Law as one of the city’s top attorneys.

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