Hal N. Beerman

Hal N. Beerman

Shareholder

Hal N. Beerman is a shareholder in the Real Estate Operations Practice of the firm's New York office. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate litigation with an emphasis on landlord-tenant matters, ownership disputes, party wall issues and mechanic’s liens. Hal also has wide-ranging experience with general commercial litigation in New York state and federal courts.

Concentrations

  • Real estate litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Premises liability

Capabilities

Experience

  • Board of Managers of the Queens Plaza Condominium v. 27th Street Partners, LLC, Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co., Index No. 652380/15 (Defending property developer in action by adjacent condominium seeking to enjoin construction of residential tower).
  • RCPI Landmark Properties, L.L.C. v. Salans, Sup. Ct. N.Y., American Arbitration Association Case No. 13 115 00778 12 (Successful representation of landlord in fair market rental value arbitration).
  • DOLP 1133 Properties II LLC v. Amazon Corporate, LLC, Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co., Index No. 653789/14 (Defending Amazon in action by Durst Organization affiliate seeking damages in excess of $20 million allegedly arising from breach of a letter of intent and specific performance of proposed commercial lease).
  • P.J. Clarke’s on the Hudson, LLC v. WFP Retail Co. L.P., Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co., Index No. 155617/14 (Defended owner/developer of Brookfield Place in action by commercial tenant for injunctive relief and damages in excess of $20 million allegedly arising from renovation of property). \
  • Carl Berg and Rachel Berg v. SMI Construction Management, Inc. and Steven C. Mark, Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co., Index No. 653331/12 (Represented plaintiff in dispute with construction manager/general contractor over alleged construction defects and cost overruns).
  • Carol Stillman, et al. v. Clermont York Associates LLC, Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co., Index No. 603557/09 (Representing landlord in class action over alleged rent overcharges).
  • Paula Gerard v. Clermont York Associates LLC, Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co., Index No. 101150/10 (Representing landlord in class action over alleged rent overcharges).
  • Roberts v. Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P. et al., 8/29/07 N.Y.L.J. 27:1 Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. (Assisted in securing a $10.5 million settlement amount in a class action asserting an initial $210 million claim and seeking to prohibit the deregulation of approximately ten thousand apartments based upon the owner's receipt of J-51 tax benefits).
  • Fordham University School of Law, adjunct professor of trial advocacy, 2004-2007

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2018
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2016-2017
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
    • Member, Litigation Committee
  • Member, Queens County Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2002
    • Associate editor, Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, 2001-2002
    • President, Student Bar Association, 2001-2002
    • Recipient, Dean’s Special Achievement Award for the singular and distinctive contribution to the Fordham University School of Law’s community, 2002
    • Recipient, Archibald R. Murray Award for Public Service 
  • B.A., Tufts University, 1999
    • Member, Varsity Golf Team
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York