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Barry E. Shimkin concentrates his practice in the area of transactional real estate law. He focuses on commercial leasing, including office and retail leases from both landlord's and tenant's side, sale and lease back transactions, triple net and ground leases, brokerage, rental agency and management agreements, and related areas.



  • Coordination and overseeing of leasing programs at major Class A New York City office buildings, including 101 Park Avenue, 195 Broadway, 230 Park Avenue, 237 Park Avenue, 450 West 33rd Street, 350 Madison Avenue, Wall Street Plaza a/k/a 88 Pine Street. 
  • Representation of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)/Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) in connection with the leasing (and condominiumization) of the Atlantic Avenue LIRR Terminal Project in Brooklyn, NY for a retail center and office building. 
  • Representation of MTA/LIRR in connection with the sale and leasing of portions of the Vanderbilt Train Yard for construction of an arena for the New Jersey Nets. 
  • Representation of Polo Ralph Lauren in the leasing of retail premises located in New York City and East Hampton, N.Y. 
  • Representation of Warburg Dillon Read (now Prudential) in leasing and subleasing of office space at 535 Madison Avenue, NYC. 
  • Representation of Marc Ecko Enterprises in connection with its headquarters office lease in NYC and its proposed flagship retail location in the 42nd Street development area in NYC.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2013-2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006-2012 and 2015-2021
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013 and 2017-2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013 and 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Listed, AVENUE magazine "Legal Elite," Real Estate Law, April 2011
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Committee on Commercial Leasing, 1994-present
  • Volunteer, Association for Children with Down Syndrome
  • Instructor, Cyclone Wrestling Club, Rockville Centre, New York


  • J.D., cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 1973
  • M.A., New York University, 1967
  • B.A., Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1965
    • Harpur College
  • New York