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Aaron P. Taishoff

Counsel
+1.212.536.3922
Fax +1.212.536.3901

Aaron Taishoff is a counsel in the firm’s New York office. He is a member of the real estate practice group. He focuses his practice on all aspects of real estate transactions and corporate related transactions. His diverse experience includes involvement in acquisitions; dispositions; acquisition, construction and mezzanine financing; retail, industrial and office leasing; private investment funds; business formation and corporate governance.

Additionally, Aaron has served as outside counsel to several companies; in this role he handles various matters, including corporate and partnership structure, office and retail leases and employment issues.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Aaron served as a senior associate at a U.S. law firm where he represented purchasers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets, landlords and tenants in commercial office, retail and restaurant leasing transactions and institutional and non-institutional private lenders in financing transactions. He also has experience drafting and negotiating neighboring property construction license agreements.

Achievements

  • Selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2014-2019

Professional/Civic Activities

  • University of Michigan Real Estate Alumni Association of New York
  • Young Real Estate Professionals of New York
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Additional Information

Publications
  • "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the (Proper) Forum: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Retaliation Claims May Be Arbitrated,” New Jersey Labor and Employment Quarterly, October 2015, pg. 45.
Acquisition, Disposition and Development
  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition of a multi-family Manhattan, New York building, including the negotiation of an acquisition loan and a subsequent construction loan.
  • Represented the seller in the disposition of a $75 million Manhattan, New York development property in the midst of construction.
  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition of a 39,000 square foot shopping center outside of Indianapolis, Indiana, including the negotiation of an acquisition loan and equity syndication to outside investors. 
  • Represented the seller in the disposition of one of the most active gas stations in Bronx, New York, as part of the liquidation of estate assets and facilitated the use of a portion of the sale proceeds in an Internal Revenue Code § 1031 exchange. 
  • Represented a private owner-operator group in all of its day-to-day real estate operations, including, the purchase, disposition, and refinance of residential, mixed-use and office properties throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York, as well as the negotiation of several construction license and access agreements on behalf of both the developer and the neighboring owner.
Leasing
  • Represented an architecture firm in the lease of a full floor office space in a midtown Manhattan, New York building, including significant tenant improvements. 
  • Represented a rapidly growing cosmetics company in the lease of its flagship retail store in Manhattan, New York, as well as the lease of several pop-up and long-term retail locations in shopping centers throughout the U.S. 
  • Represented several shopping center owners throughout the United States in their day-to-day real estate operations, including, the negotiation of leases, subleases, licenses, amendments and termination agreements. 
  • Represented a dental practice in the lease of its new office space in Manhattan, New York.  
Finance
  • Represented several private and institutional lenders in acquisition, construction, mezzanine, project, and note on note financing loans ranging in size from $2 million to $50 million.