Douglas Wasser

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    Gotham Member

    Douglas Wasser

    Suite 1502 - 80 Maiden Lane, New York, New York, 10038

    Company: Wasser & Russ, LLP

    Position: Founding Partner

    • work-phone (212) 430-6040
    • mail-address doug@wassruss.com
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    • location Suite 1502 - 80 Maiden Lane

    Douglas F. Wasser is an AV rated business and real estate attorney with experience in commercial real estate, corporate, lending, hotel, banking, estate and trust, fine art dispute resolution, co-op and condo, and business areas of law. Mr. Wasser, with over 30 years of experience, represents parties who may be: buying, selling and operating properties; leasing or subleasing office space in Class A buildings in Manhattan and elsewhere in the country; leasing or subleasing retail space; buying or selling businesses; net leasing buildings; purchasing or selling hotels or conducting business as a hotel franchisee; obtaining or refinancing commercial mortgage debt; resolving employment issues; organizing or restructuring businesses; transferring wealth earned over a lifetime to the next generation; engaged in probate and estate litigation and administration, resolving conflicting “fine art” claims including disputes as to ownership, authenticity or provenance, and reclaiming funds taken from businesses by fraud. Mr. Wasser appears frequently as a quoted source in major print and on-line media on emerging developments in real estate law, including the following print and website references: NEW YORK TIMES: May 26, 2013, Mortgages – Reducing Refinancing Expenses June 10, 2012, Real Estate Q & A – Life Estate and Future Sale April 1, 2012, Real Estate Q & A – A Two-Family with Three Units December 17, 2010, Real Estate Q & A – Holding the Deposit in a Lease Purchase; July 2, 2010, Real Estate Q & A – Reading the Fine Print of a Condo Lease March 5, 2010, Real Estate Q &A – Misclassifying a Certificate; September 29, 2009, Real Estate Q & A – Keep the Money Bag Home, Please; August 7, 2009, Real Estate Q & A – Returning a Deposit with Accrued Interest; July 17, 2009, Real Estate Q & A – Certain Trees Are Protected; March 29, 2009, Real Estate Q &A – Going After Deed Fraud; January 14, 2009, Real Estate Q & A, – Does a Mortgage Tax Apply in a Refinancing; September 4, 2008, Real Estate Q & A, – Paying a Mortgage Tax on Home Refinancings; September 11, 2007, Mortgage Q & A – Mortgage Taxes and Lines of Credit; July 31, 2007, Mortgage Q & A – The Complexities of Recording Taxes; July 3, 2007, Mortgage Q & A – Reducing a Mortgage Tax; April 10, 2007, Mortgage Q & A – Does a Mortgage Tax Apply to a Refinancing?; January 21, 2007, Your Home – When Friends buy a House Together; August 14, 2005, Q & A – Passing Along Tax Credits in a Co-op; October 31, 2004, Your Home – How to Abandon an Underground Tank; March 14, 2004, Q&A – A Condo Fee for an Open House; December 1, 2002, Your Home – Tax Breaks for Owners Of Co-ops; October 21, 2001, Q&A – Condo Owner with 20 Apartments; March 18, 2001, Q&A – A Building Going Up Next Door; July 30, 2000, Your Home – Warranties for New Houses; June 18, 2000, Q&A – Rules on Taking a Roommate; July 30, 2000 – Your Home: Warranties for New Houses; June 20, 1999, Q&A; February 7, 1999, Your Home – Disposing of a Paid Up Mortgage; March 29, 1998, Your Home – Buying a House in Foreclosure; December 14, 1997, Your Home – Homeowner Tax Cuts in New York; November 2, 1997, Your Home – Mortgage Transfer Savings; June 22, 1997, Mortgage Recording Taxes; October 5, 1997, Real Estate Q & A,; December 15, 1996, Q&A; October 6, 1996, Q&A; April 28, 1996, Your Home – Lowering Taxes on a Mortgage; January 13, 1991, Talking: Co-op Shares; Lenders Tighten the Rules HABITAT MAGAZINE: March-April 2006 – A Failure to Communicate NEWSDAY: May 3, 1996 – Saving With Assigned Mortgages NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL: August 17, 2007, Marketplace February 4, 2009, Realty Law Digest- Motel in the Sky v. Wald M.O.COM: “What’s Yours?” Interview of Douglas F. Wasser; published on-line on May 29, 2013 @ http://www.mo.com/Wasser-Russ-LLP-Douglas-F-Wasser PUBLISHED CASES: Skyview Motel, LLC v. Wald (March 22, 2011) NY Appellate Division/Second Department BAR ADMISSIONS: New York, 1981 Southern District of New York, 2011 Eastern District of New York, 2011 EDUCATION: State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York , 1980/J.D. Queens College of the City University of New York, New York, New York, 1977/B.A. Honors: Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities ANCILLARY INTERESTS: Sunday Religious School Teacher

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    Business law firm located in Manhattan with expertise in real estate, insurance, corporate and fine art areas of law

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