Three graduates of NYLS were recently named “Leading Ladies in Real Estate” by Real Estate Weekly magazine. The list highlights “women making great strides in the New York real estate industry” according to the magazine.
Honorees include Terri Adler ’96, a founding member, Managing Partner, and Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group at Duval & Stachenfeld LLP. Real Estate Weekly calls Adler “one of the most talented and creative attorneys in real estate” and “an unmatched powerhouse in corporate real estate transactions requiring complicated structuring.” She possesses “a wide range of expertise in all areas of national and international real estate practice with a particular focus on complex joint ventures and corporate real estate transactions,” the magazine notes. Real Estate Weekly also highlights Adler’s numerous other accolades, which include being named among the top 100 female lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York Business.
Another alumna recognized by Real Estate Weekly is Danielle Ash ’13, Senior Real Estate Associate in Duval & Stachenfeld’s Real Estate Practice Group. The magazine praises Ash’s “expertise in a wide array of real estate matters, including joint ventures, construction and permanent financing, multi-stakeholder negotiations and development projects, and complex fund formations.” Real Estate Weekly also highlights her involvement in the professional organizations Women in Housing and Finance and Women in Funds, as well as her membership in the City Bar Association Committee on Housing and Urban Development and the Associate Board of WHEDCo. She was also recently appointed to NYLS’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.
A third distinguished alumna, Nina Roket ’96 was also named to the list. Roket is Co-Administrative Partner, a partner in the Real Estate Department, and Leader of the Commercial Leasing Practice at Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP. Real Estate Weekly highlights her expertise in “commercial real estate law, with a focus on office and retail leasing, conveyancing, and finance transactions” and her experience managing “complex retail leasing projects across the nation.” One of her projects—One Willoughby Square—is the first ground-up office tower built in Brooklyn in 30-plus years. And advising on co-working spaces has placed her “at the forefront of this new age of office leasing,” Real Estate Weekly writes.
Read the full Real Estate Weekly list here.
In Their Own Words: The Excitement of Practicing Real Estate Law
“The real estate industry has been the focus of lots of new legislation over the past 18 months. Duval & Stachenfeld has been at the forefront for all of it, becoming an industry leader in Opportunity Zones, and we are leading the charge on the New York City Climate Mobilization Act and newly enacted PACE [property assessed clean energy] finance. It is definitely an exciting and busy time at Duval & Stachenfeld!”
–Terri Adler ’96
“Real estate is a fast-paced, dynamic, and complex area of law—one in which, as an attorney, you have to find the right balance of protecting your client’s interests and maintaining a spirit of collaboration to get the deal done. Working at Duval & Stachenfeld has given me access to some of the most brilliant and creative minds in the industry. Every day I learn something new and grow as a practitioner because of the talent, drive and passion that surrounds me.”
–Danielle Ash ’13