| Peter M. Bartfeld, Esq.

Practice Areas

Business and Corporate Law. Mr. Bartfeld's work in the business and corporate areas has covered a wide variety of commercial matters, including: transactional work; mergers and acquisitions; corporate, partnership and limited liability company work; finance, bank and other loan work; licensing; distribution; employment; franchise; and general contract work.

Hotel and Restaurant Law. Mr. Bartfeld has performed extensive legal work for clients in the hospitality industry, providing corporate, real estate, regulatory, licensing (liquor, cabaret, catering, and other) and general commercial legal services for some of the leaders in the industry, including Restaurant Associates, the Riese Organization, Benihana of Tokyo, the Sheraton Hotels, and numerous other restaurant and hotel companies.

Immigration and Visa Law. As a complement to his practice representing overseas clients in their US investments, Mr. Bartfeld has worked with immigration counsel to satisfy the US visa and immigration needs of his international clientele.

Litigation. Ancillary to his work as a commercial and real estate lawyer, Mr. Bartfeld has substantial experience in the area of commercial and real estate litigation. Mr. Bartfeld works closely with his clients in an effort to achieve efficient and favorable results in litigations, arbitrations, and other commercial dispute matters.

Real Estate Law. Mr. Bartfeld has performed substantial work in the real estate area, including the sale and purchase of properties, such as office buildings, shopping centers, factories and warehouse facilities. He also assists individual clients with their personal residence transactions, including private homes, cooperatives and condominiums. Mr. Bartfeld has special expertise in the leasing area, having negotiated many hundreds of office, retail and other commercial leases, representing both landlords and tenants. Mr. Bartfeld also provides counsel in other real estate areas, including: architect, construction and engineering contracts; and mortgage loan, financing and refinancing.

Tax Liens. In recent years, Mr. Bartfeld has developed a specialty in real property tax lien law, particularly as it relates to the enforcement of county, city and village liens in New York. Mr. Bartfeld can advise clients on how to best enforce and defend rights in relation to such liens. He can also pursue foreclosure and other enforcement remedies on behalf of clients who own tax liens.

US Investments. Mr. Bartfeld has guided numerous foreign individuals and companies in their business and real estate investments in the United States. Mr. Bartfeld takes the time to closely work with his clients so they may acquire a better understanding of the unique and often complex US business and legal environment. Where appropriate, Mr. Bartfeld works with other professionals, such as real estate brokers and advisors, investment bankers, and other consultants, in locating and analyzing US investment opportunities.

Other Legal Areas. Mr. Bartfeld works with outside counsel to provide additional expertise in other practice areas. These include, among others, estates and trusts planning and administration, probate, tax, trademark, and wills.

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