Leading Real Estate Tax Attorney Donald Liebman Joins Proskauer Rose as Senior Counsel

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Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm with over 700 lawyers worldwide, announced that Donald Liebman, one of the most prominent real estate tax attorneys in New York City, has joined the firm as senior counsel, resident in the New York office.

Mr. Liebman is the latest addition to the firm’s rapidly-expanding real estate and tax practices, which recently announced the addition of Eric Remensperger as partner and head of the firm’s West Coast Real Estate Department and Raj Tanden as partner in its Tax Department, resident in Los Angeles.

Mr. Liebman represents institutional and real estate clients in every aspect of property taxation and the tax certiorari field, from strategic real estate tax planning to trial and appeal. Matters he has been involved with include successfully challenging valuations, obtaining tax exemptions for new construction and redevelopment, rendering opinions on the potential taxation of projects, and the negotiation, drafting, auditing and defense of lease tax escalation clauses. In addition, he has experience in tax issues relating to Mitchell-Lama housing, PILOT programs, and IDA agreements.

“Don is one of the most prominent and talented real estate tax attorneys in New York and constitutes a critical component in the expansion of Proskauer’s real estate group,” said Lawrence J. Lipson, partner and chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department.

Mr. Liebman joins Proskauer from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. He formerly served as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department’s Condemnation and Tax Certiorari Division, where he litigated a range of matters and successfully defended challenges to the city’s taxing authorities and municipal agencies.

Mr. Liebman received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is a Director of the Real Estate Tax Review Bar Association and member of the International Association of Assessing Officers and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is also Chairman of the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Cortlandt Manor in Westchester County, where he has presided over a number of unique tax valuation cases including the Indian Point Nuclear Plant.

Proskauer’s Real Estate Department advises clients in the diverse and complex legal aspects pertaining to commercial real estate. The firm’s clients include property owners, developers, mortgage and mezzanine lenders, debt and equity investors, tenants, brokers and managers. In the course of its representation of these clients, Proskauer regularly handles commercial transactions that encompass: sales and acquisitions of real property and equity and debt interests; mortgage and mezzanine loan originations and other real estate finance vehicles; credit leases, ground leases and other net leases; office and retail leases; joint ventures and equity funds; equity and debt securitizations; property development and construction; and brokerage and management arrangements.

About Proskauer Rose

Proskauer Rose LLP, founded in 1875, is one of the nation’s largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, Boca Raton, Newark, New Orleans and Paris. The firm has wide experience in all areas of practice important to businesses and individuals, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, general commercial litigation, private equity and fund formation, patent and intellectual property litigation and prosecution, labor and employment law, real estate transactions, internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, bankruptcy and reorganizations, trusts and estates, and taxation. Its clients span industries including chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, Internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation. The firm can be found online at http://www.proskauer.com.

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