Luise A. Barrack

Luise A. Barrack

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in New York, NY

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.
 | 733 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-551-8430
Fax: 212-551-8484
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1981
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (80%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Luise A. Barrack is the Managing Member of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., and head of the firm's Litigation Department, which under her leadership was recently honored by the New York Law Journal as the Litigation Department of the Year: Real Estate (2018). Clients come to Ms. Barrack for her killer instincts tempered by her sage counsel. She is a staunch advocate for her clients, many of whom she has represented for more than 30 years. Her no-nonsense approach has helped shape Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. into the tough and highly respected law firm it is today.

Ms. Barrack is an experienced practitioner in all of New York’s courts and she has substantial expertise in all facets of real estate litigation. Her real estate practice concentrates on representing developers, lenders, commercial owners, hoteliers, not for profit corporations and educational institutions. Ms. Barrack is one of New York's leading Loft Law experts, handling legalization, valuation of loft fixtures, and the costs of code compliance.

Ms. Barrack also represents owners and developers in construction litigation, developments, demolitions and assemblages, and disputes including succession rights, non-primary residence, and owner occupancy. In addition, she is seasoned in cooperative, condominium, and shareholder disputes and versed in rent regulatory and administrative law, including obtaining certificates of no harassment (CONH).

Ms. Barrack has handled such wide ranging matters as defeating a claim that a developer was required to conduct an environmental study prior to filing an administrative proceeding for permission not to renew rent stabilized tenants' leases in order to demolish a Central Park South building; reaching a multimillion dollar deal and property exchange with Columbia University; representing New York Law School in recovering a site essential to building its new urban campus; and defeating a party claiming an option to purchase an interest in a High Line building containing a chic and extremely high profile nightclub.

About Luise Barrack

Admitted: 1981, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Commercial Observer’s "Barrier-Breaker Award", Barrier-Breaker Award, 2018
  • Crain's 2018 Legal List/Leading Women Lawyers in NYC, Crain's 2018 Legal List/Leading Women Lawyers in NYC, 2018
  • Honored by Real Estate New York as a "Woman of Influence", 2008
  • New York Super Lawyers Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area, 2012-2016
  • Joseph Solomon Scholar, University of Bologna School of Law, Italy
  • Honored by Real Estate Weekly as an Industry Leader, 2010
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Honored by Real Estate Forum as a "Woman of Influence" 2011-2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York City Bar Association, Member, Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee, 2013-2015
  • Member of the Irvington Village Zoning Board
  • New York City Bar Association, Member, Committee on the Judiciary, 2010-2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Co-Chair of the YMCA’s 2016 Annual Campaign, 2016
  • YMCA Development Committee Leadership Council

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • NYSBA 2014 Advanced Real Estate Transactions – “Careful What You Say: Ethics in Real Estate”, 2014
  • NYSBA 2012 Advanced Real Estate Transactions – “Careful What You Say: Ethics in Real Estate”, 2012
  • IMN-2nd Annual Real Estate General Counsel's Forum (What is on your Checklist? Property Acquisitions & Due Diligence), 2012
  • SL Green - Residential Rent Law Seminar, 2012
  • Commercial Summary Proceedings - Landlord Representation for the Civil Court in the County of Kings, 2012
  • Current Real Estate Leasing Issues (Including Ethics and Civility), New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section – Annual Meeting, 2012
  • Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. 2013 In-house Lecture Series: Attorney Client Relations 101 (Ethics), 2013
  • Annual Real Estate Weekly Women's Forum - Women Who Rule: CEO and Founder's Round Table, 2013
  • New York City Bar - “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives & Condominiums- Cases & Marketplace Developments in the Last Six Months”, 2014

Representative Clients:

  • Matter of 220 CPS "Save Our Homes" Assn. v. New York State Div. of Hous. & Community Renewal, 60 A.D.3d 593, 877 N.Y.S.2d 21 (2009), 2009

Educational Background:

  • New York Law School, J.D. - Honors: Member, Moot Court Association, 1978-1979; Law Review: New York Law School Law Review, Member, 1978 - 1979; Law Review: New York Law School Law Review, Research Editor, 1979 - 1980, 1980
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A. (Cum Laude), 1977

Industry Groups

  • NYC Bar Association
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Office Location for Luise A. Barrack

733 Third Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY 10017

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Last Updated: 10/9/2019

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