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 - 2018
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 heads the firm's Litigation Department.

Ms. Barrack's practice concentrates on representing developers, owners, lenders, hoteliers, not for profit corporations and educational institutions with their development plans and in their litigation  She guides her clients, many of whom she has represented for almost 30 years, through adminsitrative proceedings and at the trial and appellate levels. She has substantial expertise in all facets of real estate litigation, and is an experienced practitioner in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. Ms. Barrack is also one of New York City's leading Loft Law experts, handling legalization, valuation of loft fixtures, and the costs of code compliance.

Matters handled by Ms. Barrack include: 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.

Ms. Barrack also represents owners and developers in construction litigation, developments, demolitions and assemblages. In addition, she is seasoned in cooperative, condominium, and shareholder disputes. In one such matter, Ms. Barrack obtained a judgment for maintenance withheld by a real estate attorney shareholder for his Park Avenue co-op and an order requiring him to pay the bulk of the attorneys' fees he caused his co-op to incur.

About Luise Barrack

Admitted: 1981, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • New York Super Lawyers Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area, 2012-2016
  • Honored by Real Estate Forum as a "Woman of Influence" 2011-2014
  • Honored by Real Estate Weekly as an Industry Leader, 2010
  • Honored by Real Estate New York as a "Woman of Influence", 2008
  • Joseph Solomon Scholar, University of Bologna School of Law, Italy
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Irvington Village Zoning Board, 2014-2018
  • YMCA Development Committee Leadership Council

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

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
Office Location for Luise A. Barrack

733 Third Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY 10017

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Last Updated: 3/30/2018

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