Matthew J. Leeds

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in New York, NY

Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP
 | 360 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-922-9250
Fax: 212-922-0645
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business
    Attorney Profile

    Matthew Leeds is a partner in the Real Estate Transactions and Cooperative and Condominium Housing practice groups of Ganfer & Shore. Mr. Leeds handles all types of sophisticated real estate transactions, including particular exposure to matters relating to condominiums and cooperatives.

    Mr. Leeds frequently works in the growing area of commercial condominiums, as well as leasehold commercial condominiums. Many of his matters relate to the takeover by lenders or investors of unfinished developments or of “unsold” units, and the methods of completing the offering, including analysis and structures recognizing issues of sponsor liability. Mr. Leeds frequently acts as counsel, or as special counsel, to some of America’s largest law firms, for sophisticated real estate owners, including public REITs and major real estate owners and developers.

    In addition, Mr. Leeds regularly represents purchasers, sellers and owners of commercial and residential properties, developers and sponsors of offering plans, condominium associations, and cooperative apartment corporations, investors, lenders, and management.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Real Estate: Business
    Focus Areas

    Condominiums & Cooperatives, Mortgage & Refinance


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

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    About Matthew Leeds

    Admitted: 1978, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Lawyers in New York
    • Super Lawyers
    • Best Lawyers in America

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Former Chair, New York State Bar Association's Real Property Section
    • New York
    • Co-chair of New York State Bar Association's Real Property Section, Condominiums and Cooperatives Committee
    • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyer, 1999
    • Member of the Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association's Real Property Section

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-author, New York Practice Guide: Cooperatives and Condominiums, published by Matthew Bender, 1986
    • Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School

    Educational Background:

    • New York University (University College), A.B., 1974
    • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1983
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    Office Location for Matthew J. Leeds

    360 Lexington Avenue
    14th Floor
    New York, NY 10017

    Phone: 212-922-9250

    Fax: 212-922-0645

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    Last Updated: 3/22/2021

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