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 - 2019
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (100%): Condominiums & Cooperatives, Mortgage & Refinance

Focus Areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives, Mortgage & Refinance


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Matthew Leeds

Admitted: 1978, New York

Professional Webpage:


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

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: 5/14/2019

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