Michael S. Blustein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Goshen, NY

Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP
10 Matthews Street
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: 845-291-0011
Fax: 845-291-0021
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Business (50%), Land Use/Zoning (30%), Business/Corporate (20%)
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Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice primarily on real estate and other types of business transactions, Michael S. Blustein is the managing partner at Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP. Located in the firm’s office in Goshen, New York, he represents individual and company clients throughout the greater Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown metropolitan area. Mr. Blustein attended Cornell University as an undergraduate, where he majored in labor relations and received a Bachelor of Science in 1989. He then pursued his legal education at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, part of Yeshiva University, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1992.

Mr. Blustein advises clients on the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, such as shopping centers and strip malls, warehouses, hotels, apartment complexes, and industrial buildings. He prepares and reviews the applicable agreements and often works with buyers to secure financing. Mr. Blustein also has extensive experience with like-kind exchanges governed by Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, and his real estate background extends to land use and zoning matters as well.

Mr. Blustein has also represented entrepreneurs who are thinking about launching a new business. At the outset, he works with them to determine the most appropriate form of legal entity for the venture, and once it has been formed, he prepares appropriate contracts and advises them on regulatory compliance as well as mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Blustein’s successful track record has earned him the respect of his colleagues, including an “Excellent” peer review rating through Avvo and a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. A member of several legal organizations, he is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Real Estate: Business
  • 30%Land Use/Zoning
  • 20%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

About Michael S. Blustein

Admitted: 1993, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.mid-hudsonlaw.com/our-team/michael-s-blustein/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Supreme Court, 9th Judicial District, Judicial Delegate   
  • Felony Narcotics and White Collar Investigations Unit
  • Middletown Bar Association, President, 1999
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section
  • Middletown Bar Association, Vice President, 1998
  • New York Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York    

Educational Background

  • Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations    
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Office Location for Michael S. Blustein

10 Matthews Street
Goshen, NY 10924

Phone: 845-291-0011

Fax: 845-291-0021

Last Updated: 4/8/2021

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