Kathy A. Younkins

Top rated real estate attorney in New York, New York

Younkins & Schecter LLP
Kathy A. Younkins
Younkins & Schecter LLP

Practice Areas: Real estate

Licensed in New York since: 1985

Education: William & Mary Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

Younkins & Schecter LLP

420 Lexington Avenue
Suite 2050
New York, NY 10170 Visit website


Attorney Kathy A. Younkins is a partner with Younkins & Schecter LLP law firm in New York, New York. Regarded as one of the leading real estate attorneys in her region, Ms. Younkins provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout the greater New York City metro and surrounding areas who have complex real estate transactions involving the sale and purchase of property, commercial leases, financing, large-scale developments, asset management and other issues.

Throughout her legal career, Ms. Younkins has represented the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients, from real estate professionals and investors to landlords and tenants and others with complex real estate-related legal issues. She has negotiated leases for a variety of businesses in various industries, including office buildings, shopping centers, warehouses and factories, retail outlets, restaurants, and more.

Early in her legal career, she served as corporate counsel and vice president of First Winthrop Corporation, where she gained invaluable experience with real estate portfolio organization and management as well as negotiations, and she helped establish the company's in-house real estate practice group.

No matter the issues her clients have, Ms. Younkins provides highly personalized counsel and dedicated attention to their needs in order to help them achieve their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, she has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 1980 graduate of Queens College, Ms. Younkins obtained her Juris Doctor from William and Mary Law School in 1984. She is an active member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and she routinely conducts lectures before the association on a variety of legal topics related to real estate law. She is also a member of other professional real estate industry groups supporting real estate owners and operators as well as REITs.

Practice areas

Real estate: business
  • 100% Real estate: business

First Admitted: 1985, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.ys-law.com/partners.html

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Past Vice President and Corporate Counsel for First Winthrop Corporation
  • Counsel to the Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance (POPPA)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
Educational Background:
  • B.A. Queens College, 1980
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guest lecturer, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Industry Groups:
  • Real Estate Owners And Operators
  • REITs

Office location for Kathy A. Younkins

420 Lexington Avenue
Suite 2050
New York, NY 10170

Phone: 212-286-0040


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

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