Michael J. Ciarlo

Top rated Real Estate attorney in New York, New York

Nadel & Ciarlo, P.C.
Michael J. Ciarlo
Nadel & Ciarlo, P.C.

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1999

Education: Brooklyn Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

Nadel & Ciarlo, P.C.

527 Madison Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10022 Visit website


Michael J. Ciarlo is a partner with Nadel & Ciarlo, P.C., located in New York, New York. Providing representation to individual and business clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, his varied practice encompasses real estate and general business transactions as well as litigation.

Some of the representative real estate matters that Mr. Ciarlo handles include landlord/tenant disputes, ownership, title and deed issues, and complex purchase and sale transactions. Mr. Ciarlo also provides advice and counsel to cooperative and condominium boards on their daily operations, and he handles related issues regarding improvements, repairs, common charges and maintenance fees, alteration agreements, construction defects and common area matters.

Mr. Ciarlo's business and commercial law practice involve providing assistance to clients with the formation of startup companies, including the choice of legal entity that the businesses will operate under as well as the regulatory compliance issues that the new ventures are likely to face. He also regularly helps existing companies that wish to establish a business presence in New York City. Mr. Ciarlo has extensive experience in handling business litigation involving shareholder disputes, contract breaches and business torts such as the unauthorized use of trade secrets.

Prior to pursuing his legal studies, Mr. Ciarlo was an undergraduate at New York University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1995. He then attended Brooklyn Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1998. He has been with his current firm since becoming admitted to practice in New York in 1999. In addition to New York, Mr. Ciarlo is also admitted to practice in New Jersey.

Practice areas

Real Estate: Business, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation: Business

Focus areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives, Construction Defects, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance

  • 60% Real Estate: Business
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 20% Construction Litigation: Business

First Admitted: 1999

Professional Webpage: https://www.nadelassociates.com/attorney/michael-j-ciarlo/

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • “How long can my building keep scaffolding up?”, The New York Times, 9/06/2022
  • “Dealing With Conflict in Co-ops & Condos”, Cooperator News New York, 6/2022
  • “Surviving Divorce: A Guide for Family Businesses and Charities”, Financial Times, 6/15/2022
  • “Resident Rights”, Cooperator News New York, 6/2017
  • "A Noisy Cafe Next Door," The New York Times.  September 19, 2015
  • “Hold the burger smell please”, New York Times, 8/23/2015
  • “How an Airbnb guest is staying in an apartment for months rent free”, ABCNews, 7/22/2014
  • “Million-Dollar condo owner allegedly running illegal bed-and-breakfast”, New York Post, 5/20/2015
  • “How to find a Cheap Apartment in NYC”, TimeOut New York, 4/28/2011
  • “1BR Apt. Downtown, Fraught with Risk: What to know before listing your apartment with Airbnb”, Super Lawyers, 10/2/2016
  • In The Matter Of Double J. Partners, LLC v. FORTE, New York Law Journal, November 19, 2010
  • “Real Estate Interests Help Cuomo Gain a Big Edge in Cash”, New York Times, 1/28/2010
  • “Stores Go Dark Where Buyers Once Roamed.”, New York Times, 7/21/2009
  • “New York’s Women Leaders in Law.” New York Magazine, years 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • NBC Channel 4, 6:00 News, Television appearance and related article “Manhattan Stores Closing Up Shop”, 7/21/2009
  • “New Round in Divorce of Minnelli” New York Times, 9/9/2006
Educational Background:
  • New York University, B.A., cum laude, Honors: With Honors, 1995
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New Jersey, 1999
  • New York, 1999

Office location for Michael J. Ciarlo

527 Madison Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212-317-9500


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

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