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Peter A. Schwartz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in New York, NY

Graubard Miller
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10174
Phone: 212-818-8800
Fax: 888-253-0842
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Business, General Litigation, Administrative Law
Attorney Profile

Peter A. Schwartz heads Graubard Miller’s real estate department.  Mr. Schwartz has thirty years of experience in real estate and litigation, with a particular concentration in rent regulation.  He has litigated matters involving residential and commercial summary proceedings, Article 78 proceedings, injunctions, declaratory judgment, specific performance, and disputes with condominium unit owners and cooperative shareholders, among others.  He has practiced extensively before the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal ("DHCR") in matters involving luxury deregulation, rent overcharge, substantial rehabilitation, major capital improvement and demolition, among others.  In transactional matters, Mr. Schwartz represents clients in the acquisition and conveyance of commercial and residential properties, joint venture agreements and mortgage transactions.  He represents sponsors and boards of cooperatives and condominiums and negotiates and prepares commercial leases for professional and retail space.

About Peter A. Schwartz

First Admitted: 1982, New York

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chairman, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Boro of North Caldwell, NJ through 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers College, 1978
  • Master of Public Administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1981

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Member of the Board of Advisors to Apartment Law Insider, 2000


  • Industry Partner of the Year, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), 2007
  • Top Real Estate Attorneys, Development New York, 2005
  • listed among the top real estate attorneys in New York City, Avenue's Legal Elite, Avenue Magazine, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • CLE Faculty: live and web classroom lecture on due diligence and the HSTPA, Speaker, Due Diligence in the Purchase of Rent Regulated Apartments, New York City Bar, 2019
  • Speaker at a seminar for real estate professionals, including attorneys, about avenues to increase rental income in buildings subject to the Rent Stabilization Law., Lecture, Temporary Exemptions from Rent Stabilization and Substantial Rehabilitation, Community Housing Improvement Project, 2010
  • Lectured at CLE seminars regarding rent regulation , Speaker, Landlord and Tenant Law in New York, Lorman, 2013
  • Speaker at CLE course pertaining to commercial leasing, Speaker, Nuts and Bolts of Commercial Real Estate Leasing, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Author, Mitigation Rule Still in Effect, New York Law Journal, 1996
  • Lectured on nuisance and criminal activity in the landlord/tenant context and was part of a panel of real estate attorneys., Speaker, Unique Tenant Circumstances, NYCLA And CHIP, 2012
  • CLE lecture on recent changes to tenant anti-harassment laws in NYC , Speaker, What You Need to Know About the Tenant Harassment Laws, New York County Lawyers Association and Community Housing Improvement Program, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Community Housing Improvement Program
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Office Location for Peter A. Schwartz

The Chrysler Building
405 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10174

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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