Stephen M. Lasser has focused his practice on real estate as both a transactional attorney and a litigator for over a decade. He acts as legal counsel to developers, lenders, landlords, commercial tenants, cooperatives, condominiums and homeowners associations. Mr. Lasser handles complex real estate acquisitions and finance matters as well as drafting and negotiating commercial leases, construction contracts and vendor agreements for his clients. He has also successfully litigated numerous lawsuits covering a wide spectrum of real estate related issues including construction litigation, shareholder disputes, commercial landlord-tenant actions and insurance coverage disputes.

Mr. Lasser frequently lectures and writes articles related to his real estate law practice. He is a volunteer at the Monday Night Law Program sponsored by the New York City Bar Association where he provides pro bono counseling on landlord and tenant issues and other real estate matters. In addition, he currently serves as the treasurer on the board of directors of the Manhattan cooperative where he resides.

Prior to and while earning his law degree in the Evening Division of Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Lasser worked as a property manager for several prominent local real estate developers and management companies. Prior to joining Barton LLP, Mr. Lasser was the head of the New York office of a leading East Coast law firm.

Quotes, News & Publications

  • Collecting Condominium Common Charges- Appropriate Legal Methods | The NY Cooperator | April 2010
  • When Owners fall Behind- How to Collect Condo Arrears | The NY Cooperator | October 2003