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Erwin F. Lontok focuses his practice primarily on residential and commercial real estate transactional work. Erwin began his career at the legal department of Cendant Corporation. At Cendant Corporation, Erwin was responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating franchise agreements for various real estate brokerage firms. In addition, Erwin ensured that these real estate brokerage firms were in compliance with the corporation’s governance policies.
After leaving Cendant Corporation, Erwin associated himself with law firms which not only furthered his base in the commercial real estate world but also exposed him to residential real estate law. Presently, Erwin’s practice embraces both. As a part of his practice, Erwin represents and assists numerous clients with the sale and purchase of their homes as well as their financing needs. In addition, Erwin represents a number of cooperative corporations and condominium boards, to which he provides guidance on internal governance matters and assistance in mortgage refinances. Erwin has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating real estate contracts, commercial lease agreements and loan documents.
Erwin received his law degree from New York Law School in 1998 and his undergraduate degree from the College of Arts of Sciences at New York University in 1995. He is admitted to the bar of the State of New York as well as to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York State Bar Association.
Prior to joining Barton, Erwin was a partner at Ebert Lontok, LLC.