Matthew J. Zangwill’s practice centers on commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties throughout the country. Matthew has significant experience assisting clients with tax-deferred exchanges, defeasance transactions, net zero bond leasing, condominium conversions, offering plan preparation and no-action applications, ground leases, purchase options, commission agreements, mortgage and construction lending, mezzanine and private equity financing and architect’s and construction agreements.  Additionally, a significant portion of Matthew’s real estate practice is dedicated to representing both landlords and tenants in connection with commercial leasing of retail, office and industrial spaces.

As a partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., Matthew is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department and IDA & Municipal Development Incentives and Land Use and Environmental practice groups.

Matthew has closed hundreds of millions of dollars of financing transactions that include office buildings, shopping centers, apartment complexes, retail sites and vacant land. His work on behalf of borrowers and lenders includes the negotiation of complex loan documents including various forms of guarantys and working through complex title issues.

Matthew is also adept at representing not-for-profit and religious institutions seeking to buy, sell or mortgage real property, assisting clients with Industrial Development Agency financings and all the while remaining active as counsel for purchasers, sellers and lenders of single-family homes, condominiums and cooperative apartments.

Matthew is a member of the Board of Directors of The School for Language and Communication Development and Able Community Services Corp., both not-for-profit organizations headquartered in Glen Cove, New York, that serve children and young adults with language and autism spectrum disorders. Matthew has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for both 2015 and 2016.  In recognition of his contributions, Matthew was acknowledged as member of the Class of 2015 40 Under 40 at the Long Island Business News 17th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards gala.

Matthew serves as legal counsel for the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, an umbrella organization acting as an advocate for the over 40 local Chambers of Commerce in Nassau County.

Matthew serves as a contributor to the Ask Real Estate section of the New York Times, which assists readers by answering their real estate inquires.

A cum laude graduate from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, he was an editor on the Moot Court Board. While in law school, he interned with a Justice of New York State Supreme Court, Nassau County.

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