Matthew Zangwill’s practice centers on real estate transactions, including the acquisition, sale, development and financing of buildings, shopping centers, multi-family residential complexes, self-storage facilities, retail sites and vacant land throughout the country. Matthew has extensive experience in the real estate finance space including negotiating and closing commercial mortgage loans, building construction loans, mezzanine loans, private equity financing and bridge loans. His work on behalf of borrowers and lenders includes the negotiation of complex loan documents including guaranties, mortgages, building loan agreements, ISDA master agreements as well as working through complex title issues. Matthew’s real estate practice also covers transactions involving any one of the many Industrial Development Agencies operating in the State of New York, affordable housing development, tax-deferred exchanges, ground lease transactions including financing ground lease positions, defeasance transactions, net zero bond leasing, condominium conversions, offering plan preparation and no-action applications, purchase options and architect’s and construction agreements. A significant portion of Matthew’s real estate practice is dedicated to representing both landlords and tenants in connection with leasing and subleasing of retail, office, medical and industrial spaces.

Matthew is adept at navigating the various challenges facing not-for-profit corporations and religious institutions seeking to buy, sell or mortgage real property as well as assisting those seeking to create not-for-profit corporations, obtaining tax exempt recognition and ensuring compliance with law.

An advocate for small business, Matthew serves as legal counsel for the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, Inc. the umbrella organization advocating for the interests of over 40 local Chambers of Commerce in Nassau County and their member businesses. Matthew has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In recognition of his contributions, Matthew was acknowledged as member of the Class of 2015 40 Under 40 at the Long Island Business News 17thAnnual 40 Under 40 Awards gala. 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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