James C. Kennedy

James C. Kennedy

Partner

New York
+1 212 981 2327
Emailjkennedy@wilkauslander.com
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Wilk Auslander LLP
1515 Broadway
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New York, NY 10036
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James C. Kennedy handles all types of real estate transactions, including leasing, purchases, sales, financing, and development. He also counsels private individuals and families, closely held entities and not-for-profit organizations, cooperative apartment corporations, and condominium associations.

Jim works with clients throughout the U.S.  His clients include specialty and high-end retailers acquiring and leasing space in shopping centers and at freestanding locations; landlords and tenants financing, acquiring, and leasing space for offices, hotels, apartment buildings, street retail locations, industrial sites, parking lots, and warehouses; and individuals, families, and closely held entities acquiring, leasing, and selling private residences and other properties.

Jim serves on the firm’s Management Committee.

Overview

James C. Kennedy handles all types of real estate transactions, including leasing, purchases, sales, financing, and development. He also counsels private individuals and families, closely held entities and not-for-profit organizations, cooperative apartment corporations, and condominium associations.

Jim works with clients throughout the U.S.  His clients include specialty and high-end retailers acquiring and leasing space in shopping centers and at freestanding locations; landlords and tenants financing, acquiring, and leasing space for offices, hotels, apartment buildings, street retail locations, industrial sites, parking lots, and warehouses; and individuals, families, and closely held entities acquiring, leasing, and selling private residences and other properties.

Jim serves on the firm’s Management Committee.

Representative Matters

  • Acquired retail space for new and expanded full-line specialty department stores, in-line shops, concept boutiques, “big-box,” and outlet center stores.
  • Represented a landlord in several long-term ground leases for tenant construction of Midtown Manhattan apartment houses with retail stores.
  • Advised a landlord on long-term ground lease for a tenant to build offices, retail stores, and a theater at a prime Midtown Manhattan location.
  • Assisted a tenant in acquiring a commercial space leasehold interest in a Manhattan cooperative apartment building for a medical facility.
  • Counseled a large not-for-profit organization in connection with the long-term lease of a Manhattan building to another not-for-profit.
  • Negotiated a lease of multiple floors in a Manhattan landmark building for an advertising agency.
  • Handled warehouse leases at an industrial park for the landlord.
  • Advised donors in conveyances of property to conservation trusts.
  • Represented institutional lenders and borrowers in multi-million-dollar mortgage, mezzanine, and asset-based loans.
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Education

Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1985

— Moot Court Board (Member)

Georgetown University, B.A., 1982

Bar Admissions

New York

Publications
  • Cooperatives, Bergerman & Roth’s New York Real Property Forms, Chapter 32 (Mathew Bender, 1987)
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