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The firm’s partners are seasoned local counsel who have more than thirty years of combined legal experience in the complex and evolving practice of commercial real estate law and litigation.

The firm combines expert knowledge of the law with a commitment to efficiency and responsiveness to the needs of our clients.

As skilled litigators, the firm’s partners have won many significant real estate and commercial litigation cases in both federal and state courts.

The partners’ extensive litigation experience offers a comprehensive approach to reach our clients’ intended objectives.

Partners

Keith P. Brown

Keith is a founding partner of Brown & Altman, LLP, where he represents a wide range of corporations in real estate matters, from complicated commercial disputes to issues related to zoning and land use regulations. He counsels on real estate development, liability avoidance and litigation, as well as compliance with federal and state environmental laws. Among Keith’s clients are Fortune 500 companies, including national retailers, commercial developers, residential developers, national petroleum distributors, national and local community banks, gasoline station retailers, automotive dealerships, pharmacies and other local businesses, as well as wireless companies and tower developers throughout the New York metropolitan area, including all townships and many villages throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Rezoned a 30-acre light industrial parcel for a 250,000-square-foot shopping center, known as the “Mount Sinai Village Centre,” in Mount Sinai, New York.
  • Represents a multinational solar developer in multimillion-dollar federal and state litigation and in the negotiation of the purchase agreement and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 106-acre solar energy facility in Manorville, New York.
  • Represented an international telecommunications companies in federal and state litigation.
  • Works with property owners, property managers and wireless telecommunications providers to zone, develop and lease properties for wireless telecommunications services throughout Long Island and New York City.
  • Advised many Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of programmatic development, including leasing, zoning and litigation.
  • Obtained approvals for change of zones, special permits and variance relief for regional petroleum retailers in North Hempstead, Hempstead, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Riverhead and a number of Long Island villages.

PROFESSIONAL + COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, member
  • American Bar Association, member
  • New York State Bar Association, member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, member
  • Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology, serves on its board of directors
  • Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, member
  • The Townwide Fund of Huntington, serves on board of directors
  • Touro Law Center Institute on Land Use & Sustainable Development Law, serves on its advisory board; was instrumental in starting the organization

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Federal & State Court Litigation
  • Federal Civil Rights Litigation

EDUCATION

  • JD, 1994, Touro College Jacob
  • D. Fuchsberg Law Center BA, 1990, State University of New York at Albany

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • Second Circuit

David N. Altman

David is a founding partner of Brown & Altman, LLP and has extensive experience in real estate law, commercial litigation and environmental law. He handles a broad range of matters involving land use and zoning, municipal law, commercial and residential transactional real estate, environmental law, commercial and civil litigation, corporate practice and commercial transactions.

He represents commercial and residential real estate developers, commercial and residential lenders, national and local retailers, and is involved in all phases of site development, with particular experience in the development of sites for the retail petroleum industry and for wireless telecommunications. He has worked with major national corporations, including Fortune 500 businesses, as well as local businesses in various aspects of the retail, commercial and industrial sectors. As a land use attorney, he practices before municipalities throughout Long Island, as well as New York City. Additionally, David serves as transactional counsel to a number of commercial and residential lenders.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Rezoning and development of a five-acre commercial parcel in Smithtown, New York, for national retail development.
  • Obtaining approvals for change of zones, special permits and variance relief for regional petroleum retailers in North Hempstead, Hempstead, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Riverhead and a number of Long Island villages.
  • Working with religious organizations and institutions on Long Island to obtain zoning approvals needed to develop and renovate places of worship and infrastructure.
  • Drafts and negotiates commercial leases for national retailers and the food service industry, as well as lending institutions and offices leases including the negotiation of a 20,000-plus square foot office and retail space for one of Long Island’s leading commercial lenders
  • Represented an iconic Montauk, New York resort property in a $22 million dollar refinance and financial package.
  • Represented a developer in connection with the subdivision of a 24-acre industrial parcel in Calverton, New York.
  • Works with property owners, property managers and wireless telecommunications providers to zone, develop and
    lease properties for wireless telecommunications services throughout Long Island and New York City.

PROFESSIONAL + COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • New York State Bar Association, member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, member
  • Huntington Townwide Fund, President
  • Hofstra University School of Law Real Estate Practcum, developer of Real Estate Practicum for second and third year law students at Hofstra Law School
  • Suffolk County Village Officials Association, Associate Member; Instructor of bi­annual continuing education seminars for Suffolk County’s Vilalge Officials
  • David is committed to the continued exploration of clean, sustainable energy sources that benefit Long Island and the sustainability of its poplation.

David is committed to the continued exploration of clean, sustainable energy sources that benefit Long Island and the sustainability of its poplation.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Federal & State Court Litigation

EDUCATION

  • JD, 1990, Hofstra University
    • School of Law
  • BA, 1987, State University of New York at Binghamton

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • United States District Court
    • Eastern District of New York
    • United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit

Michael J. DiLeo

Mike is well versed in commercial real estate and commercial financing and represents financial institutions in significant commercial lending transactions.

His skills include arranging real estate financing for developers, experience gained through the operation of his own real estate and investment consulting firm. Mike also invested in his own commercial and multifamily residential real estate projects while maintaining a private practice in commercial and residential real estate.

PROFESSIONAL + COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Town of Oyster Bay Landmarks Preservation Commission, board member
  • Town of Oyster Bay Save Environmental Assets (SEA) Fund, serves on advisory committee

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Commercial Litigation

EDUCATION

  • JD, 1994, Hofstra University
    • School of Law
  • BS, 1990, Fairfield University

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • Connecticut
    • United States District Court
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York

Associates

John J. Anzalone

John counsels clients in a broad range of matters involving zoning and municipal law, commercial and residential transactional real estate and commercial litigation and civil litigation. He concentrates on land use development matters, representing clients in municipalities throughout Long Island, as well as the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals. John also has experience with transactional matters related to the purchase, sale and leasing of residential and commercial real estate. That includes the negotiation, reviewing and drafting of residential and commercial purchase and sale agreements, leases and mortgage loan documents

PROFESSIONAL + COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • New York State Bar Association, member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, member

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Real Estate Developers

EDUCATION

  • JD, 2010, Hofstra University
    School of Law
  • BA, 2007, magna cum laude,
    St. Joseph’s College

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

Andrew R. Stoecker

Andrew works with developers, national retailers and companies on projects throughout Long Island.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented lender in connection with a $4.7 million construction loan for the development of residential property in Bridgehampton, New York.
  • Represented lender in connection with a $2.7 million mortgage loan to refinance commercial property in Montauk, New York.
  • Represented lender in connection with a $1.5 million mortgage loan to refinance property at the Calabro Airport.
  • Represented lessee in negotiation of a $700,000.00 lease for commercial property in Plainview, New York.

ROFESSIONAL + COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • New York State Bar Association, member

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Real Estate Developers

EDUCATION

  • JD, 2013 Hofstra University
    School of Law
  • MBA, 2013 Hofstra University
  • Zarb School of Business BA, 2010, State University of New
    York College at Oneonta

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

Frank Marallo, Jr.

Frank focuses on local land use and zoning matters, commercial litigation, litigation of Article 78 petitions filed by and against municipalities, and the representation of lenders in commercial transactions. He also provides counsel on financial regulatory compliance and insurance litigation.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented solar developer in multimillion dollar federal and state litigation.
  • Acted as solar developer’s counsel in negotiation of purchase agreement and engineering, procurement and construction contract.
  • Represented the County of Nassau in wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Represented local banks in financing of real estate transactions.
  • Served as counsel to numerous corporations seeking zoning permits and approvals from local governments.

PROFESSIONAL + COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • New York State Bar Association, member
  • New York City Bar Association, member

RECOGNITION

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Real Estate Developers

EDUCATION

  • JD, 2013, Brooklyn Law School
  • BA, 2009, Villanova University

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York