New York City is perhaps the most competitive and complex commercial and retail leasing environment in the United States. Whether seeking negotiating the terms of a lease, or requesting a reduction in rent or other lease modifications, the Gogel Law Firm has over 20 years of experienced working on behalf of businesses, tenants, landlords, and building owners. We advise clients throughout the real property lease transaction from the letter of intent through commercial lease negotiation and building occupancy, from small, moderate-size building leases to the largest, most complex lease transactions.

Consulting a New York City real estate lawyer is vital to protecting your commercial real property interests when entering into a retail property lease for commercial real estate transactions, including the leasing of office space, industrial buildings, condominiums, medical facilities, schools, restaurants, retail centers, and ground leases, amongst others. Mr. Gogel handles a wide range of commercial lease, contract and real estate issues on behalf of business clients, both internationally and domestically, for properties located throughout New York City, including Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

  • Letters of intent
  • Lease drafting and review
  • Indemnification agreements
  • Surrender – early termination
  • Right of first refusal
  • Subleases
  • Joint and shared ownership
  • Advice on whether the lease and the location are a good fit for business purposes.
  • Guide you through the lease process from beginning to end
  • Letters of intent
  • Leasehold improvements
  • Rent reduction – lease re-negotiation
  • Reviewing commercial leases and advising tenants with respect to lease liability
  • Advising landlords with respect to lease enforcement
  • Provide his clients with advice on process and pricing and in terms of client goals.
  • Advice on the appropriateness of the proposed leased space.
  • Determine what lease options are available and perhaps necessary
  • Cooperative and Condominium units
  • Office space
  • Retail space
  • Industrial Properties
  • Multifamily Residential Properties
  • Bulk sales of cooperative
  • Letters of intent

The law firm of Barry R. Gogel regularly creates fee simple and leasehold condominium real property agreements to help clients navigate a mixed use and mixed ownership building, to facilitate the building and operating its business affairs more efficiently.  The Gogel Law firm also has extensive experience negotiating the real property rights concerning commercial condominiums of ground-leased parcels, which are permitted under New York law.


Our Real Estate law firm represent national and international area office building landlords with respect to the office, warehouse, and specialty real estate leasing for the property situated in New York City.  Additionally, our law firm also excels at representing office, warehouse, industrial, and other tenants in their New York City commercial real property leasing endeavors.


The Gogel Law firm  is highly skilled in the creation, negotiation and operation of ground leases for Manhattan office buildings, hotels and development sites.  Mr. Gogel has 20 years of dedicated experience when it comes to negotiating ground lease transactions in all its complexities and the many elements involved in the maintenance conditions and obligations, ground rent reset, non-disturbance and non-subordination provisions, rent reset provisions as well as maintenance obligations and ground rent reset provisions.  Our law firm has drafted or enforced ground leases for numerous properties in New York City.


The law firm of Barry R.  Gogel, represents retailers in the leasing of store locations in malls, outlet centers and street locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx.  Additionally, our law firm manages and supervise all legal aspects of our clients’ retail real estate leasing programs.  New York City has some of the world’s most sought after retail space and we help clients with respect to their commercial real estate retail shopping area transactions, whether they be on Broadway, W. 34th street,  Soho, Madison Ave., Park Avenue, 5th Avenue, or any other commercially situated real property in New York City.  Our law firm has extensive experience in representing landlords, both nationally and internationally, and in in New York city in the leasing of the retail portions of mixed use buildings, for virtually any type of business, including those real estate transactions for such entities as hotels and restaurants in New York City which are often particularly complex arrangements with which our law firm has significant experience and many satisfied clients.

Successful commercial real estate leases are among the most complex contracts to negotiate, in that they greatly affect the success or failure of most small and medium-sized businesses in New York City.  The expertise with which these real estate leases and negotiated, drafted, agreed-upon and executed, provide the necessary solid foundation upon which the rest of the business will be built.

In reviewing commercial real property leases, our law firm is mindful of written leases that contain outdated and unnecessarily difficult language that often lead to confusion and possible litigation, which does not serve the interest of either party to the commercial real property lease.


The New York City Law firm of Barry R. Gogel is a very experienced parking garage leasing attorney and his office has over 20 years experience in representing:

  • Commercial Garage operating companies as tenants in the leasing of garages in residential buildings, including high end condominium, co-operative and rental buildings as well as free standing garages and parking lots.
  • Sellers and purchasers of free standing garages, as well as condominiums.
  • Upscale luxury condominiums and co-ops including owners of free standing garages with respect to their real estate leases with significant garage operators.
  • Free standing garage owners in their ground leasing of garage real estate properties, including institutions that convert their garages to other real property uses such as office, residential, and other uses.
  • Determine what lease options are available and perhaps necessary

At The Gogel Law Firm, we pride ourselves on our ability to gain insight into our your commercial real property leasing objectives, which enables us to give you the peace of mind of knowing that your commercial leasing legal issues are addressed in a diligent, responsive and cost effective manner while protecting and achieving your leasing objectives. Call us today, and we can provide the experienced legal representation your commercial real estate transactions require and deserve.


With our law firm’s extensive with real property development, leasing, sales and purchases of real property in New York City, our law firm works with “time is of the essence” and diligence, and we take the time to understand the details our clients goals which is crucial to successful projects. which saves the client both time and money, while completing our clients real estate transactions, achieving our clients goals. Mr. Gogel has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in complex commercial and residential real estate transactions. His clients have valued and relied upon his New York real estate law related knowledge, his ability to navigate the complexities that one often finds when dealing in the New York City real estate market.


The adage, “The Devil’s in the Details”, is especially true when it comes to commercial financing details do matter. Joint venture partners and Investors, and financial institutions, require that they need to be fully informed and need to know to the extent possible, exactly what’s involved when making real property financing and investment decisions and seeking commercial investments, in a detailed, well-organized and clear way, demonstrating the feasibility of the complex real property transactions.

If you need a law firm with established credentials in real estate practice, you welcome to meet with the New York City law firm of Barry R. Gogel, today.

The Gogel law firm always gets the job done and I continue to use them for all of my real estate law related mattersJoe Green

Some Of Our Law Firms Typical Types of Transactions

International Media Company

In Connection with leasing of 50000+ office and video editing space in the New York Metropolitan area and the relocation of its news bureau in ManhattanInternational Media Company

Representated a Private School

     With respect to its development of a five story school in Manhattan, involving a complex ground lease, development and bond financing structure.

Private School

Representated a Developer / Borrower in $45 Million Financing Transactions

This Construction financing allowed for the building of their newest senior facility.

Developer / Borrower
Represented a regional bank as Construction Lender

These transactions, often very complex, also include such diverse matters as a New Jersey retail development, warehouse development and a Manhattan condominium conversionRegional Bank

The Type of Service Our Real Estate Transaction Clients Can Expect

Why Hire Our Law Firm

  • We are always available for status updates and questions regarding your real estate matter and services performed by our very experience law firm.
  • Experienced law firm that specializes in real estate transactions and real property financing.
  • We work with due diligence to finish your real estate matter fast and without sacrificing quality or cost effectiveness
  • As you consider a real estate project, our law firm would be glad to discuss the often complex legal, transactional and financial issues involved

Customers Served

  • Industrial & Business Clients
  • Commercial Clients
  • Not-for-Profit Corporations
  • Individuals
  • Residential Home Buyers
  • Major Property Owners in the New York City Markets

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  • Home & Business Place Consultations
  • Efficient, Affordable, & Experienced
  • Residential Home Buyers
  • Major Property Owners in New York City, including the Midtown & Downtown New York City Markets

Proudly Serving the People of the Metropolitan New York City and Adjoining Areas

Serving New York City Area, Including, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester  County, New Jersey and adjacent areas, including Long Island and New Jersey, along with of course domestic and international client’s wishing to expand and/or conduct business in the New York City Metropolitan area.