Edward Puerta

Ed Puerta represents landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers of commercial, retail and industrial properties around the country and investors and stakeholders in both simple and complex property transactions.

What do you focus on?

Acquisitions and dispositions

I represent purchasers and sellers of real property that include hospitals, international manufacturers and startup enterprises. In this role, I negotiate agreements and advise clients on federal compliance issues, local building and zoning regulations and financial diligence.


Leasing is another core area of my practice. I work with both landlords and tenants to negotiate, draft and amend commercial, retail and industrial leases. For example, I recently completed negotiations in a lease of more than 300,000 square feet of space between two Fortune 500 companies. I also work extensively with clients on medical and health care leases, which present unique challenges due to governmental regulations and restrictions.

Affordable housing

My practice also encompasses affordable housing, and I have represented clients in the zoning and financing for a number of affordable housing developments. I am proud to have worked on and closed more than $100 million in projects to create quality affordable housing in urban and suburban areas around the country. This area involves a web of interaction between developer, owner, investor and government before results can be seen.

What do you see on the horizon?

I’m closely watching “green” construction and leasing trends with an eye toward the effects on clients that depend on government funding or contracting. I suspect a wave of regulation is coming that will require health, education and certain other businesses to invest in or relocate to environmentally-sustainable properties.

Representative Transactions

  • Closing the acquisition of more than 200 owned and leased medical properties out of an ongoing bankruptcy proceeding
  • Advising an institutional real estate investor on leasing, renovation, and compliance issues for a 30+ story Manhattan office tower
  • Counseling the largest fresh baked goods provider in the United States on the disposition of underutilized properties and acquisition of new properties
  • Negotiating long-term lease agreements on behalf of one of the largest landlord/developers on Long Island

Publications and presentations

  • Renco Group, Inc. v. Workers World Party, Inc.,” Touro Law Review, 23 Touro L. Rev. 255 2006.
  • People v. Dillard,” Touro Law Review, 23 Touro L. Rev. 425, 2006.
  • “Financial Incentives Grow for Green-Minded Owners” (contributing author), New York Law Journal, Nov. 25, 2008.
  • “An In-Depth Update on Green Building Codes” (contributing author), Suffolk Attorney, June, 2008.

Commercial ventures present opportunities and risks for health systems

Modern Healthcare | March 02, 2019

Long Island Affordable Housing and Real Estate Partner Ed Puerta is quoted in this article discussing the trend of hospitals using creative acquisition strategies to increase their patient base.

Macy's, Hot Topic… dermatology? Providers eye malls for one-stop healthcare shopping

Modern Healthcare | September 27, 2017

Long Island real estate partner Ed Puerta is quoted in this article about the trend of health care providers moving into shopping malls.

Law360 names attys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | April 27, 2017

This article mentions recent leadership promotions at the firm including David Brown, Jared Lusk, Jim Vallee, Graham Beck, Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Emily Crandall Harlan, Daniel Gibbons, Linda Huber, Ilana Kameros, Haydon Keitner, Darren Miller, Neal Pandozzi, Edward Puerta, Stephen Reil, and Elizabeth Young.


Edward Puerta


Long Island

Phone: 516-832-7547

Fax: 866-833-5897

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., summa cum laude

State University of New York at Geneseo, B.A.

New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Ed is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York County Lawyer’s Association, and the American Bar Association.

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