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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 | 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.
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., summa cum laude
State University of New York at Geneseo, B.A.
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.