Vice President & General Counsel
Tel: 212-634-8900, Fax: 646-786-7124
Ben Kirschenbaum, Vice President & General Counsel, is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in law, residential management and brokerage in New York City. He has served as head of the management operations of a major real estate firm and the director of legal matters for both property management and residential brokerage firms. He has expertise in insurance, regulatory compliance and apartment transfers.
This background helps Ben devise practical solutions to complex legal and business matters.With the support of The Real Estate Board of New York, he was instrumental in demonstrating to the Department of Housing and Urban Development the flaws in the federal regulations on lead-based paint as applied to cooperatives and condominiums. Modifications in the regulations made it possible for owners and boards to comply with the federal mandates.
Ben is admitted to practice in both New York and Connecticut and is a licensed real estate broker in both states. He sits on the Residential Management Council of the Real Estate Board and is a past chair. He is also a member of the Cooperative and Condominium Committee of the Association of the Bar of New York City, which produced the model alteration agreement under his direction. Ben was chosen the Residential Real Estate Executive of the Year in 1999.
He graduated from Duke University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Brown University.
At Cooper Square Realty, Ben oversees the legal aspects of the Compliance and Transfer Departments. He also coordinates the tax protest process for our managed properties with Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein LLP, a leading tax certiorari firm with whom Cooper Square maintains an alliance.