Anderson Kill is pleased to announce two new practice group chair appointments:
Deborah B. Koplovitz has been named co-chair of the firm’s Cooperative and Condominium Group, following the retirement of former co-chair, Mort Rosen. Deborah will oversee the group with Peter Livingston, who continues his role as chair. Christopher C. Gerard has been appointed chair of the Estates, Trusts and Tax Services Group, taking over leadership of the group from Dennis Zagroba.
Deborah B. Koplovitz is a shareholder in Anderson Kill's New York office and concentrates her practice in real estate litigation and general representation of condominiums, cooperatives and sponsors. She has handled housing discrimination claims, construction issues and sponsor-defect cases, vendor disputes, corporate governance issues, foreclosure matters, hoarding cases, alteration disputes, lease and bylaw defaults, and noise complaints, to name a few. Deborah regularly lectures in areas pertaining to cooperatives and condominiums and is frequently quoted in The New York Times, Habitat Magazine, and The Cooperator. Deborah is also a trained mediator, focusing on community-style mediation, and is the founder of Anderson Kill's Co-op and Condo Mediation Center.
Anderson Kill’s Cooperative and Condominium Group attorneys serve as general counsel to the boards of directors and managers of numerous cooperatives, condominiums, and homeowners associations throughout the New York metropolitan area. Clients range from multi-building luxury complexes to small brownstones and include buildings converted from rental premises as well as new construction projects.
Christopher C. Gerard, a shareholder in the firm’s New York office, has extensive experience in estate planning and trust and estate administration. Chris often represents individuals and estates with multijurisdictional interests, both domestic and international. He also advises on the creation and administration of closely held business entities such as partnerships and limited liability companies and assists clients on real estate matters. He frequently serves as the executor of estates and trustee of trusts, requiring a wide range of fiduciary functions. In addition, he advises clients in the area of charitable gifting and has lectured on this topic. Chris' clients span the spectrum from high-net worth individuals, to individuals whose principal wealth-accumulating years still lie ahead of them, to individuals of more modest means. He also represents financial institutions in their fiduciary capacity and not-for-profit organizations.
Anderson Kill’s Estates, Trusts and Tax Services professionals plan estates, administer trusts and estates, advise clients on personal tax and wealth management issues, and resolve related disputes through negotiation or litigation.