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COVID-19 and Real Estate Transactions in New York: Dealing with the Now & Preparing for the Future

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Produced on April 14, 2020

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Course Information

Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

During this presentation, real estate attorney Matt Lehrer will discuss how COVID-19 has affected real estate transactions in NY. Specifically, this presentation will cover issues facing parties already in the contract (i.e. delayed board approvals, delayed closings), new negotiation strategies for buyers/seller not yet in the contract (i.e. outside termination dates, funding contingency language, post-closing escrow in lieu of pre-closing walkthrough), and virtual closings (including virtual notarization of documents).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the impact COVID-19 has had on parties currently in contract

  2. Explore new negotiation strategies and techniques that can be used in the COVID-19 era

  3. Examine new technology solutions to employ in real estate transactions including virtual notarization of documents and virtual closings

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Matthew Lehrer

Gitter & Lehrer PLLC

Experienced in the areas of commercial/business transactions, real estate transactions, and insurance law, Matthew brings a unique and well rounded perspective to his legal practice. Formerly the Managing Director and Associate General Counsel to a real estate brokerage and advisory firm, Matthew has expertise in representing tenants and landlords in the negotiation and drafting of commercial leases and representing building owners in connection with drafting, reviewing and negotiating multimillion-dollar construction contracts. As a Partner at Gitter & Lehrer PLLC, Matthew now focuses his practice on representing buyers and sellers of high-end residential, commercial and mixed use real estate.

Matthew is licensed to practice law in the New York State and Federal Courts, is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association the New York County Lawyers Association and has been selected as a Super Lawyer for 2013 and 2014.

Matthew received his B.A. from Indiana University, where he studied economics and political science, and his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.


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Michael W.

Timely and informative course

David F.

Good survey

George S.

Excellent legal and practical analysis (focused on residential transactions).

Jonathan C.

Excellent presentation. Extremely knowledgeable attorney.

Opal B.

Very helpful, practical, concrete information regarding how to handle real estate contract issues arising from or related to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Mark W.

a bit scrambled and ad hoc

Marissa C.

Very helpful and practical during this unprecedented time.

Richard L.

Really excellent!

Deborah S.

Very relevant!

Mary C.

Excellent presentation

Pari D.

reasonable solutions for Contract negotiations in uncertain times.

Deanna M.

He was great, learned a lot! Can't believe you got a Covid CLE up so fast!

Eric B.

A very informative and timely overview. Even as a Bankruptcy expert, the impact on real estate transactions if relevant in a given case can be very important!

Edward K.

Timely, practical, and thorough! Thank you!!!

bernard c.

Good job. Thank you.

Torger D.

Substantively excellent and yet very practical

Jaclyn C.

good points

Donald A.


Anne P.

Lecturer was EXCELLENT. He had well thought out presentation, no empty rambling that I have seen in some others. Very helpful!

Michael C.


Ferdinando ("Fred") P.

Very Informative

Anthony M.

Good presentation.

Michael B.

Obviously topical. Well thought out.

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