Adam is a solution-oriented counselor who focuses on complex commercial disputes, real estate litigation and alternative finance litigation. 

Adam takes a hands-on approach in every situation, personally guiding his clients through every stage of a matter in order to avoid litigation, where possible, and limit the likelihood of disputes in transactional and operational matters. When court intervention is required, Adam is an aggressive litigator who has extensive trial and appellate experience in the state and federal court systems in New York and New Jersey, and has successfully litigated a broad range of cases for individuals, small businesses and institutional clients.   

 

Prior to founding the firm, Adam was a partner at Herrick, Feinstein LLP.

Founding Partner

Adam J. Stein

Education
J.D., St. John’s University School of Law (cum laude) 
B.A., Yeshiva University
Admissions
New York
New Jersey
S.D.N.Y.
E.D.N.Y.

A seasoned litigator and business counselor, Jonathan is routinely called on for the combination of legal acumen, sophistication and practical street smarts he brings to the table to resolve all manners of commercial, employment and partnership disputes. His unique style has helped his clients avoid costly litigation and, when litigation is inevitable, led to successes in federal and state trial and appellate litigation, and in administrative proceedings and alternative disputes forums. Jonathan also frequently guides clients through high-stakes investigations, audits and enforcement actions brought by federal, state and local government agencies.

 

In his employment practice, Jonathan serves as outside general counsel to clients in a number of industries. In that capacity, he advises on all aspects of employer-employee relations, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, classification and promotion issues, as well as internal investigations, disciplinary and termination activity. Jonathan also often represents clients in restrictive covenant and contract breach disputes, as well as individual, multi-plaintiff and class and collective claims involving discrimination, wage and hour and pay practice claims.  

Prior to founding the firm, Jonathan was a partner at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, and before that, a litigator at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Founding Partner

Jonathan L. Adler

Education
J.D., New York University School of Law (cum laude) 
B.S., Cornell University
Admissions
New York
New Jersey
Connecticut
S.D.N.Y.
E.D.N.Y.
N.D.N.Y.

D.N.J.
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

Michael Dabah advises real estate developers, owners, financial institutions, family offices, investors and other clients in a variety of real estate matters, including financings, land use issues, leasing, acquisitions and sales. Mike also frequently advises clients on New York City development projects, often dealing with site acquisitions, development rights transfers and assemblages, joint ventures and tenancy-in-common arrangements, construction financing, access agreements, easements and zoning lot development agreements.

Clients seek Mike’s counsel on all aspects of major real estate transactions in New York City and across the U.S. He regularly facilitates transactions ranging in sophistication from distressed situations, workouts and commercial loans, to the acquisition, disposition and financing of multifamily assets, warehouse and industrial sites, office buildings and regional shopping centers. Mike also advises clients on retail, industrial and commercial leasing, including large office and coworking leases across the country.

A top-rated real estate attorney according to Super Lawyers, Mike also has experience with New Markets Tax Credits, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and other community development and tax credit financings, as well as healthcare transactions, particularly those involving not-for-profit provider and health plan entities.

 

Prior to founding the firm, Michael worked at Herrick, Feinstein LLP; Manatt, Phelps and Phillips LLP; and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Founding Partner

Michael Dabah

Education
J.D., Brooklyn Law School (cum laude) 
B.A., New York University (magna cum laude)
Admissions
New York

Joshua Zelkowitz advises prominent real estate owners, developers, financial institutions, institutional investors, REITs and corporations in a wide range of transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of fee, leasehold and membership interests; mortgage, mezzanine and construction financings; development projects and related development rights transfers and assemblages, commercial leasing and joint ventures. 

 

Josh has deep experience advising top industry players in high-stakes situations and transactions. This experience lets him quickly evaluate and address a wide range of circumstances and provide bespoke solutions that cater to his clients’ expectations. In particular, he is adept at structuring and negotiating acquisitions, assemblages and joint venture arrangements that maximizing the potential of his clients’ real estate holdings. 

Josh’s transactional and real estate experience also makes him instrumental in strategically expanding his clients’ operations. He has played a lead role in more than $5 billion in acquisition and sale transactions, many of which have ranked among New York City’s largest. His recent transactions include RXR’s $800 million acquisition of 237 Park Avenue, Extell Development’s $360 million acquisition and financing and sale of a large Manhattan real estate portfolio, The Orbach Group’s $250 million acquisition of a 33-building Manhattan portfolio, and the $220 million acquisition of a Chicago officer tower by a joint venture of The World Wide Group and Cammeby’s International.  

Prior to founding the firm, Josh was an attorney at Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Kaye Scholer LLP.

Founding Partner

Joshua Zelkowitz

Education
J.D., New York Law School (cum laude)
  • John Marshall Harlan Scholar
  • Associate Editor, Law Review
B.A., Binghamton University
Admissions
New York
New Jersey

Richard Im concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, with a particular focus on creditors' rights and real estate disputes. Richard has extensive experience litigating commercial foreclosures, lender liability claims, title issues, contract and joint venture disputes, construction claims, Lien Law issues, priority disputes, brokerage matters and other real estate disputes. Richard also represents lenders and hedge funds in the acquisition and sale of distressed debt, loan workouts, restructurings and foreclosures. 

​While attending law school, Richard served as a judicial intern for Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr. in the Southern District of New York, and Judge Frank X. Altimari in the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

 

Counsel

Richard Im

Education
J.D., St. John’s University School of Law
  • Articles and Notes Editor, St. John's Law Review
B.A., Boston University
Admissions
New York
New Jersey
E.D.N.Y.
S.D.N.Y.

Samuel Bazian is an associate in Stein Adler’s litigation department, where he focuses on complex commercial litigation and real estate litigation.

Sam has substantial experience litigating trial and appellate cases in New York's state and federal courts. He regularly represents owners, developers, and brokerages in a wide range of commercial real estate disputes, and has handled numerous mediations, arbitrations and litigations on behalf of banks, insurance companies and other clients in a variety of industries. 

During law school, Sam served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Joanna Seybert of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and later worked as a legal extern with the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York.

Prior to joining Stein Adler Dabah & Zelkowitz LLP, Sam worked at Herrick, Feinstein LLP.

Associate

Samuel Bazian

Education
J.D., St. John's University School of Law
​ (cum laude)
  • Senior Articles Editor, St. John's Law Review
B.A., Queens College (cum laude)
Admissions
New York
New Jersey
E.D.N.Y.
S.D.N.Y.
D.N.J.

Esther is an associate in Stein Adler’s litigation department. Esther represents clients involved in a wide range of matters and industries, including employment, real estate and alternative financing litigation.

 

While attending law school, Esther served as judicial intern for Justice Joan B. Lefkowitz of the Westchester County Supreme Court.

Associate

Esther Goldstein

Education
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
B.A., University of Maryland
Admissions
New York
New Jersey
D.N.J.

Jacob Lewin has a broad range of commercial litigation experience in New York and New Jersey's state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. Jacob’s practice focuses on complex commercial and real estate litigation, as well as providing business-oriented and practical solutions to a wide range of real-estate, commercial and construction-related disputes. Jacob also has significant experience litigating before Jewish tribunals (Beth Din). 

Jacob was recognized as a New York Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Prior to joining the firm, Jacob was an attorney at Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch; Fishman & Decea; and Paul, Weiss.

Associate

Jacob E. Lewin

Education
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Notes Editor, Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender
B.A., Yeshiva University (cum laude)
Admissions
New York
New Jersey
E.D.N.Y.
S.D.N.Y.
D.N.J.

Debbie is a senior associate in Stein Adler’s real estate department, concentrating her practice on representing sellers and purchasers in the acquisition, sale and leasing of commercial properties, as well as borrowers and lenders in commercial real estate financing transactions. 

She has extensive experience in complex commercial real estate transactions across the U.S., with a focus on acquisitions, dispositions and financings of multifamily and industrial assets types. Debbie also has deep and unique experience in all aspects of national retail shopping center ownership, leasing, subdivision and parcel sales.

While attending law school, Debbie served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Arthur B. Federman, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri.

 

Associate

Debra Mandl

Education
J.D., The John Marshall Law School
M.P.A., Columbia University
B.A., Barnard College (cum laude)
Admissions
New York
Illinois

Christopher Murray is an associate in Stein Adler’s litigation department. He advises clients in matters involving complex commercial disputes, commercial lending, debtor and creditor disputes, merchant cash advance, purchases of receivables, commercial contracts, usury law, commercial collections, and employment litigation. Christopher has extensive experience with arbitrations, litigations, trials, appeals, and mediations. He also frequently appears in state and federal courts in high-profile matters on behalf of aggrieved creditors. 

 

He is a founding member of the Alternative Finance Bar Association (AFBA) and Secretary of the AFBA’s board of directors. 

Associate

Christopher Murray

Education
J.D., SUNY Buffalo Law School (cum laude)
B.A., University of Delaware
Admissions
New York
Connecticut
E.D.N.Y.
S.D.N.Y.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Matt Roselli is Of Counsel to Stein Adler’s litigation department.

 

Matt has extensive experience representing clients across a variety of industries in all phases of litigation and arbitration. He focuses on complex commercial litigation and routinely litigates investor, contract, business tort, real estate and employment disputes. Matt has advocated for clients at hearings and trials, while employing a practical approach to achieve favorable resolutions to matters at earlier stages of litigation.
 

Matt previously practiced law at Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

 

He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Eric N. Vitaliano of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Of Counsel

Matteo J. Roselli

Contact:

646.887.0315

mroselli@steinadlerlaw.com

Education
J.D., Boston University School of Law
​ 
  • Magna cum laude
  • Editor, Law Review
B.A., Wagner College (summa cum laude)
Admissions
New York
E.D.N.Y.
S.D.N.Y.

Adam is a seasoned corporate and real estate transactional attorney, who has significant litigation and bankruptcy experience as well.

 

In addition to serving as outside general counsel to companies and professional practices throughout the tri-state New York City area, Adam regularly represents clients in matters involving business formation, organization, and succession; capital raising; private securities offerings; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; real estate acquisition, financing, and disposition; and recapitalizations and restructurings. 

Adam also represents constituents in complex bankruptcy cases, including debtors, secured lenders, unsecured creditors’ committees, and asset purchasers in section 363 sales. Adam regularly lectures on these matters at continuing education seminars, and has published numerous articles in national publications such as Law360, Bloomberg Law Reports, and The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, among others.

 

From 2012 through 2018, Adam was selected as a “New Jersey Rising Star” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

As a law student, Adam served as a Research Editor for the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and as an intern for the Honorable Justice Virginia Long of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He also obtained a Certificate of Specialized Legal Studies, with honors, in Business Organizations Law.

 

Of Counsel

Adam Wolper

Contact:

201.880.9186

awolper@steinadlerlaw.com

Education
J.D., Widener University School of Law 
  • Magna cum laude
B.A., Syracuse University
Admissions
New York
New Jersey
E.D.N.Y.
S.D.N.Y.
D.N.J.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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