Luise A. Barrack
Rosenberg & Estis
Luise A. Barrack is the Managing Member of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. She heads the firm’s Litigation department, imparting her trial and appellate experience to the firm. She is a staunch advocate for her clients, many of whom she has represented for almost 30 years. Her no-nonsense approach has helped make Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. the tough and highly respected law firm it is today.
Ms. Barrack’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She has substantial expertise in all facets of real estate litigation, and is an experienced practitioner in all of New York State’s courts, including at the appellate level. Her real estate practice concentrates on representing developers, commercial owners, hoteliers, not for profit corporations and educational institutions. Ms. Barrack is also one of New York City’s leading Loft Law experts, handling legalization, valuation of loft fixtures, and the costs of code compliance.
Matters handled by Ms. Barrack include: defeating a claim that a developer was required to conduct an environmental study prior to filing an administrative proceeding for permission not to renew rent stabilized tenants’ leases in order to demolish a Central Park South building; reaching a multimillion dollar deal and property exchange with Columbia University; representing New York Law School in recovering a site essential to building its new urban campus; and defeating a party claiming an option to purchase an interest in a High Line building containing a chic and extremely high profile nightclub.
Ms. Barrack also represents owners and developers in construction litigation, developments, demolitions and assemblages, and disputes including succession rights, non-primary residence, and owner occupancy. In addition, she is seasoned in cooperative, condominium, and shareholder disputes. In one such matter, Ms. Barrack obtained a judgment for maintenance withheld by a real estate attorney shareholder for his Park Avenue co-op and an order requiring him to pay the bulk of the attorneys’ fees he caused his co-op to incur.