Israel Katz is an associate in the Real Estate Litigation Group and focuses his practice on title insurance litigation, complex real estate joint venture disputes, construction litigation, commercial lease disputes, and condo/co-op litigation. Mr. Katz is experienced in, and routinely counsels clients on all phases of litigation including, case strategy, pleadings, motion practice, discovery, and negotiated settlements. Mr. Katz is admitted to practice before the State Courts of New York and New Jersey and regularly appears for court conferences and oral argument in New York, Brooklyn and Queens State Supreme Courts.
Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Katz worked in house for the New York based, national real estate developer, GFI Capital Resources Group, Inc. Mr. Katz also participated in Brooklyn Law School’s Corporate and Real Estate Clinic, where he represented low-income co-operative boards with unit sales and loan closings by negotiating loan agreement revisions, drafting lease amendments, and resolving title issues.
Mr. Katz graduated with a bachelor of Talmudic Law and while obtaining his undergraduate degree, co-authored a book on Talmudic Law. The book contains a series of scholarly articles on various topics of Jewish law such as Sabbath laws and Jewish civil laws. Mr. Katz earned his J.D. Cum Laude from Brooklyn Law School with a certificate in Real Estate Law in 2017. While in law school, Mr. Katz served as an Executive Articles Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law.
Mr. Katz’s most recent articles, which were published in various periodicals with national distribution, include Analyzing Easement Laws and Cases in the States East of the Mississippi River, Terminating Easements in States East of the Mississippi River, and The Legal Climate on Climate Change: The Fate of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan after Michigan and UARG.