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A.Y. Strauss

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

A.Y. Strauss attorneys have decades of collective “big firm” experience, providing guidance on legal matters that span the full spectrum of commercial real estate assets. The firm works on retail, multifamily, office, and industrial real estate as well as land and redevelopment projects. The founder’s entrepreneurial model of providing the focused, highly-personalized attention of a boutique firm with the intellectual depth and experience of a larger one appeals to many real estate groups. Clients range from owners, developers and retailers to individual investors, private equity funds and family offices.

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A.Y. Strauss LLC
101 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300, Roseland, N.J. 07068
5 Penn Plaza, Suite 2300, New York, N.Y. 10001

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Ellen Seaver / (201-796-7788) /

History and Overview

A.Y. Strauss, LLC has quickly become one of the region’s leading commercial real estate law firms.  Established in 2010 by Aaron Y. Strauss, Esq., the firm has built its practice on placing clients’ needs at the center of its work and providing client service that is personal, professional and effective. A.Y. Strauss focuses on transactions in the middle market for assets located in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area as well as across the U.S.

The firm’s attorneys possess decades of collective “big firm” experience providing guidance on legal matters that span the full spectrum of commercial real estate assets, including retail, multifamily, office, and industrial as well as land and redevelopment projects. A.Y. Strauss’s core practice areas are acquisitions and sales, real estate finance, leasing and joint ventures.

With an entrepreneurial mindset, the company’s founder is committed to developing the talents of its attorneys through a healthy work/life balance that has become a company philosophy. A.Y. Strauss also is committed to building relationships in the communities it serves, actively providing pro bono services to a number of causes.

Core Practice Areas

Acquisitions and Sales – A.Y. Strauss attorneys have vast experience helping clients understand the complexities of transactions involving office buildings, shopping centers, industrial sites, hotels, and multi-family properties, among others. The firm regularly works with national and regional clients, including developers, private equity funds, institutional investors, real estate investment trusts (REITs), public and private real estate investment companies, retailers and hospitality companies.

Real Estate Finance – The firm brings a broad base of experience and knowledge in the real estate finance industry to its clients. Over the course of their respective careers, its lawyers have helped close billions of dollars in financing for real estate investments, working with a diverse array of national and regional lenders, banks, developers, and private and institutional investors.

Leasing – Known for its work on both sides of the table, the firm regularly represents landlords and tenants in lease negotiations in the New York metropolitan area and across the United States. Attorneys have extensive experience in retail transactions ranging from publicly-traded and privately-held regional malls to neighborhood shopping centers and mixed-use projects. In addition, A.Y. Strauss is active in representation for office building owners and users in multi-tenant buildings and single-tenant properties. The firm also works on matters involving industrial assets, such as warehouse, manufacturing and flex spaces.

Joint Ventures – Leading national developers, investors and sponsors rely on A.Y. Strauss to achieve a variety of structured partnerships. Working with their clients to capitalize on opportunities and mitigate risk, the firm represents parties in subscription agreements, joint venture and complex operating agreements, protecting the various interests of sponsors, limited partners, and general partners, among other participants.


Aaron Y. Strauss, Esq., Founder and Managing Partner, is regarded as one of the top commercial real estate attorneys in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. He is responsible for establishing the firm’s long-term strategy and vision, recruiting a nationally-recognized team of attorneys and creating a healthy working environment for team members. Strauss was honored as a “Super Lawyers Rising Star” for the past several years, an accolade reserved for only the top 2.5 percent of lawyers nationwide. Prior to establishing A.Y. Strauss, he practiced at Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP, which is headquartered in New York, and at Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP, based in Morristown, N.J. Strauss attended New York University and graduated cum laude with his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.


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