Jeffrey Rendin

Jeffrey Rendin
Counsel

NEW YORK

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Summary Open

Jeffrey’s practice focuses on real estate development and finance. He has particular expertise in the organization, offer and sale of cooperative interests in realty. He has drafted several of the New York Attorney General’s policy memoranda and regulatory guidance documents concerning the offer and sale of co-operative interests in realty and compliance with New York’s Blue-Sky Law, the Martin Act.

Prior to joining WFW, Jeffrey worked in the Office of the New York Attorney General (Real Estate Finance Bureau), most recently as Special Counsel and prior to that as Chief of Enforcement and Assistant Attorney General. While with the New York Attorney General, Jeffrey led several of the Bureau’s major fraud investigations involving cooperative interests in realty, as well as defending the State in Article 78 proceedings.

Jeffrey is a trained mediator and has facilitated the resolution of numerous disputes between condominium developers and unit owners concerning a variety of financial, construction and governance issues. He has also liaised with state and local officials, real estate industry representatives, elected officials, and members of the Bar to formulate policies that address arising legal issues in real estate development.

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Experience Open

    • Drafted policy memoranda and regulatory guidance documents concerning the offer and sale of cooperative interests in realty (e.g., condominiums and cooperatives) and compliance with New York’s Martin Act and other governing laws and regulations.
    • Managed the attorney and non-attorney staff responsible for civilly prosecuting fraud in all New York offerings of cooperative interests in realty. Directed and supervised all investigations and the enforcement docket of the Bureau, securing equitable and monetary relief in several high-profile cases, including: People v. Huang, Sup. Ct., Queens County, Jun. 28, 2013, McDonald, J., Index No. 702278/2013; and In re Scarpinito, Sup. Ct., N.Y. County, Dec. 4, 2013, Lobis, J., Index No. 452179/2013.
    • As lead attorney, litigated People v. Levyto judgment, obtaining permanent injunctive and monetary relief against a high profile condominium developer for Martin Act fraud and illegal business practices.2010 N.Y. Slip. Op. 33329(U) (Sup. Ct., N.Y. County, 2011).

Education Open

  • 2004: J.D., Brooklyn Law School
  • 1997: B.A., Emory University

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • New York State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Employment Record Open

  • 2014 – 2016: Special Counsel, Office of the New York Attorney General, Real Estate Finance Bureau
  • 2011 – 2014: Chief of Enforcement, Office of the New York Attorney General, Real Estate Finance Bureau
  • 2008 – 2011: Assistant Attorney General, Office of the New York Attorney General, Real Estate Finance Bureau
  • 2006 – 2008: Associate, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • 2004 – 2006: Associate, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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