“The merger will leverage the strengths of our practices to offer more services, including SBJ’s strong litigation and appeals sector and specialized areas like land use, corporate and company services, local government, school and local law matters,” said SBJ Managing Partner Thomas W. Smith.
YONKERS, N.Y. (PRWEB) February 14, 2023
The law office of Smith Buss & Jacobs LLP (SBJ) today announced its merger with real estate law firm Baisley Law Group, P.C., and Ilene Guralnick.
Founded in 1991, SBJ services clients in cooperative and condominium matters, real estate, corporate law, litigation, labor and employment and bankruptcy. With offices in Manhattan, Yonkers, Garden City, and a new location in SoHo, the firm combines superlative legal service with a practical approach to delivering real-world solutions that ensure value to its large and prestigious client base of developers, condominiums and cooperatives, companies, municipalities and high-profile individuals.
For over 35 years, Baisley Law Group has provided legal representation to residential and commercial property owners who are buying, selling, mortgaging, leasing, and developing land and buildings throughout the New York area.
As a subspecialty, Founder Margaret D. Baisley, Esq. also represents artists and non-artists living in Joint Living/Working Quarters and seeking certification by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs to occupy lofts in Soho and Noho. She continues to work with the city’s Department of Buildings, the City Planning Commission, the Landmarks Preservation Commission and related agencies to facilitate the conversion of lofts to legal residential occupancy.
Ilene H. Guralnick, Esq. has joined SBJ’s Cooperative & Condominium, Real Estate and Land Use, and Litigation & Appeals practices. She has represented thousands of real estate clients throughout New York State, with particular emphasis on representation of cooperative housing corporations and condominium boards, tenant associations in cooperative and condominium conversions, tenant associations in civil litigation in both Civil and Supreme Court, and both commercial and residential leasing matters.
“The merger will leverage the strengths of our practices to offer more services to clients, including SBJ’s strong litigation and appeals sector and specialized areas like land use, corporate and company services, local government, school and local law matters,” said SBJ Managing Partner Thomas W. Smith. “Margaret’s knowledge of downtown New York property, with its overlay of zoning restrictions, artist’s certification, Loft and Multiple Dwelling Law, adds an important perspective.”
The combined practices will represent over 400 cooperative corporations and condominiums in New York City, Westchester and Long Island. The two firms and Ilene Guralnick share a philosophy of providing the attention and commitment necessary to represent the interests of each client and obtain the best possible result in each matter.
"We believe this merger will work synergistically, allowing us to combine our skills and advocacy to offer clients ongoing superlative real estate representation and practical ancillary services in an expanded variety of related practice areas” said Baisley who will continue working from the firm’s office at 561 Broadway in Soho. “We are excited to be part of the SBJ team,” said Guralnick, who will join Baisley in the Soho office.
SBJ also announced that Jason Rogovich, Esq. has joined Baisley and Guralnick in the firm’s Soho office.