Stroock, Stroock and Lavan attorney Richard Siegler is a partner in
one of the largest real estate departments of any national law firm.
In addition, Stroock is one of the largest firms in New York City with a
substantial practice representing cooperative housing corporations and
condominium associations. Stroock’s attorneys also serve as
counsel to the Real Estate Board of New York’s Residential
Mr. Siegler is a columnist for the New York Law Journal on cooperative housing and condominium law. He has also written articles about housing cooperatives and condominiums for Real Estate Review, The National Law Journal and The New York Times and he is a regular contributor to Habitat, a publication for co-op and condominium boards and managers, with his “Case Notes” column.
New York Law School appointed Mr. Siegler Adjunct Professor of Law in 1986 and he has taught each year since then a course on cooperative housing and condominium law. From 1983 through 1986, he taught a course at the Real Estate Institute of NYU entitled “Cooperative and Condominium Management: Legal and Practical Aspects.” Mr. Siegler has given seminars for the Real Estate Board of New York, the National Association of Housing Cooperatives in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. He has lectured on co-op and condominium law at St. John’s University School of Law and Fordham Law School and has spoken at programs sponsored by the National Association of Housing Cooperatives; Law Journal Seminars-Press; Chemical Bank; the Brooklyn Bar Association; Douglas Elliman Residential Group; Brown Harris Stevens Residential Management, LLC; Akam Associates; Gumley Haft; Rose Associates; Wallack Management Co., Inc. and Charles H. Greenthal Management.
He is a member of the Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives of the Real Estate Section of the New York State Bar Association and was a member of the subcommittee dealing with legislation to facilitate borrowings by condominium entities.
Mr. Siegler has for many years been Secretary and general counsel to The Sherry-Netherland at Fifth Avenue & 59th Street. In 1992, he was elected Secretary and general counsel to 795 Fifth Avenue Corporation, the co-op which owns The Pierre. In 1986, he was selected as counsel for The Ritz Tower Hotel (465 Park Avenue) where he also serves as Secretary. Mr. Siegler is the Secretary and a Director of 111 East 56th Street, Inc., the owner/ operator of The Lombardy, a co-op apartment hotel. Mr. Siegler has provided legal services for Imperial House (150 East 69th Street), Sixty East End, 19 East 72nd Street and 960 Fifth Avenue. Mr. Siegler represents 245 East 54th Street (The Brevard) and 190 East 72nd Street (Tower East). Since 2001, Mr. Siegler has also been secretary and general counsel for Hotel Carlyle Owners Corporation, which owns The Carlyle at 35 East 76th Street. In 2005, Mr. Siegler was elected President of the Board of Managers of the Essex House Condominium, a world-famous 600 room hotel at 160 Central Park South. In 2008, Mr. Siegler was selected as general counsel to the Board of Managers of Fifteen Central Park West Condominium, one of the most important and valuable residential buildings in Manhattan.
Mr. Siegler and his firm have provided legal services for the Boards of Managers of several condominiums including 530 East 76th Street (The Promenade); 80 Park Avenue; 15 East 69th Street; 515 Park Avenue; 250 East 47th Street (Dag Hammarskjöld Tower Condominium), 15 West 53rd Street (Museum Tower); 200 East 89th Street (The Monarch); One Union Square East Condominium (Zectendorf Towers); and the Oxford at 72nd Street.
Mr. Siegler counsels several cooperatives including, in addition to those mentioned above, 870 Fifth Avenue, 875 Fifth Avenue, 944 Fifth Avenue, 960 Fifth Avenue, 1060 Fifth Avenue, 1120 Fifth Avenue, 1125 Fifth Avenue, 535 Park Avenue, 550 Park Avenue, 575 Park Avenue, 655 Park Avenue, 720 Park Avenue, 770 Park Avenue, 778 Park Avenue, 784 Park Avenue, 812 Park Avenue, 875 Park Avenue, 885 Park Avenue, 888 Park Avenue, 930 Park Avenue, 1120 Park Avenue, 205 East 63rd Street, 133 East 64th Street, 118 East 60th Street, 201 East 77th Street, 169 East 69th Street, 35 East 75th Street and 125 East 72nd Street, 61 West 62nd Street, 23 East 79th Street, 49 East 79th Street, 14 East 90th Street, 21 East 90th Street, 30 Sutton Place, 52 Riverside Drive, 450 East 52nd Street, 120 East End Avenue, 111 East 85th Street, 410 East 57th Street, 225 Central Park West and One Beekman Place. For buildings with commercial space, Mr. Siegler has advised many of these co-ops (most recently 176 East 77th Street, 40 East 84th Street, 201 East 79th Street and 301 East 78th Street) on dealing with tax issues involving Internal Revenue Code Sections 216 and 277.
Mr. Siegler earned a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College (1962), Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School (1965), cum laude. He is admitted to practice in New York, Florida and Washington, D.C.