· The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
· New York County Lawyers Association
· National Cooperative Business Association
· Norris McLaughlin Closes Over $150 Million Financing Package for Mutual Redevelopment Houses
· Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Members Serve on Panel on State of Mitchell-Lama Housing, May 14, 2010
Ezra N. Goodman, a member of the firm, devotes his practice to condominium & co-op law, real estate and land use matters, in addition to construction law. He works out of the firm's New York City office.
Ezra's practice includes the representation of nearly 60 cooperative, rental and condominium housing developments, handling complex leasing and related real estate transactions for an international air freight forwarder and its subsidiaries, and representing the real estate interests of a commercial bank and several labor unions in New York City.
Ezra's rich and varied experience in these fields spans more than 35 years. It encompasses the sale and purchase of commercial as well as residential properties; industrial, commercial and retail leasing; construction contracts of all sizes and types; major service contracts; and counseling the boards of directors and owners of the housing developments regarding all facets of their operations. In the course of his practice, Ezra has developed many forms and procedures for dealing with the problems faced by his clients in a manner which is efficient and cost effective, yet customized to each client's needs.
Ezra strongly believes that effective legal representation, especially in the housing field, requires him to be proactive rather than reflexive. "I enjoy being an advocate for the good of my clients and not just a mechanic. We helped create the very concept of co-op housing in New York City, and we are dedicated to promoting and strengthening it in whatever way possible."
Ezra has lectured on cooperative housing law at many forums, including the Council of New York Cooperatives and the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives.