Adam Richard Sanders

Adam Richard Sanders: Attorney with Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Adam R. Sanders joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 2016 as an Of Counsel with its Transactions Group. His practice focuses on representing clients in a wide variety of commercial real estate and business transactions and matters, including acquisitions and sales, financing, leasing, construction, portfolio structuring, cooperative and condominium boards representation, New Markets Tax Credits, and general corporate representation in the real estate, entertainment and web/technology industries.

Prior to joining Rosenberg & Estis, Mr. Sanders was Founder and Principal of Sanders Legal Group, PLLC. Before establishing Sanders Legal Group, Mr. Sanders served as a Real Estate Associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where he worked with its Real Estate Finance Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sanders participated in William Morris Agency’s Agent Training Program and worked at SNL Studios (the feature film division of Saturday Night Live).

Mr. Sanders received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Sanders is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Bar Association of the City of New York, the Virginia State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Mr. Sanders is a member of the UJA-Federation of New York’s Real Estate Executives Steering Committee and the Real Property Law Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Transactional Law
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Real Estate Development
  • General Corporate
  • Entertainment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Economics, 1996
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University, J.D., Real Estate, 2003
Year of First Admission:
2010, District of Columbia; 2004, New York; 2010, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Bar Association of the City of New York
Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
Reported Cases:
• Representation of New York based property owners and developers with acquisitions and developments of real property in and around New York City.• Representation of AIG Commercial Mortgage Lending Group in over $1 billion dollars of real estate financing for its mortgage lending portfolio.• Representation of a general partnership with its acquisition and financing of various shopping centers in Mid-Atlantic States.• Representation of over $350 million dollars in real estate financing for international banks and several real estate funds including Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, DekaBank, and WestLB AG.• Representation of the restructuring of a 26-property portfolio for a New York family real estate company.• Representation of a multi-layered public and private construction financing transaction to build a new produce market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.• Representation of commercial and residential acquisition and sale transactions in New York and the Northeast.• Assisted New World Homes with the legal creation and implementation of a residential “green” modular homes joint venture and licensing program.• Representation of Southwest regional banks on local New York matters, including financing and re-financing of New York properties.• Representation of The Nature Conservancy – Adirondack Chapter on real estate matters on a pro bono basis.• Representation of real estate developers and non-profit companies on the procedures and structure of the New Markets Tax Credit program, in addition to the preparation of their allocation application; and drafting of the New Markets Tax Credit allocation applications, including for a Nevada based real estate developer planning the largest and most technologically advanced healthcare community in the country.• General full service representation of real estate, entertainment, healthcare, web and technology companies, non-profits and startups with on call assistance on matters effecting their immediate core business needs, including Lombardi's Pizza, Stealth Communications, Global Health Visions, Choice NY Property Management, Equity House LLC, Rock Paper Photo, SRS Entertainment, Jump Cut Creative, Good Thing, Kones by K and Terabit Media Corporation.• Representation of authors, screenwriters and playwrights in connection with the development, production, protection, sale and licensing of their material and intellectual property rights, including Chris Camillo (Laughing At Wall Street), Ryan E. Long (Living On The Happy Edge of Anarchy & Dirty Quiet Money), and Jeanmarie Paolillo (vibe-a-thon: creating your life from the inside out).• Representation of television and reality show personalities and producers in connection with the development, negotiation and drafting of their talent, production and publishing agreements, including Elise Wims (“Food Fighters” and “Apres' Ski”), Melyssa Ford (“Blood, Sweat and Heels”), and Leslee Heskiaoff – The Seton Hotel (“Hotel Showdown”).• Representation of music production and publishing company concerning overall business strategy, structure and contractual talent arrangements, including Purple Eagle Entertainment.• Representation of various musicians and music groups with their contractual matters, including the bookings, licensing and protection of their intellectual property rights, including Madison Rising and Lights Out.• Representation of wine and liquor related businesses with general corporate and real estate matters, including New York Vintners, Premier Cru, Seram America and Integrity Wines.

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (16 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 05/31/17 in Real Estate Development

    Adam is a skilled real estate attorney who is at ease handling complex real estate transactions. He is also a pleasure to work with!

    Adam is a skilled real estate attorney who is at ease handling complex real estate transactions. He is also a pleasure to work with! Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 05/31/17 in Real Estate Development

    On way of the finest lawyers I have had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge and skill set are above and beyond.

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