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John D'Agostino

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Phone: (212) 564-9800 Ext: 405
Fax: (212) 564-9802

345 Seventh Avenue, 23rd Floor
New York, New York 10001

One of the founding partners of the firm, John D'Agostino has more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of real estate matters. He helps clients acquire, sell, finance and lease all types of property; acquire development and/or air rights; forms and counsels clients on joint ventures, partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies; and counsels clients on real estate taxation, real estate disputes and litigation strategy.

Mr. D'Agostino has developed a special expertise in condominiums and cooperatives, including commercial, mixed-use and residential projects, including the conversion of tenanted residential buildings. For these clients, he has counseled on planning, development, formation and structuring, management, marketing and sales, as well as registration with applicable federal, state and local governmental agencies. Thanks to this concentration, he has gained a special expertise in related New York City real estate tax incentive programs, including the 421-a Partial Tax Incentive Program, the J51 Tax Exemption and Abatement Program and the Industrial Commercial Abatement Program.

In addition to representing major builders, developers and borrowers, Mr. D'Agostino also represents clients before the New York State Department of Law and various other federal, state and municipal agencies. In that capacity, he assists clients in promulgating condominium and cooperative offering plans; apply for no-action letters; make related regulatory filings for residential, commercial and mixed-use projects; and buy or sell individual residential and commercial units.

Mr. D'Agostino has represented a variety of developers of mixed-use, commercial, retail and residential projects, including:

  • "The Grand Madison on Fifth," 225 Fifth Avenue, New York and "The Link," 310 West 52nd Street, New York, New York (El-Ad Properties)
  • "205E59," 205 East 59th Street, New York, New York (Manhattan Skyline)
  • "145 East 76th Street," 145 East 76th Street, New York, New York (Macklowe Properties)
  • "The Gretsch Building," 60 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York (The Wydra Family)
  • "The Steiner Building," 257 West 17th Street, New York, New York (World-Wide Holdings)
  • "Tempo," 300 East 23rd Street, New York, New York (Menolly US, Inc.)
  • "The Porterhouse Condominium," 66 Ninth Avenue, New York, New York (Jeffrey M. Brown & Associates)
  • "The Fischer Mills Building," 387-397 Greenwich Street, New York, New York (GMA Development, LLC)
  • "The Atalanta Condominium," 25 N. Moore Street, New York, New York (North Moore Tower, LLC)
  • "Mill Harbor Condominiums," Royce Street and Bergen Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (The Lavin Family)
  • “Love Lane Mews,” 9 College Place, Brooklyn, New York (Manhattan Skyline & Sterling Equities, Inc.)
  • The Retail Unit, 210 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York (United American Land, LLC)


J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 1979

B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1976
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York State Bar, 1980

Professional Affiliations

New York State Bar Association
Real Property Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives
Real Property Law and Environmental Law Sections

Real Estate Board of New York
Associate Member