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Jose M. Rivera

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Phone: (212) 564-9800 Ext: 414
Fax: (212) 564-9802

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

Jose M. Rivera is a real estate attorney specializing in condominiums and cooperatives, New York City real estate tax incentive programs, and the acquisition of air rights, development rights and inclusionary zoning rights. He helps clients create, realize and maintain condominium projects, and register them with New York State and City agencies. On the regulatory side, Mr. Rivera helps clients obtain approval of and maintain applicable New York City real estate tax benefits (421-a, 421-b, 421-g, J51, Industrial Commercial Incentive Program (ICIP) and Industrial Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP)) for condominium, rental, residential, commercial, community facility and mixed-use buildings. He also represents high-net-worth individuals buying and selling prime-location residential properties.

Mr. Rivera has represented major real estate owners and developers in the New York State condominium conversion process, and with New York City real estate tax-exemption and abatement incentive programs. Through his work, he has successfully established many precedents in New York City property-tax-exemption policies for complex development projects.

Mr. Rivera has represented developers and owners in a variety of landmark projects, including:

  • “205 Water Street,” Brooklyn, New York (Toll Brothers Inc.)
  • “The Touraine,” 132A East 65th Street, New York, New York (Toll Brothers Inc.)
  • “110 Third,” 110 Third Avenue, New York, New York (Toll Brothers Inc.)
  • “North8 Condominium,” 51 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, New York (Toll Brothers Inc.)
  • “Greenwich Residences,” 88 Greenwich Street, New York, New York (Thor Equities LLC and Buttonwood Realty LLC)
  • “Riverhouse on Rockefeller Park,” 1 River Terrace, Battery Park City, New York, New York (The Sheldrake Organization)
  • “The Cocoa Exchange,” 1 Wall Street Court, New York, New York (Cocoa Condominium Sales LLC)
  • “One Avenue B,” 310 East Houston Street, New York, New York (The Larga Vista Companies)
  • “The Slate Condominium,” 163 West 18th Street, New York, New York (The Angel Group)
  • “Avant Chelsea Condominium,” 241 West 19th Street, New York, New York (Ginsburg Development Companies, LLC (GDC Homes)


J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 1998
Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Excellence in Real Property
Cali Excellence in Future Award
New York State Bar Association State Achievement Award

B.S., Alfred University, 1990

Bar Admissions

New York State Bar, 1999
New Jersey State Bar, 1998

Professional Affiliations

New York State Bar Association

The Affiliated Lawyers of the Americas


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