Simon H. Rothkrug, Esq.

Simon H. Rothkrug is a partner of the firm and has been practicing real estate law for over 20 years. His practice focuses primarily on representing clients in complex commercial and residential real estate transactions, including note purchases, and real estate-related litigation. He also regularly handles all aspects of the formation of condominiums, homeowner’s associations and cooperatives.  Mr. Rothkrug also has a masters degree in tax law, and counsels clients in estate and trust matters, and in estate litigation.

As a litigator, Simon primarily focuses on zoning and commercial matters.  He successfully won a landmark decision before the Court of Appeals granting a client damages for an unconstitutional taking of real property (Ward v. Bennett, 79 NY2d 394), and has also won numerous cases determining easement and adverse possession rights.   Simon is active in zoning legislation, and authored a zoning law permitting rooftop swimming pools in New York City, successfully won a decision in the Court of Appeals challenging a New York City zoning law to regulate adult establishments, and is frequently consulted by real estate organizations in connection with pending zoning law changes.

He is admitted to practice law in New York and before the United States District Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  Mr. Rothkrug graduated from Brandeis University (B.A. 1986) and from Hofstra Law School (J.D. 1988). He received a LL.M. (Masters of Laws) in Taxation degree from New York University School of Law (1996).  Simon is a lifelong resident of Great Neck and also maintains a residence in Dallas, Texas.