Matthew Braunstein is an associate in the firm's Real Estate Department. Mr. Braunstein has experience handling a broad array of real estate matters, including single asset and portfolio acquisitions and sales, new construction/development projects, joint ventures, sophisticated financing transactions, condominium conversions, and loan workouts and foreclosures. Mr. Braunstein's practice area is concentrated mostly on commercial real estate, representing owner-developers, private investors, and lenders in multi-faceted commercial real estate transactions in New York and throughout the United States, with particular focus on the purchase and sale of office buildings, apartment complexes, apartment buildings, mixed-use facilities, retail and commercial condominiums, shopping centers, industrial buildings, hotels and development sites. Mr. Braunstein has also represented numerous buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions and closings.
Mr. Braunstein graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University's A. B. Freeman School of Business, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Management (with a concentration in Finance) and was granted membership into the Tulane Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society recognizing business excellence. In 2003, Mr. Braunstein earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School, where he was awarded a Dean's Merit Scholarship and was the recipient of the Philip Hoffer Prize and CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Torts. Mr. Braunstein is admitted to practice law in the State of New York. Before joining Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, Mr. Braunstein was an associate in the commercial real estate department of Donovan & Giannuzzi, LLP (n/k/a Donovan LLP). Mr. Braunstein resides on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with his wife, Jamie, and dog, Peter.