Matthew E. Kasindorf

Chair, Real Estate Group
Partner
Practice Area: Real Estate

Matt Kasindorf is the Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Group. He is an accomplished transactional lawyer specializing in sophisticated real estate and investment ventures in New York and throughout the United States. Mr. Kasindorf counsels clients in the formation, syndication, acquisition, financing, development, sale and leasing of all real estate asset classes. He has extensive experience in crafting joint ventures, investment funds and other strategic alliances with particular emphasis on business, tax and finance issues.

Mr. Kasindorf’s team handles single asset and portfolio real estate acquisitions and sales, sophisticated financing transactions including securitized mortgages, multi-tranche mezzanine loans and preferred equity transactions, fund formation, new construction, ground lease negotiation and development, office, industrial and retail leasing for both landlords and tenants, workouts and foreclosures, co-op and condominium development and conversions and air rights and zoning matters.

Mr. Kasindorf is one of the most popular Professors in NYU’s Master’s Degree Program, the Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he has earned the prestigious “Award for Teaching Excellence”. He is considered such a dynamic advisor that he is also invited to lecture at NYU’s Real Estate Development and Asset Management Institutes, catering to the most serious investors and real estate professionals from the U.S. and around the world. Mr. Kasindorf is well known as the Chief Networking Officer (“CNO”), and spends a significant amount of time teaching others how to effectively network in the real estate industry. He is the developer of “Atomic Networking®”, a lecture series focused on creating success for all members of the real estate community.

Education

New York University School of Law. LL.M. Taxation

Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law. J.D.

New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business. B.S. Accounting

Admissions

State of New York

Eastern District of New York

Prior Experience

Before joining MSF in 1996, Mr. Kasindorf was a partner at Kotite & Kotite, LLP where he spent a significant amount of time working on leasing, financing and conveyancing of shopping centers and office buildings.

Honors

Award for Outstanding Service, New York University, School of Professional Studies, 2017

New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2007 – 2017

Award for Teaching Excellence, New York University, 2007

Involvement

Adjunct Professor, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, Graduate Real Estate Program (2004 – present)

Member, Advisory Board of NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (2009 – present)

Faculty Advisor, NYU Schack Institute Real Estate Institute Student Association (REISA), mentoring students and helping to coordinate extra-curricular programming (2010 – present)

Lecturer at NYU’s Real Estate Development and Asset Management Institutes, catering to the most serious investors and real estate professionals from the U.S. and around the world (2009 – present)

“Institute of Entrepreneurship” an interactive lecture series focused on the nuts and bolts of deal structuring, due diligence and closing real estate transactions in the middle market (2012 – present)

Developer of “Atomic Networking®”, a lecture series focused on creating success for all members of the real estate community (2015)

Known as the Chief Networking Officer (“CNO”), Mr. Kasindorf spends a significant amount of time teaching others how to effectively network in the real estate industry

 

Speaking Engagements

“State of the Institute,” NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (2017)

“Fireside Chat with Stephen Siegel,” NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (2017)

“Financing the Project: The Equity,” The Business of Real Estate Development Intensive Series, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (2009 – present)

“From Contract to Closing Acquisitions and Dispositions,” The Business of Real Estate Development Intensive Series, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (2011 – present)

“The Institute of Entrepreneurship Equity Structuring Series,” NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (2012 – present)