David Berkey | Condo and Co-Op Lawyer, Real Estate Law
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David  L. Berkey

Primary Practice Areas

Cooperative and Condominium Law
Real Estate Law
Litigation
Crisis Management

EDUCATION

Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1975
Editor, Cornell International Law Journal
Honors: With Honors

New York University, University Heights, Bronx, New York 1972
Honors: With Honors, Perstare et Praestare, Tau Beta Pi
University Senator, Editor-in-Chief of Violet Yearbook
Major: Industrial Engineering

ADMISSIONS

New York, 1976

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1976

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1976

U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1982

U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
David L. Berkey
Partner
CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: 212-935-3131, Ext. 301
Fax: 212-935-4514
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For more than thirty years, Mr. Berkey has been a trusted advisor to numerous cooperative and condominium boards, banks, insurance companies and individuals. Mr. Berkey counsels his loyal clients regarding all issues pertaining to co-op and condo law, prepares their various contracts, handles their transactions and litigates their claims.

Mr. Berkey has been a featured panelist at Habitat Magazine and a speaker at seminars sponsored by the City Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, Practicing Law Institute, Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums, Inc. and the Community Associations Institute, among others.  He has presented, written and advised on countless issues critical to co-ops and condos including fiduciary duties and responsibilities of board members and managing agents, the rights of minority shareholders, workouts and sponsor defaults, the purchase and sale of cooperative apartments and condominium units and current developments in co-op and condo law. A seasoned litigator, Mr. Berkey has served as a faculty member of Cardozo Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program for more than thirty years.

Published Works

New York Practice Guide, Real Estate, Condominiums, Cooperatives and Homeowners Associations, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 1988.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association – Chairman, Real Property Law Section, 2014-2015
  • New York State Bar Association – First and Second Vice-Chairman, Real Property Law Section, 2012-2014
  • New York State Bar Association – Secretary, Real Property Law Section, 2011-2012
  • New York State Bar Association – Co-Chairman, Committee on Membership, 2007-2011
  • New York State Bar Association – Co-Chairman, Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives, 2000-2007
  • New York State Bar Association – Secretary, Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives, 1996-2000
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Member, Committee on Condominium and Cooperative Law, 1994-1995
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Chairman, Subcommittee on the Effects of Bankruptcy on Cooperatives & Condominiums, 1994-1995
  • Adjunct Faculty – Cardozo Law School, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, 1985-Present

RECOGNITION

Selected as a “Super Lawyer” from 2007 through 2016. This is an honor given to fewer than five percent of the state’s most respected attorneys.