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Scott  M. Smiler

Primary Practice Areas

Real Estate Law
Cooperative and Condominium Law
Corporate Law


The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Yeshiva University)
New York, New York - J.D. - 1998
  • Managing Editor, Cardozo Women's Law Journal

Hofstra University, New York
Bachelor of Business Administration (Cum Laude) 1995
  • Major: Marketing
  • Honors: Dean's List (all semesters), Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, Alpha Mu Alpha Marketing Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society
  • Associations: Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity


New York, 1998
New Jersey, 1998
Scott M. Smiler
Tel: 212-935-3131, Ext. 314
Fax: 212-935-4514
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For the past two decades, Scott's practice has focused primarily on transactional real estate matters.

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Scott represents buyers and sellers of commercial properties, residential homes, cooperative apartments, condominium units and air rights; and his commercial transactions regularly involve 1031 tax deferred exchanges

He negotiates on behalf of both landlords and tenants in connection with retail store leases, office leases, anchor-store tenant leases, medical office leases, restaurants/bars/liquor stores leases, and residential leases.

Some of Scott's experience includes negotiating triple-net leases throughout the country with national chain tenants such as Walgreens, Verizon, Burger King, Taco Bell, 7-11, Advance Auto and Circle K.  Such transactions have taken place in Arizona, California, Florida, North Carolina, Texas and New York.  He also represented an upscale clothing retailer in their expansion into the U.S. market by negotiating commercial leases in high-end mixed-used properties located in Atlanta, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

Serving as general counsel to many cooperatives and condominiums, Scott assists with matters ranging from minor quality-of-life complaints to refinances and major capital improvement projects such as New York City Local Law 11 facade rehabilitation work, hallway renovations, lobby renovations and elevator modernization and maintenance programs. Frequently, Scott prepares AIA contracts with architects, engineers, consultants, contractors and designers. He also drafts and negotiates property management agreements and license agreements addressing cell phone tower installations, parking spaces, laundry rooms, storage bins, terrace/roof space, fitness centers, office-share arrangements and granting property access to a neighboring developer.  He also attends annual shareholder meetings and board meetings, as well as serves as a transfer agent for some of his cooperative building clients.

In connection with new developments, Scott drafts condominium offering plans and works with the Attorney General’s Office in order to obtain the plan’s final acceptance for filing.

Scott resides in Syosset with his wife and two boys, and is active in his community.

Published Works

Note, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, "The Virginia Military Institute: A Culmination of Strategic Success." 4 Cardozo Women's L. J. 541 (1998).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association