Anthony J. FicaraPartner
Anthony J. Ficara is a Partner with the firm where he serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Condominium & Co-Op Services Group. Mr. Ficara focuses his practice in the area of complex condominium and cooperative matters and represents sponsors of condominium, cooperative and homeowner association developments and conversions throughout the United States. He also serves as counsel to several condominium, cooperative and homeowner association boards in the New York area.
Mr. Ficara has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including but not limited to, development project acquisitions, retail and office property acquisitions, multi-family portfolio acquisitions, commercial condominium unit acquisitions, capital markets and structured real estate finance matters and commercial leasing transactions.
In addition to his condominium law and real estate transactional background, Mr. Ficara has significant experience, working alongside with corporate transactional attorneys, in the preparation and formation of real estate related investment funds seeking to raise capital through private placement offerings.
He currently represents some of the region’s most prolific developers of new construction condominium projects. Mr. Ficara’s broad range of experience in all sides of these often-complex transactions is viewed as a key quality by his clients, which enables him to represent them from inception of a project through consummation of the offering plan, and ultimate disposition of the newly created condominium units.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ficara was the founding member and managing partner of Ficara & Associates, P.C., a well-known Long Island law firm where he was responsible for originating, preparing and filing numerous offering plans for developers in the New York metropolitan area and beyond. His practice also focused on all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions.
As a recognized leader in his field, Mr. Ficara has provided numerous CLE lectures to his peers on the topics of condominium law and affordable housing related matters.
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.
Lehigh University, B.S.
Additionally, Mr. Ficara has undertaken foreign legal studies at La Faculté de Droit, Sciences Economiques et de Gestion (University of Nice School of Law, Economics & Management) in Nice, France.
Mr. Ficara is admitted to practice in New York.
Mr. Ficara is a member of the Board of Directors of and General Counsel for the Queens and Bronx Builders Association (“QBBA”) and a member of the New York State Bar Association. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives.
Active in his community, Mr. Ficara volunteers his time to numerous charitable organizations.