Chehebar | Deveney LLP


Chehebar & Deveney LLP was founded in 2005 as a spinoff of Kellner, Chehebar & Deveney, a firm established in 1982.  Our corporate practice involves real estate financing and development, zoning and land-use planning matters, the formation of new businesses, representation of established companies, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, cooperative and condominium conversions, and commercial and residential loan work. We also represent clients in civil litigation in all state and federal courts in a broad range of real estate, corporate, commercial, and bankruptcy matters, and in regulatory proceedings before and litigation with the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York and other regulatory agencies.   Recent matters have involved the successful resolution of actions brought by the Attorney General against the owners of six cooperative corporations in New York City and the re-institution of coop sales in all affected buildings.

The firm has also recently resolved protracted litigation and negotiation on behalf of a large homeowners’ association in Suffolk County against the developer of the parcel and has completed the only “pre-packaged” bankruptcy proceeding ever brought by a hospital, Massapequa General Hospital, in New York.   The firm’s real estate practice includes representation of buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate properties, tenants and landlords in residential and commercial leasing transactions, sponsors in public offerings under the New York Martin Act, and litigants in real estate disputes. 

The firm’s corporate clients have included a major national private mortgage insurer headquartered in the Midwest, the owner of 100 + residential apartment buildings and hotels in New York City, a closely held major financial investment company with its main office in Manhattan, a law firm requiring a long term commercial lease in New York. All have real estate issues ranging from ownership and leasing of commercial and residential property to representation on issues being considered before the New York Attorney General. Our individual real estate clients include major players in the New York high-end residential market, many of whom are theatrical names instantly recognizable and many of whom require legal representation on multiple transactions. These clients range from directors of television and motion pictures and the Broadway stage to actors and playwrights…one the author of a current major Broadway production. 

Other individual real estate clients are investment professionals and attorneys who value the expertise offered by a group of lawyers with a common professional background.  Still, others are repeat buyers and sellers of real estate with long professional relationships to the firm’s principals dating back over twenty-five years. The firm is also favored with referrals from a number of high-end residential brokers from the major brokerage firms handling transactions in Manhattan, eastern Long Island, Florida, and the Caribbean.