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James E. Kasdon

Real Estate

Five Boroughs of New York City and surrounding counties



James Kasdon represents and generally counsels clients in a variety of real estate-related litigation and transactional matters in all five Boroughs of New York City and its surrounding counties.

He founded New York City-based Kasdon Law in May of 1996 and has been involved in real estate-related law since 1992.

James provides experienced counsel to cooperative boards and condominium boards of managers and general and litigation counsel to residential and mixed-use condominiums and cooperatives. His real estate transactional practice encompasses the representation of landlords and tenants. In addition, James has held Court appointments as Receiver, counsel to Receivers, and "off-list" Property Guardianship. He is also frequently appointed as shadow counsel.

In 1991, James received a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School, and in 1988, he earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Philosophy from Brandeis University. Admitted to the bar of New York, he frequently lectures at the Brooklyn Bar Association and Bay Ridge Lawyers’ Association.

  • EZ Building Services Inc.
    I bought a residential condo as an investment and inherited very difficult tenants. On the recommendation of a friend I hired James Kasdon to bring a case to remove the tenants. The tenants got a lawyer but Kasdon got it settled immediately and when they defaulted and got court stays for more time Kasdon got them denied, got me a money judgment for all the rent and then got the judgment paid. Throughout he explained the way the system works, my options, what to expect, charted a winning strategy with me and made it happen. Extremely pleased with him and his work.
    EZ Building Services Inc.
  • Jonathan Holman
    Jim Kasdon has been my landlord tenant attorney since the mid 1990s. Jim has always been very responsive and prompt, and extremely knowledgeable on the law and procedure. He is honest and hard working - zealously and effectively representing me. Jim is a great attorney in a difficult field.
    Jonathan Holman
  • Daniel Kogan
    I have worked with Jim Kasdon for nearly 20 years, first as an agent for landlords and Coop and Condo Boards and then as a coop and condo Board member and as a landlord, also personally seeking and using his counsel and litigation services. I've seen a lot of lawyers over the years in the boardroom, at a negotiating table and in court. The best way to describe my view of him and what he brings in representing me is this: When my first child was being born I was panicking in the hospital. Then the doctor walked into the room and everything was suddenly safe and all ok. When Jim joins me in a courtroom or boardroom or at a negotiating table, I am relieved and secure knowing that he is prepared and that I will be excellently represented. He understands my needs and priorities, the dynamics with his client, the other side and the judge, and gets excellent results. Highest possible recommendation.
    Daniel Kogan