Gerard Proefriedt devotes his practice to real estate law and commercial litigation.
Gerry holds specific expertise in Loft Law. The objective of the Loft Law is to bring buildings illegally converted to residential use into compliance with state and city housing laws relating to health, safety, and fire protection. The requirements of these laws are met when the owner performs construction work to bring its building up to the city’s residential code and obtains a revised certificate of occupancy that allows residential use of the building.
Gerry is also experienced in commercial leasing, landlord and tenant law, the rent stabilization law, air rights transfers, cooperative and condominium conversions, commercial litigation, real estate transfers, and refinancing.
Before working at Norris McLaughlin, Gerry had been a partner at Penn, Proefriedt, Schwarzfeld & Schwartz since graduating from law school. He is a former owner’s representative on the New York City Loft Board.