Jennifer Appel is a Partner in our Real Estate and Land Use and Zoning Practice Groups. She has more than two decades of experience in numerous commercial and residential real estate transactions. Her clients are sellers, purchasers, borrowers, landlords, tenants and developers.
Ms. Appel assists clients in obtaining land use approvals, zone changes, and site plan and zoning board variances. She drafts and negotiates contracts, lease agreements, lease extensions and estoppels certificates for office, retail and ground leases. She is also well-versed in all aspects of Article 78 litigation, and appears in front of a variety of governmental and municipal boards. Her commercial lending experience includes conventional loans, as well as SBA 504 loans, IDA exempt bonds and PILOT agreements.
Ms. Appel began her career as an Associate at Mars, Sloane and Conlon which then merged with Certilman Balin. She was elevated to the partnership in 2007. Four years later, she became General Counsel and Program Advisor for the Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc. In that role, she expanded her knowledge of real estate law, concentrating on affordable housing related transactions which include low income housing tax credit developments, federal and state grant programs and employer assisted homeownership programs. In December 2016, she returned to practice in our East Meadow office.
Ms. Appel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in the state of New York.
Hofstra University School of Law, 1996
Ithaca College, B.A., 1993