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Robert E. Helpern

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Robert E. Helpern


Robert E. Helpern is a founding partner and co-chair of the firm's Real Estate Department. For more than thirty years, Bob has leveraged his legal experience to identify key issues and craft creative solutions for clients including real estate funds, banks, developers, owners of commercial and multi-family properties, and tenants. Bob has been involved in acquisitions and sales, leasing, joint ventures, mortgage and mezzanine financing, and restructuring of debt. Representative clients include one of the largest owner/developers of shopping centers in the United States, one of the largest New York City hospitals, and private equity funds managed by former real estate partners from major law firms.

Bob has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 every year that selections were made.

Robert Helpern has or will serve as a speaker, moderator, event chair or panelist for the following events:

  • Office and retail leasing: Exit and Expansion strategies | THSH CLE Program | April 26, 2012
  • Murray H. Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies at Lehigh University

Areas of Focus:

  • Real Estate


Law School:

  • New York University School of Law, 1970, JD
  • Honors: Editor, Law Review


  • Brown University, 1967, BA



  • New York State Bar Association, Committee on Financing and Liens (1984 1992)
  • Board of Advisors, Furman Institute for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University School of Law


  • Trustee of National Jewish Health
  • Member of the Board of the Fund to Cure Asthma
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors and President of the Five Towns United Way
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors and President of The Seawane Club

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Award Recognitions:

  • Super Lawyers: 2006-2018
  • Avenue Magazine's Legal Elites – Real Estate: 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America 2018 and 2019
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