Max Friedman real estate transactions lawyer attorney New York



Max Friedman is a real estate lawyer who handles complex real estate transactions, including development arrangements, ground leases, condominium structures, financing arrangements and public/private partnerships.

He counsels a broad range of private, public and tax exempt organizations on both purpose-built and mixed use projects (including office, multi-family, community facility and hospitality components). 

Max's prior experience includes serving as law clerk to Honorable Irving R. Kaufman, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1977-1978) and Luce Scholar, Member of Law Faculty, National University of Singapore (1979-1980).


  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
  • Who's Who Legal, Global Leader, Real Estate, 2022
  • “Volunteer of the Year,” The Nature Conservancy, Adirondack Chapter, 2007
  • New York Super Lawyer, 2006-2012


  • Urban Land Institute


  • New York


  • Columbia University  (B.A., summa cum laude, 1974)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Yale Law School  (J.D., 1977)