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Richard J. Sobelsohn

Richard Sobelsohn

Adjunct Professor of Law

Richard J. Sobelsohn
Esq., GGP, LEED AP
917.441.9740
rsobelsohn@law.fordham.edu

Experience

Vice President, Legal, Cohen Brothers Realty

Corporation, 2017 - present

Product Manager, Lexis Practice Advisor, LexisNexis, 2016

Group Director, Real Estate and Financial Practice Area Modules, Lexis Practice Advisor, LexisNexis, 2012-2015

Associate, Moses & Singer LLP, 2008 - 2012

Associate, Kaye Scholer LLP, 2007 – 2007

Associate, Stroock, Stroock & Lavan LLP, 2004 – 2006

General Counsel, Oxford Capital, LLC 2001 – 2004

Owner, Law Office of Richard J. Sobelsohn, 1998 – 2001

Director, The Sobelsohn School, 1982 - 2000

Teaching

The Sobelsohn School, 1982 - 2000

Sustainable Building Law, Brooklyn Law School, 2009 – present

Sustainable Building Law, New York Law School, 2010 – present

Lawline.com, 2009 – 2010

Practicing Law Institute, 2010 - 2011

Commercial Leasing, Brooklyn Law School, 2011 - present

Real Estate Transactions, Fordham University School of Law, 2016 - present

Real Estate Practice, Brooklyn Law School, 2016 - present

Commercial Leasing, New York Law School, 2017 - present

Presentations

Innovative Delivery and Finance: The Big Picture,” Town+Gown, New York City Department of Design & Construction, May 2019

Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias,” Judicial Title Insurance Agency LLC 1-hour CLE, September 2017

Revolutionizing Transactional Practice Methods: How to Overcome Transactional Attorney Pain Points with Evolving Practice Tools", American Bar Association Webinar, Real Property Trust & Estates Section, February 2017

Sustainable Development, LEED Buildings and Green Legal Jobs: They Are Not Only Where You Would Expect Them To Be,” New York Law School Center for Real Estate Studies Master Class Presentation and Discussion, September 2016

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished - Ethical Challenges for Real Estate Attorneys,” Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, March 2014, June 2016

Evolving Teaching Tools – What Resources Are Available To Help Us Teach Our Students Practical Skills,” Emory University School of Law Fifth Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills, June 2016

Using AIA Tools to Manage Legal Issues on Sustainable Projects,”BuildingsNY Conference – Javits Center – AIA CE Program, March 2014, April 2015, May 2016

Publications

Green Lease Provisions" chapter in the two-volume treatise "Negotiating and Drafting Office Leases", Law Journal Press, April 2019

Education

Brooklyn Law School, JD 1998
Colgate University, AB, 1982 (cum laude, honors in History)

Admitted

  • U.S. Supreme Court (2003)
  • District of Columbia (2000)
  • Connecticut (1999)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (1998)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (1998)
  • New Jersey (1998)
  • New York (1998)

Memberships

  • LEED Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Green Globes Professional, Green Building Initiative
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Fellow, Institute of Green Professionals
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Member, National Legal Working Group, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Member, Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association
  • Member, Strategic Advisory Committee, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
  • Member, Colgate University Alumni Association
  • Chair, 2014-2017, Economics, Technology & Practice Methods Committee of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Group Vice-Chair, Law Practice Management Group of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member, Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Publications

  • Trends in Green Leasing,” American Bar Association, Probate & Property, March/April 2016
  • “Law Firms Adopt Sustainability to Stay Sustainable,” New York Law Journal, December 28, 2015
  • “Real Estate Documents Turn Green,” American Bar Association, Probate & Property, November/December 2014
  • “Technology in Law Practice and in the Classroom,” Transactions – The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Volume  15, Number 3, Summer 2014
  • “The Green Shopping Center—A Landlord or Tenant Endeavor,” Shopping Center Legal Update, April 2013
  • “Technology in Law Practice and in the Classroom,” Transactions – The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Volume 15, Number 3, summer 2014
  • “The Green Shopping Center—A Landlord or Tenant Endeavor,” Shopping Center Legal Update, April 2013

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
Legal Writing Program
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-175
New York, NY 10023