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Stuart M. Saft, chair of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Global Real Estate Practice, is one of the leading lawyers in the financing, leasing, conversion, construction and restructuring of residential and commercial property throughout the US. Dewey & LeBoeuf has advised the Lower Manhattan Development Corp, the city-state agency charged with rebuilding Ground Zero since immediately after the 9-11 Terrorist attack. Mr. Saft has also represented owners of buildings that have suffered from fires, floods, collapsing roofs from ice storms and similar natural disasters.
Mr. Saft has been selected into the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the World. He was awarded the Theodore Small Award by the National Association of Workforce Boards for his work establishing the Family Centers after the September 11th terrorist attack and received the “Dedicated to the Industry Award” by the New York Association of Realty Managers. Mr Saft has been appointed Chairman Emeritus of New York City’s Workforce Investment Board and was commended for his service by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Mr. Saft is also the author of 35 books on real estate and several dozen articles on real estate, finance and economics. He is also the Chairman of the National Cooperative Bank in Washington, the Chairman of the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums, an Editor of the Real Estate Finance Journal, and a member of the Board of the Lawyers Alliance and the Boy Scouts of Greater New York.Mr. Saft received a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a B.A. from Hofstra University.