Areas of Practice
Our attorneys have decades of experience in virtually every aspect of the real estate industry, enabling them to be proactive and strategic when advising our clients.
Ian is a founding partner of Lester Bleckner & Shaw LLP. Throughout his nearly 20 years of practice his focus has been on guiding his diverse group of clients – entrepreneurs, developers, owners, investors, commercial landlords and tenants – through all phases of their real estate projects. Ian has a well-earned reputation as a tenacious advocate for his clients and his practical and creative approach to addressing complicated and nuanced issues led one of Ian’s clients to call him a “consiglieri with the mind of a business lawyer.” This, together with his multifaceted practice and knowledge of how “all of the pieces fit together”, provides Ian with an “uncanny ability to see around the corner before reaching the end of the block.” View Full Bio
Martin is a founding partner of Lester Bleckner & Shaw LLP. He is experienced in all facets of real estate law, including development, acquisitions, construction, sales, financing and litigation. He has extensive experience representing developers in real estate and asset-based lending transactions involving the acquisition, development, construction, sale and leasing of all forms of real property and drafting, filing and amending condominium and cooperative offering plans in New York State. View Full Bio
David regularly advises clients on all matters related to real estate, with a particular focus on the acquisition and disposition of commercial property, commercial leasing (both on the landlord and tenant side) and related corporate matters, including the negotiation of partnership and JV agreements. Prior to joining LBS, David spent nearly a decade litigating complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts. View Full Bio
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Introducing Lester Shaw & Levy LLP
We are proud to introduce the new full-service real estate law firm Lester Shaw & Levy LLP founded by seasoned real estate attorneys Ian Lester, Martin Shaw, and David Levy. The firm offers comprehensive guidance and counsel on commercial real estate transactions, Their approach emphasizes the interconnectedness of real estate…
Keeler Markwood Group affiliate secures $15.25 million construction financing for 74 units
Ian Lester was instrumental in every aspect of the development at 8 Chester Ave. to-date, including: negotiating the acquisition of the parcels to create the assemblage; advising on the Qualified Opportunity Zone benefits of the project; drafting various operating agreements and other corporate documents; negotiating third-party agreements, including a construction…