Nicholas Kaiser began his career at the Wall Street law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel as a transactional tax attorney focused on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, and tax-structured real estate investments including state, federal and international issues. He now has over thirty years of experience as a real estate, corporate and tax lawyer, providing business solutions to publicly and privately held companies. Nicholas advises clients in structuring corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships to acquire real estate, operating businesses and other investments. He also represents clients in structuring sales, mergers, spin-offs, and other commercial transactions and in the day-to-day tax issues that arise in operating businesses. He works seamlessly with clients’ internal and external accountants and advisors to optimize clients' outcomes.
Nicholas’s broad-based real estate practice focuses on all aspects of property acquisition, development, construction, finance, disposition and leasing. He serves as general counsel to one of the largest boutique hotel owners/operators in Manhattan. Nicholas is also general counsel to one of the earliest developers of luxury property in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and closed the largest development site acquisition in North Williamsburg in 2013 for this client. He is also lead counsel to the developers of the two largest hotels and mixed use projects in Williamsburg. Nicholas also represents national and individual retail tenants in leasing matters. He has represented borrowers and lenders in over $750 million of mortgage loans since 2010. Nicholas structures tax-free 1031 exchanges, sponsor/investor operating agreements with complex waterfalls, and local and state tax, transfer tax, and mortgage recording tax matters. He also has extensive experience advising both lenders and borrowers on asset-based and project financing.
Prior to joining the firm, Nicholas practiced at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Kaiser has a LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University.
New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 1984); Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1983); Duke University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1979).
New York State
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American Bar Association