Debra M. Schoenberg
Litigation, Real Estate
B.A. | State University at Albany (1996)
J.D. | Brooklyn Law School (2000)
Debra M. Schoenberg is of counsel to the firm. She represents clients in general and real estate related litigation, with a focus on cooperative and condominium litigation.
Ms. Schoenberg also provides general counseling to cooperatives and condominium boards, managing agents, and various others with interests in real property. Ms. Schoenberg is an experienced litigator of cases involving a broad range of real estate and general commercial matters at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration and mediation forums. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Schoenberg was an associate at Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP.
Ms. Schoenberg’s reported cases include Ahead Realty LLC and PJ Associates Inc. v. India House, Inc., et al. (Appellate Division affirmed dismissal of complaint by licensee and its affiliate under food services agreement against licensor and licensor’s board members for tortious interference with contract, unfair competition, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, declaratory judgement, injunctive relief and breach of contract and denial licensee’s motion for preliminary injunction to toll time to cure default under said agreement); PJ Associates Inc. v. India House, Inc. (Appellate Division affirmed dismissal of licensee’s complaint and licensor under food services agreement to reform contract between the parties on the grounds that there was no mutual mistake or fraud); Constantiner v. Sovereign Apartments, Inc., et al. (Appellate Division affirmed granting of a protective order prohibiting destructive testing and creating artificial conditions for sound testing in connection with a noise dispute between neighboring shareholders in a cooperative apartment building); In re Reiner Kaiser v. Station Square Inn Apartments Corp. (Appellate Division affirmed denial of sponsor’s motion to permanently stay arbitration between sponsor and apartment corporation on the grounds that matters relating to shared expenses of the property and accounting issues fall within the board arbitration clause in the possessory agreement between the parties).
Ms. Schoenberg received her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from the State University at Albany in 1996 with a major in political science, and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 2000. While at Brooklyn Law School, Ms. Schoenberg served as an Articles Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review and served as an intern for the Honorable Frederic Block, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Ms. Schoenberg is admitted to the bar of the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.