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Andrew P. Brucker
New York Office

437 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

P: 212-867-9500
F: 212-599-1759

Biography

Andrew P. Brucker has been practicing real estate law for more than 35 years. He concentrates his practice on cooperative and condominium matters and handles a variety of refinancing and leasing transactions. Andrew has represented landlords in the rental of professional space to a large medical practice, a bank, and “pop up” retailers.

Andrew has been an active member in the legal community. He is the former Chairman of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law, where he began the process of redrafting the Condominium Sales Contract used by the vast majority of lawyers in New York City. Previously, he and the Committee revised and drafted the current version of the Alteration Agreement for Cooperatives. Under his leadership, the Committee has also created a new Condominium Contract of Sale, which has been approved by the State Bar, and which has now been published by Blumberg Forms.

Andrew has conducted over two dozen CLE courses for the New York State Bar, the New York City Bar Association and Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums on real estate, and coop and condo topics. He also authored the Code of Ethics adopted by the New York Association of Realty Managers, and taught a course on ethics at NYU’s Real Estate Institute for more than ten years. He has also lectured at numerous seminars for various organizations on real estate matters.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Best Practices for Cooperative and Condominium Boards,” The Council of New York Cooperative and Condominiums (CNYC) Event, February 22, 2017
  • Speaker, “Best Practices”. Council of New York Cooperatives, January 2017
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums:  Defamation in Context of Coops and Condos,” New York City Bar, June 2015
  • Speaker, April 2014, New York City Bar, “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums:
  • “Does the Condo Law Really Say That?”
  • Speaker, “Condominium Issues for New Lawyers.”  Council of New York Cooperatives, November 2013,
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums: Those Nagging Condo and Coop Questions.” New York City Bar, April 2013
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums: Those Nagging Condo and Coop Questions” New York City Bar, October 2012
  • Speaker, “Condominium Issues For New Lawyers” Council of New York Cooperatives, November 2011
  • Speaker, “Co-ops 101: A Primer for New Attorneys,” and “Condos 101: A Primer for New Attorneys,” New York City Bar, July 2010
  • Speaker, “Current Governance Issues in Coops and Condos: Stock Transfer Issues,” New York City Bar, April 2010
  • “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums: Those Nagging Condo and Coop Questions,” New York City Bar, March 2010
  • Speaker, “Condominiums and HOAs: Topics for Upstate Attorneys: “Representation of HOA and Condominium Boards: Ethical Issues,” New York State Bar, May 2009
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums” New York City Bar, April 2009
  • Speaker, “Rights and Remedies on Defaults in Single Family Residential Contracts of Sale” New York State Bar’s Real Property Law Section Annual Meeting, January 2009
  • Speaker, “Advanced Topics in Cooperative and Condominium Law: “ Ethical Considerations in Representing Boards, New York State Bar, January 2009”
  • Speaker, “Condo Issues for New Attorneys” Council of New York Cooperatives, November 2008
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums: Those Nagging Co-op and Condo Questions,” New York City Bar, April 2008
  • Speaker, “Condo Issues for New Attorneys,” Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums, November 2007
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums: Those Nagging Co-op and Condo Questions,” New York City Bar, March 2007
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums: Those Nagging Co-op and Condo Questions” New York City Bar, March 2006
  • Speaker, “How to Call and Run an Effective Co-op or Condo Meeting” Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums, November 2005
  • Chairperson, “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums: Those Nagging Co-op and Condo Questions,” New York City Bar, April 2005
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums: The Pullman Decision,” New York City Bar, April 2004
  • Speaker, “How to Call and Run an Effective Co-op or Condo Meeting,” Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums, November 2003
  • Speaker, “The Pullman Decision,” Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums, August 2003
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums: Combining Common Areas into Apartments,” New York City Bar, April 2003
  • Guest, “Under Construction” Radio Program, WHN 1050 Talk Radio, June 8, 2002
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums: Update of Recent Cases,” New York City Bar, March 2002
  • Speaker, “The ‘New’ New York Lead Paint Law,” Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums, August 1999

Community Involvement

Andrew has been actively involved in the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America for the past 9 years. He founded and serves as President of The American Medical Research Foundation, a 501(c) (3) charity, created to raise funds for research and programing in the field of Crohn’s and Colitis. Andrew has previously served on the board for Edgemont Recreation, Inc. The not-for-profit organization sponsors after-school sporting events in the Edgemont, Westchester community, as well as a summer camp for children in the community under the age of 14.

Professional Activities & Achievements

  • New York City Bar
    • Chairman, Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law (2010-2013)
    • Member, Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law (2008-2011, 2014- present)
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Member, Sections on: Trusts and Estates; Real Property

Academic Achievements

Andrew received a J.D. degree from New York Law School in 1975. He earned a L.L.M. degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1976.