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New York Law School, J.D., cum laude – 1982

SUNY at Stony Brook, BA in Linguistics – 1976

Richard T. Walsh is a cum laude graduate of New York Law School who has been with Horing Welikson Rosen & Digrugilliers, P.C. since January 2002. He is a member of the firm.

As the head of the Cooperative-Condominium Department for more than 10 years, Richard is vital part of the firm’s practice in that area. He currently appears in State and Federal courts, successfully representing large institutional clients, cooperatives, condominiums and home owners associations, small businesses and individuals in real estate related, corporate and general litigation.

Richard was formerly an Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York in the Civil Recoveries Bureau from January 1985 through July 1987. While there, he helped establish and was in charge of the State’s on-site dedicated Collections Unit for University Hospital, Stony Brook, New York and helped automate some of the collection practices used at the time.

Before coming to the firm, Richard was an associate of a well-known boutique cooperative and condominium law firm in Manhattan for nearly six years.

Richard has lectured before various civic organizations on real estate topics and on CLE topics and has authored a number of articles and “Q&A” responses for the Cooperator, New York Times, and trade magazines.

Richard also authored the article “Disclosure in Special Proceedings under CPLR §408” which was published in the New York Law Journal’s Outside Counsel Column on December 5, 1995 (cited in at least one reported court decision and in the New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Law Journal).

Richard’s experience with the Section 8, Low Income Housing Income Tax Credit and Mitchell-Lama programs enables him to assist clients in dealing successfully with the relevant agencies. Richard has extensive litigation and trial experience in State and Federal Courts in a variety of areas including commercial lease litigation, mortgage foreclosures, lien foreclosures, discrimination and contract disputes.

Among many successful trials and appeals, Richard (along with Senior and Founding Member Niles C. Welikson) also successfully defended an alleged Age and Racial Discrimination case in Federal Court in a lengthy trial before a jury, resulting in a verdict in favor of the defendants and no recovery for the plaintiff.

On the transactional side, Richard represents owners in connection with commercial and residential leasing matters, and sellers and purchasers of commercial and residential properties, handling all aspects of these transactions through closing, including negotiations with lending institutions concerning the terms of various bank required documentation. Richard also prepares amendments to offering plans for the firm’s clients.

Bar Admissions: New York, 1983, U.S. District Courts: EDNY and SDNY: 1983; NDNY: 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 2004; U.S. Supreme Court, 2007

Education: J.D., cum laude, 1982 New York Law School; BA, Linguistics, SUNY at Stony Brook 1976

Professional Associations and Memberships: New York State Bar Association, 1982 – Present Queens County Bar Association, 2002 – Present Nassau County Bar Association, 2006 – Present