Benjamin Schachter concentrates his practice in affordable housing, real estate finance, community development and not-for-profit law.
His focus is on transactional practice, and frequently represents individuals, not-for-profit organizations and Housing Development Fund Corporations (HDFCs) in complex sales involving affordable properties in New York City. Ben works closely with HDFCS and Not-for-profit clients on matters of corporate formation and governance, and guides the conversion process for numerous Not-for-profits from existing rental buildings to new low-income HDFC cooperatives and condominiums, and oversees the sales process once they are converted. Ben also represents borrowers and lenders in real estate transactions.
Prior to joining Goldstein Hall, Ben worked as a member of the offering plan group with a small New York firm where he helped to draft condominium documents. Previously, Ben served as a intern with Enterprise Community Partners and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and participated in Brooklyn Law School’s community development and corporate real estate clinics. Ben was the 2016 CALI award winner and recipient of the Robert Seavy and Phyllis Mehler-Seavy prize for highest grade in a course on Land Finance.
Before entering law school, Ben worked for local elected officials in New York City and was involved in numerous political campaigns in Northern Manhattan.
- Affordable Housing Development
- Real Estate Finance
- Not-for-Profit Law
- HDFC Practice Group
- Bar Admissions
- State of New York
- Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
- State University of New York at New Paltz, B.A.