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Practice areas

  • Real estate
  • Commercial litigation
  • Cooperative housing law
  • Real estate contracts
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate foreclosure
  • Real estate sales
  • Real property
  • Residential real estate
  • Residential real estate foreclosure
  • Condominium law
  • Commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes
  • Mortgage foreclosures (prosecution and defense)
  • Loft law
  • Commercial and residential lease review and preparation
  • Co-op and condo disputes (representation of boards, dissident shareholders and unit holders)
  • Commercial disputes and arbitration
  • Co-op and condo conversions
  • Real estate transactions, financing and 1031 exchanges
  • Land use and zoning (NYC Department of Buildings)
  • Administrative proceedings, article 78 proceedings, DHCR (Division of Housing and Community Renewal) work
  • Real estate bankruptcy


  • New York, 1994


  • Yeshiva University, J.D.

Associations & memberships
New York State Bar Association
New York County Lawyers’ Association.

Biography: For more than 15 years, Peter M. Kirwin’s practice has included numerous large-scale real estate transactions for both residential and commercial properties. Mr. Kirwin also is an experienced litigator focusing on real estate litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, and condominium and cooperative disputes. In addition to the real estate aspect of Mr. Kirwin’s practice, he also has extensive experience with complex commercial and construction litigation and with litigating matters at DHCR, HPD, Loft Board, Surrogates’ Court and AAA arbitration. Mr. Kirwin is a graduate of the University of Virginia and of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Kirwin is admitted to the New York bar and is a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Association. After graduating from UVA and prior to attending law school, Peter participated in Macy’s Northeast’s prestigious Executive Training Program. He held a variety of managerial positions with Macy’s Northeast and was a member of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Committee. Peter lives in lower Manhattan with his wife and two daughters and he is a girls softball coach for the Downtown Little League.

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