Peter Axelrod is a partner and founded the predecessor of Axelrod, Fingerhut & Dennis in 1988. Over the past 27 years he has focused his practice on cooperative and condominium representation, as well as on commercial litigation, litigation of real estate related issues including landlord-tenant litigation and on domestic relations litigation.
Mr. Axelrod has built Axelrod, Fingerhut & Dennis to become one of the leading real estate practices in New York. He has been and AV rated lawyer since 1989 and has been named a Super Lawyer each year for the past four years. In addition, Mr. Axelrod has been recognized by AVVO with a Superb rating.
Because he represents both plaintiffs and defendants; landlords and tenants; cooperative corporations and shareholders; condominium boards and unit owners, Mr. Axelrod brings a unique perspective in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each side to a dispute or a litigation and can strategize accordingly or negotiate a fair and favorable settlement for his clients. In 2011 he obtained the third highest reported contract verdict in New York State arising from a claim against a borrower for fraudulent inducement in obtaining a construction loan. He successfully tried 32 consolidated holdover proceedings in connection with a developer’s condominium conversion resulting after a trial verdict and subsequent appeals in a settlement providing for the issuance of warrants of eviction, money judgments for outstanding use and occupancy and reimbursement of his client’s legal fees. Mr. Axelrod also negotiated a six figure buy-out for a tenant, a non-primary resident, despite the fact that the landlord had placed a camera in front of his door for a full year prior to the commencement of the litigation which demonstrated his absence.
An avid reader and tennis player, Mr. Axelrod has traveled to five continents and 35 countries and looks forward to adding to that number.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Selected for 2015||SuperLawyers||2015|
|Selected for 2014||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Selected for 2013||Super Lawyers||2013|
|New York Law Journal Top NY verdicts||obtained #3 reported contract verdicts ($632,758) for action against borrower for fraudulent inducement in obtaining a loan||2011|
|AV Peer Review Rating 1989-||Martindale-Hubbell||1989|
|Managing Partner||Axelrod, Fingerhut & Dennis||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Peter Axelrod & Asscociates||1995 - 2007|
|Partner||Mitrani & Axelrod||1988 - 1995|
|Associate||Mandel & Resnik||1984 - 1988|
|Associate||Cohen & Shalleck||1983 - 1984|
|Associate||Condon & Forsyth||1980 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York City Bar Association||Matrimonial Law Comittee||2005 - 2008|
|New York City Bar Association||Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee||2001 - 2004|
|Commercial Division Supreme Court, NY County||Neutral||1995 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Commercial and Federal Litigation Section||1990 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association||Special Committtee on the Housing Court||1987 - 1991|
|Civil Court of the City of New York||Arbitrator||1986 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1981 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||1981 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association||N/A||1981 - Present|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|State University of New York, Albany||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|University of Edinburgh||British History||N/A||1976|