Mr. Landis, Managing Partner and Chair of the Real Estate Department, maintains a diverse real estate and corporate transactional practice focused on the acquisition, development and preservation of affordable housing, commercial leasing matters, the representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate financing transactions, loan workouts and foreclosures, architectural and construction agreements, and the representation of cooperative corporations and condominium associations. He also serves as general counsel to an acclaimed luxury fashion brand. His practice includes the acquisition and sale of residential and other real estate properties, providing ongoing general corporate and estate planning advice to individuals and closely-held businesses, guardianship matters, and Cuban travel-related transaction licensing and compliance. Mr. Landis is the firm's official member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Mr. Landis formerly served on the executive board of the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums (CNYC), and is the past chairperson of the New York City chapter of Citizen Action of New York, a grass-roots community-based organization involved in efforts to improve health care, provide quality education and reform the campaign finance system. He is an elected Democratic Party district leader on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where he acts as a liaison with government agencies and elected officials on behalf of constituents. He formerly served as an officer and member of Community Board 7 in Manhattan, and as a chief of staff and counsel to a member of the New York State Legislature.