Michael D. Utevsky is a graduate of Cornell University (A.B., 1970) and Fordham University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1978) where he was an Editor and Staff Member of the Fordham Law Review. Michael’s primary areas of practice include commercial real estate leasing; purchases, sales and financings of commercial properties, including development sites; and the representation of individual purchasers and sellers of residential dwellings. Mr. Utevsky’s range of assignments includes formation of limited liability companies and negotiation of operating agreements among investors; construction contracts; contracts for the supply of goods and services to hotels and restaurants; and advising cooperative and condominium sponsors and boards. Clients he oversees include landlords and tenants of commercial properties (offices, retail stores, restaurants); real estate developers and investors; hotel owners; art galleries and other arts-related organizations; and individual purchasers and sellers of homes. His commercial client experience includes having been General Counsel to Rockrose Development Corp., and for years being real estate counsel to Steiner Studios, reported to be the largest film and television production studio complex in the Eastern United States, and its affiliated real estate development division.
Mr. Utevsky is a member of the Planning Board and Chair of the Village Advisory Committee on Deer Management of the Village of Head of the Harbor, New York. His past community involvement has included being a Board Member of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy; a Board Member of Community Board 5 (Midtown Manhattan) and also Chair of its Land Use and Zoning Committee; and President / Member of the Board of Directors of the Flatbush (Brooklyn) Development Corporation. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York State and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.