Alan D. Fox

Counsel

  • Overview

    Biography

    Alan Fox has over 35 years of experience representing property owners in a variety of real estate transactions, from small purchases and sales to blanket mortgages of scores of properties involving tens of millions of dollars. He represents a range of clients, including banks, businesses, economic development agencies, municipalities, and individuals. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate + Development Group.

    New York Economic Development Tax Incentives

    As counsel to New York Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) and Local Development Corporations (LDCs), with experience representing applicants before similar agencies, Mr. Fox is familiar with the tax incentives available to businesses that relocate to, or remain in, New York State. This perspective enables him to identify opportunities to reduce commercial clients’ costs when they want to relocate or expand. Where IDA or LDC bonds are a financing option, such as in connection with capital projects of not-for-profit entities, Mr. Fox has the experience to guide a client through this process. He has represented industrial development agencies in the New York metropolitan area in connection with incentive projects for commercial and residential development. In one of his cases, his assistance helped bring a new pharmaceutical company to a municipality, resulting in the construction of three new buildings and retention or creation of 600 jobs.

    Real Estate - Finance

    Mr. Fox represents borrowers and lenders in connection with commercial mortgage financings in New York and nationwide. He drafts and negotiates commercial mortgage loan documents and provides advice regarding mortgage laws. He is part of a team which represents a major affordable housing lender for its financing needs across the country. He has handled the refinancing of office, commercial, and residential properties, including multifamily garden apartment developments and hotels.

    Real Estate – Transactions

    Mr. Fox represents purchasers and sellers of real property in New York City and across New York State. He has represented purchasers and sellers, landlords and tenants. His transactions have included ground leases, the site acquisition for development of a major league sports training facility, and the purchase and sale of shopping centers, high-rise office buildings, and apartment towers. Mr. Fox drafts and negotiates purchase and sale agreements, and advises clients on all issues related to the purchase or sale of businesses. He recently guided a real estate company through the acquisition of medical office complexes in Long Island, and handled the sale of an industrial laundry facility in the Bronx to the City of New York.  
     

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Representation of Westchester County Industrial Development Agency in connection with economic development, “civic facility” (not-for profit), job creation, and job retention projects throughout Westchester County, including recent mixed-use developments such as “City Center” and “Renaissance Square” in White Plains.
      • Represents the New York Power Authority in connection with the disposition of a prime development site in Long Island City, Queens, New York.
      • Represented a Long Island real estate company in connection with the acquisition of medical office complexes in Suffolk and Westchester Counties.
      • Representation of a major New York professional sports organization in connection with site acquisition for the development of a multiteam training facility in Greenburg, New York.*
      • Representation of Westchester County Industrial Development Agency concerning a tax incentives project to locate a large pharmaceutical research corporation in three newly constructed buildings in a biomedical complex in Greenburgh, New York, resulting in 600 jobs retained or created in Westchester County.
      • Representation of Westchester County Industrial Development Agency concerning a tax incentives project to locate a large pharmaceutical research corporation in a vacant biotech complex in Greenburgh, New York, resulting in 550 jobs retained or created in Westchester County.

      • Representation of a major New York City property owner in connection with the purchase, sale, and financing of scores of commercial and residential properties throughout the five boroughs.*

       * Atty. Fox was counsel in these representative matters before joining Robinson+Cole.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association

      New York State Bar Association
      Real Property Law Section
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed in Metro-New York Super Lawyers® in the area of Real Estate Law for 2006, 2011, and 2013 to 2015 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      New York State Economic Development Council
      Member
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Hot Topics Regarding IDAs and LDCs," at New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) Annual Meeting of the Municipal Law Section, New York City, co-presented with Kenneth W. Bond, Squire Sanders LLP; Scott N. Fein, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP; and David Kidera, director of the New York State Authorities Budget Office (1/30/2014)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • February 4, 2014

        Alan Fox Participates in NYSBA Municipal Law Section Panel

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 17, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers

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