B.A. New York University
J.D. St. John’s University School of Law
Helene Pangalos has spent over 20 years in the practice of real estate transactional law in New York, with an emphasis in commercial leasing, and commercial acquisitions and sales and residential acquisitions and sales.
Helene’s transactions include the representation of business owners and investors in the purchase, sale and financing of mixed use properties, as well as individuals and investors in the purchase and sale of apartments and brownstones in the New York area.
Commercial leasing work includes the negotiation of commercial retail and office leases, subleases and ancillary documents on behalf of both landlords and tenants in New York City. Transactions include the negotiation of two full floor office subleases in lower Manhattan on behalf of a Fortune 500 Company and a full floor midtown lease on behalf of a new media company.
Helene earned her Juris Doctor at St. John’s University School of Law in 1988 and her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude from New York University, School of Arts and Science, in 1985. At St John’s, Helene was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law and while at NYU, Helene was a four-year University Scholar and was awarded the Founders Award Outstanding Scholar Award upon graduation.
Before starting her own firm over ten years ago, Ms. Pangalos was an associate at Arent Fox LLP, Moses & Singer LLP and Fischbein Badillo in New York. Helene’s extensive and varied training at such law firms allows her the ability to offer her clients real estate advice in a cost-effective manner.
Helene has also lectured on the “Legal Aspects of Opening up a Restaurant” at a restaurant conference and on the specifics of New York loan documents for co-op apartments and mortgage modifications and consolidation agreements for an institutional lender.
Helene speaks Greek fluently and is a member of a number of Greek American organizations in the New York area, including the Hellenic American Bankers Association and Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.
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