Attorney Lorraine Nadel

Lorraine Nadel

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation-Oriented Real Estate
  • Commercial and Residential Landlord/Tenant
  • Commercial and Landlord/Tenant
  • Condo and Co-Op Board Litigation
  • Business
  • Ownership Disputes
  • Contract Defaults
  • Common Charge and Maintenance Defaults
  • Contract Down-Payment
  • Agreement Litigation
  • Leasing and Foreclosure Litigation
  • Developer
  • Construction and Contractor Defects


Named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in NYC by Super Lawyers, Lorraine Nadel is the founding partner of Nadel & Ciarlo, P.C.  She is a skilled and accomplished real estate, business and commercial litigation attorney, known for her ability to help clients effectively solve problems by providing concrete solutions to complex matters. Having been an accountant with a top accounting firm prior to obtaining her law degree, she offers a combined legal expertise and accounting background which places her far ahead of other attorneys when handling matters for small and large businesses, coops, condos, property owners, brokers, management companies, boards, landlords, tenants and clients alike.

Her practice encompasses a diverse range of dispute and litigation-oriented real estate, business, commercial and landlord/tenant matters. Recent cases have involved title and ownership disputes, LLC member disputes and operating agreement litigation, contract defaults, condo and co-op board litigation, common charge and maintenance defaults, contract down-payment, leasing and foreclosure litigation, developer, construction and contractor defects, as well as commercial and residential landlord/tenant litigation.

Ms. Nadel was admitted to the bar in 1989. She is admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Education: Boston University (B.S., cum laude, Business Administration, 1983); Benjamin Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1989). Articles Editor: Cardozo International Law Journal, 1989.

Member: New York State and American Bar Associations; New York County Lawyers' Association, Brooklyn Bar Association. Ms. Nadel is often quoted for her real estate expertise by The New York Times and other publications. She is frequently called upon to handle more complex real estate, business, commercial and rent regulation matters.


  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Boston University
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration

Bar Admission

  • New York, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1989

Published Works

  • What to Know Before Listing Your Apartment on Airbnb, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Hold the Burger Smell, Please, New York Times (Real Estate Section)
  • Million - Dollar Condo Owner Allegedly Running Illegal Bed & Breakfast, New York Post
  • How an Airbnb Guest Is Staying in an Apartment for Months 'Rent Free', ABC News
  • Real Property Case Chatwin v. Chatwin, New York Law Journal, Court Decisions Section
  • Litigator, New York Law Journal
  • New Round in Divorce of Minnelli, New York Times
  • ‘Bat Man’ Caves In – His Realty Firm Settles Suit on Infested Home, New York Post
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal Won’t Be Evicted From Apartment, People Magazine
  • Stores Go Dark Where Buyers Once Roamed, New York Times
  • Manhattan Stores Closing Up Shop, NBC Channel 4, 6:00 News
  • Real Estate Interests Help Cuomo Gain a Big Edge in Cash, New York Times
  • In the Matter of Double J. Partners, LLC v. Forte, New York Law Journal
  • 1BR Apt. Downtown, Fraught With Risk, Super Lawyers
  • Stairway to Heaven, New York Times
  • How to Find a Cheap Apartment in NYC, TimeOut New York
  • Resident Rights, Cooperator News New York
  • Who Is to Blame for Illegal Renovations?, New York Times
  • Surviving Divorce: A Guide for Family Businesses and Charities, Financial Times


  • Top 50 Women Lawyers, NYC, Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer, New York, 2014 - 2023

Classes & Seminars

  • Guest Speaker, Landlord/Tenant & Real Estate Litigation, Manhattan Brownstone Revival Coalition's 15th Annual Brownstone Market Seminar

Past Positions

  • Law Firm of J. Michael Gottesman, New York City, Commercial Litigation Attorney

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Member
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Founding Partner