Real Estate

Business & Commercial

Co-op & Condo

Landlord & Tenant

Lorraine Nadel

  • Founding Partner


New York, NY

212-317-9500  (Local)
1-800-NYNadel (Toll-Free)

Fax: 212-317-9849

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.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1989

Areas of Practice

  • 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

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admission

  • New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1989


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

Published Works

Classes & Seminars

  • Guest Speaker, Landlord/Tenant & Real Estate Litigation, Manhattan Brownstone Revival Coalition's 15th Annual Brownstone Market Seminar, 04/23/2002


  • Top 50 Women Lawyers, NYC, Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer, New York, 2014 - 2022

Professional Associations

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

Past Positions

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