Meet Our Advocates

Nadel & Ciarlo is a boutique real estate and business litigation-oriented firm offering clients direct access to a preeminent legal team. Our law firm provides industry-specific representation to property owners, businesses, landlords and tenants across the New York City metro area.

Lorraine Nadel

Lorraine Nadel, the founding partner of Nadel & Ciarlo, P.C., has been named one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in NYC by Super Lawyers and one of the Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area and America’s Top 5% Most Honored Lawyers. She is a skilled and accomplished litigator in real estate, co-op and condo law, landlord-tenant law, and business and commercial law. She is 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 before obtaining her law degree, her combined legal and accounting background provides a distinct advantage to her clientele: small and large businesses, co-ops and condos, property owners, brokers, management companies, boards, landlords, and tenants. Her practice encompasses a diverse range of dispute and litigation-oriented matters.

Ms. Nadel graduated from Boston University with honors with a dual accounting and finance major. She obtained her law degree from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and was admitted to the New York and New Jersey State Bar in 1989. She is admitted to practice in the civil, state, and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, including the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, the New York County Lawyers’ Association, New York City, and the Brooklyn Bar Associations. Ms. Nadel is often quoted by The New York Times and other publications for her real estate knowledge. She is frequently called upon to handle complex real estate, business, commercial, and rent regulation issues.

She has been included in the Top Women in the New York Metro Area beginning in 2016, the New York Women Leaders in Law, and America’s Most Honored Professionals List. Ms. Nadel has again been named to New York’s Super Lawyers List for 2023, a list to which she has been named consecutively since 2014.

Michael J. Ciarlo

Partner Michael Ciarlo has been with our firm since 1999, successfully advocating for our clients through his extensive knowledge of commercial, business and real estate litigation. He has a wide range of experience negotiating, analyzing, resolving and litigating all aspects of real estate, business, co-op, condo and landlord-tenant matters. Mr. Ciarlo brings a significant depth of understanding to his role in advising large and small businesses, co-ops, condominiums, landlords, tenants and individuals in their disputes and litigation.

Mr. Ciarlo graduated from New York University with honors in 1995 and obtained his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1998. He was admitted to both the New York and New Jersey bar in 1999. Mr. Ciarlo regularly appears in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Civil Court of the City of New York, and the United States Federal District Court on all types of commercial and real estate litigation. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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