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Associates

Stephen W. Allen, Esq. Senior Associate

Hobart College, BA 2000 | Syracuse University, JD 2003
stephen@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2065

Practicing law in the field of real estate for the better part of two decades, Steve provides his invaluable experience to best represent his clients in whatever transaction they find themselves in. The process of buying or selling real estate in New York can be daunting. Steve uses the skills and knowledge he has developed over the years to navigate his clients to their desired result and makes every effort to ensure their needs are met. His goal in all transactions is to put his clients at ease and make the process as stress free as possible. He is licensed in New York and Connecticut.

When not in the office, Steve can assuredly be found cheering for his beloved Buffalo Bills (likely losing) from his home in Connecticut, with his wife, Amy, and son, Emmet.

Scott Goldman, Esq. Associate

SUNY Buffalo, BA, 2000 | Brooklyn Law School, JD, 2003
scott@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2454

Scott brings many years of experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions, having represented buyers and sellers in all facets of Cooperative, Condominium and Residential matters. Whether you are a seller, first-time homebuyer or an experienced real estate investor, Scott will provide great attention to detail and expertise for every client he represents. He also has extensive experience representing major Institutional Lenders at real estate closings, and draws upon all of his experience to analyze a real estate transaction from different angles.

Karen M. Masuko, Esq. Associate

Fordham University BA | Brooklyn Law School, JD 2004
karen@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2076

Karen has experience in banking law acting as representative for major retail lenders and wholesale mortgage bankers at real estate. Karen started out her career in residential estate acting as bank counsel for numerous national and local lending institutions, as well as for wholesale mortgage bankers. Since joining Katz & Matz years ago, she shifted her focus to representing sellers and purchasers of almost any type of property. Karen has become particularly adept at assisting clients with their single and multi-family home purchases and sale throughout NYC, the surrounding suburbs and frequently works on transactions all throughout the Hamptons. Prior to commencing her legal career, Karen provided case management, advocacy and supportive services for homeless families and individuals. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

Kacey Modafferi, Esq. Associate

Binghamton University, BA | Brooklyn Law School, JD, 2009
kacey@katzmatz.net

Kacey has vast experience in the representation of buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of condos, coops and multi-family housing. She is committed to making the process enjoyable and stress-free for her clients. She prides herself on being attentive and accessible, and in taking a team approach to getting the deal closed.

Prior to joining Katz & Matz, Kacey represented institutional lenders in consolidation, extension and modification agreements; real property/cooperative apartment refinances; and home equity line closings. Kacey also served as counsel and transfer agent to cooperative corporations, advocated for lenders in foreclosure settlement conferences and represented individuals in real estate and commercial litigation. Kacey resides in Brooklyn where she loves spending time with her husband and son. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

Adam S. Korn, Esq. Associate

University of Michigan, BA, 2009 | Hofstra University School of Law, JD, 2013
adam@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2082

Prior to joining Katz & Matz, Adam gained experience in both litigation and transactional law. He worked in the public sector for the City of New York and for a private litigation firm. Since becoming an associate of the firm, he gained a great deal of experience working with the partners and colleagues within the firm on all types of transactions. Adam has established himself as a go-to attorney for numerous brokers and also receives many referrals from former clients, which is a testament to his professionalism, calm demeanor and wonderful people skills. Adam's goal is to provide a smooth and stress-free transaction for all clients. He prides himself on keeping all parties updated throughout each stage of the deal, as well as being extremely responsive and accessible. When not in closings, Adam enjoys playing golf and watching Michigan Football.

Steven Szczesny, Esq. Associate

St. John’s University, BA, 2007 | St. John’s University School of Law, JD, 2011
sjs@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2458

Steven enjoyed great success prior to entering the residential real estate world as a litigator, prevailing in over 85 percent of his trials. Outside of litigation, he also worked in the public sector with the NYPD and had a brief stint in politics with Congressman Steve Israel. Steven brings his trial acumen to real estate transactions, where his attention to detail, amazing people skills and responsiveness are immediately evident and appreciated by all who are lucky enough to work with him. Steven’s goal in all of his transactions is to be extremely efficient, organized and transparent throughout the whole process. His professional demeanor, knowledge and upbeat attitude are appreciated by clients and fellow colleagues alike. Steven is admitted to practice in New York as well as being admitted to practice in all four Federal Districts in New York.

Kyle E. Scheiner, Esq. Associate & Banking Director

SUNY Albany, 2010 | Touro Law Center, 2014
kyle@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2072

As a member of the Banking department at Katz & Matz, Kyle is very experienced in representing institutional lenders in all phases of purchases and refinances. He specializes in residential lender representation on behalf of numerous large institutional lenders and has closed many types of conventional and non-conventional loans including government sponsored programs, REO foreclosures and reverse mortgages. Kyle also has vast experience in title clearance and strives to ensure quality and responsiveness throughout the entire transaction. He is admitted to practice in New York.

Elizabeth A. Lappin, Esq. Associate

Tufts University, BA 2001 | Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD 2006
liz@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2096

Liz excels at representing purchasers and sellers in myriad residential and commercial real estate transactions, from due diligence through closing. By maintaining collegial and productive relationships with clients, brokers, lenders, and fellow attorneys, she helps make deals as efficient and painless as possible. Prior to focusing on residential transactions, Liz concentrated on land use and zoning law, including procuring variances, special permits, and tax lot apportionments, and defending real estate developers and individuals against DOB and ECB violations. Liz is proficient in French, and is active with the New York City Bar Association, providing pro bono services through their Monday Night Law Clinic and Moderate Means Committee. She is admitted to the New York State Bar.

Constantine Kalogiannis, Esq. Associate

SUNY Stony Brook, BA, 2008 | St. John’s University School of Law, JD, 2012
constantine@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2075

Constantine started out his legal career working for two law firms with a focus on commercial and residential real estate transactional work, real estate litigation and general civil litigation. After practicing for approximately four years in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Long Island, Constantine moved to a business development role at a legal services company. Constantine has now returned to practicing real estate law, having gained valuable project management and client relationship management skills. Constantine brings a personal and responsive approach to all of his work, giving each client the attention and communication they deserve in their legal representation. He prides himself on providing a superior client experience and exceptional work product. Constantine is originally from Queens and is fluent in Greek. He is the father of two rescue puppies and one Greek turtle. Constantine is admitted to practice in New York.




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