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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 a background in banking law 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 sales 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. Senior Associate

Binghamton University, BA | Brooklyn Law School, JD, 2009
kacey@katzmatz.net | (212) 244-4630

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. Senior 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. Senior 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.

James Zhu, Esq. Associate & Assistant Banking Director

Stony Brook University, BA/BS, 2012 | New York Law School, JD 2020
james@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2066

A native of Shanghai, China, James is well versed in all aspects of residential real estate financing and transactions. His multitude of experience includes closing various types of loans for institutional and private lenders as well as assisting private individuals in purchases and sales of condominiums, cooperative apartments and homes throughout NYC and the surrounding metropolitan area. James prides himself on his thoroughness, responsiveness and calm demeanor. He is a native speaker of Mandarin and Shanghainese and is fluent in English. In his spare time, James enjoys cooking, hiking and spending time with his wife and family. James is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

James M. Raio II, Esq. Associate

Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island, BA, 2017 I Fordham University School of Law, JD, 2020
jraio@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2081

James is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law. Prior to joining Katz & Matz, he represented clients in residential real estate transactions throughout New York City with a focus on trust and estate sales. James also has experience creating comprehensive estate plans for clients. He prides himself on impeccable organization, responsiveness, and attention to detail. His goal is to ensure that all clients enjoy a seamless experience when selling or purchasing their home. When not practicing law, James can be found playing tennis at the park or exercising at the gym. He is also an ever-hopeful fan of the New York Mets.

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