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Justin Musumeci Senior Paralegal

American University, BA, 2010
justin@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2089

With many years of experience in the legal field, Justin assists with all of the aspects of the firms transactions and overall operations. He is especially skilled in conducting thorough due diligence reports for clients, vast knowledge of estate transactions and a keen eye for reviewing lien searches and title policies. Additionally, Justin has handled numerous closings of all kinds and is well known and liked by transfer agents, bank counsel and peers throughout the industry. Brokers and former clients of the firm often request that Justin assist and work on their transactions. His intelligence and desire to help others are just some of his great strengths. He is a life-long New Yorker, and his vast knowledge and familiarity with New York City is a great asset with regards to all aspects of the firm.

Peter Langone Managing Paralegal

Stony Brook University, BS, 2010
peter@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2074

Peter proactively works with and assists the attorneys and staff of Katz & Matz, and clients of the firm, in all matters regarding residential real estate transactions throughout NYC and the surrounding areas. From the inception of a deal through post-closing, he is readily available and able to handle the specific needs of each client. With his previous experience in the real estate banking industry, Peter is able to execute numerous tasks effectively and efficiently to ensure our clients have an easier and smoother transition to the closing table. He prides himself on his quick responses to clients’ and brokers’ inquiries and his professionalism throughout the entire transaction. His calm demeanor, patience, knowledge of the practice, organizational skills and positive attitude are just some of the reasons brokers and clients look to Peter whenever they need assistance.

Edward Klinger Paralegal

New York University, BA, 1991 | Aaron Copland School of Music, MA, 2007
ed@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2423

Ed brings a unique and diverse set of experiences to Katz & Matz. Having previously worked in title insurance as a clearance and escrow officer, as a freelance title and settlement closer, and as Closing Coordinator for two of NYC's top property management firms, he is familiar with the real estate closing process from a number of perspectives. He has conducted thousands of closings, and with this experience comes a patient and professional approach to each transaction he is involved with.

Jordan Daniel Paralegal

SUNY Geneseo, BS, 2011
jordan@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2109

With a degree in Economics and Business Administration and a strong background in all aspects of real estate transactions as a broker, Jordan comes to Katz & Matz from a busy Hamptons-based law firm. He is held in very high esteem with the title companies, bank attorneys, mortgage bankers, brokers and clients that he interacts with on a daily basis. Jordan prides himself on his attention to detail, eagerness to help and spirited demeanor to navigate even through the most challenging of circumstances. Jordan will be attending law school at night starting in the fall of 2020 at CUNY Law School. In his spare time, he is an avid traveler, hiker, and (long-time suffering) supporter of the New York Mets.

Rosa Stanley Paralegal

Queens College, BS, 2012 | Boston University - Paralegal Certificate
rosa@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2081

With many years of paralegal experience working as both a transactional and banking paralegal, Rosa is well versed in every aspect of residential real estate. She is always willing to assist and help others. Because of Rosa’s vast experience, she is uniquely positioned to work with everyone from first time home buyers to seasoned investors throughout their purchase, sale or refinance. Rosa works very closely with the partners and all colleagues at the firm. She prides herself on her responsiveness and diligence to ensure a pleasant and smooth transaction for all. Throughout the entire process, her positive attitude, attention to detail and thoroughness stand out.

James Zhu, J.D. 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.

Jake Wolpoff Paralegal

Towson University, BS
jake@katzmatz.net | (646)-780-5176

Jake hails from a family with deep ties in the real estate industry. He grew up surrounded by real estate professionals and attorneys and their love for their work resonates with him. Jake’s passion for this area shines through as does his professionalism and desire to assist others. He is a true team player. Jake’s experience in law has been diverse thus far. He has worked in personal injury and criminal law, before returning to his “roots” in real estate law at Katz & Matz, PC. He looks forward to working with and helping all of the firm’s clients and fellow colleagues in the industry.

Alex Piperis Legal Assistant

Tulane University, BS 2012
alex@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2077

With sales experience in real estate, law, tech, and sports, Alex brings a unique and diverse background to Katz & Matz. Alex is currently an Evening Division student at New York Law School and is focusing on expanding his knowledge of the NYC real estate industry. He works very closely with the firm's banking team and also assists colleagues in the transactional department to ensure seamless transactions for all of the firms clients. Alex is a big sports fan, and especially loves rooting for the Yankees. In addition to going to games, Alex also enjoys playing as much basketball, baseball/softball, and golf as possible. He looks forward to working with and building strong relationships with all of our clients.

Ingrid Espinal Paralegal

Hunter College, BA 2000
ingrid@katzmatz.net | (646) 380-2064

A veteran of the Garment District, Ingrid joined Katz and Matz to continue her career transition into the world of residential real estate. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Ingrid provides key support to our team of attorneys and paralegals with her many daily responsibilities. When she’s not at work, Ingrid enjoys spending time with her family and cooking.




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