Long Island
100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530-4850
ph: 516.296.9127
fx: 516.357.3792
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Areas of Practice



Christopher H. Palmer

Managing Partner

Christopher H. Palmer is the firm’s managing partner and a banking attorney who advises commercial banking and financial institutions, specializing in structuring and negotiating a wide array of financing transactions. In this regard, Chris provides representation to lenders by handling all aspects of complex structured finance issues.  Chris has broad experience securing loans with commercial retail and office buildings, multi-family apartment properties, and mixed use properties.

In addition to his transactional commercial lending practice, Chris also advises the firm’s clients to ensure continuing compliance with all federal, state and local banking regulations.

Areas of Concentration

  • Complex structured finance issues
  • All areas of lending diligence including reviews of leases, environmental reports (Phase I and II), and property conditions reports
  • Drafting Master Loan Purchase Agreements in regard to bulk loan and asset sales
  • Loan Recovery, Workout and Restructuring matters involving creditors' rights, lender liability, loan defaults, commercial foreclosure proceedings, and the enforceability of security interests under the loan documents
  • Land use issues and environmental due diligence matters involving the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act ("SEQRA") specializing in local law zoning and planning issues

Speaker Engagements

  • Served as a Continuing Legal Education lecturer on several CLE panels, speaking on topics such as “Representing the Commercial Mortgage Lender” and “Cutting Edge Issues in Real Property Law”
  • Prepared and presented informational and educational seminars for his banking clients on topics such as "Property and Liability Insurance - What Every Lender Must Know"

Professional & Community Activities

  • Committee Member, Judicial Foreclosure Task Force, as formed and organized by New York State Chief Administrative Judge in conjunction with New York Bankers Association (NYBA)
  • Former Lead Counsel to the Village of Rockville Centre Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Member, Mortgage Bankers Association of New York
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Community Bankers' Mortgage Forum (CBMF)
  • Member, New York Bankers Association (NYBA)
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Chaminade High School Parent's Board and Member of the Chaminade High School Golf and Tennis Open Committee
  • Co-Chair, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception Golf Committee
  • Member, Cardinal's Committee for Charity Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
  • Member, Steering Committee for Chaminade High School Science, Technology and Research Center
  • Member, Sacred Heart Academy Golf & Tennis Outing Committee