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Les Dowgier

Les Dowgier

Attorney at Law

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY, NJ
New York University School of Law
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About
Well-versed attorney with a deep understanding and knowledge of the business and legal aspects of the commercial and residential real estate space, corporate governance, start-ups and various aspects of business/transactional law, including drafting and reviewing of purchase agreements, vendor agreements, servicing agreements, terms of service, privacy policies, equity plans, operating agreements as well as various other types of commercial agreements and contracts.

Experience working within AmLaw 50 law firm, boutique firm, as well as acting as in-house counsel on transactions ranging from $500,000 to over $1 Billion.
8
Years
experience

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I hope you are doing great and started well into 2019. Les, you are awesome. I know that everyone else would have not followed up with me to ensure that the client is happy and satisfied. Your behavior is truly remarkable."

Revising Corporate Documents
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
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"I believe our operating agreement works well for us. Thanks for your time helping us through our agreement! You were a pleasure to work with."

Operating Agreement for Start-Up
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

EquityZen Inc.

Consulting Counsel

Dec 2017 - Jan 2019

Represented and advised startups and small businesses on a wide range of corporate, business and intellectual property matters, including all aspects of entity formation, corporate governance, compensation, trademark registration and general operations. Drafted and reviewed organizational, corporate governance and operating documents, as well service contracts and financing documents.

Dec 2017 - Jan 2019

Lucosky Brookman

Associate

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Represented investment firms and institutional lenders in a range of complex corporate and financing transactions, including secured and unsecured commercial lending, revolving credit facilities, and investments in private equity markets. Provided ongoing counsel to institutional lenders, funds and other financial services firms on a wide range of regulatory, enforcement and transactional issues.

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Dehart Place LLC

Consulting In-House Counsel

Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

Facilitated relationships with lenders and equity investors, negotiated terms of financing, drafted residential and retail leases, vendor agreements and other legal documents. Managed legal and business operations of family-owned real estate business. Negotiated the purchase of properties and managed financial records. Interacted with state and local government agencies.

Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

Dechert LLP

Associate

May 2014 - Dec 2016

Represented large banks, including Bank of America, Barclays, JPMorgan and Citigroup in the origination of mortgage and mezzanine debt secured by commercial, hospitality and residential properties. Drafted loan documents, conducted due diligence, title review and extensive lease review. Represented KKR and LNR Property in CMBS transactions.

May 2014 - Dec 2016

Dehart Place LLC

General Counsel

Jan 2011 - May 2014

Facilitated relationships with lenders and equity investors, negotiated terms of financing, drafted residential and retail leases, vendor agreements and other legal documents. Managed legal and business operations of family-owned real estate business. Negotiated the purchase of properties and managed financial records. Interacted with state and local government agencies.

Jan 2011 - May 2014

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