Jamie Heiberger Harrison, Esq.
President & Founder, Heiberger & Associates, P.C.
Jamie Heiberger is widely recognized as a leading female attorney in the Greater New York City real estate industry, having achieved unprecedented success while still in her mid-30s. That success derives from her ability to simultaneously think like a businessperson and a lawyer. Born and raised in Jericho, New York, her interest in the legal intricacies of the real estate market began at an early age. In 1990, after graduating with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, she attended Brooklyn Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 1993. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1994. While still in law school, Jamie joined Lindenbaum & Young in Brooklyn Heights, a longstanding, well-respected landlord-tenant firm, where she assisted both in court and in the office, translating the vast scope of legal knowledge she had amassed into practical, hands-on experience in the complex New York real estate market. Jamie then moved with one of the firm's partners to his successor firm in Manhattan, Sperber, Denenberg and Barany, where she was a senior associate, handling heavy court work and where she started handling both
contracts and closings. In 1996, at just 27 years old, having developed a strong passion for commercial and residential real estate, Jamie embraced the challenge of striking out on her own. That year, she founded Heiberger & Associates, P.C., a real estate law firm focusing on two major areas; 1-representation of commercial and residential building owners and management companies in all landlord-tenant legal needs; and 2- representation of lenders, Purchasers and Sellers of multifamily properties as well as individual cooperative & condominium units. Founding her firm on the fundamental principle thatin both business and lifethe ability to quickly assimilate and act on new information is essential to growth, Jamie has expanded Heiberger & Associates over the last decade into a full-service real estate, litigation and transactional law firm. Nine full-time lawyers and 15 support-staff employees are separated into two Divisions; Landlord/Tenant and Transactional. To date, Heiberger & Associates has achieved significant success conducting litigation and providing legal advice for a wide variety of real estate transactions for residential and commercial properties. The firm has also represented major owners and developers, assisting them in the negotiation and eviction processes to remove both commercial and residential tenants to make way for new developments and condominium conversions. In 2008, Jamie set up a separate closing division to represent the sponsor in the sell-out of a large downtown Manhattan condominium. Jamie believes it is important to stay active and involved outside of the office as well. She demonstrates her commitment to the Greater New York City community through membership in the Community Housing Improvement Program, a trade association representing more than 2,500 apartment-building owners. CHIP has been a leading voice in city and state housing policy for nearly four decades on issues such as lead paint, property taxes, water rates, and rent regulation. Jamie is also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the Association of Real Estate Women (AREW), the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), and NYCREW. Additionally Jamie is also a good member of The Ruby Peck Foundation which supports children's education. Jamie recently became a State Court Appointed Receiver and Attorney for Receivers. After residing in New York City for over 20 years where she raised her twins, son Gavin and daughter Morgan, Jamie and her Husband Todd Harrison together with their daughter Ruby have moved to Port Washington on Long Island. As busy as she is helming a major metropolitan law firm, Jamie's family is her number one priority. While she's accessible to her clients round the clock, modern technology allows her to always be available for clients and family without missing a beat.
Lawrence C. McCourt,
Lawrence C. McCourt was born in Rockville Centre and raised in Ronkonkoma, in New York. As an undergraduate at Fordham University, he was on the dean's list from 1990 to 1992 and graduated with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English literature and history in 1992. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the City University of New York, School of Law in 1995 and was admitted to the New York State Bar the following year. He joined Heiberger & Associates in 1996, where he has gained almost two decades of real estate litigation experience appearing before housing, civil, state, and federal courts as well as various city and state administrative agencies. Lawrence lives on Long Island with his wife, Cynthia, and their two children, Lawrence and Caitlyn. His interests and hobbies include boating on the Great South Bay, the study of Irish language and culture, marksmanship, and zymurgy.
Robert Ehrlich was born and raised on Long Island. He graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1990 and earned a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 1993. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1995 and joined the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Department, that same year. Robert specialized in real estate transactional law at New York City law firms Fishbein, Badillo, Wagner & Itzler from 1991 to 1995 and Weisblum & Felice from 1995 to 1997. He joined Heiberger & Associates in 1997. He is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association and the Jewish Lawyers Guild. Robert is married with two children and lives in Manhattan. He enjoys playing and watching sports in his spare time.
Joshua Zukofsky was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Bloomington with a degree in Business Law. Joshua earned his Juris Doctorate in 2007 after graduating from Brooklyn Law School. He is currently admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bar. Prior to working at Heiberger & Associates, Joshua was a law clerk for a Housing Court Judge and an associate at a Landlord-Tenant firm. Joshua currently lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.
Francis A. Coffey, Esq.,
Francis A. Coffey was born and raised in Ireland. He graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1993 and a Bachelor of Law in 1995. He was entered on the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland in April 2000. He moved to New York in June 2000 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2002. In 2008 he earned an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Real Estate from the Real Estate Institute at New York University. Francis specialized in real estate transactional law at New York City firms Hafif & Associates from 2005 to 2007 and Cohen & Perfetto from 2007 to 2008. He joined Heiberger & Associates in April 2008 as an associate and became Of Counsel in September 2011. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Real Property Section. He is also a member of the Law Society of Ireland. Francis lives in Manhattan with his wife, son, and daughter. His hobbies include soccer, rugby, Gaelic football, hurling, cycling, golf and reading.
Michael J.S. Pontone
Michael J.S. Pontone is a lifelong New Yorker. He was born and raised in Staten Island and attended middle and high school at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York. Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Trinity College in 2007, and graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Law in 2010. Before joining Heiberger & Associates in 2013, Michael worked in personal injury law and distinguished himself in the field of foreclosure defense litigation, including a landmark victory in the case of Wells Fargo v. Ruggiero. Michael lives in Brooklyn, and is a member of the New York City Bar Association, the Columbian Lawyers Association, and the New York City Bar Association. In his spare time, Michael is an avid distance runner, and regularly participates in adventure races, triathlons, and marathons, including the New York City Marathon in which he placed in the top ten percent of all finishers. Michael also enjoys reading, hiking, and camping.