OUR TEAM

RICHARD KLEIN

PARTNER
212-287-7330 ext. 101
rklein@kleingrecolaw.com

 Richard is a partner at Klein Greco & Associates LLP.  Richard brings much to the firm as his experience is long and varied.  He became a real estate attorney after having worked for several years in his family’s real estate business where he did real estate management and oversaw leasing and sales of both commercial and residential properties.

His first job after graduating from the evening division of Fordham University School of Law was working in the Real Estate Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department.  As such, he worked closely with several City agencies on various real estate matters, including the New York City Housing Preservation and Development Agency, the Human Resources Administration and the Economic Development Corporation.  As a result of his performance while at the Law Department, Richard was recognized by the Committee of Municipal Affairs of the New York City Bar Association and awarded its prize for Outstanding Achievement as an Assistant Corporation Counsel.

After that, Richard worked at a small firm on Long Island where in addition to real estate, he also practiced criminal and matrimonial law.  However, always being the entrepreneur, when an opportunity presented itself, Richard took it and bought a restaurant business in Brooklyn.  In order to better focus on the restaurant, Richard decided at the same time to go out on his own and become a solo practitioner focusing solely on real estate.  On his own, Richard’s practice included residential and commercial transactions, commercial leasing, bank representation, general governance of cooperative and condominium buildings, and real estate litigation.

While the restaurant lasted approximately four (4) years, Richard successfully maintained his solo law practice for sixteen (16) years until he was solicited to join a small Manhattan law firm as a partner to head up its cooperative/condominium department.  While there, Richard oversaw the legal representation of approximately seventy-five (75) cooperative and condominium buildings.  This representation included the preparation and/or negotiation of vendor contracts, negotiating and drafting commercial leases for retail space, refinancing of underlying mortgages, landlord-tenant litigation, and providing counsel to the boards on various issues which confront them, whether it involved updating the operative documents, deciding who is responsible for a certain repair to what constitutes objectionable conduct by a resident.

Now at Klein Greco & Associates LLP, Richard is all about building relationships with his clients and helping them navigate the New York real estate scene.  With both litigation and transactional experience, Richard helps his clients through problems with the aim of solving them expeditiously and always to his clients’ satisfaction.

When he is not working on behalf of his clients, Richard enjoys spending time with his two daughters, solving crossword puzzles and listening to music.  While Richard is a Westchester County resident, he grew up in Queens, New York and loves exploring the City.

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  • Degrees

  • Wesleyan University, BA, 1982
  • Fordham University School of Law, JD, 1989
  • Admissions

  • New York State, 1st and 2nd Departments
  • Southern and Eastern Districts of New York Federal court

DANIELLE GRECO

PARTNER
212-287-7330 ext. 102
dgreco@kleingrecolaw.com

Danielle is a partner at Klein Greco & Associates LLP where she represents both buyers and sellers of residential and commercial properties throughout the areas of New York City, Long Island, and upstate New York. Her practice also focuses on commercial leasing, representation of cooperative and condominium boards, residential transactions, and real estate litigation.

She kicked off her legal career in Long Island representing cooperative and condominium boards. In her capacity as general counsel to these boards, she drafted notices of default regarding issues from arrears to objectionable conduct, prepared boards for annual meetings, commenced nonpayment proceedings, negotiated vendor agreements, revised governing documents, among other tasks. Following this experience, she took her passion for real estate and ambition to Manhattan where she practiced at two transactional based real estate firms. In these roles, she represented buyers and sellers of residential and commercial properties of varying complexity taking her clients seamlessly from due diligence to closing, as well as negotiating both commercial and residential leases for both tenants and landlords.

Her professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail, and dedication to her work and clients allows for a smooth transaction from beginning to end. Her clients and referrals will say that it is her down to earth personality and welcoming demeanor that earns their trust and respect.

Aside from real estate, she enjoys spending time finding new restaurants to try (if you have any recommendations, please share!), exploring Long Island City where she currently resides, and taking on new hobbies – most recently hiking, the Peloton, and cooking.

  • Degrees

  • Hofstra University, BA, 2013
  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, JD, 2016
  • Admissions

  • New York State, 2nd Department

ANNA AVRUCHEVSKY

PARTNER
212-287-7330 ext. 103
aavruchevsky@kleingrecolaw.com

Anna is a partner at Klein Greco & Associates, LLP. Anna represents clients in real estate transactions, which extends to alternative dispute resolution and complex contract negotiation for both residential and commercial real estate. Throughout her career, she has broadened her expertise and built her portfolio by representing cooperative and condominium boards, shareholders and unit-owners.  Anna is well versed in such matters as regulatory compliance, the update of operative documents and providing general counsel advice on day-to-day corporate operations.  Anna’s focus assists her clients to make the best business decisions taking into account risk assessment and liability analysis.

Anna has a reputation for transparency and providing five-star service to her clients. Regardless of whether she is negotiating a complex transaction, acting as a transfer agent for cooperative buildings, or attending annual shareholder and board meetings, Anna’s advocacy on behalf of her clients is always first-class.

Serving as outside counsel to cooperatives and condominiums, Anna assists her clients with matters ranging from quality-of-life complaints to refinances and major capital improvement projects. Her representation extends to New York City Local Law 11 facade rehabilitation work, lobby renovations and elevator modernization. Further, Anna is well-versed in specialized contracts such as AIA contracts with architects, engineers, consultants, and contractors. Her expertise facilitates the successful preparation and negotiation of property management and license agreements.

While in law school, she served as a mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she honed her ability as an ardent negotiator in representing her client’s interests and goals. It is this experience that has provided Anna with a unique perspective which allows her to assist her clients in overcoming a dispute without escalation to protracted litigation.

Her candor, understanding, knowledge and devotion to her clients is apparent to all and her clients will say that her personality is what draws them back for more.

Like her colleagues, Rich and Danielle, Anna is a “foodie”. She enjoys cooking (and eating) and, just like in her career, she loves to find the perfect ingredients for a successful recipe. When she isn’t working or cooking, she enjoys practicing yoga and reading (and not necessarily in that order!). If you want to get some cooking ideas or are just interested in food, follow her on Instagram: @the_epicurean_reader.

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  • Degrees

  • SUNY Stony Brook, BS, BA 2010
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD, 2015
  • Admissions

  • New York State, 2nd Department