Mr. Jacobs received his B.A. degree from The George Washington University in 1996 and his J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1999. Upon graduation from law school he joined the firm as an associate and then became a partner in 2006.
His practice focuses primarily on real estate law, managing transactions involving the purchase and sale of residential and commercial real estate (including substantial experience handling 1031 exchange transactions) as well as lending and other secured financing transactions. In addition, he has substantial experience with the leasing and subleasing of commercial space. He serves as counsel to cooperative corporations and condominiums throughout New York City, including representing sponsors and holders of unsold shares.
As a result of the firm having the largest and one of the most well-known trusts and estates department in New York City, Mr. Jacobs regularly utilizes these resources to assist his clients with a wide range of tax and estate planning techniques in connection with acquisitions and sales. He has substantial experience handling "estate sales" and frequently lectures on the "nuts and bolts" of such transactions.
Brad is a faculty member of the New York Institute for Continuing Education where he lectures on trusts and estates and real estate. He is also a certified instructor for continuing education for brokers and often speaks at various top real estate brokerage agencies on a wide range of issues. He has also participated as a lecturer at several conferences hosted by the New York State Bar Association.