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Daniella Zelefsky

Senior Associate


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Daniella Zelefsky is a Senior Associate in Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer’s Real Estate Transactions and Cooperatives and Condominiums Practices.

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Ms. Zelefsky brings a wealth of experience to condominium and cooperative transactions, including those with significant retail, office and community facility components. She represents developers in all phases of condominium conversions and development, from testing the market to drafting and amending offering plans, handling sponsor closings, and advising in connection with the bulk purchases of unsold condominium units and unsold cooperative shares.

Ms. Zelefsky represents landlords, tenants, and subtenants in complex leasing transactions with meticulous attention to detail. She also counsels condominium and cooperative boards in all aspects of their operation, including the refinancing of existing mortgages and the sale and purchase of hallway, parking, and roof space.

Prior to joining Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer, Ms. Zelefsky handled complex commercial and residential real estate matters at several firms, including Rosenman & Colin (now Katten Muchin Rosenman) and Friedman, Krauss & Zlotolow.



  • Represented owner/developer of a mixed-use phased condominium development that included approximately 200,000 square feet of retail and office space, over 140 residential units, an open-air plaza and multiple subgrade levels of parking
  • Drafted and negotiated office, store and restaurant leases, subleases, as well as lease modification and surrender agreements
  • Drafted no-action applications as well as many new construction condominium and homeowners association offering plans for developers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens
  • Counseled property owners in connection with the negotiation of access and license agreements with owners of adjoining properties
  • Drafted complex amendments to existing cooperative and condominium offering plans in connection with the bulk purchases of unsold cooperative shares and unsold condominium units
  • Represented sponsors and developers in the creation of low-income housing
  • Handled an auction of parking spaces in a New York cooperative corporation that netted the cooperative over $1,000,000


  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • Brooklyn College (B.A., 1997), summa cum laude


  • New York (2001)
  • New Jersey (2001)


  • Member, New York State Bar Association