Eric Menkes was one of the first partners in the real estate department at Adler & Stachenfeld.  His primary area of expertise is commercial leasing, and he co-chairs the firm’s Leasing Practice.

He is familiar with virtually all aspects of commercial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants, in office, retail, ground lease, industrial and triple-net transactions, as well as sublease transactions.

Eric has particular expertise in retail leasing, representing shopping centers and street retail owners, as well as national and international retailers.

Significant retail projects include the leasing of Wynn Plaza, a luxury shopping center developed in conjunction with Crown Acquisitions adjacent to the Wynn and Encore Hotels in Las Vegas; the Showcase Mall, also in Las Vegas; the retail space at 680 Madison Avenue in New York (the former Carlton House); and 750 Seventh Avenue (the former Lehman Brothers headquarters).  Current and prior retailer clients include Prada, Nike/Converse, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gucci Group; Circuit City, Kmart, and H&M.

Office projects include the leasing of Industry City, a 6,000,000 square foot development in Sunset Park, Brooklyn catering largely to technology tenants, the Falchi Building and Standard Motor Products Building in Long Island City; the office buildings at 1250 Broadway, 530 Fifth Avenue and 450 West 15th Street in New York; 1801 K Street (the Federal Reserve Building) in Washington, DC and Citadel Center in Chicago.  Landlord clients include RXR, Jamestown, Angelo, Gordon & Co., Belvedere Capital, Extell Realty, Olmstead Properties, and Savanna.

He recently represented Boies Schiller in its headquarters lease at Hudson Yards in New York and has negotiated co-working leases on behalf of WeWork.

Mr. Menkes regularly lectures at International Council of Shopping Center law conferences; he is a contributor to The Practical Real Estate Lawyer; and he has spoken before the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.  He is former counsel and Chairman of the Board and Counsel for Miracle House of New York, a not-for-profit housing agency.

Mr. Menkes is admitted to practice in New York.


  • International Council of Shopping Centers

  • Committee on Housing and Urban Development of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York

  • Lecturer before the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association

  • Former Chairman of the Board and Counsel for Miracle House of New York, Inc., a not-for-profit house agency


  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2019 - 2024 Editions

  • Listed, GlobeSt.com Influencers in Retail Real Estate 2024

  • Super Lawyers: New York Metro: 2006 - 2023

  • Panelist at NYC Bar Event, Commercial Real Estate Leases CLE Program.

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