Risa C. Letowsky is co-chair of the Leasing Practice Group at Adler & Stachenfeld LLP. Ms. Letowsky has extensive experience representing landlords and tenants in large-scale office, retail, restaurant, shopping center, co-working, industrial and ground lease transactions.
Ms. Letowsky regularly represents many prominent New York City landlords, as well as one of the nation’s largest insurance companies with their office leasing portfolios. Among her current projects, Ms. Letowsky is handling the retail leasing for the Fontainebleau Hotel located in Las Vegas, as well as the Wynn and Encore hotels located in Las Vegas and Massachusetts. Ms. Letowsky handles the retail leasing for Area15, an immersive entertainment complex in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is being developed by Fisher Brothers, and is also part of the team handling the leasing for Industry City, a 6,000,000 square foot development in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Additionally, Ms. Letowsky recently completed a 200,000 square foot headquarters lease and a 300,000 square foot office expansion and renewal.
Prior to joining Adler & Stachenfeld, Ms. Letowsky was Special Counsel at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Earlier in her career, Ms. Letowsky served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Rouse Properties, Inc., and as an associate in the real estate group of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
Ms. Letowsky is a member of the Firm’s women’s initiative, the co-chair of the Firm’s mentoring program and is also the Firm’s hiring partner. Ms. Letowsky dedicates time as a mentor to junior high school students in Harlem who are part of B.O.N.D (Brothers on a New Direction). Committed to providing pro bono services, Ms. Letowsky has been honored by the Legal Aid Society and the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York for her work with these organizations, two of the numerous nonprofit and charitable organizations to which she has dedicated pro bono services. Ms. Letowsky previously sat on the board of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, Women’s Leadership Junior Council, and is involved in UJA-Federation of New York’s Young Real Estate Executives Division and Women’s Division.
Ms. Letowsky is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and The District of Columbia.
Publications and Media:
- Listed, Real Estate Weekly Leading Ladies in Real Estate 2019
Super Lawyers: New York Metro: 2020-2023
Super Lawyers: New York Metro Rising Star: 2015 - 2017
District of Columbia
International Council of Shopping Centers