Risa Letowsky is Co-chair of the Leasing Practice 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 serves on the Cofactor Council of SparkYouth NYC, a nonprofit whose mission is to ignite growth opportunities in community-based programs to expand opportunities for the young people of New York City.  Ms. Letowsky also 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). 

Publications and Media:


Bar Admissions:

  • New York

  • New Jersey (not active)

  • District of Columbia (not active)


  • International Council of Shopping Centers