At Sishodia PLLC, we are an industry-recognized boutique law firm focusing on New York real estate law and dispute resolution. With extensive knowledge and experience in both residential and commercial real estate sectors, we offer a fine-tuned individualized approach to each client’s needs. Our goal is to alleviate any stress involved in purchase or sale transactions of real estate in New York, offering our clients peace of mind knowing that their interests are being represented each step of the way.

With Sishodia PLLC, you can rest assured that you have an advocate on your side who:

At Sishodia PLLC, we handle a broad spectrum of real estate matters. Our skilled New York real estate attorneys represent both buyers and sellers of residential and commercial properties, management companies, investors, corporations, large financial institutions, and clientele from around the world, often navigating complex solutions to issues as they arise.
We are well-versed in all matters concerning:

While we are skilled and talented litigators, we strive to resolve each matter in the most cost-effective, time-efficient manner possible, sparing our busy clients the time and added expense of drawn out legal litigation. But if this is necessary, we are always prepared to take our clients’ rights before a court of law to ensure the most successful resolution.

At Sishodia PLLC, we offer professionalism and individualized, focused attention to detail in each transaction we represent. Call us at (833) 616-4646 or contact us online to schedule an appointment to discuss your real estate needs.

Natalia A. Sishodia, Esq., LL.M.

Managing Partner

Natalia A. Sishodia is an experienced New York City attorney committed to creating individualized solutions for clients in the areas of real estate law, business law, elder law, estate planning and taxation. She’s fluent in English and Russian and has worked with clients from around the world including Russia, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, the UK, UAE, India, Turkey, China, South Korea, Italy, France, Singapore, Bulgaria and Ukraine with legal problems that needed to be solved in New York City. Ms. Sishodia is a trusted counsel for many high-net-worth individuals, celebrities, businesses and some of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders.

Focusing on high-end real estate transactions for both domestic and international clients, Ms. Sishodia is experienced in all facets of the real estate process-including condo and co-op purchases and sales, single family to multifamily home purchases and sales, purchases of newly developed properties, conversions, deed transfers, leasing, lending and 1031 tax deferred exchanges. Natalia has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of transactions in New York. Her meticulous planning earns her a well deserved reputation for producing “stress-free” closings for her clients.

Ms. Sishodia’s private client practice helps her high net-worth clients create a legacy and includes multijurisdictional wealth management, tax and estate planning advice, and tax strategies related to cross-border transactions for individuals, businesses, and trusts.

Clients seeking an elder law or estate planning attorney in New York are drawn to Ms. Sishodia for her kindness, patience, and how attentive she is to their needs. Whether you’re seeking a simple will or sophisticated trusts, Ms. Sishodia takes the time to ensure that your assets will pass easily to the next generation with a minimal amount of hassle and headaches. She’s also one of the few attorneys in New York for estate planning with digital assets and cryptocurrency.

Ms. Sishodia believes that it is important for New York City attorneys to give back to the community through pro bono services that increase access to the law for underserved and marginalized communities, and others in need of adequate legal services who cannot afford it. She has worked at the United Nations Headquarters for The Department of Economic and Social Affairs and The Convention of the Rights of People With Disabilities, where she gained skills and insight on tailoring her services to fit the individual needs of a diverse global audience. Ms. Sishodia is especially proud of her work with Travelogion, a nonprofit organization that supports mental and emotional healing through adventurous travels for post-treatment brain cancer patients. Her other community work includes giving seminars at real estate agencies and schools to help educate communities about their legal rights.

Ms. Sishodia’s honors include The Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Law and the Avvo Client’s Choice Award. She is admitted in New York State.

Natalia Sishodia is passionate about her work and is always delighted to help clients understand how to make real estate, tax, trusts & estates law work for them. Check out what Natalia’s clients have said about the legal services she provides.

Beatrice Raccanello, Esq., LL.M.,MBA

Senior Associate

Beatrice Raccanello has experience in representing and advising purchasers and sellers of single and multi-family properties, coop and condo apartments in New York . She has been involved in all facets of real estate transactions, including due diligence, contract drafts and negotiation, and preparation of closing documents.

Ms. Raccanello supports the firm’s business law practice with her ample experience in business formation, drafting contracts and regulatory compliance. She’s fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and conversational in French making her a tremendous asset to our international clients.

Prior to joining the practice, Ms. Raccanello worked as the Director for Compliance and Ethics at Temple Law School and vice-chair of the Lawyers Abroad committee of the ABA.

Ms. Raccanello has a JD from Bocconi University, an LL.M. from Temple Beasley School of Law, and an MBA in Strategic Management from Fox School of Business.

Ms. Raccanello is admitted in New York State.

In her free time, Beatrice likes to run, go hiking, and spend time with family and friends.

Gary Kaufman, Esq.

Of Counsel

As a tax attorney with over 25 years of experience in international and domestic tax planning, Mr. Kaufman brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice. As the founder of a global tax practice, he has worked with many high net worth individuals and multinational corporations, helping them navigate complex tax strategies enabling them to reduce their tax burdens both in the United States and overseas.

In his current practice, Mr. Kaufman focuses on cross-border transaction tax planning for both foreign individuals and companies doing business and investing in the United States as well as for domestic companies looking to expand their investment reach abroad. Prior to his private practice, Mr. Kaufman worked for several multinational corporations as Senior Tax Counsel.

He earned his Juris Doctor from The Brooklyn Law School and also holds the Masters of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He looks forward to lending his extensive knowledge of tax law to the firm to ensure the specific tax needs of our clients. Mr. Kaufman also speaks conversational French and is fluent in Hebrew.

Erwin F. Lontok, Esq

Partner

Erwin F. Lontok focuses his practice primarily on residential and commercial real estate transactional work. As a part of his practice, Mr. Lontok represents and assists numerous clients with the sale and purchase of their homes as well as their financing needs. 

In addition, Mr. Lontok represents a number of cooperative corporations and condominium boards, to which he provides guidance on internal governance matters and assistance in mortgage refinances. 

Mr. Lontok is a seasoned attorney with extensive experience in drafting and negotiating real estate contracts, agreements and loan documents. 

He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York State Bar Association. Prior to joining Sishodia PLLC, Mr. Lontok was a partner at Barton LLP, partner at Lontok Chance, LLP and Lasser Law Group, PLLC.

Mr. Lontok received his law degree from New York Law School in 1998 and his undergraduate degree from the College of Arts of Sciences at New York University in 1995. 

He is admitted to the bar of the State of New York as well as to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. 

While not at work, Erwin enjoys foreign languages, swimming, playing tennis and traveling.

Perry S. Friedman,

Of Counsel

As an experienced litigation attorney with decades of experience in the New York City metropolitan area, Perry S. Friedman, Esq. supports the firm with his contract and corporate dispute and employment law expertise. In addition to corporate litigation, he counsels clients in a variety of legal actions and appeals.

A graduate of Stony Brook University and a 1981 graduate of the University of Miami Law School, Mr. Friedman brings with him forty years of experience in the legal landscape, with a vast wealth of knowledge in corporate litigation and employment law. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association, a frequent judge for moot court competitions, and teaches Continuing Legal Education classes for the Legal Aid Society and other nonprofit legal organizations. 

Perry S. Friedman,

Of Counsel

As an experienced litigation attorney with decades of experience in the New York City metropolitan area, Perry S. Friedman, Esq. supports the firm with his contract and corporate dispute and employment law expertise. In addition to corporate litigation, he counsels clients in a variety of legal actions and appeals.

A graduate of Stony Brook University and a 1981 graduate of the University of Miami Law School, Mr. Friedman brings with him forty years of experience in the legal landscape, with a vast wealth of knowledge in corporate litigation and employment law. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association, a frequent judge for moot court competitions, and teaches Continuing Legal Education classes for the Legal Aid Society and other nonprofit legal organizations. 

Why Choose Us?

Sishodia PLLC is an industry-leading boutique New York real estate law firm representing both domestic clients as well as those from around the world. We have been consistently recognized for our expertise in residential and commercial real estate transactions, offering both buyers and sellers tailored attention to every matter, from first-time buyers to seasoned international investors. While we are a small, boutique firm, we offer the depth of knowledge, professional strategies, and legal sophistication only found in large firms.

Based in New York, we pride ourselves in representing clients both nationally and internationally, working diligently to offer skilled solutions to any of their purchase, sale, or dispute matters. We provide both broad and specialized services, working closely with each client in order to find the best strategies for their unique real estate needs.

We pride ourselves on:

  • Our accessibility – you will have direct access to our skilled New York real estate attorneys
  • Dedicated focus on time-sensitive matters
  • Our many combined years of professional experience
  • Our reputation as skilled negotiators and litigators
  • Our focus on real estate law and matters surrounding the purchase, sale, and lease of real estate
  • Our broad range of clients who have placed trust in us over the years, from first-time buyers to large corporate enterprises and international investors. 

In each real estate matter, we are committed to honesty and offering sound legal advice. While we strive for the best possible solutions, we never waste our clients’ time with unnecessary litigation if it can be resolved with creativity and cooperation. If litigation is required, we focus with laser attention to ensure that our clients’ best interests are being represented. This has earned us an industry-wide reputation for professionalism and fairness. 

Including:

  • Commercial and residential real estate law, including sales and purchases of investments properties, single-family homes, multi-family properties, condo and co-ops, newly-developed properties, conversions, and mortgage financing
  • Condo and co-op law, including sales and purchases, conversions, renovations, owner and shareholder disputes, bylaws, board and management issues, and other disputes
  • Commercial Landlord/tenant matters
  • Real estate matters as they concern estate planning and potential tax implications, in-family title transfers, 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, and LLC and corporation formation
  • Real estate litigation and disputes, including contract disputes, lien issues, breach of contract, and other types of real estate disputes. 
At Sishodia PLLC, our experienced New York real estate lawyers have successfully negotiated, closed, and resolved hundreds of real estate transactions and disputes throughout New York. Our meticulous planning and focus on detail has earned us our reputation as skilled industry leaders. Call us at (833) 616-4646 or contact us online to schedule an appointment to discuss your real estate needs.

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