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Mr. Lego was born in Duncansville, Pennsylvania on March 22, 1965. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Service from Pennsylvania State University in 1987 and still has family in the Central Pennsylvania . He graduated law school from Southwestern University in 1992, Deans List, in the top fifth of his class, while working as a law clerk and in the law library. He was admitted to the California and New York Bars in 1993.
Mr. Lego has been practicing transactional law focusing on commercial and residential real estate his entire career as an attorney. He has represented institutional lenders, the State of New York, commercial developers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, buyers and sellers, and labor unions in all facets of real estate law. He has the knowledge and experience to achieve his clients’ goals and close transactions effectively and efficiently—from multi-million dollar commercial finance workouts to a purchase of a cooperative apartment on the lower east side, from commercial leases for new construction buildings to sub-subleases of office space. Whether acquiring a restaurant through asset sale, developing a parcel of land through a joint venture agreement, or entering into a franchise agreement and leasing retail space, Mr. Lego helps clients negotiate with attention to detail, compliance with government regulations and applicable law.
Mr. Lego strives to return each phone call or email from clients the same day. He gives his clients the time and attention necessary to explain complex legal issues they face.
His client roster also includes small business owners, families, spouses and individuals buying their first homes or signing their first lease. He also enjoy business relationships and friendships with many residential and commercial brokers.
In the past Mr. Lego volunteered his time to the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. He frequently conducts impromptu law seminars with artists in the gallery and ceramic studio he and his wife own in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and has volunteered for the Monday Night Law program to assist individuals with their legal issues.
Mr. Lego’s wife, Nadeige Choplet, is French. She is a wonderful and talented ceramic artist, designer, business woman, and real estate investor. He also works as a ceramic artist’s assistant, takes French language lessons, and enjoys family, friends, reading, swimming, motorcycles, and numerous home improvement projects.