Residential & commercial real state transactions

BRICKNER MAKOW LLP a full-service real estate law firm located in downtown Brooklyn handles residential and commercial real estate transactions throughout the five boroughs, as well as throughout Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties. The firm represents purchasers and sellers of apartment houses, townhouses, condominiums, and cooperative housing units and also represents cooperatives and condominiums. The firm also represents Sponsors in the preparation of Offering Plans as well as the Attorney General review and approval processes.

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Howard M. Brickner


Howard M. Brickner has practiced real estate law in New York for more than 40 years. He has extensive expertise in the area of real estate transactional law, representing both purchasers and sellers, and also has vast experience preparing and negotiating commercial and residential leases. Howard’s expertise also includes preparing condominium offering plans and representing buyers of new construction condominiums. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Western New England Law School.

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Tracy E. Makow


Tracy E. Makow was a litigator for fifteen years before she began practicing real estate law fifteen years ago. She was a founding member of Stewart Occhipinti & Makow, LLP, a commercial litigation law firm with offices in both New York and New Jersey. She now represents purchasers and sellers of residential real estate, as well as sponsors of newly constructed and rehabilitated condominiums. Tracy is a graduate of Brandeis University and of the George Washington University School of Law where she was a member of the George Washington Law Review.

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Morgan Laird

Associate Attorney

Morgan Laird joined Brickner Makow LLP in November 2011 as an associate attorney. A Manhattan native and Brooklyn resident himself, he specializes on the representation of buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of condominiums, coops, and single- and multi-family buildings across New York City. He is a graduate of Connecticut College, B.A, and Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.

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James Baron

Associate Attorney

James Baron is a veteran attorney with a diverse background in litigation and transactions. After several years in private business James returned to law with a focus on real estate. He is happy to be part of Brickner Makow LLP and enjoys helping clients through the complexities of the buying and selling process. He is a graduate of Tufts University B.A. and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.

<center>Cleo Athanitis</center>

Cleo Athanitis


Cleo is a real estate paralegal with over 25 years of residential real estate banking and transactional experience. Cleo coordinates and handles closings on behalf of numerous mortgage lenders and schedules the transactional closings on purchases and sales. Cleo also prepares all of the necessary documents and handles transfers for cooperative corporations.

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Tracy Tam


Tracy is a real estate paralegal with over 20 years of experience with both real estate mortgage banking and real estate purchase and sale transactions. Tracy handles bank transactions for all major lenders and mortgage institutions and reviews and prepares bank files and closing packages. Tracy also assists with the management of purchase and sale transactions.

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Linda Valentin

Administrative Assistant

Linda Valentin, with more than 20 years of experience working with real estate attorneys, is the administrative assistant to the professional staff at Brickner Makow LLP and aides the professional staff in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions.

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Anikka Antoine

Administrative Assistant

Anikka has been a part of the Brickner Makow LLP team for over 7 years and provides administrative support to Brickner Makow LLP’s professional staff and ensures that all operations run smoothly.

Client Testimonials


Kirill S. Manhattan, NY

Highly client-focused, competent, and professional. I was referred to Brickner Makow by my real estate agent for a condo purchase, and I am very glad to have worked with them.

Hillary R. Manhattan, NY

Howard, Morgan, Cleo and Tracy were fantastic in helping us close on our first condo. We were very involved buyers and they were always responsive, answering all of our questions thoroughly.

Matt T. Brooklyn, NY

Extremely positive experience with Tracy and her team! From our first conversation to our last, Tracy was knowledgeable, professional, and transparent through constant communication.

Michael C. Manhattan, NY

Highly positive experience with this firm. Their team was consistently responsive and professional throughout this entire process. Strongly recommended.

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Phone: (718) 624-1550
 292 Warren St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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