Eva Talel

Adjunct Professor of Law

Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP


B.A., 1970, City College of the City University of New York;
J.D., 1973, New York University



Eva Talel is a Partner in Stroock's Real Estate Department and heads its Co-op and Condominium Board Representation Group. She counsels and litigates on behalf of cooperative housing corporations and condominium associations – Stroock represents over 200 co-ops and condos – in every facet of their management and operations. She and her Stroock colleagues serve as counsel to the Real Estate Board of New York's Residential Management Council. Her leadership in this industry is also underlined by her role as Chairperson of the New York City Bar Association's Committee on Cooperative & Condominium Law for the 2007 – 2010 term. Ms. Talel serves as an adjunct law professor at New York Law School and as faculty member for the New York State Judicial Institute, where she educates State Court Judges and Court Attorneys on developments in cooperative and condominium law. She is a permanent "Expert Opinion" columnist for The New York Law Journal, is regularly interviewed by reporters for the New York Times Sunday Real Estate Section (as well as the Times' online Real Estate Q & A column), has provided co-op and condo expertise to WNBC's "Today in New York" news program and has regularly appeared on NY1 News to comment on cutting edge legal issues. Ms. Talel also frequently provides expert commentary to The Wall Street Journal, The Real Deal, Brick Underground, am New York, The Observer and other outlets on the co-op and condo marketplace.


Stroock is one of the largest firms in New York City with a substantial practice representing co-ops and condos, and its representations include: luxury apartment houses in Manhattan; residential and mixed-use condominium associations; and large hotel cooperatives (such as The Carlyle, The Pierre and The Sherry-Netherland). In addition to co-op and condo matters, Ms. Talel works closely with the Real Estate Group's tax certiorari practice and the firm's Litigation, Labor and Tax Practice Group generally, thereby affording the Stroock client a one-stop, integrated problem-solving approach that features early intervention, risk management and dispute resolution, so as to minimize the need for litigated outcomes. Stroock is counsel to the Real Estate Board of New York.


Ms. Talel's counseling and litigation experience (at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration and mediation forums) includes virtually every type of matter that arises in the co-op/condo milieu, including: proprietary lease interpretation, expiration, extension, amendment and adoption issues; director breach of fiduciary duty claims; shareholder derivative suits; Board of Directors proxy contests; commercial lease issues; unit transfer and transfer tax disputes; the Cooperative and Condominium Abuse Relief Act; "bonus" plaza spaces; liability and directors and officers insurance coverage disputes; apartment alteration agreements and related disputes; and mold, lead-based paint, second-hand smoke, and bedbug infestation issues.

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