Two Patterson Belknap Real Estate Partners Honored by Global Directory

August 9, 2004

Two of our partners, Andrew L. Herz and Robert M. Safron, were among 35 New York attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2004 International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers. This prestigious honor was bestowed on only 349 lawyers in 34 jurisdictions. Only eight law firms in New York had more than one real estate partner designated for inclusion.


Who’s Who
was compiled based upon nominations solicited from attorneys and real estate specialists throughout the world. The final selection was based upon interviews and other forms of independent verification. Both attorneys were previously designated among the world’s leading real estate lawyers by Euromoney magazine.

Andrew Herz has served as co-chair of the Office Leasing Committee of the American Bar Association and chair of the Leasing Committee of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He also has served as chair of the Commercial Leasing Committee of the New York State Bar Association and chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Asset Management. He has lectured on real estate topics for the New York University Real Estate Institute, the National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, and numerous other bar associations and industry groups. Herz also serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Real Estate New York. Herz also was general counsel of the New York State Mortgage Loan Enforcement and Administration Corporation. He earned his bachelors degree from Columbia College and his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Robert Safron is a former member of the Committee on Real Property Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (and chaired the Subcommittees on Zoning Lot Mergers and Mortgage Loan Opinion Letters), the Commercial Leasing Committee of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He earned his bachelors degree from Brandeis University and his law degree (cum laude) from New York University, where he was a member of the New York University Law Review and a Pomeroy Scholar.