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Professional Profile: Michael Moriarty 2013


  • Title: Partner, Member of Windels Marx's Executive Committee
  • Company: Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
  • Location: 156 West 56th Street, New York, NY
  • Birthplace: New York City

Education: J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1983, B.A., with honors, Stony Brook University, 1980

First job outside of real estate: McDonald’s

First job in real estate or allied field: A small private developer that privatized a series of public housing projects. The properties proved to be very difficult to acquire and finance. Great learning experience.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I wear many hats in my law practice. I represent foreign and domestic banks and other lending institutions in lending transactions, as well as loan restructurings, workouts, foreclosures and other asset recovery matters. I also represent for-profit and not-for-profit housing developers and operators of assisted living and independent senior citizen housing communities, as well as skilled nursing facilities. In addition to the practice of law, I lead the corporate department and also serve on the firm’s executive committee.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? I have four children under the age of 18, so time with family is worth its weight in gold.

Current book or author: “Second Sons” by David Relin, the true story of two ophthalmologists who have dedicated their lives to restoring the sight of thousands of poor blind people throughout the world. A truly inspiring story.

Favorite movie: “Saving Private Ryan”

One word to describe your work environment: Innovative.

Rules to live by in business: I like the golden rule of treating others as you would like to be treated.

What is your dream job? I genuinely enjoy representing not-for-profit clients who are committed to enhancing the lives and communities they serve. I chair the board of a small scholarship middle school that educates at risk young men from largely immigrant communities. The program changes lives and puts kids on track to go to college. My goal is to transition more of my time into that educational effort.