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Jonathan H. Canter


Phone: 212.715.7549 Fax: 212.715.8000 New York

Jonathan Canter's experience covers a range of transactional real estate matters including acquisition, sale, financing and leasing of various property types, as well as counseling on real estate disputes and litigation strategy.

His practice includes a concentration and particular expertise in the area of condominiums, representing leading developers, lenders, borrowers and investors in matters pertaining to planning, developing, structuring and investing in sophisticated ownership and management regimes for commercial, mixed-use and residential projects; and the marketing, sale and registration of condominium offerings, including the promulgation of offering plans and related regulatory filings with state and federal authorities.

In this capacity, Mr. Canter has represented a roster of New York’s leading real estate players in connection with some of the highest profile projects in recent years. These include: The Related Companies on its development of the Hudson Yards, and condominiums such as One Madison Park, 225 Rector Place, MiMA Condominium, Time Warner Center, Superior Ink, The Harrison and others; CIM Group on 432 Park Avenue and 737 Park Avenue with Harry Macklowe; Toll Brothers on the development with Equity Residential of 400 Park Avenue South; El-Ad Group on the redevelopment of the iconic Plaza Hotel into luxury residences, for-sale hotel suites and world-class retail; Extell Development on One Riverside Park and The Carlton House; Alexico Group on 56 Leonard Street, The Mark Hotel, The Laurel and 165 Charles Street by Richard Meier; The Witkoff Group on 10 Madison Square West, 150 Charles Street and 55 Wall Street Cipriani Residences; The Hakimian Organization on 75 Wall Street (featuring Hyatt’s first Andaz branded hotel in New York); Starwood Hotels on the condominium residences at The St. Regis New York; The Trump Organization on Trump Park Avenue; LCOR on The Charleston and Chelsea Stratus; Douglaston Development on 325 Fifth Avenue and 555 West 23rd Street; The Clarett Group on 200 West End Avenue; and Jack Resnick & Sons on 200 Chambers Street.

Mr. Canter has received numerous honors, including recognition in The Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500 US and New York Super Lawyers. In the 2014 Best Lawyers, Mr. Canter was described "...very creative, innovative, and a problem solver," and someone who "...establishes good relationships," and is "...very professional, responsive and knowledgeable." Legal 500 described Mr. Canter as "exceptional" and "the lead on all things condo." In 2012, Law 360 named him as Legal MVP in Real Estate Law.

J.D., New York University School of Law, 1990
  • Senior Staff Editor, New York University Law Review
B.A., magna cum laude, Queens College of the City University of New York, 1987
New York, 1991
U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York, 1991
U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York, 1991
    -The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law and Offering Plan Subcommittee, 2004-2008
    -New York State Bar Association, Member, Real Property Law Section, Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives, 2004-present