Louis Perfetto is a founding partner and the managing partner of Cohen & Perfetto. Before he started Cohen and Perfetto, he was the co-managing partner of his former law firm with Mr. Cohen. There he co-chaired the real estate practice as well as created and expanded the firm’s banking practice, after becoming the youngest partner in the firm’s history. He concentrates his practice in the area of real estate transactions, banking, economic development, governmental incentives, conveyancing, commercial retail, office and ground leasing and financing, and he has a well developed specialty in financings with New York City’s Industrial Development Agency and New York State’s Empire State Development Corp.
In addition, he serves on the advisory committees of several financial institutions where he has helped advise them on evolving market conditions and legal developments.
Mr. Perfetto received a B.A. degree from St. Joseph’s College. He graduated cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and received his LL.M. from New York University.
Matia S. Nikolovienis practices in all areas of commercial real estate law concentrating on financing for banks and borrowers, ground leasing, commercial leasing and sale/ acquisition transactions.
Previously, Ms. Nikolovienis practiced in the commercial lending department of a Long Island law firm and in the real estate department of Stadtmauer Bailkin, LLP, which department was headed by Louis A. Perfetto and Marshall J. Cohen. She came to Cohen & Perfetto at its formation.
Ms. Nikolovienis received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2000. She graduated with a B.S. degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 1997. She is admitted to the New York Bar and is a member of the American Bar Association.