Legal Careers That Change the Landscape

HSE attorneys reviewing a development model

Looking for a way to make positive change? Our mission-driven law firm might be the right place for you. We focus on representing for-profit and not-for-profit developers in a wide variety of complex real estate transactions, including the development and operation of affordable housing development, community facilities, transitional housing and shelters, charter schools and mixed- use projects under federal, state and city programs.

Since our founding in 1978, we’ve helped bring hundreds of affordable housing and community impact real estate developments to New York City. We work with developers and financial institutions to create deal structures that move developments from the design boards to reality. Our work is at the intersection of real estate, urban planning, architecture, and finance – and we’re often pioneering creative solutions to modern development challenges.

Current Openings

Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP (“HSE”) is a boutique real estate law firm based in New York City focused on sophisticated commercial transactions involving public/private partnerships and structured financing. We facilitate the success of large-scale affordable housing, mixed-income, market rate and community development projects through creative financial and deal structuring. Our experienced attorneys shape transactions involving real estate development and finance, tax credit syndication, tax exempt bond financing, condominium and cooperative development, nonprofit representation, taxation, and government affairs. We also represent clients in a variety of leasing and purchase and sale transactions.

Real Estate Attorney

HSE seeks an attorney with prior commercial real estate transactional experience to join our transactional real estate practice.


  • Represent borrowers and developers in all aspects of complex commercial real estate projects, including affordable housing developments financed by low-income housing tax credit equity, tax exempt municipal bonds and private debt.
  • Draft and negotiate contracts of sale, commercial leases, operating and joint venture agreements, equity documents, loan documents, regulatory agreements, commercial condominium declarations, construction contracts, architects’ agreements and other documents related to commercial real estate development and finance and affordable housing transactions.
  • Advise clients regarding project ownership structure, entity formation and income and property tax exemptions.
  • Review and provide comments regarding title and survey documents and other due diligence items.
  • Communicate with clients, lenders’ counsel, agencies’ counsel, title companies and other parties effectively and efficiently.
  • Work collaboratively and in an organized, detail-oriented manner.


  • Admitted to NY State Bar
  • 3+ Years of Commercial Real Estate experience

Work Environment:

  • HSE is open to structuring flexible working arrangements.


  • Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Starting $150k DOE

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to


HSE seeks a paralegal to join our transactional real estate practice.


  • Real estate transactional paralegal to engage primarily on commercial, publicly financed real estate development and recapitalization projects, including the acquisition, construction and permanent financing, joint ventures, equity investments and sale/repositioning of existing multifamily and mixed-use housing primarily throughout New York City. HSE is a dynamic firm of dedicated professionals who are deeply committed to working collaboratively with each other and their clients to help bring to fruition some of the most significant and place-making developments and repositioning projects that are currently taking place in New York.
  • Meet with attorneys, clients, and other professionals to fully engage in project details.
  • Prepare signature page packets, inventory signature pages, assemble final documentation for closing and maintain checklists.
  • Monitor contract timeframes and deliverables.
  • Form corporate entities and prepare operating documentation, consents and certificates. Apply for employee identification numbers.
  • Prepare applications for real estate and income tax exemptions
  • Organizing, proofreading and reviewing documents.
  • Keeps updated checklists and trackers for closing deliverables and signature pages
  • Review, comment, and clear title reports; review title exceptions and survey matters; interface with title companies and surveyors


  • At least 5+ years of experience as a transactional real estate paralegal specialized in commercial properties and financing
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Flexible and able to multi-task, balancing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Superior analytical and reasoning abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Other tasks as required by the group/firm.
  • Upon date of hire, willingness to obtain license as Notary Public.
  • Always maintain confidentiality
  • Familiarity with law office procedures, law office technology and legal terminology.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Able to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Able to work as a team with attorneys and other colleagues
  • Demonstrate a courteous and professional demeanor

Education and Experience:

  • Associate degree in Paralegal Studies or related field required; bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies or
  • Paralegal certificate
  • Related experience


  • Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Starting $100k

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to