The judges who rule real estate: Judge O. Peter Sherwood Part V in TRD’s overview of the New York property law bench
From the April issue: This month, The Real Deal profiled six of the nine judges on the Supreme Court’s Commercial Division bench — focusing on those who have overseen some of the city’s biggest real estate cases in the last few years.
Justice O. Peter Sherwood has held more public positions in law than perhaps many people know exist.
From 1986 to 1991, he served as New York State’s solicitor general. From there he went on to work for then-mayor David Dinkins as chief attorney, making diversity among his legal staff a top priority.
Over the years, he’s also sat on several boards and commissions. In 2008, he was nominated as a judge to the Court of Claims by then-Governor新爱上海同城对对碰论坛 David Patterson. He is now an acting judge of the Commercial Division.
Recent cases from the Sherwood docket include favorable decisions for some marquee real estate machers.
In 2013, he sided with the Malkins in their move to consolidate 19 properties —among them the Empire State Building — into a publicly traded company known as the Empire State Realty Trust. (Sherwood dismissed one shareholder complaint爱上海同城论坛 in the case and mediated a $55 million settlement in another.)
Meanwhile, in 2012, Sherwood decided in favor of real estate titan Rubin Schron when he sued partners intent on preventing him from exercising an option to sell two nursing homes.
And back in 2010, Sherwood made industr[……]