Ms. Robinson has developed a hands-on, direct working relationship with the directors and agents for cooperative and condominium housing developments, including Mitchell-Lama developments and not-for-profit clients. She represents clientsin financing transactions as well advising on day-to-day operational and corporate governance matters, including compliance with federal, state, and city governmental housing agency regulations.
Ms. Robinson also has extensive negotiating refinancing transactions with banks and nontraditional lenders for both affordable housing and market-rate coop and condominium developments. In one notable transaction, she represented an affordable housing development in Queens that was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy in its securing of $46.1 million in federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds from the New York City Housing Development Corporation, the largest storm recovery block grant issued to date.
In her work on behalf of affordable housing clients, Ms. Robinson has developed close working relationships with the New York City Housing Development Corporation, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and the New York State Housing Finance Agency. She also regularly attends and advises clients at Board of Director and shareholder meetings, negotiates and drafts commercial leases, construction contracts, and vendor agreements.
Ms. Robinson will be a member of Anderson Kill's Cooperative and Condominium Law Group, which serves as general counsel to the boards of directors and managers of numerous cooperatives, condominiums, and homeowners associations (HOA) throughout the New York metropolitan area. In June 2016 the boutique firm Rosen Livingston Cholst, known for its pioneering work and deep roots in this practice area, joined forces with Anderson Kill.
"Karol's reputation in affordable housing precedes her, and her practice meshes perfectly with our work on behalf of coop and condominium boards and associations," said Peter I. Livingston, chair of Anderson Kill's Coop and Condominium Law Group. "We’re happy to have her on board."
Ms. Robinson is co-chair of the American Bar Association's Community and Economic Development Committee of the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, and a member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Housing and Urban Development, as well as the Association of Black Women Attorneys. She has volunteered with New York Cares, the Fresh Air Fund, and the Lawyers Alliance for New York, a provider of pro bono business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations.
A member of the New York Bar, Ms. Robinson has court admissions in United States District Court, Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York; and United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She holds a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark and a B.A. from Vassar College.
About Anderson Kill
Anderson Kill practices law in the areas of Insurance Recovery, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Estates, Trusts and Tax Services, Corporate and Securities, Antitrust, Banking and Lending, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Real Estate and Construction, Foreign Investment Recovery, Public Law, Government Affairs, Employment and Labor Law, Captive Insurance, Intellectual Property, Corporate Tax, Hospitality, and Health Reform. Recognized nationwide by Chambers USA and best-known for its work in insurance recovery, the firm represents policyholders only in insurance coverage disputes - with no ties to insurance companies and has no conflicts of interest. Clients include Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, governmental entities, and nonprofits as well as personal estates. Based in New York City, the firm also has offices in Philadelphia, PA, Stamford, CT, Washington, DC, Newark, NJ and Los Angeles, CA.
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