Jim Cullen was of counsel in the New York office of Anderson Kill. Mr. Cullen practiced in the real estate and construction law fields for over 40 years. Prior to joining Anderson Kill, Mr. Cullen headed the construction and real estate department for Deforest & Duer and was the Assistant Counsel to the New York City Educational Construction Fund.
Mr. Cullen was a partner or director of numerous real estate entities. He was a retired brigadier general in the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps and last served as the Chief Judge (IMA) of the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals. He also served as Secretary/Treasurer of the New York Construction Industry Disaster Relief Fund, Inc.
Jim Cullen negotiated construction related contracts for single projects costing in excess of $500,000,000. Hospitals, schools, and water treatment plants are among the many construction projects with which he had repetitive experience.
Development of mixed use projects utilizing long term leases of air rights in urban settings is another area with which he had considerable experience. He negotiated and drafted long term ground leases for significant projects throughout New York City. He applied years of practical experience to assist clients with every kind of project from small retrofit office jobs to large combined occupancy developments. He had been especially helpful to not-for-profit institutions and governmental entities that needed pragmatic advice as they contemplated their future physical plant needs.
Mr. Cullen was a member of the St. John's Law School Alumni Association and was named alumni of the month.
New York County Lawyers' Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.