Terri Adler

Terri Adler
Managing Partner
Duval & Stachenfeld

Terri L. Adler is the Firm’s Managing Partner, chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Department, and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. Ms. Adler is one of the most talented and creative attorneys in real estate and was recently named as one of the top 100 female lawyers in New York City in Crains New York’s 2018 inaugural list which recognizes women for distinguished careers and exceptional civic and philanthropic activities.

Ms. Adler is an unmatched powerhouse in corporate real estate transactions requiring complicated bespoke structuring, which plays to her strength of being innovative. Ms. Adler’s success is achieved largely by understanding the business goals of her clients and assisting them in achieving those goals while helping to build their businesses.

While overseeing one of the largest real estate practice groups in New York City, Ms. Adler has developed a wide range of expertise in all areas of national and international real estate practice with a particular focus on complex joint ventures and corporate real estate transactions. Ms. Adler has been at the forefront of many industry trends, whether involving the creation of new real estate platforms, to strategic investments in existing real estate platforms to preferred equity investments and multi-tiered joint ventures. As a result of more than 20-years of experience, Ms. Adler is able to address not only the real estate and corporate aspects of a particular transaction, but also the unique needs of clients in their national and international transactions and relationships.

Ms. Adler is the founder of the Firm’s women’s initiative and is actively involved in mentoring and assisting women both at the Firm and outside of the Firm in achieving their own definition of success. Ms. Adler regularly speaks on women’s issues in both the legal industry and the real estate industry and is passionate on issues concerning gender inclusion and parity. Ms. Adler’s most recent contribution was speaking on the panel titled “Life in the Boardroom: Viewpoints from Female Power Players” at the 2018 Real Estate Women’s Forum.

In addition to being named as one of the top 100 female lawyers in New York City in Crains New York’s 2018 inaugural list, Ms. Adler is consistently named as one of New York’s Super Lawyers in real estate and as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in New York. Additionally, Ms. Adler was elected to The Commercial Observer’s Power 100 Reader’s Poll (along with her partner, Bruce Stachenfeld). The list marked the first (and only) time that The Commercial Observer allowed the public to vote for the most powerful people in New York real estate.