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Dean M. Roberts
New York
(212) 808-0700

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Dean M. Roberts

Dean M. Roberts, a Member of the firm, practices in cooperative and condominium law, real estate and land use matters, and commercial litigation. He is based in the firm’s New York City office.

Dean’s area of focus is real estate litigation with a sub-specialty in the representation of cooperative housing corporations and condominiums.  Dean was the managing director at his previous firm prior to merging with Norris McLaughlin & Marcus.  He also headed the landlord and tenant practice and has been working in the condo/ co-op area for more than 25 years.

Dean has handled all facets of condominium and cooperative ownership from sponsor/ purchase and conversion to representing well-established tenant-shareholder Boards of Directors. A substantial portion of his practice consists of representing cooperative corporations and moderate income co-ops in all areas of litigation, including landlord/ tenant litigation.

Outside of the office, Dean is active in court reform efforts and the cooperative movement through his involvement with the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives. In his community, Dean works to promote affordable housing as a director of the Cooperative Development Fund Board of Advisors and other housing programs.




  • “Protecting Your Cooperative and Condominium Assets,” FirstService Residential, New York, NY, July 19, 2017
  • “Legal Issues For Our Co-ops” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Bronx, New York, April 8, 2017
  • “Proposed Mitchell Lama Legislation: Converting Article 2, Mitchell Lama Cooperatives, into Housing Finance Development Corporations under Article 11,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, New York, New York, April 13, 2013
  • “Budgeting in These Challenging Economic Times,” webinar presented by Wilkin & Guttenplan, October 12, 2011
  • “New Laws Affecting Our Co-Coops,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, New York, New York, February 12, 2011
  • “Focus: Cooperator vs. Cooperator,” Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, New York, New York, October 9, 2010
  • Downturn? Recession? Making Sure Your Real Estate Organization Doesn’t Miss Out on Potential Tax Savings, The Friars Club, New York, New York, November 11, 2008
  • Monthly Meeting of the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Amalgamated Houses, Bronx, New York, April 12, 2008
  • “Privatization of the Cooperative,” Public Meeting, Coop-City, Bronx, New York, March 27, 2008
  • Special Focus Seminar: Legislation Effecting Co-ops, Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, April 14, 2007


  • Rutgers School of Law – Newark
    • J.D., 1987
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers College
    • B.A., 1982

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court
    • District of New Jersey
    • Southern District of New York
    • Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Second Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • National Cooperative Business Association