Gerard A. Walters
Gerard A. Walters was awarded degrees from St. Peters College in 1966 and from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1969. As a staff attorney, managing attorney and thereafter Director of Law Reform and Community Development for the New York Legal Services Program he specialized in community organization, representation and project development while engaging in complex state and federal court litigation in the arrears of government housing policy and government benefits. In 1978, Gerard left the public sector and founded a general civil practice firm. Concentrations in his practice include the areas of commercial, contract, corporate and real estate (transactional/litigation); real estate/health care facility development/financing including cooperative/condominium conversion, new construction and rehabilitation of low and moderate income housing and health facilities (private and not-for-profit clientele). His clients include New York State/Connecticut licensed lenders and he acts as general counsel to commercial (domestic & international), not-for profit, religious, and health care corporations and is “Of Counsel” to the law firm of Pazer and Epstein, P.C..
Gerard has appeared as an expert witness before United States Senate Anti-Trust and Monopoly Sub-Committee on F.H.A. Mortgage and Housing Policy and has been a legal and policy consultant to the New York State Assembly Committee on Neighborhood Housing Preservation. He participated in the first New York City “sweat equity” project as legal counsel to the East Harlem Renegades and was Chief Contract Negotiator for the New York City Day Care Coalition during purchase of service contract negotiations with the City of New York, Agency for Child Development He has served as Chairman of the Manhattan Committee on Revenue Sharing, and as a member of the board of directors of the East Harlem Senior Citizens Council, the East Harlem Housing Management and Development Corporation, North East Human Resources Corp., and Urban Strategies, Inc. (ex offico). Gerard has extensively litigated at the Federal, State and Appellate levels.
Bar Admissions: New York State (1970), U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1971), U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1971)
Matthew J. Walters
Matthew James Walters received a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University, where he graduated cum laude in 2002. He attended The George Washington University Law School, from which he received his Juris Doctorate in 2006.
Matthew has extensively practiced before the State and Federal Courts in New York and New Jersey, and has litigated at the civil, trial and appellate levels. Prior to joining Walters and Walters, he held legal positions with a Federal government agency and a large, multinational private law firm. Matthew is experienced in complex civil litigation, employment law (including employment discrimination cases), wages and hour litigation, construction and development transactions and litigation, residential and commercial real estate transactions, estate and probate matters, personal injury litigation, and commercial litigation. Matthew specializes in contract drafting, negotiation, and litigation for small and medium-sized businesses. He is “Of Counsel” to Pazer, Epstein and Jaffe, P.C., a highly-regarded New York personal injury firm, and regularly advises numerous businesses and corporations in New York and New Jersey, for whom he acts as general counsel.
Bar Admissions: New Jersey (2006), New York (2007), District of Columbia (2007)
Bar Memberships: American Bar Association, New York County Trial Lawyers, New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association