The Real Deal New York

At the Desk of: Carl Schwartz

The top real estate attorney on the best pizza at Grand Central, playing in a rock band and doing deals for the likes of the Yankees
By Adam Warner | December 21, 2015 09:30AM

From the December issue: On any given morning, you may find Carl Schwartz leaving his West 88th Street apartment to play racquetball at NYU. An hour later, he’s riding the subway to Grand Central and heading up to his scenic office in the iconic MetLife Building. Schwartz, one of New York City’s top real estate attorneys, moved to the building in 2012 when he shook up his career and jumped from the prestigious firm Herrick Feinstein, where he headed the real estate practice, to Hunton & Williams. The latter firm has more than 800 attorneys nationwide but had no NYC real estate team when he arrived. Now Schwartz co-heads the firm’s global real estate practice, which has 100 New York lawyers. [more]