By Joshua Burd
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC, the West Orange-based law firm, has expanded its commercial real estate lending team in the region with one of its newest hires.
The firm announced last week that Rosh H. Jaffe, an accomplished real estate finance attorney, has joined as a member in its New York City office. He concentrates on complex commercial banking, finance and real estate transactions, bringing 15 years of experience representing financial institutions, secured creditors and borrowers in lending transactions, debt restructuring, loan sales and purchases, structured finance transactions and loan workouts.
“Rosh has an outstanding reputation and has worked extensively on complex asset-based financing transactions involving real estate and a variety of asset classes,” said Mitchell S. Berkey, co-chair of CSG’s real estate, development and land use group. “His background will greatly benefit our real estate and banking clients, and adds a dynamic element to our growing New York office.
“We look forward to Rosh playing a lead role in expanding our New York-based lending practice.”
Jaffe, graduate of Muhlenberg College and Touro Law Center, is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey. Prior to joining CSG, he was a partner with the New York City-based Zeichner Ellman & Krause.
“CSG’s attorneys have always been known to me as bright and collaborative and, most importantly, as tenacious advocates for their clients’ interests,” Jaffe said. “This reputation precedes the firm on both sides of the Hudson and throughout the region. This is a very exciting move, and I am particularly enthusiastic about the opportunity to stand with clients and colleagues at the frontline of the real estate market.”
Daniel A. Schwartz, CSG’s managing member, added: “We are continually looking for top-level talent whose skills align with a key element of CSG’s strategic plan: bolstering existing strengths, such as those found throughout our real estate and corporate transaction practices. The addition of Rosh is yet another exciting step in implementing our firm’s long-term vision.”