Steven P. Polivy - Akerman LLP

Steven P. Polivy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 212-880-3800

Steven Polivy is the chair of Akerman's Economic Development Practice and is the office managing partner of the New York office. He focuses on economic development, real estate finance, and transactional real estate matters. Steve has represented various charitable organizations and private schools in connection with various tax-exempt financings, including the New York headquarters of the American Cancer Society. His practice includes representation of financial institutions that act as lenders, underwriters, and placement agents, or that serve the function of letter of credit issuers, liquidity providers, or trustees, with respect to tax-exempt and taxable debt for real estate, industrial and economic development projects, and municipal financing generally. Steve has also represented various Fortune 500 companies and many closely held industrial companies with respect to their obtaining of economic development benefits from governmental agencies on a state and local level.

Vassar CollegeAB 1977Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law
United Nations Development CorporationUrban Land InstituteJewish Braille Institute InternationalCornell University Parent's Committee

Case History

George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal
  • Representation of developer for the redevelopment of the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal to include modern retail facilities, servicing both the commuter and neighborhood.
  • Financing of the project was through funding by foreign investors via the EB-5 Pilot Program.
BFC Partners St. George Outlet Center
  • Negotiation of 99-year ground lease and predevelopment agreement for this 350,000 square foot outlet center to be located between the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and the Staten Island Yankees Stadium.
  • This project has been highlighted by the Mayor as one of the most significant projects to be completed prior to the end of the Mayor's term.
Jetro Cash & Carry Enterprises
  • Representation of the company in the acquisition, financing, and approval process as well as obtaining federal, state, and city incentives for the construction of a 200,000 s.f. facility for this wholesale distributor to groceries and restaurants, located in the Oak Point section of the South Bronx.

Office Location

666 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10103
United States


Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Other Information

Gender: Male