Ronald D. Hariri is a seasoned real estate and landlord-tenant practitioner with over twenty-five years of experience. He has represented a diverse client base ranging from large commercial landlords and developers and managing agents to small property owners, as well as closely held corporations, small business ventures and financial institutions. Mr. Hariri has written and lectured on various aspects of real estate and landlord-tenant law and his firm has served as a designated law firm for the Rent Stabilization Associationís Legal Plan (NYCís largest trade association) since 1989.
Mr. Hariri has been appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State Court System to serve as representative of the real estate industry on the Housing Court Advisory Council. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Member Section on Litigation), and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he served as Secretary of the Civil Court Committee. He also served as a member of the Housing Court Committee, as well as the Sub-Committees on Housing Legislation and the Judiciary. He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers Of America.
A life-long New Yorker, Mr. Hariri is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College and was also graduated from Columbia Universityís School of Law, where he also served as editor of his Law Journal. During his last year at Columbia Law, Mr. Hariri clerked for the United States District Judge Mary Johnson Lowe of the Southern District of New York. He began his legal career at Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg & Casey, founded by New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner and Governor Hugh Carey.
Mr. Hariri also has taught continuing legal education courses on the purchase of real estate and summary proceedings and writes frequently for real estate trade publications. Mr. Hariri has also been appointed by the Supervisor of the Town of Riverhead on Eastern Long Island as his representative to the Riverhead Resorts Advisory Council in connection with its $2 Billion re-development of the former US Navy/Grumman air field in Calverton, New York, one of the largest development projects in the history of the Island. Mr. Hariri also owns and manages residential apartment buildings in Manhattan in the Sutton Place and Turtle Bay communities.
Mr. Hariri is a member of the Republican National Committee, and Co-Chairman of the Business Advisory Council of the Republican National Congressional Committee. He is also a member of the Presidential Business Commission of the Republican National Congressional Committee, and a member of the Republican Presidential Task Force. He has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Distinction by the Republican National Committee. He was also Co-Chairman and Counsel for the United Riverhead Party on Long Islandís North Fork where he owns Northwind Farms & Vineyard.
In addition to his real estate practice, Mr. Hariri is an experienced commercial litigator, who has appeared in both Federal and State Courts on a broad spectrum of matters including corporate and securities disputes. Mr. Haririís Law Firm handles cases throughout the City of New York in all Courts and Agencies involving housing, landlord-tenant and real estate matters.