Bruce Stachenfeld

Bruce Stachenfeld

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Bruce Stachenfeld is Founding Partner and Chairman of Duval & Stachenfeld, a premier real estate law firm headquartered in New York City. With more than 40 years of real estate law experience, this marketing guru, author, speaker, mentor, and consultant has covered tens of billions of dollars of real estate transactions of all kinds. Stachenfeld has handled some of the largest and most complex real estate transactions that made him one of the most prodigious real estate rainmakers in the NYC market.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Stachenfeld commenced his career with a one-year stint as a litigation attorney. 
  • He applied his real estate expertise in the late 1980s and early 1990s to numerous bankruptcy, insolvency, and workout matters by working closely with the bankruptcy departments of Latham & Watkins and Mayer Brown.


  • He is particularly known for representing clients in partnerships, limited liability companies, and other co-venture situations. 
  • He has also represented clients in bankruptcies, workouts, and insolvencies in each of the real estate downturns of the past 30 years. 


  • Listed, Commercial Observer Power Counsel List 2019
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2022), Real Estate Law
  • Super Lawyers: New York Metro: 2006-2020