Vincent "Oz" Hanley
VINCENT (“Oz”) HANLEY, born in Brooklyn, New York and admitted to the NY Bar in 1974; and to the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Education: Boston College (B.A. Cum Laude 1970); Fordham University School of Law (J.D.1973).
While Vince has substantial expertise in many different types of transactional real estate matters, he also represents a large number of cooperatives and condominiums, many of which were formed by building residents who were under threat of eviction notwithstanding the investment of time, money and energy improving and repairing properties that prior owners had ignored or abandoned. Vince helped these tenants organize and purchase the buildings to operate them as cooperatives and condominiums.
Vincent began his legal career at the Legal Aid Society of New York Civil Division in 1973. He moved to Soho in 1975 where he opened his own storefront law office in a neighborhood that was facing radical change. Vince started out representing tenants, largely in the arts community, who had migrated to live and work in Soho. Many of these tenants were living in a precarious state as the rents began to escalate rapidly and many residents were being evicted by landlords trying to recapture now valuable properties. He was an early advocate for the protection of tenants’ rights after the passage of the “Loft Law” and developed great expertise in protecting and enforcing tenants’ rights under that law.
His outside pursuits include his over 20 year chairmanship of the first preschool in Tribeca and has been active as a member of other school boards that serve some private and charter schools in the New York City area.
He has traveled around the country and overseas to pursue his love of road biking which he took up with a passion after realizing that his golf game would never improve.
- New York, 1974
- Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
- J.D. - 1973
- Boston College
- B.A. - 1970
- Honors: cum laude