Please join us in wishing Seiden & Schein, PC attorney and co-op and condominium department co-chair Adam Levenson not only a very happy birthday, but also a happy 23rd anniversary at the firm! Adam, who joined the company back when it had just 5 employees, has been integral to the growth, expansion and success of Seiden & Schein. Adam has been part – and has had a front row seat – to the city’s ever-evolving real estate market, working on key projects and building up now-vibrant neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Long Island City. In addition, he has played a key role in transforming the scope of affordable housing in the city. “For a period of time, the City and State were interested in developing affordable home ownership projects and I drafted the first offering plan with units that were set aside for middle-income households under the Section 421-a program,” he says. At that time, the Department of Housing & Preservation and Development did not have guidelines for affordable 421-a home ownership projects, so Adam, along with Seiden & Schein partner Alvin Schein, worked together to develop them. From his early days at S&S to today, Adam calls working as an attorney in New York City and “representing the people who build the buildings that are part of our urban landscape” a “privilege.” As far as what the future holds – Adam hopes to continue his mission to assist in creating more affordable homeownership programs on the City and State level. “Home ownership leads to long-term stability in neighborhoods,” he says. Here’s to many more happy and healthy years working toward that goal.