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Morris Missry

Morris Missry

Managing Partner
New York, New York
(212) 909-9557
(212) 909-9448

Real Estate Department

Morris Missry is Managing Partner of the Firm.  He has been a key part of its growth, performance and strategic direction for over three decades.  Morris is widely known as one of the City's best-informed and well-connected attorneys.  His capabilities include a unique capacity to synthesize a broad range of practice areas to take on the most challenging issues where real estate is at the core of the transaction.  An unwavering and dynamic negotiator, he is regularly called on by clients to help close their most important deals. He brings rigorous technical expertise, deep experience and a passion to deliver on every transaction and marshals the firm's talent and resources with efficiency and a steady eye on the goal post. 

As Chair of the Real Estate Department, he is a highly-regarded leader, instrumental in achieving and maintaining the firm's best-in-class practice. Major Developers, Investors, Syndicators and peers turn to Morris for his integrity and unrivalled reputation.  He has a remarkable track record structuring and facilitating high profile deals in all major asset classes. 

He is widely recognized as a thought leader and dealmaker in the field of real estate, domestically and internationally.  Deals include flagship projects in some of the world's most exclusive locations such as London's Mayfair/St. James, Rome's Via Spiga, Paris' Champs Elysees and NY's Fifth and Madison Avenues, as well as Residential Towers, Office Buildings, Hospitality and Hotel assets, Shopping Malls, Mixed-use, Industrial and Manufacturing properties.

Along with Founding Partner William B. Wachtel, Morris has championed the dynamic, collaborative culture that is Wachtel Missry's hallmark. A committed and authentic civic leader, Morris advises numerous charities and public service organizations.  Along with his wife, Linda, Morris is the parent of one daughter and three sons.

Areas of Practice

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • University of Maryland
    • B.A.

Representative Clients

  • Thor Equities
  • Crown Acquisitions
  • Wharton Realty
  • General Growth Properties
  • Handro Properties
  • Sugarhill Partners
  • Reji Management
  • Infinity Realty

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Brooklyn Community Board 15

Pro Bono Activities

  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Kings Highway Beautification Association
  • SAFE Foundation, Inc.
  • Shuvi Nafshi Foundation
  • Sephardic Heritage Museum

Wachtel Missry LLP
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
885 Second Avenue
47th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 909-9500
Fax: (212) 371-0320
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Hudson Valley Office
321 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Tel: (845) 331-3373
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California Office:
2030 Main Street
Suite 1200
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: (949) 660-8824
Fax: (212) 909-9511
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