My goal is always to negotiate effectively on behalf of clients to achieve their objectives. I prioritize working vigorously to advance clients’ interests, while heeding their direction as to the terms and structure of any transaction. It is ideally a cooperative effort.
In his commercial real estate and commercial lending practice, Macculloch “Cully” Irving represents tax-exempt and private organizations in complex sale, ground lease, and joint venture transactions. He offers clients in-depth knowledge of the often complex calculus affecting the legal matters for both types of entities. Additionally, Cully advises landlords and tenants in commercial leases and counsels lenders and borrowers in commercial finance deals. Because of this experience on both sides of the negotiation table, he brings a wide-angle perspective to his practice, which enhances his ability to achieve optimal outcomes for his clients.
Although he handles very large real estate transactions that encompass entities in several states, Cully’s primary geographic focus centers on New York. He advocates for clients in negotiations with both the City and the State of New York with respect to retention programs. As a former member of the Committee on Real Property Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Cully has cultivated and continues to maintain relationships with many professionals in a range of industries across the metro area.
Clients appreciate Cully’s composed, unruffled manner, as well as his collegiality and professionalism. He synthesizes the many legal and business contours that shape a transaction and then distills those complicated concepts into simple language that non-lawyers can understand. He helps organizations through the balancing act of consummating deals and completing other matters while remaining firm in achieving their goals on their desired terms.