AABANY congratulates Michael Rhee on his recent promotion to General Counsel of the Durst Organization. According to the company’s website:
For 100 years, The Durst Organization has been a family-run business dedicated to the principles of innovation, integrity, community, and sustainability. We develop, build, own, and manage premier office towers and residential buildings that set new standards in environmental responsibility and user efficiency. Our enduring relationships with our tenants and partners are critical to our success and have made us generations of builders, building for generations.
As Vice President and General Counsel, Michael Rhee supports The Durst Organization’s leasing, acquisitions, construction and development activities, as well as the corporate and legal needs of the company. Michael also oversees insurance and collections and manages outside counsel.
Prior to joining The Durst Organization in 2012, Michael was Special Counsel in the real estate department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Michael began his legal career at Battle Fowler LLP and spent 14 years in private law firm practice.
Michael has a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was an Articles and Notes Editor for the St. John’s Law Review, and a Bachelor of Science. from Cornell University.
“Over the past five years, Michael and his team have been instrumental to numerous
commercial lease closings and acquisitions,” said Jonathan (Jody) Durst, President of The Durst
Organization. “He provides outstanding counsel, produces a tremendous quantity of work that
impacts the entire organization and is an invaluable member of our senior management team.”
Please join us in congratulating Michael on this major achievement! (Follow the link in the title for his photo and bio.) For the full text of the press release, click here.