Kenneth F. Jurist: Affordable Housing Attorney in New York

Kenneth F. Jurist 914 761 1300

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." - Albert Einstein

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Ken is a Partner at the firm predominantly engaged in its Real Estate practice. He joined Cuddy & Feder in 1982 after practicing five years in Albany, NY, where he worked first as a clerk to the Appellate Division–Third Department and then represented developers of Section 8 housing projects.

He continues to practice in the field of affordable housing, including representing owners and developers of projects allocated tax credits in accordance with Section 42 of the IRC and using various combinations of conventional, bond, Fannie Mae and “soft” subordinate financing made available under federal, state and local housing programs.

Ken has both organized and overseen the deregulation of numerous entities under New York’s Private Housing Finance Law, including Article 2 of the PHFL, governing Mitchell-Lama housing projects. He regularly represents developers of residential communities, including single-family subdivisions and those organized as condominiums or homeowners associations. He has also been engaged in a wide variety of commercial real property transactions, including one of the largest multi-building financings and restructurings in the history of Westchester County.


  • New York University, J.D.; 1977
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; 1973


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

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Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section

Presentations + Publications

“May a Lawyer Refer a Client to the Lawyer’s Own Title Agency?”
New York Real Property Law Journal
Fall 2010

Most of my professional endeavors involve the creation or improvement of affordable housing. Even though these transactions are usually very complicated and may take years to close, I feel good about what I do because of the end result.

New York Law Firm Cuddy Feder’s 2024 Litigation Practice Newsletter
Publications • Jan 17, 2024

2024 Litigation Newsletter

Client Successes • Jul 09, 2024

Cuddy & Feder Secures IDA Approval for $121 Million Film Sudio Project in Hastings-on-Hudson

Cuddy & Feder Partner, Eon S. Nichols, secured IDA approval from the County of Westchester Industrial Development Agency (IDA) for a significant project by Electric Owl, for the development of a full-service film studio in Hastings-on-Hudson. This approval includes a straight-lease transaction for a project located at 1 South Broadway.



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