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

Awards + Recognitions
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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

Awards + Recognitions

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.

Publications • Sep 19, 2023

Eon Nichols on IDA Financing

Client Successes • Aug 30, 2023

Cuddy & Feder Obtains IDA Approval for 89M Multifamily Development in White Plains

Cuddy & Feder Partner, Eon S. Nichols, obtained IDA approval from the County of Westchester IDA for an $89 million multi-family development in White Plains developed by Mill Creek Residential Trust.

News + Events • Sep 21, 2023

Managing Partner Anthony B. Gioffre III Comments on Riverwalk Residences Proposal in Ossining

In an article by Peter Katz on August 21, 2023, titled "Ossining Looks at Riverwalk Residences Proposal," Cuddy & Feder Managing Partner Anthony B. Gioffre III commented on discussions about a proposed 48-unit apartment building in the Village of Ossining.

Cuddy & Feder Finance Newsletter
Publications • Jun 01, 2023

2023 Finance Practice Newsletter



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