Overview

As a member of the Real Estate Practice Group, Tess delights in the opportunity to work on diverse projects and learn about new aspects of the real estate industry with each assignment. From assisting individual clients with transfers and loans to working on the real estate side of large mergers, acquisitions and environmental deals, she has experience on a wide range of real estate matters.

Coming from roles as a real estate agent and as a reporter for industry trade publications, Tess has shown her dedication to real estate and looks forward to keeping up with the always-changing landscape for years to come. She is interested in affordable housing and tax policy. At Fordham University School of Law, Tess worked in the Federal Income Tax Clinic and was Co-President of the Housing Advocacy Project.

  • Credentials

    Education

    • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2020, magna cum laude
      Order of the Coif
      Fordham Law Review
      Fordham Moot Court Board Member
      Mulligan Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist
      Fordham Legal Writing Award
      Housing Advocacy Project, co-president
    • Boston University, B.A., English, 2012, magna cum laude
    • Boston University, B.S., Film and Television, 2012, summa cum laude

    Bar Admissions

    • New York
          • Insights

            Publications

            • “Airbnb in New York City: Whose Privacy Rights Are Threatened by a Government Data Grab?” Fordham Law Review, Vol. 87 (May 2019)
          • Citizenship

            Pro Bono Activities

            Tess enjoys the opportunity to work with pro bono clients alongside her core practice at Schiff. She has represented pro bono clients in real estate matters, and has also worked on pro bono litigation matters including an equal protection challenge to a state tax.