Edgar C. Gentry, Jr. is a partner in Clark & Gentry, PLLC practicing in the areas of real estate and litigation. He represents individuals and businesses in leasing, sales and purchases, mortgages, and other commercial and residential real estate transactions. He also handles litigations in the state and federal trial and appellate courts of the State of New York, including the Surrogate’s (probate) courts in the City of New York and upstate counties.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gentry practiced in Manhattan in the real estate departments of Rosenman & Colin and White & Case. He was general counsel to a major real estate developer from 1989 to 1992 and was of counsel to Smith, Buss & Jacobs, LLP until 2009.
Mr. Gentry received his B.A. with honors from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School (class of 1979). As an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace University in 1983, he taught “Real Estate Transactions”.
Mr. Gentry is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of New York, in the federal courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of the State of New York, and in the United States Tax Court.
Mr. Gentry has represented clients in many multi-million-dollar real estate transactions, including large corporate and retail leases in Manhattan and Westchester County; tax-free exchanges; sales and purchases of upscale residential and commercial cooperative units and condominiums; and part-gift, part-sale transactions.
Mr. Gentry has published articles and given seminars on home purchases and commercial real estate transactions. The New York Law Journal has written articles about decisions in a number of his court cases. He has been a member of the vestry of Christ Church, Bronxville, New York and West Center Congregational Church in Bronxville, New York.