Iryna Lomaga Carey

Ms. Carey is a partner in the real estate department of Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP. Her practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions including: Commercial Sales & Acquisitions; Joint Ventures; Commercial Leasing and Commercial Finance. She has broad based experience in retail/industrial/office property leasing and acquisitions; operating company acquisitions and dispositions; negotiation of construction contracts; and financing and construction of a broad range of commercial properties. Ms. Carey has represented landlords and tenants in enclosed malls, strip centers, warehouse/industrial projects and pad sites. She has extensive experience handling due diligence in connection with significant real estate acquisitions of both real property and debt portfolios.

Ms. Carey is active in her local community, serving as a trustee on various service organizations and educational institutions.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Carey was a partner at Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, PA.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law – J.D. (1989) Cum Laude
  • University of Vermont – B.S. – Political Science & Economics (1986)


  • New York
  • New Jersey

Noteworthy Transactions:

  • Handle all leasing for prominent shopping center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Coordinated due diligence for the acquisition of more than 40 shopping centers across the county, which project involved the review of title, survey, operating agreements, easements, development and construction issues, and leases.
  • Member of a team which closed the sale of an operating company to foreign investors and related sale/leaseback of property, negotiation of future employment relationships and related environmental issues.
  • Closed 80,000 sq. ft. redevelopment lease and associated renovation for supermarket in Scarsdale, NY.
  • Closed the leasing of a 260,000 sq. ft. refrigerated warehouse in Newark, NJ for a major supermarket chain.
  • Negotiated and closed the acquisition of 10 operating supermarkets from the competitor of a major supermarket chain.

Professional Organizations and Community Service

  • NY & NJ State Bar Associations
  • Member – Board of Trustees of The Phoenix Center
  • Member and Officer - Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad
  • Member Glen Ridge Congregational Church ("GRCC") Council and Chair of Ministry of Outreach & Mission
  • Former Chair of GRCC Ministry of Property and Personnel

Speaking Engagements

  • NJCCA – Panel Moderator and Speaker at 2013 Annual Conference - "Do's and Dont's in Commercial Real Estate Transactions", September 20, 2013
  • NJCCA - Panelist at 2012 Annual Conference - "Hot Topics in Real Estate", September 21, 2012
  • NJCCA – Panel Moderator and Speaker at 2011 Annual Conference – “Real Estate Due Diligence and Tax Appeals”, September 23, 2011
  • Commercial Leases: Risk Mitigation Strategies for Landlords and Tenants, Cole Schotz Webinar, April 26, 2011
  • NJCCA – Panel Moderator and Speaker at 2010 Annual Conference – “Trends in Commercial Leasing – Office and Industrial Considerations”, September 24, 2010
  • IOREBA “Protecting the Brokers” – Panelist, February 22, 2010
  • NAIOP – 2010 Educational Forecast (Panelist), January 13, 2010
  • BISNOW: Moderator - State of the Market Update, October 15, 2009


  • "Key Considerations when Negotiating Commercial Leases" - Westchester Business Journal, August 31, 2013
  • "Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements: A Minimum Standard Tenant Checklist" – New Jersey Law Journal, June 7, 2010
  • "Flexibility is the Key" – New Jersey Law Journal, January 2010
  • "Don’t Forget the Dirt, eNewsletter of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation" – IWIRC, December 2009
  • "Ask a Lawyer: Should a Tenant Help Pay for a New Roof?" – The Record, July 2009
  • "As One Door Closes, Another Store Opens" – New Jersey Law Journal, January 2009
  • "Development Hurdles in Mixed-Use Projects" – Cole Schotz Docket, January 2008
  • "Answering Common Questions in Negotiating Letters of Intent" – Cole Schotz Docket, April 2007
  • "Letter of Intent Can Be Key Step in Reaching Deal" – The Record, October 2007