Jerold C. Feuerstein

Co-Founding Partner
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate Lending
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Distressed Debt Transactions
  • Foreclosure
  • Office, Retail, and Industrial Leasing


Jerold C. Feuerstein co-founded Kriss & Feuerstein LLP in 2002 and focuses his practice on commercial lending, real estate and bankruptcy litigation. For 20 years both he and co-founder David Kriss have grown K&F into one of New York’s premier boutique real estate law firms providing exceptional industry knowledge, responsive service and a proven track record and reach comparable to much larger firms.

Jerry’s client base includes high-profile investment banks, private equity funds, commercial banks, institutional and private lenders, bridge lenders, real estate debt funds, hedge funds and real estate investment and development companies.

Jerry is widely recognized for his skill and diligence in expeditiously closing sophisticated commercial financing transactions, including complex construction, mezzanine, bridge, term and debtor-in-possession financings nationwide.

Jerry’s practice spans beyond that of the typical commercial real estate and finance attorney, however, extending from commercial lending transactions as mentioned above, to distressed note sales and acquisitions, loan-on-loan and balance sheet financing, and to mortgage foreclosures, workouts and bankruptcies. Jerry’s practice as both a litigator and commercial lending attorney ensures his clients receive insightful, well-rounded and forward-looking counsel and guidance in connection with every matter, regardless of transaction size.

As an experienced and highly skilled litigator, Jerry represents clients in disputes involving business, real estate, lender liability, construction, corporate, insurance, mortgage foreclosure, bankruptcy, creditor’s rights and commercial collection litigation matters.

Jerry is also well-regarded for his working knowledge of mortgage foreclosures, complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy and workouts. Jerry’s lending clients routinely call upon him for advice and guidance on how to better structure complex commercial lending transactions, and, with respect to distressed loans, call upon him for counsel in connection with workouts and settlements.

Indeed, Jerry’s big-picture thinking has earned him respect in the commercial real estate and finance industry as an astute attorney who offers his clients pragmatic and creative solutions that balance business and legal concerns in even the most complex matters.  Jerry has been selected as a “Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in New York” and has been named to New York Metro Super Lawyers® highly regarded lists for nine consecutive years.

Professional Experience & Memberships


  • New York State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers® 2013-2023


St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D.

American University, B.A.


State of New York

State of New Jersey

State of Florida