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Neil B. Garfinkel


Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP

Neil B. Garfinkel is the managing partner of Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP (“AGMB”), a full service law firm he co-founded in 1995.  He serves as the partner-in-charge of the real estate and banking practices of AGMB, which has offices in New York and California.  


Neil B. Garfinkel’s legal experience is diverse and his practice focuses on all aspects of residential and commercial real estate, banking and lending law.  Mr. Garfinkel’s clients include national and international banks, mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, real estate brokers, real estate developers, and purchasers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate. 

 Neil serves as Broker Counsel to the Real Estate Board of New York (“REBNY”), where he hosts the REBNY Legal Line and authors the REBNY Question of the Week. Additionally, he and AGMB serve as Counsel to the Empire State Mortgage Bankers Association and the New York State Mortgage Brokers Association.  

Neil is the creator of the “Toolbox 4 Real Estate Agent Success” a multi-media platform dedicated to providing real estate agents with the resources and tools necessary for them to achieve success in their professional careers.Mr. Garfinkel serves on the New York State Board of Real Estate after being appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  He is also certified by the New York State Department of State as an instructor of real estate courses and he enjoys teaching and speaking about a variety of real estate and banking topics. He is frequently quoted in publications and media outlets nationwide.