Lowell D. Willinger became of counsel to N.W. Bernstein & Associates LLC in 2003, having previously been engaged in the practice of real estate law in New York City for Proskauer Rose LLP for almost 20 years, concentrating on real estate finance and development and commercial and office leasing. In 1986 he was one of the first two senior counsel elected at the Proskauer firm. Mr. Willinger advises N.W. Bernstein & Associates LLC on real estate and title matters involving its clients. He also has extensive experience in conveyancing, commercial leasing and mortgaging of properties as well as analyzing real estate title issues. In that connection, he also has become familiar with real estate transfer tax matters in New York. He has aided the representation of numerous syndicated limited partnerships in transactions involving the ownership, sale and financing of major office buildings and shopping center projects throughout the country. On behalf of a major life insurance company, he previously negotiated leases of office space of approximately 100,000 and more rentable square feet with commercial banks and companies, and he has negotiated leases of store and residential premises on behalf of both landlords and tenants.