Who wants to learn how to do coop and condo deals?

Free CLE on October 30: Representing the Buyer: Coop and Condo Due Diligence and Contract Matters

Bring your questions!

Contact me to register:
Roy Fenichel, Esq.
rfenichel@kvnational.com; 646-695-7925

Questions or to register: rfenichel@kvnational.com; 646-695-7925

New Jersey-Licensed Real Estate Associate Sought

Roseland, NJ-based law firm Lowenstein Sandler seeks real estate associate with 1 to 3 years of general commercial real estate experience.

Apply here: http://recruiting.lowenstein.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=2&FilterJobID=80

Losing Wright Would Be Wrong

Two decisions loom large over the Mets as they spend the winter building their 2013 roster and planning their franchise future: What to do with third baseman David Wright and starting pitcher RA Dickey, both of whom are scheduled to be free agents after their 2013 options years.

Both stars appear to want to return to the Mets and, money aside, both are no-brainers for the Mets to want to keep, as each was this year’s best in the National League at their respective positions.

David Wright is the Mets’ lone remaining superstar, he is the face of the franchise, and, with the Braves’ Chipper Jones retiring, Wright is the king of all National League third basemen. Losing him would send a message to Mets fans that the team has no intention of attempting a playoff run until at least 2015.

While Wright’s injury-plagued and mediocre-performing 2011 season dimmed his reputation, Wright’s 2012 resurgence and overall career performance speak for themselves: Wright was again as good as any 3B in the league, and next year he will be the National League’s active career leader at third base in virtually every offensive category that matters, including batting average, slugging average, on base percentage, stolen bases, etc.

The only assessment difficulty for the Mets’ brain trust, notwithstanding ownership’s monetary woes, is that David Wright will be 30 this winter. While the “first half” of Wright’s career has certainly been Hall of Fame-caliber, historically, 30-something players who do not performance-enhance are subject to decline and/or injury–at some point. That said, other Hall of Famers at the hot corner, such as Mike Schmidt and George Brett, remained extremely productive well into their 30s, and Wright matches their athleticism, if not their abilities. There is every reason to believe that a healthy Wright continues to be a dominant offensive force.

Bottom line for the Mets, and for Wright, is that both sides would dramatically benefit by finding a way to keep Wright in a Mets uniform, certainly for the next five years and, one imagines, for the remainder of his career. The Mets need the good PR of “trying to win” as well as a having home-grown superstar to market, and, for Wright, one can imagine far worse baseball fates than spending perhaps the rest of his life universally acknowledged as the everyday player with the greatest career in Mets history.

October: Free CLEs for Attorneys

Please contact me if you wish to register for any of these upcoming CLEs:

October 16: Nuts and Bolts of Title Insurance
October 18: Green Building
October 23: Environmental Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Transactions – POSTPONED – Please contact me for new date.
October 30: Representing the Buyer: Coop and Condo Due Diligence and Contract Matters

Contact me to register:
Roy Fenichel, Esq.
rfenichel@kvnational.com; 646-695-7925

And remember: If you are buying, or refi’ing, Title is Vital.

Which CC Sabathia shows up tonight?

Who will we see tonight? The CC Sabathia who was terrific in game one on Sunday, and who was great throughout the Yankees’ 2009 Championship run? Or the pitcher who has otherwise been terrible in the postseason over the last
six seasons. To wit, here are Sabathia’s earned run averages in each of his last 6 playoff series, aside from his stellar 2009 run.

2007 ALDS 5.40 ERA
2007 ALCS 10.45 ERA
2008 NLDS 12.27 ERA
2010 ALDS 4.50 ERA
2010 ALCS 6.30 ERA
2011 ALDS 6.23 ERA

Carlos Beltran has the highest slugging percentage in playoff history

Despite Carlos Beltran’s 13 homers in 25 post-season games, including three as a Met in the 2006 NLCS, many Mets fans recall Beltran solely as the guy who took a called strike three to end the Mets’ hope of reaching the 2006 World Series.

With last night’s two homers, Beltran now has a career .819 post-season slugging average in 115 plate appearances. The only other players in the top 10 who have 100+ plate appearances are Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth.

What Met Pitcher RA Dickey could do against the Marlins and Jose Reyes tonight.

New York Met pitcher (and Cy Young contender) RA Dickey’s final 2012 start is tonight against the Florida Marlins and their big free agent acquisition, former Met shortstop Jose Reyes.

The last Mets fans saw of Reyes, he was taking himself out of the last game of the season after one at bat, in order to secure for himself the first batting title in Mets history.

So, while RA Dickey is too classy to do such a thing, what if Dickey were to strike out Jose Reyes, and call over to him: Hey, Jose, should I take myself out of the game to secure my Cy Young bid?