Cathleen D. Allen

Cathleen D. Allen

  • Garden City
  • T: 516-393-8225
  • F: 516-393-8282

Cathleen D. Allen represents lenders and borrowers in real estate financing transactions, including mortgage, mezzanine, construction, and leasehold financing, and those involving industrial development agencies, interest rate swaps/caps and 1031 exchanges. Cathy also represents businesses and individuals in real estate sales, acquisitions and leases of retail, hotel, office, industrial, and other real estate.

Cathy believes in partnering with her clients to learn how she can help them solve their problems and achieve their goals. Prior to joining Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, Cathy worked in house at North Fork Bank. She is the vice president of Women’s Economic Development of Long Island.


  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • Duke University


  • Represented company in land transaction involving industrial development agency.
  • Counseled public benefit corporation in the sale of over 500 storm-damaged properties to various municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, and other third parties.
  • Negotiated lease of retail space for tenant's restaurant use.
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of commercial condominium for doctor's office.
  • Represented seller in sale/leaseback of commercial office building.
  • Represented lender in financing of mixed-use land development.
  • Advised hotel developer in financing of New York City hotels.


  • New York

Affiliations & Appointments

  • President, WEDLI: Women Economic Developers of Long Island