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Max Dilendorf


Max Dilendorf’s practice involves real estate transactions, security token offerings (STOs) and blockchain.

Max focuses on legal and SEC regulatory aspects of security token offerings in the US.

Max advised and assisted local and international blockchain companies, funds, investors and entrepreneurs with launching and/or investing in tokenized real estate and fund offerings, asset-backed token issuance for a global green energy mining operation, blockchain real estate development and management platform, blockchain based healthcare network, decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges, crypto hedge funds and many other projects.

For real estate clients, Max handles all phases of real estate transactions, including tokenization of real estate and real estate debt, acquisitions, dispositions, 1031 exchanges, leasing and financing of real estate in New York, including multifamily and mixed-use properties, retail and office buildings.

Max’s practice also involves advising foreign investors on effective real estate holding structures and tax consequences in connection with ownership, operation and transfers of U.S. real property interests, including estate, gift, and income tax planning, FIRPTA withholding requirements, effectively connected income and IRS reporting requirements.


750 Third Avenue, St 900
New York, NY
O. 212.457.9797
Real Estate Transactions
Foreign Investments in U.S.
Real Estate Joint Ventures
Taxation of Real Estate Investments
Cross-Border Transactions
Tax Planning for Multinational Families
Blockchain Advisory
Federal and State Regulations of ICOs
New York Law School
Bar Admissions
New York
U.S. District Court Southern
District of New York


U.S. Inbound Investment in Commercial Development Project

Represented a foreign private fund in connection with the corporate and tax structuring of their investment in commercial real estate project in NYC utilizing beneficial tax treaty provisions, and combination and debt and equity

Acquisition of Development Lot in Miami

Represented as co-counsel a developer in acquisition of $21M development lot on the Indian Creek Compound, Miami, FL

Sale of Multi-Family Building and Partner Buy-Out

Successfully represented a client in the sale of a mixed-use building in Midtown, Manhattan and the buy-out of his partner’s ownership interest in the building

Commercial Loan Secured by a Building

Represented a borrower in $10M commercial loan transaction secured by an office building in Florida

Acquisition and Development of EPA’s Superfund Site in Connecticut

Represented as co-counsel a developer in a $50M project involving acquisition of the EPA’s Superfund site in CT for developing 100,000 SF retail store

Irrevocable Trust to Hold Real Estate

Represented as co-counsel a foreign investor in setting up an irrevocable trust in New York for purchasing and holding real estate in Manhattan for the benefit of the investor’s family

Retail Condo Purchase and Financing

Assisted a foreign client with obtaining financing for the purchase of $5.75M retail condominium unit in Downtown, Manhattan

Reverse 1031-Exchange

Advised a foreign client on structuring a reverse 1031-exchange for the sale of $5M mixed-use property in Midtown Manhattan

Delaware Dynasty Trust to Purchase and Hold Investment Real Estate

Represented as co-counsel a foreign investor in connection with setting-up a Delaware Dynasty Trust for asset protection purposes and for purchasing and holding investment real estate in New York