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Max Dilendorf


Max Dilendorf’s practice involves real estate transactions, virtual currencies and token generation events (aka an ICO).

Max focuses on legal and SEC regulatory aspects of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, particularly, securities and futures regulations applicable to token generating events and cryptocurrency.

Max advised local and international blockchain startups and developers with launching ICO projects in the U.S., including B2B /B2C blockchain based freelance platform, decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, blockchain platform for buying, selling and developing video games, blockchain real estate development and management platform and many other projects.

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

A major aspect of Max’s practice 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.

In addition to his extensive understanding of the New York and federal laws that apply to all real estate transactions, Max is also familiar with the special rules that apply to cross-border deals, including FATCA, FIRPTA, CRS, international income tax treaties, and PFIC and CFC rules.

In the past, Max has represented U.S. and foreign entrepreneurs, investors, high-net-worth individuals, diplomats, family offices, corporations and their directors, developers and investment funds.

For each of his clients, Max provides practical advice and comprehensive assistance, all customized to the client’s unique objectives and circumstances.


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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