Benjamin C. Kirschenbaum

Vice President and General Counsel

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Benjamin C. Kirschenbaum serves as Vice President and General Counsel of FirstService Residential New York. An attorney with more than 25 years of experience in law, residential management and brokerage, Kirschenbaum oversees all legal matters related to the company and its subsidiaries, which include FS Project Management and FS Energy.

Kirschenbaum supervises the Application Processing, Closing, Compliance, Leasing, Regulatory and Insurance departments and coordinates the tax protest process for the company’s managed properties.

Prior to joining the company, Kirschenbaum served as Head of Management Operations and as General Counsel for both property management and residential brokerage firms. With support from The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), he was instrumental in demonstrating to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development the flaws in the federal regulations on lead-based paint as applied to cooperatives and condominiums. Modifications in the regulations made it possible for owners and boards to comply with the federal mandates.

Kirschenbaum is admitted to practice in both New York and Connecticut and is a licensed real estate broker in both states. He sits on the Residential Management Council of REBNY, serving as chair from 1998 – 2000 and from 2011 to 2014. He is also a member of the Cooperative and Condominium Committee of the Association of the Bar of New York City, which produced the model alteration agreement under his direction.

Kirschenbaum received an undergraduate degree from Brown University and a J.D. from Duke University Law School. An avid golfer, he is Vice President of the Westchester Golf Association Caddie Scholarship Fund and serves as secretary for the Westchester Senior Golf Association.