Alvin Schein, together with Jay G. Seiden, founded Seiden & Schein, P.C. in 1996. Alvin has over 35 years of experience in the fields of condominium and cooperative development, affordable housing, and inclusionary air rights transfers. He has drafted or supervised the preparation of hundreds of offering plans and condominium declarations, including the first-ever condominium and cooperative offering plans for inclusionary housing homeownership and the first-ever offering plan for the partial condominium conversion of an HFA “80-20” rental building.
Alvin is a recognized expert in affordable housing and has filed more than 50 inclusionary housing plans with HPD, in both onsite and offsite contexts. He is one of the few attorneys in New York whose practice includes representing sellers and purchasers of inclusionary air rights. He regularly interfaces with HPD, HFA, HDC, community boards and City Council members in connection with affordable housing issues.