Areas of Focus
For landlords and tenants, Jessica Schissel provides swift and efficient ways to close real estate transactions involving office and retail leases, acquisitions and property dispositions. She focuses on crafting agreements with fair terms that protect client interests while meeting their timelines and business requirements.
With perspective from both the landlord and tenant side, Jessica is poised to move quickly and efficiently to get deals done. She draws on prior deal experience to spot red flags and pinpoint practical ways to achieve client goals based on her knowledge of the market. Jessica’s commitment to forging positive and productive working relationships on both sides of the table allows her to zealously, yet collaboratively, pursue each client’s best interests.
Jessica plays many roles in a transaction, from drafting and negotiating leases and subleases to consents and ancillary lease documents. She is particularly adept at helping clients manage competing priorities in negotiations and weighing their options when moving forward.
Prior to Davis+Gilbert, Jessica worked as an associate in the real estate and corporate department of McLaughlin & Stern.
Assisted a real estate private equity fund reposition its shopping centers as a top destination for shoppers in New York. Negotiated leases with Starbucks, Dave & Busters, DMV, Sephora, a sports bar chain and medical offices in New York City and New Jersey.
Advised a national dental practice in negotiating leases as part of the rollout and expansion of its dental studio concept throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Represented an architectural firm in subleasing over 12,000 feet of office space in lower Manhattan to another architectural firm.
Counseled a real estate development company in connection with over 8 million square feet in ongoing office and retail leasing at a New York City cultural landmark.
Negotiated lease amendments for a distributor of HVAC and refrigeration systems and supplies in the Northeast as part of the multi-million dollar sale of the company.
- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2014)
- Associate Editor, Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Journal
- University of Michigan (B.A., 2011)
- New York
- New Jersey