Justin Kaufman joined Ropes & Gray’s real estate investments and transactions group in 2021. Justin advises investors, private equity clients and other financial institutions on a broad range of transactional matters, such as acquisitions, dispositions, repurchase facilities and financing.
Justin also advises clients on issues related to blockchain, cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). He conducts extensive research to evaluate emerging technologies and digital assets and participates in external presentations on the legal and business issues associated with blockchain and cryptocurrency.
During law school, Justin represented early stage startup companies with the Cardozo Tech Startup Clinic. Justin spent a semester serving as a full-time student law clerk to the Hon. Patty Shwartz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Justin also served as an Associate Editor for the Cardozo Law Review, president of the Cardozo Startup Society, and teaching assistant to Property Law Professor Michael Herz.
Prior to law school, Justin worked as a corporate legal assistant at another global law firm.
- Co-author, “Commercial Real Estate in the United States: Overview,” Thompson Reuters Practical Law (January 2023)
- Co-author, “SEC v. LBRY: Examining the implications of the SEC's latest victory for cryptocurrency and digital asset markets,” WestLaw Today (December 19, 2022)
- Co-author, “Tokenization of Real Estate Interests on the Blockchain,” Pension Real Estate Association, PREA Quarterly (Summer 2022)
- JD, cum laude, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, 2021; Associate Editor, Cardozo Law Review; Dean’s Distinguished Scholar
- BS (Legal Studies), magna cum laude, St. John's University, 2016
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2022