Kristen Traganas is a Partner in the Commercial Lending Practice Group of the Real Estate Department at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP.
The primary focus of her practice is representing institutional lenders in providing financing for multi-family and commercial properties, as well as for middle market and small business borrowers. Her practice includes the representation of lenders with respect to financing for condominium boards and home owners associations, secured by the pledge of common/maintenance charges, assessments and other future receivables. In addition to her lending practice, Mrs. Traganas acts as counsel to banks with respect to the negotiation of Lockbox, Deposit Account Control, and other types of Tri-Party Agreements.
In addition to representing lenders and banks, Mrs. Traganas also represents current and prospective homeowners and commercial property owners in the purchase of property and refinance of debt. Along with her representation of lenders and borrowers, Mrs. Traganas also acts as counsel to both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of commercial and residential leases.
Prior to joining our firm, Kristen worked in the music industry in the Manhattan offices of two international record labels. There she specialized in Artist Development, with a concentration on Film and TV music. Mrs. Traganas negotiated and secured licensing deals, and cleared synchronization licenses and publishing rights.
Mrs. Traganas is a musician who decided to pursue law. After making this career change, she worked as a Settlement Agent where she represented various lenders with respect to the residential mortgage transactions. She closed deals in Nassau, Suffolk, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
In 2006, Mrs. Traganas graduated from Hofstra University School of Law. While a law student, she published “Employment Discrimination and the First Amendment: Case Analysis of Catholic Charities” in the Fall 2005 issue of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education in 2003. She was the recipient of a merit scholarship, earned a place on the Dean’s List and also was a member of the Music Business Association.
Mrs. Traganas is admitted to practice in the state of New York.