Carmen Andrade



Carmen Andrade concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate and corporate law. She provides nationwide, transactional services to her clients in all aspects of commercial real estate as well as corporate and general business matters.

Ms. Andrade leverages her previous experience as general counsel for various entities, including real estate developers, private lenders like KSI Funding, Inc., and retail companies. She collaborates with individuals and companies in all aspects of the sale, acquisition, leasing, financing, and development of a variety of real estate including undeveloped, industrial, office, and retail properties

She also handles a variety of corporate and commercial transactions including the purchase, sale, formation, and restructuring of businesses and corporate entities; asset-based lending; and stock transfers. Additionally, Ms. Andrade drafts and negotiates general corporate and business agreements including joint ventures, operating, confidentiality, vendor/vendee, professional services, construction, employment and consulting agreements. She also has substantial experience representing clients in connection with general business counseling and the resolution of business disputes.

Speaking Engagements

  • "ESG Adding Purpose to Profits," 29th Annual Morris County Economic Development Corporation Partners in Economic Development Awards Program, May 2022
  • "Welcome and Overview: Our Ethical Obligations Related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and the Elimination of Bias," Porzio's Ethics and Eggs 2021, 12/09/2021
  • "Substantive Scramble: Impact of Legalization of Cannabis on Commercial Leasing: The Landlord Perspective and Ethical Considerations," Porzio's Annual Ethics & Eggs CLE, 12/01/2017
  • "Environmental Issues Related to Real Estate Purchase and Lease Transactions," CB Title Group, November 18 and 28, 2016

Prior Relevant Experience

  • YM LLC USA successor-in-interest to Big M. Inc., Totowa, New Jersey, General Counsel, Feb. 2012-May 2014; Real Estate Counsel, 2012
  • Russo Development, LLC, Carlstadt, NJ, Associate General Counsel, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012
  • KSI Capital Corp., Paramus, NJ, General Counsel, Sept. 2007-June 2009