New York.- As a child, Konstantinos “Gus” Baltzis helped translate English to his Greek father while his dad ran his real estate business. More than two decades later, Gus is still immersed in real estate.
March marks the fifth-year anniversary of Gus’s tenure with the Manhattan real estate law firm of Finkelstein Newman. The work ethic instilled by his parents has led to success in his law career.
“My parents taught me to work hard no matter what you do,” says Gus, 30, of Astoria, Queens. “I just wanted to make them proud.”
Gus, a graduate of St. John’s University, received his law degree from New York Law School in 2000. While in law school he interned for both the Hon. Nicolas Tsoucalas of the United States Court of International Trade, and the Hon. William D. Friedmann, of the Appellate Division, Second Department (ret.).
Prior to joining Finkelstein Newman, Gus worked as a real-property manager, assisting owners with such matters as real-property tax contests, evictions, nonpayment and holdover proceedings, and violation removals.
During his tenure with Finkelstein Newman, Gus has enjoyed success in a number of high profile cases and has penned documents in all phases of litigation, from predicate notices and pleadings to the entry and enforcement of judgments.
“Every year gets better,” says Gus, who is married with a daughter. “I very much enjoy it here.”
Finkelstein Newman LLP, a New York real-estate firm, has five decades of litigation and trial experience at its disposal and a proven record of success. Based in downtown Manhattan, their attorneys are intimately familiar with all city, state, and federal courts and how to navigate them quickly and effectively. Their lawyers advocate at both the trial and appellate levels, prosecuting and defending against real estate, bankruptcy and negligence claims.