Arlene F. Boop has been practicing law since 1975 or for over 40 years. She was admitted in 1976, in New York and Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Arlene attended Brown University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and received her law degree from New York University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She started her legal career as a legal services attorney and then managing attorney of an eight attorney office with the Neighborhood Legal services in Pittsburgh, PA.
Since her return to New York in 1980, she has specialized in complex litigation, including employment discrimination, wage and hour work, and group and individual tenant rights protection. She also has extensive transactional and litigation practice in real estate including the representation of both individuals and cooperative associations. Arlene Boop is the lead counsel in the Carnegie Hall litigation seeking to protect the artist tenants’ whose studios and homes are threatened by the renovation of Carnegie Hall towers and reclamation of space for non-artist uses. She has also led the legal fight to save Washington Square Park to prevent destructive development of this jewel in Greenwich Village and has assisted in other litigation efforts by the firm to provide parkland on the Hudson River and other land use cases.