Real Estate Section

Focuses on issues related to real property law, including ownership and use of property, commercial real estate transactions, leasing, development, financing, transfer, regulation, taxation and disposal of real property

Rob Thony, Co-Chair

Rob is an entertainment and real estate attorney at Robert Thony Law, PLLC. He works with artists, brands, content creators, and tech companies to develop, protect and license impactful art, multimedia and consumer products. He also helps buyers, sellers, and leasers of real estate with residential and commercial property agreements through negotiations, drafting and consultations for sale, lease and rental contracts. Rob is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School.

Yvette Dudley, Co-Chair

Kashima Loney, Secretary

As counsel in the National Division of Kensington Vanguard National Land Services, Kashima underwrites, clears, and closes commercial real estate acquisition and financing transactions throughout the United States. She brings pride, integrity and excellence to each transaction, large or small, urban or rural and strives at providing mutually beneficial results to all involved parties. Prior to joining the company, Kashima was National Transactions Counsel at New York Land Services, a direct underwriting division of Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. Kashima began her work in the real estate industry in 2001 as a payoff clerk for Friedman, Krauss & Zlotolow, LLP. She subsequently worked as a real estate paralegal until her admission to the New York bar in 2012.

A proponent of pro bono, Kashima advises pro se clients on a myriad of issues with the New York County Lawyer's Association's Legal Counseling Project, and volunteers in the Landlord and Tenant Court. In October 2017, she was honored by The New York County Lawyer's Association, New York State Bar Association, and the Office of Justice Initiatives- New York State Civil Court for her service. In 2015 she accepted an invitation to guest lecture a Real Estate Transactions class at Baruch College.

A graduate of the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College, Kashima was a staff member and published author of the Touro Law Review; the Essay’s Editor of the Touro International Law Review; and the Research Chair of the 2010-11 National Black Law Students Association Amicus Curiae Program. Kashima earned her B.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and holds certificates in Dispute Resolution, International Commercial Law, and Financial Markets. She is also an active member of the New York State Bar Association, New York County Lawyer’s Association, and Metropolitan Black Bar Association.