There is both art and science to a real estate/land use legal practice. The science involves knowing the zoning, tax, and building codes, and the local rules and regs. But it is the art of getting things done, the 4th dimension of real estate, that separates good from great counsel. By this standard, Nica Strunk is a master. The work she has done for me personally married her command of property law with a gift for the inventive argument. That combination resulted in complete victory, and made her my go-to attorney in the Hamptons.
-Mary Ann Tighe, CEO, CBRE New York Tri-State Area
There are bad lawyers, there are good lawyers, and there are exceptional lawyers. By any measure, Nica Strunk is an exceptional lawyer focusing on property protection and ownership. She is a thorough researcher, a brilliant writer, a cool and effective litigator, and a pleasure to work with on challenging legal matters. She listens well and then deep thinks the problem for possible legal responses. She questions her own thinking until she is satisfied she has come up with her best answer. Nica assiduously provides complete visibility, fairness, and accuracy in her billing process. Her results have exceeded my expectations, so I am a very satisfied client. Most importantly, by her courageous words, writings, and actions, Nica gives confidence to her clients.
-Rand V. Araskog, former CEO, ITT Corporation
As a lawyer myself who practiced for more than 30 years and has read a lot of court documents of varying quality, I could not have been more pleased after the Village of Quogue engaged Nica to handle a lawsuit against the Village involving our beach. Nica had to analyze very old statutes and confusing case law. Her motions and briefs were superbly reasoned and concisely and persuasively written, all of which lead to a favorable result in the suit.
-Peter Sartorius, Mayor, Village of Quogue
Nica is the single best writer I have come across in forty years of law practice. She consistently produces readable, persuasive briefs that bespeak not only legal skills, which she possesses in abundance, but also a writing style that transcends the ordinary legal document. In short, I am a huge Nica Strunk fan on many levels, including her work ethic and high standards.
-David Berg, Attorney, Berg & Androphy, P.C., and author, The Trial Lawyer
Nica and I were co-counsel on one of the most complicated and contentious matters I have ever worked on. Her first-rate research and drafting skills, and her insightful analysis of the issues, were crucial in winning for our client one of the largest parcels in the Hamptons, a result that seemed almost impossible when we started working together. She is a pleasure to work with.
-Arthur Cohen, Lawyer, Washington D.C.
Nica Strunk is an intelligent attorney’s attorney. She has the skills to digest and distill complicated facts and present them in the most concise and convincing language. I was her partner for many years and am familiar with her expertise as a communicator. I have also had the opportunity to refer litigation clients to her and our several mutual clients have been well-served by Nica and her firm. She is diligent, tough, practical and result- oriented. I commend her without reservation.
-Jane R. Kratz, Attorney, Bridgehampton, NY
I am a happy client of Nica’s. As a lawyer myself, I know what makes a good lawyer, and Nica has all those qualities and more, which in my mind makes her a great lawyer. If I need advice, or find myself in a jam, Nica is one of the first people I would reach out too. You can’t go wrong, calling Nica for advice.
-Paul Napoli, Attorney, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, New York, NY