Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 2007)
Cornell University (B.S., 2004)
YuhTyng (“Tyng”) Patka joined the Firm in 2019 as chair of the NYC Real Estate Tax and Incentives Practice Group. Ms. Patka represents NYC real estate owners and developers on all aspects relating to real estate taxes. Ms. Patka represents owners in challenging their property taxes (certiorari), developers in NYC tax incentive programs (421-a, ICAP, FRESH), and not-for-profits in obtaining real estate tax exemptions.
Ms. Patka’s practice also includes representing developers in the acquisition/disposition of Inclusionary Air Rights and handles Voluntary and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing applications. Additionally, Ms. Patka works closely with the Firm’s industry leading Opportunity Zone Practice Group and NYC Climate Mobilization Task Force.
Ms. Patka’s representative matters include:
Representing a developer in the acquisition of 23,000 square feet of inclusionary air rights for a mixed use project
Performing due diligence on behalf of a private equity lender on a project participating in the Voluntary Inclusionary Housing program
Representing a not-for-profit charter school in obtaining a not-for-profit real estate tax exemption
Providing an opinion letter in the sale of a $150M project on the project’s eligibility under the Affordable New York (421-a) program
Prior to joining D&S, Ms. Patka was an associate at Tuchman Korngold Weiss Liebman & Lindemann, LLP as well as a large Long Island law firm where she was responsible for overseeing that firm’s residential tax certiorari practice.
Ms. Patka is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.