Leonard Grunstein is currently managing member at Hanlen Real Estate Development & Funding LLC and Hanlen Healthcare Development & Funding LLC.
Beginning his career as an assistant corporation counsel for New York City, and counsel to the mayor’s midtown office of development, Grunstein later became an associate at Herrick, Feinstein LLC, followed by Jenkens & Gilchrist as a senior partner. Grunstein later served as senior partner at international law firm Troutman Sanders. He retired from the practice of the law in 2012.
Leonard Grunstein has successfully represented a number of prominent clients over the years, including, Credit Suisse First Boston, Firestone, HSBC, Chase Manhattan, Citibank, Bankers Trust, the MacArthur Foundation, Travelers Insurance, Africa Israel, Billy Joel, and the New York Yankees.
As a lawyer for the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association in 2009, Leonard Grunstein focused on developing the structure and financing package that would have helped tenants buy the complex and keep their apartments affordable.
Leonard Grunstein has published articles in The Banking Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. He also serves on the Revel Board of Overseers at Yeshiva University. Mr. Grunstein and his wife, Chana, are benefactors of Yeshiva; their three children are all graduates of the university.
Grunstein is also an active philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of Project Ezrah, a non-profit that aids families facing unemployment by offering job search assistance and counseling services. As a descendent of Polish Holocaust survivors, Grunstein also helped fund an archive on Jewish life in Poland through the YIVO Institute, a New York-based institute dedicated to recording and studying the language, literature and culture of the Jews of Eastern Europe.