Keith Brandofino focuses his practice on litigation and loan servicing matters relating to commercial mortgage-backed securities. He has extensive experience in the representation of financial institutions and special servicers in connection with distressed real estate loans and the disposition of commercial properties. This includes creditor representation related to non-performing commercial loans, involving the exercise of remedies, such as receiverships, replevin, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, workouts, litigation and contested bankruptcy matters. Mr. Brandofino has protected lenders' interests in loans collateralized by retail, office, industrial, multi-family and health care properties.

Mr. Brandofino has represented financial institutions in lender liability actions involving claims related to breach of contract, fiduciary duty, implied duty of good faith, fraud, misrepresentation, partnership-joint venturer and waiver-estoppel modification. He has also represented parties in business disputes involving contracts, floorplan financing, franchise agreements, real estate and shareholder issues. He practices in the state and federal forums, and before the American Arbitration Association panels.

Mr. Brandofino also has extensive experience representing title insurance companies including claims asserted against their insureds such as property owners and lenders. Such matters include fraudulent deeds and mortgages, quiet title actions, adverse possession claims, lien priority disputes and boundary claims disputes.

Mr. Brandofino has been recognized as a 2013 New York “Super Lawyer” in the areas of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation and Real Estate, and he was recognized again in 2014 in the area of Creditor/Debtor Rights by Super Lawyers magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Board of Directors, Member

New York Cares, Volunteer


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (1999)
  • New York University, B.A. (1994)

Bar Admissions

  • New York (2001)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Who We Are

The Grace Building, 1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10036-7703
t +1 212.775.8713
f +1 212.954.5555

Keith Brandofino

Experience Highlights

Title Claim
Represented lender in preserving its lien property over claims that mortgage was fraudulently obtained. more
Debt Recovery
Represented foreign bank in the recovery of a $30 million dollar credit facility principally secured by an industrial plant in Brazil. more
Lender Liability
Defended bank against claims that it breached commitment letter by failing to lend. more
Floor-Plan Financing
Represented lender in the recovery of vehicles following discovery of borrower’s scheme to sell vehicles out of trust. more