Jennifer Polovetsky


  • Jennifer Polovetsky
  • Phone: +1 212 692 1062

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    1540 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036-4086
  • Duane Morris LLP
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1130
    New York, NY 10169-0079

Jennifer Polovetsky is a seasoned attorney with more than two decades of both litigation and transactional real estate experience, with a focus in eminent domain law. She strives to provide every client of the firm with outstanding legal services, personalized attention, and the utmost respect. Ms. Polovetsky litigates in various New York and New Jersey state courts, with a focus on representing clients in all stages of eminent domain proceedings. She also represents clients in transactional real estate matters with a focus on multi-family and commercial real properties.

Ms. Polovetsky has represented various religious organizations and not-for-profits before the New York State Attorney General Charities Bureau. She has also been involved in various complex real estate transactions involving the New York City Departments of Social Services, Homeless Services and Housing Preservation and Development.

Ms. Polovetsky began her career as an assistant corporation counsel at the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel, Tax & Bankruptcy Litigation Division (formerly the Tax & Condemnation Division). While working at the NYC Law Department, she represented the City of New York in all matters concerning eminent domain and property taxes.

Ms. Polovetsky is a 2000 graduate of New York Law School and a graduate of Lafayette College.

Areas of Practice

  • Eminent Domain

  • Litigation

  • Real Estate

  • Real Estate Development


  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • New York Law School, J.D., 2000
  • Lafayette College, B.A., 1997


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2024-present
  • Herrick Feinstein LLP
    - Of Counsel, 2021-2024
  • Sanchez & Polovetsky PLLC
    - Founding Partner, 2012-2021
  • Law Offices of Jennifer Polovetsky PLLC
    - Founding Member, 2011-2012
  • Tuchman, Korngold, et. al.
    - Associate/Of Counsel, 2003-2012
  • New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel, Tax & Bankruptcy Litigation Division
    - Assistant Corporation Counsel, 2000-2003

Professional Activities

  • New York City Bar Association
    - Condemnation & Tax Certiorari Committee
  • New York County Lawyers Association
    - Condemnation Committee
  • American Bar Association
    - Real Estate Committee
  • Nassau County Bar Association
    - Tax & Condemnation Committee
    - Real Estate Committee
  • National Association of Professional Women

  • Owner’s Counsel of America

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Super Lawyers New York Metro Top Women Eminent Domain Lawyers

  • Selected to Super Lawyers
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy: NITA Advocate Designation 2001 Award, 2001

Media Hits

  • "Eminent Domain Hearing: Seven Oppose, One Backs Village of Pelham Plan for Julianne’s Park; School District, Pelham Manor Reps Speak," Pelham Examiner, June 22, 2024
  • “Does The Government Want Your Property? Don’t Panic,” Law360 Real Estate Authority, May 30, 2023

  • “An MTA Subway Extension Involves Eminent Domain. What does that mean for property owners?” New York Business Journal, May 24, 2023

  • “Atlantic Beach, Chabad federal case continues,” The Long Island Herald, August 12, 2022

  • “Brookhaven IDA votes to seize bus depot for $750M Ronkonkoma Hub project,” Newsday, August 17, 2022

  • “What Is Condemnation in Real Estate,” US News, February 24, 2022

Selected Publications

  • "Right of Utilities To Acquire Real Property via Eminent Domain in New York," New York Law Journal, June 21, 2024
  • “Penn Station, Transit Oriented Development and the Looming Threat of Eminent Domain (Part 2) New York Real Estate Journal, October 11, 2022

  • “Penn Station, Transit Oriented Development and the Looming Threat of Eminent Domain (Part 1)”, New York Real Estate Journal, September 27, 2022