Elena focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, general corporate matters, and banking and financial transactions.
Elena represents real estate purchasers and property owners with acquisitions, sales and refinances of residential and commercial properties. Elena works to create efficient real estate transactions, by working behind the scenes to prepare and negotiate contracts, transfer documents, review and resolve title matters, coordinate closings, and facilitate all other aspects of the real estate transaction. Additionally, Elena has experience representing local and regional lenders with the review and negotiation of loan documents and title matters.
Elena also provides legal advice to small-to-mid-size businesses, which includes local start-ups and well-established companies. She assists clients with market and opportunity evaluation, business entity formation, raising capital, and drafting foundational business documents, including operating agreements, shareholder agreements, employment contracts, and product or service contracts. With a background in finance and analytics, Elena provides a unique prospective to the practice of law.
Prior to joining Morgenstern DeVoesick, Elena attended Syracuse University College of Law where she served as a teaching and research assistant for Professor Todd Berger, was a student attorney at the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, and worked as an Academic Success fellow. Elena previously externed with an international bank in the United Kingdom where she conducted research and analyzed US, UK and EU law regarding corporate, banking, securities, and data protection matters. Her previous experience interning with in house counsel at a publicly traded energy company and medical hospital/university give her greater insight into understanding a company’s specific needs.
Elena is a native of Webster, New York. Prior to law school, she received her undergraduate degree from the University at Buffalo. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, hiking with her dog, and traveling.