Derek Wolman

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Professional Experience

Derek Wolman is the Chair of DHC’s Restaurant & Hospitality group and the Co-Chair of the firm’s Health Law group.

Mr. Wolman has more than twenty-five years of experience representing clients in a broad range of health law and real estate matters. In health law, his clients include inpatient and outpatient facilities (including Article 28, Article 3 1 and OASAS facilities), academic institutions, individual, group and multidisciplinary practices, and businesses servicing the healthcare industry. He has been actively involved in management of several inpatient medical facilities through the process of reorganization and is recognized as an expert in mental health law.

Mr. Wolman also has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate matters, including apartment buildings, hotels, assisted living facilities, senior and affordable housing projects, shopping centers, and mixed use properties. His clients include buyers, sellers, developers, hotel operators, condominium sponsors, and co-op and condominium boards. He also counsels numerous not-for-profit and community organizations on real estate matters.

Mr. Wolman’ knowledge and experience in financial matters and mental health issues has led to his involvement in numerous divorce matters involving complex financial issues, child custody, and domestic violence issues.

Mr. Wolman has lectured on the topics of professional responsibility and forensic psychology as well as topics concerning real estate transactions. He has authored chapters and articles on many healthcare related topics. Mr. Wolman is on the board of directors of several commercial and not-for-profit healthcare organizations and was for many years counsel to the New York State Psychological Association.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New York State
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

Awards & Honors

  • New York Metro Super Lawyer 2016


J.D. from New York Law School

B.A. from Temple University (Cum laude)