If clients chasing you about millions of dollars in escrow funds, debt collectors knocking at your door, and getting your own mother in hot water after forging her signature on loan documents doesn’t earn you the award for “Most Dubious Real Estate Figure of the Year,” then nothing will.
Mitchell Kossoff — who represented some of New York city’s biggest multifamily landlords — appears to have disappeared early last month, with his clients and partners in his eponymous law firm reportedly unable to reach him for weeks. (It goes without saying that Commercial Observer has also been unable to reach Kossoff for comment.)
But, while the exact whereabouts of Kossoff might be a mystery, his legal troubles are very well-documented.
Starting in early April, Kossoff was hit with suits for at least $4 million from firms, including SSM Realty Group, for missing escrow funds. Four landlords later filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition against Kossoff,…