Mandel/Shultz Family



--Post-eclipse in Nashville


Harold M. Shultz, Esq., [photo by Marc Fader for City Limits] retired after achieving the goal of the Metropolitan Leadership Program we both matriculated at the former Bronx campus of NYU.

He is on the Boards of Zone A New York and Neighborhood Restore HDFC.

Now heading Benavi Advisors LLC on affordable housing issues and a consultant for the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, where as a Senior Fellow he authored:
J-51: To Be Continued?
The Impact of Multifamily Foreclosures and Over-Mortgaging in Neighborhoods in New York City
Out of Sight, Out of Control takes a detailed look at the housing policy circumstances around a deadly fire on 4/23/2011 at a three-family house in the Bronx. (In The New York Times 4/28/2011 he was quoted: "We need to make sure, in general, that foreclosure is a process in which properties are watched over and don’t get lost in the shuffle.”)
The Invisible Transformation: Turning Debt into Revenue about the impact of In Rem foreclosure and the Third Party Transfer Program on tax lien securitization in New York City (co-author)
Fallout from Roberts vs. Tishman (but it was in The New York Times 5/27/2010 where his commentary was: "This is the ultimate case about rich people with problems that I’m not sure we should care about.")
Debt Threat: Saving Multifamily Rental Housing from Zombie Mortgages and the follow-up Riverton Apartments Sold at Auction
Starrett City: Paradise Lost?
Court Rules Stuyvesant Town Owners Can Exempt Apartments from Rent Stabilization Despite J-51 Tax Benefits, Stuy Town J-51 Decision Reversed and Court of Appeals Delivers Final Word on Stuy Town.
Prevailing Wisdom: The Potential Impact of Prevailing Wages on Subsidized Housing
EPA’s New Layer of Lead Based Paint Rules and New Federal Lead Rule Around the Corner
Liquid Assets on water and sewer financing.

New York Times, March 8, 2009


Wedding of the Week legal commentary


He’s appealing for the U.S. Department of Justice. A sample: here he argued DOJ’s amicus brief in Ministry of Defense v. Frym, in the 9th Circuit Court in Pasadena, and for the Department of Transportation in Southwest Airlines Co. v. DOT on 2/12/2016 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

She appeals in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
They have now produced RAVI (Yitzhak Raviv) MISHRA SHULTZ - Reflecting his heritage, "Ravi" means "sun" in Hindi and Sanskrit, and is also a nickname for the Hebrew name “Raviv”, which means "rain". The root of "Rav" for “rabbi” or "teacher", together with the Hebrew for “Isaac”, is also in honor of his great-grandfathers/educators Isadore Bernick and Irwin Mandel. He’s already the subject of three poems by his great-grandmother, Charlotte Mandel, including “Great-Grandchild To Be” and “A Blessing Via Skype” for Ravi, age nearly year and a half. So for her 90th birthday he sported a special onesie: (front) “My GG's a poet/and I'm proud to show it" and (back) "Congrats GG on 90 wonderful years".


Avi, PhD, is the acting program manager of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) team. From his chemistry bench days:




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