In Real Estate Dispute, Leviev and Mann Seek a Beit Din

In what the New York Post has deemed a “Trial by Jewry” the two wealthy owners of the Apthorp apartment house, Lev Leviev and Maurice Mann, have agreed to settle their dispute over the building in a beit din, or Jewish court. The problem is that they can’t agree on a rabbi to oversee the proceedings. The Post writes:

Leviev accuses Mann of flubbing the marketing efforts of the Apthorp, which the two men purchased in 2007 for $426 million — with plans to convert the rental building to condominiums. They subsequently took out hundreds of millions of loans for the project. The Post reports that the men have until tomorrow to agree on an arbitrator or they “risk one of their lenders declaring them in default.”

The building at center of the dispute is the same century-old Renaissance Revival structure in which Nora Ephron famously paid $24,000 in key money for a then-rent-controlled unit.

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