Michael C. Xylas

Michael C. Xylas Corporate Tax Lawyer
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Michael C. Xylas is a Partner in AGMB’s Real Estate and Banking Practices Group. His specific concentrations are in transactional real estate and mortgage loan settlement. 

Mr. Xylas has extensive transactional real estate experience representing individuals and entities with residential and commercial acquisitions and sales and the related financing of real estate properties. His banking experience includes overseeing mortgage settlement representation for major retail lenders and wholesale mortgage bankers, and he has also represented a number of major lenders in New York involving mixed-use commercial properties and with construction loan settlements. 

Mr. Xylas is a cum laude graduate of the Syracuse University School of Management and a graduate of The Fordham University School of Law.  Mr. Xylas is a member of the Bar of the State of New York. In 1990, Mr. Xylas began in federal government practice as a law clerk to the Honorable Bernard Newman, a Senior Judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York – by designation. Thereafter, in 1992, he entered private practice as an associate in a major New York full service law firm, Ross & Hardies.  His experience focused on bankruptcy and lender liability with an emphasis on real estate developer and debtor representation. In 1995, Mr. Xylas founded the practice known as Xylas & Associates, LLP (in 2006 becoming known as Xylas & Ziccardi, LLP), integrating his previous experience in the real estate area towards commercial and residential real estate transactions, leasing and mortgage financing. In 2009, Mr. Xylas merged his practice into AGMB. 

Mr. Xylas has lectured extensively on panels for the New York City Bar Association, The Real Estate Board of New York, the American Australian Association and at numerous real estate brokerage firms across New York City.  He has also contributed content to and been quoted in numerous publications including U.S. News and World Report, Newsday, The Mann Report, Bankrate.com and Brick Underground.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Syracuse University – Whitman School of Management, B.S., cum laude, 1987


  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society


  • Law clerk to the Honorable Bernard Newman, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Xylas & Associates, LLP, later known as Xylas & Ziccardi, LLP (Founder)
  • Ross & Hardies, LLP (Associate)

Membership and Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association – Section memberships: Business Law and Real Estate
  • New York State Department of State – Certified Instructor of Real Estate Classes
  • Board of Directors of Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Legal counsel – Board of Trustees of The Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York

Bar, Court Admission and Licenses

  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar

Professional Real Estate Certifications:

  • New York State Department of State – Certified Instructor of Real Estate Classes
  • ARELLO/IDECC/CDEI – Certified Distance Education Instructor