Rick Maletsky serves as executive vice president and general counsel of Newmark Knight Frank. In this capacity, he is responsible for oversight of the company’s legal affairs and advises the company’s executive management with respect to strategic and operational matters.
Mr. Maletsky joined BGC Partners, Inc., Newmark Knight Frank’s parent company, in 2007. Mr. Maletsky provided general corporate representation to BGC and its parent company, Cantor Fitzgerald, and their affiliates across multiple business lines of the group’s highly diversified financial services companies. In his role as acquisitions counsel to the Cantor/BGC group, Mr. Maletsky worked to grow the group through acquisitions and joint venture investments, including BGC’s acquisition of Newmark Knight Frank in 2011, the assets of Grubb & Ellis in 2012 and various other companies that were added to the expanding NKF platform.
Prior to 2007, Mr. Maletsky worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at the New York office of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Mr. Maletsky earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, from which he graduated cum laude. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics and history.