Practice Area: Real Property Law

Alternatives to Eviction: Legal Remedies When Faced with a Mentally Ill Tenant

Whether representing condominium boards, homeowners’ associations, cooperatives, or landlords, attorneys practicing real property law, or in related areas, should be familiar with the use of various New York Mental Hygiene Law tools when faced with worrisome conduct of a symptomatic mentally ill individual in a a building or residence.

Ethics Opinions 1208

Topic: Solicitation and Referral of Real Estate Matters by Real Estate Broker Employed by Lawyer as Paralegal Digest: A lawyer who has no financial interest in the commission generated by a real estate transaction may accept referrals for real estate closings from her paralegal who is also a real estate broker, provided such referrals will … Continued

Coops, Condos and COVID-19

For condominiums, cooperatives and homeowner’s associations, the novel coronavirus has presented myriad legal issues. However, dealing with COVID-19 has provided one benefit. There is now an opportunity to develop a blueprint for condominiums and cooperatives to follow when, and if, the next similar crisis occurs. It is therefore incumbent upon the practitioner to set forth … Continued

Residential Real Estate Practice Guide

Even though we all practice law in the same state, many aspects of a residential real estate transaction differ depending on where a property is located.  Particularly Upstate, closing customs and practices vary widely from one county to the next.  These practices include whether a contract is drafted by a realtor or an attorney, if … Continued

The Time for Remote Co-op Closings Has Arrived

In the post-New York on Pause / pre-vaccine world that we may soon be entering, managing agents and cooperative apartment corporation boards should offer remote apartment closings as an option, if not the norm.

Host a Student Intern

REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM HOST FIRMS WANTED FOR THE FALL 2019 SEMESTER—ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HOSTING? The Real Property Law Section (RPLS) has partnered with law schools in New York State to create an RPLS Student Internship Program. The purpose of this clinical program is … Continued