Practice Area: Real Property Law

NYSBA Commends Governor and Legislature for Averting Housing Crisis

Governor Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature are showing real leadership in extending critical tenant protections while also recognizing the importance of preserving the rights of landlords, who are also struggling as a result of the ongoing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Surfside Condo Collapse: Lessons for New York

The disastrous collapse in Surfside, Florida of the 40-year-old Champlain Towers South condominium tower should set off alarm bells in New York City, wherein it is estimated there presently are more than 1 million buildings.

The First Quarter of 2021 Is Over: Where Are We?

Like every other aspect of life in New York, over the past year, real property leasing, lending and sales have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless tenants and property owners have failed to pay full rent or mortgage payments, but have been protected from immediate dispossession through at least May 1, 2021 … Continued

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.