The Firm currently represents numerous co-ops, condos, and homeowner associations. As retained counsel we review their ongoing legal needs and governance concerns. We attend to any special litigation or legal issues, including: preparation and review of capital improvement contracts; mortgage refinancing; amendments to governance documents to establish building wide smoking policy, alteration policy, laundry and/or storage facilities; tax certiorari petitions; landlord tenant proceedings; litigation involving a default by a Shareholder relative to the collection of maintenance charges/assessments, improper leasing/subletting/transient occupancy/AirBNB issues, unauthorized harboring of dogs, excessive noise complaints, unreasonable disturbances, secondhand smoke issues or objectionable conduct, prosecution of cases against contractors relative to construction claims; and foreclosure proceedings.
We were designated as a "Super Lawyer" for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in the New York Times, noted in New York Magazine, December, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 as one of "New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers"; as well as recently selected as one of NY "Best Lawyers in Real Estate - Litigation" for 2018, 2019 and 2020.
We are frequently asked to lecture before the New York State Bar Association Real Property/Cooperative-Condominium Committee; as well as various bar associations and/or selected panelist/moderator for seminars or conferences sponsored by Habitat, Cooperator and/or New York Association of Realty Managers [NYARM].
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