Areas of Practice

Landlord and Tenant


I represent Landlords and Tenants in all residential and commercial matters.


Landlord-Tenant litigation in New York is a complex and technical area. It is important to work with an experienced attorney who knows the New York State court system. I have comprehensive knowledge of New York landlord-tenant law, and can help you resolve whatever difficult landlord-tenant situation you might be facing. As your attorney, you can be assured that you have the legal representation you need to protect your rights.


Landlord-Tenant matters which I have successfully handled include the following:


  • Nonpayment Proceedings
  • Holdover Proceedings
  • Subleasing
  • Rent Stabilization
  • Non-primary residence
  • Tenant Evictions
  • Wrongful Evictions
  • Breach of Warranty of Habitability
  • Nuisance Cases
  • HP Proceedings
  • DHCR Proceedings
  • Marshal Notices
  • Orders to Show Cause and Emergency Relief
  • Vacating Judgments
  • Rent Arrears Collection Actions
  • Contract Actions Between Former Tenants or Landlords
  • Yellowstone Injunction Actions
  • Injunctive and Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Buy-outs




I have been representing clients in the construction industry since 1989. I represent general contractors, subcontractors, developers, and owners to resolve disputes through negotiation as well as in court and arbitration forums. Disputes I have successfully resolved include the following:


  • Non-payment
  • Extra Work
  • Changed Conditions
  • Scope of Work Disputes
  • Delays
  • Bonds
  • Trust Funds


I have expertise in the New York Lien Law and am proficient in handling matters involving the following:


  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Mechanic’s lien foreclosure actions
  • Actions to subordinate construction loan mortgages to mechanic’s liens


Commercial Litigation


I serve as general counsel to a range of diverse businesses. In connection with such representation, I form business entities and prepare and negotiate agreements between companies. I am skilled in prosecuting as well as defending commercial claims for individual entrepreneurs, and small and large business enterprises. As an important adjunct to litigation, I evaluate each case to assist my clients in determining if litigation is a cost effective option. I have represented clients in litigation involving the following commercial claims:


  • Breach of Contract
  • Tortious Interference
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties
  • Collections
  • Non-payment for Goods or Services
  • Bailor Liability
  • Trespass
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Injunctions


Real Estate


Since 1989, I have represented landlords and tenants, buyers and sellers, property owners, managing agents, and developers in a broad array of real estate litigation. My representation of residential and commercial real estate clients involved issues and claims such as the following:


  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Trespass
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Injunctions
  • Nuisance
  • Foreclosures
  • Cooperative/Condominium Association Disputes


I also handle the purchase and sale of real property (houses, condominiums and cooperative units) and businesses.


Estate Litigation


My practice includes representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in disputes venued in the Surrogate’s Court. In connection with trust and estate disputes, I handle breach of fiduciary duty claims, objections to judicial accountings, and will contests.