In Matter of Wassman, after a nine-day trial, Administrative Law Judge Alessandra Zorgniotti found that David’s clients were protected by the Loft Law. In this case, in order to prevail David had to prove that a third unit in the building was residentially occupied by the deceased owner. The current owner claimed that the prior owner had lived in the basement and not his fully outfitted fourth-floor apartment. As a result of David’s efforts,  including a successful cross-examination of the landlord’s witnesses, Judge Zorgniotti found the claim to be incredible while also rejecting the landlord’s attempted character assassination of his clients.