Tenant Advocacy + Real Estate Litigation
Fighting for the rights of tenants in New York City since 1986
David E. Frazer has dedicated his career to defending tenants’ rights in all manner of eviction proceedings, as well as in demolition, rent overcharge and Mitchell Lama certificates of eviction. He has particular expertise in representing loft tenants. He also has extensive experience litigating condominium and cooperative housing corporation cases. In his many years of practice, David has successfully represented hundreds of tenants in Housing Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court and all appellate courts. He has taken cases all the way to the Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York State.
David’s practice also includes commercial litigation and real estate transactions. He represents parties to a wide variety of contract disputes, contractor litigation as well as general real estate matters, including the negotiation of commercial leases and the purchase and sale of apartments, houses and commercial properties.
In addition to his own practice, David is of counsel to the tenant firm, Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph.
The father of three adult children, David resides in Brooklyn. His biggest regret is not having pursued his desire to be a rock critic, though given that he is tone deaf, that’s probably a good thing for the rest of the world. However, it doesn’t stop him from spending a lot of his free time searching for music – old and new – on the internet.
“… a thoughtful, responsive and canny advocate …” — A. Mozes
“… friendly, calm and sincere. David was a godsend. There aren’t many lawyers you can trust in NYC, but he is certainly one of them.” — A. Tirado
“… a wealth of experience, knowledge and calmness. I deeply appreciate his guidance and the settlement that was reached.” — R. Kortick
15 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
- J.D., New York University, 1985
- A.B., Amherst College,
Summa Cum Laude, 1980
- Solo Practice, 1997-Present
- Himmelstein McConnell Gribben
Donoghue & Joseph, LLP
Of Counsel, 1997-Present
- Smollens, Guralnick & Frazer, LLP
- Smollens & Guralnick, LLP
Senior Associate, 1989-1993
- Legal Aid Society, Civil Division
Staff Attorney, 1986-1989