In Glebow Realty Associates v Dietrich, 2020 NY Slip Op 50192(U) (Civ.Ct. NY Co.), the landlord brought an eviction proceeding against David’s client based on the expiration of a supposedly “commercial” lease. In fact, although the lease was nominally commercial, it was always known and understood that the tenant would reside as well as work […]
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The inexorable Law of Unintended Consequences is at work in an unexpected controversy caused by some sloppy wording by the legislature when it passed the Housing Security and Tenant Protection Act of 2019. HSTPA added a new section 702 to the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law, the statute that establishes procedures for Housing Court. […]
One of the biggest questions about the vast new bundle of tenant rights created by the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 is its applicability to pending cases. David just achieved a victory for his client by convincing the court to dismiss a pending “owner’s use” case based on the new law. In […]
In Costanzo v Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc, 2019 NY Slip Op 08928 (1st Dep’t 2019). David successfully defended his lower court win in the Appellate Division. This case re-affirms the rent-stabilized status of lofts removed from the Loft Law but re-rented residentially in buildings with six or more units. As a result of this win, […]
For the ninth consecutive year, Super Lawyers has selected David as one of the top real estate attorneys in New York City.