Entries tagged: real estate

Court of Appeals Holds Tenant’s Waiver of Right to Seek Declaratory Judgment Enforceable

By: Patrick McCormick, Esq.

Posted: May 15th, 2019

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On May 7, 2019, the Court of Appeals in 159 MP Corp. v Redbridge Bedford, LLC, 2019 WL 1995526, agreed […]

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Residential Landlords: Beware of New Certificate of Occupancy Rules

By: Kelly Canavan, Esq.

Posted: April 20th, 2018

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New York residential landlords, beware. As of November 29, 2017, the Real Property Law section 235-bb came into effect. The […]

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Renting on Airbnb, HomeAway or VRBO? Important Info You Should Know

By: Melissa Sidor, Esq.

Posted: February 20th, 2018

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In recent years, many Long Islanders have been earning extra income by renting their homes as short-term vacation rentals through […]

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In Depth: The Closing Deed

By: Kelly Canavan, Esq.

Posted: May 25th, 2017

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Have you ever taken a look at the deed to your home and wondered, “What does it mean and what […]

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Commercial Tenant “had a meaningful choice to walk away”: Court Rejects Unconscionability Arguments Regarding Late Charges and Electricity Charges

By: Patrick McCormick, Esq.

Posted: December 20th, 2016

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    In 2010, the First Department, in dismissing a claim by commercial tenants that electric charges were unconscionable,  held […]

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Legislative Update: A Long-Awaited Solution to a Mortgage Foreclosure Problem?

By: Scott Middleton, Esq.

Posted: September 26th, 2016

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This past June, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that imposes pre-foreclosure duties on banks and servicing companies. After it goes into […]

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To Protect Employees, New York State Mandates Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Commercial Buildings

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq.

Posted: March 23rd, 2016

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A carbon monoxide detector could have prevented the tragic death in February 2014 of Steven Nelson, an employee at Legal […]

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New Treasury Efforts to Fight Money Laundering Through New York Real Estate

By: William McDonald

Posted: January 25th, 2016

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To combat the scourge of money laundering from transnational criminal syndicates, the United States Treasury has issued new Geographic Targeting […]

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Landlord’s Self-Help and Charging for Capital Improvements: A Busy Fall at the Appellate Division, First and Second Departments

By: Patrick McCormick, Esq.

Posted: December 18th, 2015

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The Appellate Courts have been busy this fall rendering significant decisions involving landlord/tenant law.  Two decisions of interest are discussed […]

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Loss Mitigation in Labor Law Cases

By: Scott Middleton, Esq.

Posted: December 18th, 2015

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Many of our clients own commercial buildings or multifamily residential buildings and may not be aware of their legal exposure […]

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