Real Estate Administrative Proceedings/Environmental Control Board

It has long been observed that the landlord-tenant relationship in the Greater New York City area is the most heavily regulated industry.

With speed, efficiency, and minimal expense our staff routinely handles the dozens of different kinds of filings before the various agencies, especially the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and the Environmental Control Board, all under the supervision of our renowned experts in landlord-tenant law. Our clients thus enjoy the benefits of inexpensive production combined with the attention to detail of our award-winning experts.

We represent clients before the New York State Attorney General’s Real Estate Financing and Consumer Frauds Bureau; the New York State Division of Human Rights; The New York City Commission on Human Rights; The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB); The New York City Loft Board; The New York City Environmental Control Board (ECB); the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”); The New York City Landmark Preservation Commission; The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals; The New York City Planning Commission; and The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

When matters reach more sophisticated levels, including administrative hearings and appeals, our staff brings the expertise and experience to prove to the agency the true intent of the regulations it administers and to bring the same kind of courtroom savvy in administrative tribunals for which our attorneys are renowned on the judicial side. When taking or defending appeals to the judicial courts from administrative decisions, our attorneys bring with them unmatched experience having prevailed in over 250 appeals throughout New York’s court system, including the highest court, the Court of Appeals.

Besides participating in some of the most important landlord-tenant decisions during the past decade, our attorneys have written some 90 books on landlord-tenant law, including encyclopedias and the Housing Court Reporter, a twenty-five year collection, organization, and analysis of over 50,000 landlord-tenant cases used by most regular housing court practitioners and all landlord-tenant judges. In a widely published article prepared by three of our attorneys, our staff studied and analyzed every single appeal taken to a judicial appellate tribunal in the past decade.

Thus our Administrative Proceedings staff brings our clients scholarship, efficiency, experience, courtroom skill, and tenacity, unrivaled in the real estate industry.

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