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October 1, 2019

On June 14, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the “Statewide Housing Security and Tenant Protection Act of 2019” (“Act”). The Act dramatically changes existing landlord-tenant laws and extends and expands tenant rights and protections throughout the State of New York. The list below highlights some of the major changes to come from the Act. On October 12, 2019 the entirety of the Act will be in effect.

A sampling of the changes and additions to the law under this Act include, but are not limited to:

  • Prohibition of a landlord’s refusal to rent to a prospective tenant for their past or pending involvement in eviction proceedings.

  • Prohibition of a landlord f...

September 19, 2017

A Review of Matter of Kaiser, the “Emperor” of Wrongful Death Settlement Proceeds

               One of the first tidbits learned in law school is that there are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and litigation.  This legal briefing touches two of those topics: death and litigation.  Death is difficult to deal with in general, but even more so when it happens unexpectedly to a young spouse and parent due to the negligent actions of another individual.  Litigation almost always follows this type of tragic death as the young family is scrambling to not only deal with the unexpected loss of a loved one, but to replace the significant financial loss caused by that untimely death.  How are...

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