Andrew Weltchek, Esq.
Cohen Hochman & Allen
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New York, New York 10038
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Category Archives: General
Once upon a time, that is before 1976, the New York City Dept. of Buildings largely ignored balcony enclosures in high-rise buildings. You could turn your balcony into a greenhouse or even an extension of your living room and nobody … Continue reading
No one likes getting sued. Period. And if you think the plaintiffs are just pursuing a hustle it can make you even angrier. That’s how restaurant owners and landlords often feel about being sued by disabled plaintiffs — especially if … Continue reading
Because he can’t stop you from setting up your scaffold on his property if that’s the only way to finish your job—and you are willing to pay him. It’s a trade-off. This is New York City, after all. Sometimes—in fact lots … Continue reading
Yes you do. If you own real estate in New York City, you have problems. Your boiler breaks down. Your basement gets flooded. Your contractor screws up. Your neighbor sues you. You and your commercial tenant get sued to provide … Continue reading
When you buy your home you should spend the extra few thousand (?) dollars to get title insurance and a market value rider — even though you are not likely to ever file a title insurance claim. Here’s why. Title insurance … Continue reading
The short answer is, when you have a first-party claim and the insurance company is not offering you what you think it should. But not when you have a third-party claim. But what are first-party and third-party claims, you ask? … Continue reading
Not much. If you are an owner entering into a construction contract, the contract will normally require the contractor and the sub-contractors to produce certificates of insurance naming you, the owner, as an additional insured party. However, a certificate of insurance … Continue reading
The IRS is not after you to change your 1099 workers to W-2 employees. The state of New York is not after you to provide unemployment insurance. Why is the New York City Dept. of Buildings after you about using … Continue reading
The sponsor of your condominium is your business partner. He (and let’s be honest, most of them are men) is the developer who built or renovated the condominium building and sold you your unit. As long as he controls the … Continue reading