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How Long Do You Have to Sue Your Coop Board? Not Long — Maybe.

If you think your coop board has done you wrong, watch the clock. You might have only four months to sue. See for example the decision of the Appellate Division First Dept. in Musey v. 425 East 86 Apts. Corp.

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My Neighbor Is a Nut Who Keeps Suing Me. What Can I Do?

Some people seem to make a hobby of tormenting their neighbors with baseless lawsuits. The worst offenders are often people who do it without lawyers—or even worse, are lawyers representing themselves.

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Don’t Let The Offering Plan Fool You!

When you have a problem with the Board of your condominium or coop, you want a lawyer who can read — and understand — the rules governing the Board. For a condominium, the rules are in the recorded declaration of … Continue reading

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Whoa! Don’t Let Your Board Tell You to Design New Windows for the Whole Building!

What if my condo Board tells me I have to design new windows for the entire building? They can’t really do that, can they? Well, it happened to a client of mine. Here’s what we did.

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Getting Help with Your Board

Maybe you don’t have problems with your Board. Maybe you’re lucky. But then you are in the minority. Almost everyone who owns an apartment in NYC or knows someone who owns an apartment in NYC — meaning pretty much everyone … Continue reading

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Why Do I Have to Pay My Neighbor to be Able to Work on My Building?

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

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Do You Have Real Estate Problems?

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

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