We are finishing out 2016 strong -- in September we are doing an Airbnb Evictions gig with SubletSpy (look back soon for date and location); in November we are doing a Lawline CLE on Commercial Leasing and Evictions with Mindy Stern; in December we are doing the LandlordsNY Symposium; and a Lorman Education webinar on landlord and tenant law!
July 2016 -- Mastering Commercial Landlord & Tenant Law - Michelle Continuing Legal Education for Rossdale CLE
On July 27, 2016 Michelle Maratto Itkowitz taught a CLE for Rossdale CLE on Mastering Commercial Landlord & Tenant Law. Michelle had the privilege of teaching this seminar with Mindy Stern, the incoming president of the the Real Property Section of the New York State Bar Association.
On June 28, 2016 Michelle Maratto Itkowitz taught a Lawline Continuing Education program entitled Short Term Leasing Evictions; the program focuses on residential evictions resulting from tenants engaging in illegal Airbnb rentals. Learn what is legal and what is not, and what to do about it -- this program is good for landlords OR tenants!
June 2016 -- NYC Homes Where Murders Occurred Don't Faze Most Renters or Buyers, Real Estate Experts Say - Michelle Quoted in AMNY
On June 3, 2016, Michelle was quoted in AMNY in this amusing and interesting story -- "NYC Homes Where Murders Occurred Don't Faze Most Renters or Buyers, Real Estate Experts Say". Michelle talked about how there is no duty in NYS to disclose that a residential home for sale is stigmatized - caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) prevails.
On June 1, 2016 Michelle's presentation at TerraCRG's ONLY Brooklyn real estate show at BAM was about tenant buyouts. Michelle represents holdout tenants as well as landlords in buyouts. She explored how landlords inadvertently create holdouts, how tenants think about buyouts, how developers can employ strategic planning to vacate a building in an ethical and effective way.
May 2016 -- Understanding J-51 & Rent Stabilization, a Lecture for the Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers
On May 18, 2016, Michelle Maratto Itkowitz gave a for-professional-credit presentation to the Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers on J-51 tax abatements for multi-family buildings and their effect on Rent Stabilization high rent deregulation.
At the May 4, 2016 LandlordsNY Property Management Symposium at New World Stages, Michelle Maratto Itkowitz rolled out the Online Residential Lease Creation Tool that she developed for LLNY. The new lease is ridiculously easy to use and it educates Landlords as they fill it in. Do you really want a legal fees clause? What should you know about pets? How many tenants should you list on the lease?
We are immensely proud that Itkowitz PLLC was recently awarded its NYS Women Business Enterprise Certification by the Empire State Development Corp. We note that we are in the top 11 such law firms, by revenue, in New York City (not top 11% - top 11!). According to NALP, the overall percentage of women associates has decreased over the last five years and women accounted for only 21.46% of the partners in large firms. According to the ABA, women account for only 17% of equity partners. Against this backdrop, Michelle Itkowitz decided that it was important to stand up and seek this important certification from New York State for the firm that she founded and owns. Feel free to contact us regarding joint pursuits of MWBE real estate counsel opportunities.
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On January 6, 2016, Jay B. Itkowitz taught a multi-state continuing legal education seminar for the Rossdale Group entitled, "Effectively Utilizing Commercial Lease Clauses in Landlord and Tenant Litigation". The presentation focused on clawing-back free rent when a tenant defaults.
December 2015 -- Michelle Maratto Itkowitz Taught Workshop for LandlordsNY Symposium -- "Evictions for Short-Term Leasing Violations"
On December 8, 2015 Michelle Maratto Itkowitz taught a workshop for a LandlordsNY Symposium -- "Evictions for Short-Term Leasing Violations". The booklet that accompanied the presentation focuses on how to evict tenants in multiple dwellings for violations of the relatively new laws prohibiting short-term leasing. The booklet is also a good resource for tenants and/or people who want to be “guests” in New York City via a short-term leasing platform, such as AirBnB, because it educates people about what is and is not legal. Here is a link to the materials!
October 2015 -- Michelle Maratto Itkowitz Hosts New Show for LandlordsNY - "L & Tea Time with Michelle"
Michelle Maratto Itkowitz is hosting a new show produced by LandlordsNY, the first social media platform exclusively for owners and property managers. The show is called "L & Tea Time with Michelle", and it is a chance to have a cup of tea with Michelle and talk about helpful tips on landlord and tenant law. The show also has truly top notch NYC real estate professionals as guests. Check out the episode on Evictions for Short Term Rental Like Airbnb. Fifteen episodes recorded as of October 13, 2015, 12 shows are out already, shows 13 through 15 coming out next week!