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September 2017 -- Michelle Itkowitz Updating and Re-Recording a 7-Part CLE Series for Lawline, "Landlord and Tenant Litigation in New York"

Michelle Itkowitz is updating and re-recording a 7-Part continuing legal education series for Lawline, "Landlord and Tenant Litigation in New York"This program is as valuable for (if not more valuable for) tenant attorneys as it is for landlord attorneys, because Michelle represents both.

Session 1:    Introduction to Landlord and Tenant Litigation and Getting a Case Started (September 15, 2017 - This one is up already!)

In Session 1, the student is introduced to the landlord and tenant field and taken step by step through the beginning stages of a case. Landlord and tenant cases are often won (or lost) before the case is even filed. A myriad of legal and factual issues need to be examined, understood, and dealt with in order to bring a winnable case on behalf of a landlord. If you are representing tenants, this is the class where you will learn about some great defenses. 

Session 2:    Landlord and Tenant Litigation in the Courtroom 

In Session 2, the student will learn to initiate Summary Proceedings for the Recovery of Real Property pursuant to the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law, and will learn how to successfully prosecute (or defend) the case through motion practice and trial. In this session, we will also cover how to think strategically about these cases to obtain desired objectives. 

Session 3:    Landlord and Tenant Litigation and the End Game - Bringing the Case to a Satisfying Conclusion

In Session 3, we explore the things that come toward the end of a landlord and tenant matter, although last does not make these important issues least. We will be exploring the many routine and specialized clauses of a stipulation of settlement, the intricate details that surround an eviction, how to make a motion for attorney’s fees, and the appellate process, including stays pending appeal. 

Session 4:    Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law - Special Issues 

Commercial landlord and tenant law is sophisticated commercial litigation and needs to be approached as such. In this session, we examine the many commonly litigated issues in commercial landlord and tenant law, delving into the many subtleties that make the area particularly challenging, including Yellowstone Injunctions and Good Guy Guaranties.

Session 5:    Residential Landlord and Tenant Law - Special Issues

Residential landlord and tenant law is, in many ways, a more difficult area of law than commercial landlord and tenant law. This is so because many of the provisions of a residential lease are, essentially, meaningless. A lease, for example, might say that a residential tenant is prohibited from subletting, but that is simply not the case. We approach this session from the point of view of myth-busting, and track a standard residential lease and point out all the rights that a residential tenant actually has and that a landlord of a residential premises must respect and be mindful of. 

Session 6:    Rent Stabilization – Introduction

Rent Stabilization is one of the most misunderstood areas of real property law. In this session we begin by answering the fundamental question of – How do I know if a tenant is Rent Stabilized (or not)? This is a very important question in this era of rampant illegal deregulation. If the tenant is Rent Stabilized, we explain what that means for the landlord and for the tenant.

Session 7:    Rent Stabilization – Evictions and Defense (Wed 9/27 12:30 -1:20)

This session takes us through the most common possibilities for evicting a Rent Stabilized Tenant. As always, those defending such tenants will find a wealth of information here as well.

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August 2017 -- Michelle Quoted in the Commercial Observer, "The Owner Strikes Back: Rent-Regulation Laws Get Used in the Brawl With Airbnb"

Michelle Itkowitz was quoted in the August 16, 2017 Commercial Observer story on how more and more landlords are looking to rent-regulation laws and New York State’s multiple dwelling law, which prohibits un-hosted rentals of less than 30 days in buildings occupied by three or more families, as vehicles to evict tenants who have been running a de facto hotel operation. 

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July 2017 -- Michelle Itkowitz Presented at NYSBA Real Property Section Summer Meeting on "Short-Term Renting in the Sharing Economy"

On July 29, 2017  Michelle Itkowitz presented at NYSBA Real Property Section Summer Meeting on "Short-Term Renting in the Sharing Economy". The materials are up on the booklet section of the site. The full title of this CLE presentation was:


Short-Term Renting in the Sharing Economy

From Airbnb to HomeAway
From Upstate to Downstate
From Tall Buildings to Single Family Homes
From Landlords to Tenants
From Home Owners’ Associations to Zoning Boards,
From Hosts to Guests

How the Law is Struggling to Keep Up with Short-Term Residence Sharing

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June 2017 -- Itkowitz PLLC Contributes to the NYSBA Commercial Leasing Manual

June 1, 2017 -- We finished our submission for the 3rd edition of the New York State Bar Association Commercial Leasing Manual on Good Guy Guarantees and Enforcement of Default Provisions. Here is an excerpt.  

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May 3, 2017 -- Why Landlords Lose in Housing Court, Michelle at LNY!

On May 3, 2017Michelle Itkowitz gave a talk at the LandlordsNY Symposium at New World Stages entitled "Why Landlords Lose in Housing Court". This was a good one! 



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April 2017 -- Michelle Itkowitz Named as One of Lawline's Top Women Faculty in Above the Law!

In September 2017, Michelle Itkowitz will be re-recording all her Lawline Landlord and Tenant CLE's. Details coming soon. This year Michelle was named as one of Lawline's Top Women Faculty in Above the Law! 

"As the first quarter of 2017 came to a close, Lawline’s content team dug deep into 2016 data, including the top courses and our most successful faculty. In particular, the team focused on identifying the top women faculty who, through their powerful CLE programs, influenced and inspired thousands of attorneys across the country."



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April 25, 2017 -- Michelle Maratto Itkowitz Taught a Live Webinar CLE -- Fundamentals of New York Evictions

On April 25, 2017 -- Michelle Maratto Itkowitz taught a live webinar continuing legal education for Lorman Education Services entitled Fundamentals of New York Landlord and Tenant Law. Michelle loves working with Lorman, she taught her first CLE ever for then, almost 20 years ago, back when you had to do CLE live at the Javits Center. We have all come a long way since then! Michelle wrote a whole new section on cameras in landlord and tenant cases for the program.

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February 21 2017 -- Michelle Itkowitz on a panel with leading industry experts in the NYC Co-Op space at "Argo University for Boards" on Airbnb in Co-Ops

On February 21, 2017Michelle Maratto Itkowitz was proud to be on a panel with leading industry experts in the NYC Co-Op space at "Argo University for Boards", a unique training program created by Argo Management to bring high quality content and learning to NYC Co-Op leadership on the topics that matter most to them.  The panel was on Preventing Airbnb and Other Short-Term Subleasing Violations in Co-ops.  Click here to watch a preview of this panel.  We will update this post when the full video of the event is up.  


Michelle Itkowitz, Julie Zuraw, Tarshia Champagne, Lindsay Garroway

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Michelle Itkowitz in February 2017 Mann Report!

Wow look at Michelle!  And her office!  The Mann Report did their photo shoot for the February 2017 feature on LandlordsNY in Itkowitz PLLC's Offices.  We love LandlordsNY!




Below is a candid pic of the photographer getting us ready for the shot --



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December 20, 2016 -- Michelle Maratto Itkowitz Taught CLE for Lorman Education on Short-Term Illegal Sublets in NY MultiFamily Buildings

On December 20, 2016, Michelle taught a Live Webinar Continuing Legal Education program for Lorman Education Services entitled: "Short-Term Illegal Sublets in NY MultiFamily Buildings: Prevention, Detection, Remedies".  Here is a link to a sample of the materials from that program.  



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December 14, 2016 -- Michelle Itkowitz Presentation on Changing Law in Rent Stabilization Space

On December 14, 2016Michelle gave a presentation at the LandlordsNY Symposium on the upheaval in the Rent Stabilization space around past and future deregulations and overcharges. We covered the Altman case, the Rent Laws of 2015, which changed the way you can deregulate in the future, the Grimm line of cases, allowing tenants to look back BEYOND four-years on overcharges, and the Roberts case and all the illegal J-51 High Rent Vacancy Deregulations.



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September 2016 -- Michelle Itkowitz Moderated at the NYC Real Estate Expo

On September 29, 2016 Michelle Maratto Itkowitz moderated the "Landlords and Managers" Panel at the NYC Network Group's 8th Annual NYC Real Estate Expo.

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