Alexander Lycoyannis

Alexander Lycoyannis

Member
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-551-8416
Fax:
212-551-8484
E-mail:

Alexander Lycoyannis is a member of the firm's Litigation and Appeals department, and represents clients in all phases of litigation and appellate practice before the New York City, New York State and federal courts.

Mr. Lycoyannis has wide-ranging knowledge and experience in an array of real estate and commercial matters, and has represented clients ranging from the country's largest real estate developers to nationally-recognized commercial tenants and individuals who own a single building. Mr. Lycoyannis has successfully litigated disputes arising out of commercial leases and contracts for the purchase and sale of real property; commercial and residential landlord/tenant litigation; New York City rent regulation; applications for Yellowstone and preliminary injunctions; corporate shareholder disputes; the New York City Loft Law; brokerage commissions; condominium and cooperative disputes; construction litigation; adjacent landowner disputes; and the enforcement of guaranties and promissory notes.

Mr. Lycoyannis also has significant transactional experience, including, among other things, drafting a residential lease utilized by a prominent New York developer in its Manhattan portfolio. Mr. Lycoyannis has also, among other things, drafted and negotiated purchase and sale agreements, buyout agreements, real estate brokerage agreements, occupancy agreements and lease amendments.

Mr. Lycoyannis's writing and oral argument abilities frequently result in summary judgment decisions in favor of his clients -- saving them from the expense and inherent uncertainty of a trial -- as well as victories at the appellate level. His litigation experience and negotiation skills have also consistently led to positive outcomes for the firm's clients.

Mr. Lycoyannis is the chairman of the litigation subcommittee of the New York City Bar's Real Property Law Committee. He is also a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of real estate-related topics, having written multiple articles for the New York Law Journal and the New York Real Estate Law Reporter, and having given several presentations to the New York City Bar and the Small Property Owners of New York.

Alexander Lycoyannis is a member of the firm's Litigation and Appeals department, and represents clients in all phases of litigation and appellate practice before the New York City, New York State and federal courts.

Mr. Lycoyannis has wide-ranging knowledge and experience in an array of real estate and commercial matters, and has represented clients ranging from the country's largest real estate developers to nationally-recognized commercial tenants and individuals who own a single building. Mr. Lycoyannis has successfully litigated disputes arising out of commercial leases and contracts for the purchase and sale of real property; commercial and residential landlord/tenant litigation; New York City rent regulation; applications for Yellowstone and preliminary injunctions; corporate shareholder disputes; the New York City Loft Law; brokerage commissions; condominium and cooperative disputes; construction litigation; adjacent landowner disputes; and the enforcement of guaranties and promissory notes.

Mr. Lycoyannis also has significant transactional experience, including, among other things, drafting a residential lease utilized by a prominent New York developer in its Manhattan portfolio. Mr. Lycoyannis has also, among other things, drafted and negotiated purchase and sale agreements, buyout agreements, real estate brokerage agreements, occupancy agreements and lease amendments.

Mr. Lycoyannis's writing and oral argument abilities frequently result in summary judgment decisions in favor of his clients -- saving them from the expense and inherent uncertainty of a trial -- as well as victories at the appellate level. His litigation experience and negotiation skills have also consistently led to positive outcomes for the firm's clients.

Mr. Lycoyannis is the chairman of the litigation subcommittee of the New York City Bar's Real Property Law Committee. He is also a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of real estate-related topics, having written multiple articles for the New York Law Journal and the New York Real Estate Law Reporter, and having given several presentations to the New York City Bar and the Small Property Owners of New York.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2002

Areas of Practice

  • Rent Regulation & Administrative Law
  • Litigation (Commercial)
  • Litigation (Real Estate)
  • Landlord Tenant Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Condominium/Cooperative Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2002

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Law Journal: American Journal of Law and Medicine, Case and Note Editor, 2000 - 2001
    • Law Journal: American Journal of Law and Medicine, Staff Member, 1999 - 2000
  • State University of New York at Binghamton
    • B.A. - 1998

Published Works

  • "Airbnb: Boon Or Bane For NYC Residential Real Estate?" Law360, April 2015
  • "The Enforceability of No-Waiver Provisions in Commercial Leases," ALM, January 2015
  • Landlord/Tenant Law Column, New York Law Journal, June 2013
  • "The Obligations to Permit Pets Notwithstanding No-Pet Provisions," New York Real Estate Law Reporter, March 2013
  • "The Enforceability of Liquidated Damages Clauses in Real Estate Leases," New York Real Estate Law Reporter, June 2012
  • "'Piercing the Corporate Veil' with Respect to Monetary Claims Against Commercial Tenants," New York Real Estate Law Reporter, October 2011

Representative Cases

  • Bowery Residents' Committee, Inc. v. Lance Capital LLC, 121 A.D.3d 505 (1st Dept 2014)
  • Bowery Residents' Committee, Inc. v. Lance Capital LLC, 2014 WL 3707981 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty)
  • Bowery Residents' Committee, Inc. v. Lance Capital LLC, 2013 WL 2642960 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty)
  • Gordon v. Board of Managers, 36 Misc.3d 1210(A), 2012 WL 2914168 (Table), 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 51245(U) (Sup Ct. N.Y. Cty 2011)
  • Tennant v. Manhattan Skyline Management Corp., 925 N.Y.S.2d 330, 85 A.D. 3d 557, (1st Dep't 2011)
  • Southbridge Towers Inc. v. Pion, 25 Misc 3d 132(A), 901 N.Y.S.2d 911, 2009 WL 3384469 (App. T. 1st Dep't 2009)
  • Southbridge Towers Inc. v. Yagman, 22 Misc 3d 142(A), 881 N.Y.S.2d 367, 2009 WL 737407 (App. T. 1st Dep't 2009)
  • Durst Buildings Corp. v. JPR 2 Inc., 2009 WL 2221468 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty)
  • Durst Buildings Corp. v. JPR 2 Inc., 2008 WL 195614 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty)
  • 2170-2178 Broadway LLC v. Ross, 14 Misc. 3d 137(A), 836 N.Y.S.2d 495, 2007 WL 489205 (App. T. 1st Dep't 2007)
  • Yenom Corp. v. 155 Wooster Street Inc., et al., 33 A.D.3d 67, 818 N.Y.S.2d 210 (1st Dep't 2006)

Classes/Seminars

  • New York City Bar Real Property Law Committee: Airbnb.com, June 2, 2015
  • R&E's 2013 In-house Lecture Series: Appellate Law 101, May 21, 2013