Administrative Law and Rent Regulations

Who We Are

Rosenberg & Estis can trace its roots to rent regulation and administrative law. Founded in 1975, R&E began as a law firm that focused on assisting landlords of regulated residential housing in the outer boroughs deal with New York's exceptionally complex rent control and rent stabilization laws.

The interpretation, application and appeal of administrative agency regulations and rulings — is crucial to property owners, developers, and buyers and sellers of real estate in New York, for both residential rental properties and other projects. We perform due diligence for buyers, sellers and lenders at the onset of real estate projects, as well as provide reliable counsel on rent control and stabilization issues, raising rents to cover major capital improvements, complying with subsidized housing program rules, working with tax benefit programs and overcoming zoning challenges.

Why Join the Rosenberg & Estis Administrative Law Team?

The attorneys of R&E know New York law, and we know New York's real estate market. Our unparalleled experience interacting with housing and development agencies in New York allows us to see oncoming issues and prevent them from impacting our clients' projects.

"Creative" isn't a word you often hear in the context of regulatory challenges. However, Rosenberg & Estis has a track record for creating solutions in navigating the multiple city, state and federal regulatory mazes. A prime example is the way we assist clients in managing the Mitchell-Lama and redevelopment program dissolution process to restructure rents to reach the solution our client's need. We also provide counsel to our clients regarding compliance with other state and city subsidized housing programs, including rental rates, tenant qualification, loans to building owners for repairs, mortgage restructuring programs, and tax benefits.

Our knowledge of the intricate details of agency rules and regulations gives our lawyers a profound understanding of the issues, and we are eager to share that knowledge with attorneys that join our team.

Meet Our Department Leader

Blaine Z. Schwadel, Member

Breadth of Representation Includes:

  • Due Diligence for Buyers, Sellers and Lenders
  • Inclusionary Housing Programs
  • Lead Paint Compliance
  • Mitchell-Lama Loan Payoffs and Privatization
  • Redevelopment
  • Certification of No Harassment
  • Refinance and Regulatory Agreement Amendments
  • Section 8 Contract Amendments
  • Special District Compliance
  • Subsidized Housing Program Compliance and Tax Benefit Programs
  • Rent Regulation: Administrative Appeals and Article 78's, Assemblages, Demolition Applications, Harassment Proceedings, Hardship Applications, Hotel Stabilization, Luxury Deregulation, MCI Rent Increases, Modification of services applications, Overcharge Complaints, Registrations, Rent Stabilization/Rent Control Compliance, Tenant Apartment and Building-Wide Service Complaints, TPU audits, investigations and other proceedings
  • Represent owners before: Attorney General's Consumer Frauds Bureau, New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Department of Buildings/ECB, Human Rights Commission, Local Community Boards, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), NYC Landmarks Commission, NYC Department of Health, NYC Housing Development Corporation, NYS Housing Finance Agency, Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development