Dwork, Neil C.

Neil C. Dwork joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 1999 and is a Member with the firm’s Litigation Department.

Dwork represents developers and owners in residential and commercial lease disputes. Dwork has successfully litigated cases involving non-primary residence, nuisance, owner occupancy, illegal alteration, illegal sublet, non-payment of rent, Yellowstone injunctions, J-51 tax abatement issues, rent gouging and succession rights. Dwork has also successfully advocated for clients before the Appellate Term, Appellate Division and the United States Bankruptcy Court. In addition, Dwork defends owners in Supreme Court and Civil Court against claims involving mold, asbestos, overcharge and breach of the warranty of habitability.

In addition to his litigation practice, Dwork works with clients on development issues and assemblages. Dwork has successfully vacated a number of development sites in Manhattan such as 220 Central Park South and East 86th Street and First Avenue. Dwork advises cooperative and condo boards and has successfully litigated shareholder disputes. Dwork has successfully represented owners, owner’s representatives and general contractors in construction contract disputes before the Supreme Court and during mediation and arbitration. Dwork has defended clients against claims brought before the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and the New York State Division of Human Rights. Dwork believes that understanding clients’ short- and long-term business objectives is essential in developing successful strategies to navigate them through the complexities of real estate litigation, while keeping in mind their bottom line. Dwork received his bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.

Areas Of Practice   

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Reorganization & Bankruptcy
  • Appeals
  • Human Rights Law / Reasonable Accommodation Requests
  • Co-op / Condo Disputes
  • Class Action Defense
  • Construction Disputes and Adjoining Access Issues
  • Adverse Possession Cases
  • Landlord / Tenant Disputes, including Yellowstone Injunctions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Partnership and Joint Venture Disputes
  • Eminent Domain / Condemnation
  • Building Violation Resolution
  • Mechanics’ Lien Proceedings
  • Rent Stabilization Issues: Coverage, Rent Overcharge, Substantial Rehabilitation and Regulatory Comp
  • DHCR, TPU and Attorney General Proceedings and Audits
  • Article 78 Proceedings and Appeals Challenging Agency Orders
  • Certificates of No Harassment

Bar Admissions   

  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2001


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: Member, Hofstra Trial Team, 1997-1998
  • Brandeis University
    • B.A. - 1994

Representative Clients   

  • Central Park South Associates, LLC
  • 608 Company LLC
  • St. John Court Owners Corp.

Professional Associations and Memberships   

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
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