Tenacious + Practical
Rosenberg & Estis has long been known for tenacious litigation, representing clients in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate. The breadth of our litigation experience has earned R&E the honor by the New York Law Journal of Litigation Department of the Year: Real Estate (2018) along with the designation as Approved Outside Counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). We are aggressive and have the experience and knowledge to litigate a case to the Court of Appeals. Nevertheless, we strive to resolve conflicts and settle on favorable terms where possible, thereby reaching favorable outcomes for our clients and containing the litigation costs.
Breadth of Representation
Rosenberg & Estis represents clients in New York City, state and federal courts in all areas of real estate, including property valuation, rent regulation, landlord-tenant disputes, Mitchell-Lama housing issues, lease disputes, brokerage disputes, condemnation and constitutional law. We are proud that Rosenberg & Estis is the “go to” firm for industry groups, such as the Rent Stabilization Association (RSA), Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) and the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), to act as amicus curiae counsel in appeals vital to New York’s real estate industry.
Our litigation practice spans the breadth of real estate law from contractual issues, landlord/tenant and co-op/condo disputes, to loft law and mortgage foreclosure, and everything in between. We represent owners, lessees, not-for-profit entities, educational institutions, developers and lenders in city, state and federal courts. Other matters include business disputes, dissolutions of LLCs and partnerships, fair market valuation of net leases, rent re-sets, commercial leases, construction litigation, brokerage disputes, plenary court actions, arbitrations and mediations. We defend owners in claims involving accessibility issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and federal housing. Landlord/tenant proceedings to recover possession of premises, rent regulatory laws and hearings before administrative agencies, courts and the judiciary, class action suits alleging rent overcharges, due diligence in connection with property acquisitions and co-op & condo disputes regarding house rules, proprietary leases, adjoining property owner disputes, roof and terrace disputes, including water damage and insurance issues are just some of the ways we serve our clients. We represent loft building owners in coverage applications, the legalization process, applications for rent increases and in their transition to rent stabilization. We handle cases with lenders and borrowers in foreclosure litigation, overseeing cases involving mezzanine loans, major commercial properties and multiple liens.