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September 3, 2020
Supreme Court Declines to Void Commercial Lease Obligations

A recent New York Supreme Court decision is a warning to New York City commercial tenants that the recent COVID-19-related shutdown has not created a blanket exemption from their lease obligations.  In Blackal Hospitality Group LLC, Canvas Events LLC, and Arthur Backal v 627 West 42nd Retail LLC, the tenant argued that the parties had […]

August 17, 2020
Goldstein Hall Named a Finalist for the 2020 Grunin Prize

This year, Goldstein Hall has been selected as one of six finalists for the 2020 Grunin Prize! The Grunin Center administers the award of an annual Grunin Prize for Law and Social Entrepreneurship to recognize lawyers’ participation in the ways in which business is increasingly advancing the goals of sustainability and human development. Nominated for […]

August 10, 2020
New Local Law Provides HDFCs Relief from HPD Marketing Requirements

  Bottom line: Article II and XI cooperatives (a/k/a Mitchell Lamas and HDFCs) are exempt from the HPD marketing portal requirements of Local Law 64 and unit and, absent any other written agreement, resales can continue as usual.  What were the Local Law 64 marketing requirements? Local Law 64 in 2018 required the New York […]

July 30, 2020
Goldstein Hall Litigation Team Wins Victory in First Department for Religious Corporations

  Following Goldstein Hall’s Litigation Team’s victory in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of the Bronx, wherein, the Hon. Judge Ruben Franco granted our Client, the St. James Episcopal Church Summary Judgment against a developer seeking specific performance of a contract for the sale of Episcopal Parish owned property, where […]

July 9, 2020
Virtual Bankruptcy Trial Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Goldstein Hall PLLC ‘s trial team of Partner, Brian J. Markowitz (left), Associate Daniel Goldenberg (right) and Paralegal Melanie McFarlane, just concluded a two day federal trial before Chief Justice Carla E. Craig of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. While going to trial is a normal part of […]