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Five Braverman Greenspun Attorneys Recognized as 2023 Super Lawyers

Five Braverman Greenspun attorneys have been named to the 2023 New York Super Lawyers list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in New… Read More

Rob Braverman Recognized as a Notable Leader in Real Estate by Crain’s New York Business

Braverman Greenspun principal and managing partner Rob Braverman has been named a Notable Leader in Real Estate by Crain’s New York Business. This recognition highlights… Read More

Maria Boboris Featured in Crain’s New York Business on the Short-Term Rental Registration Law

Earlier this month, the New York County Supreme Court dismissed Airbnb’s challenge to New York’s Short-Term Rental Registration Law. The Law requires that hosts obtain… Read More

Rob Braverman, William Geller and Joseph Goljan Secure Temporary Restraining Order in Trump World Tower Condominium Litigation

In May, Braverman Greenspun principal and managing partner Rob Braverman, of counsel William Geller and associate Joseph Goljan filed a lawsuit on behalf of a… Read More

Benjamin Flavin Discusses HDFCs on Habitat Magazine’s Legal Talk Podcast

Braverman Greenspun partner Benjamin Flavin was featured on Habitat Magazine’s Legal Talk podcast this week to speak about Housing Development Fund Corporations (HDFCs). Ben and… Read More

Rob Braverman Authors Article for Law360 on Determining the Best Format for Annual Building Meetings

Recent amendments to the Business Corporation Law and the Condominium Act have allowed New York City co-ops and condominiums to hold virtual meetings for shareholders… Read More

Benjamin Fox Tracy Secures Dismissal of State Division of Human Rights Complaint Against Condominium Board and Managing Agent

Ben Tracy successfully defended the Board of Managers (the “Board”) of the Aurum Condominium (the “Condo”) and Maxwell-Kates, Inc. (the “Agent”), the managing agent for… Read More

Benjamin Fox Tracy Successfully Prosecutes Contempt Motion, Securing Fines Exceeding $300,000, Including Attorney’s Fees, Against Neighbor Refusing to Comply With Court-Ordered License

The petitioner, a non-profit developer of an affordable housing project in Bronx County, obtained a court-ordered license to install certain protections on the respondent’s adjacent… Read More

Tracy Peterson Obtains Dismissal of Cooperative Shareholder’s Challenge to Proprietary Lease Amendment

The plaintiff, the owner of a cooperative apartment with two terraces of which she has exclusive use, asserted several causes of action based on the… Read More

Tracy Peterson and Maria Boboris Successfully Oppose Motions for Leave to Appeal to Court of Appeals

In a September 9, 2021 Order, the Court of Appeals denied leave to plaintiff-appellant, Adam Plotch, to appeal dismissal of claims he asserted against a… Read More

Tracy Peterson and Peter Salzler Obtain Preliminary Injunction Enjoining Marijuana Smoker in Condominium Building

The court preliminary enjoined the occupant of a condominium apartment unit “from allowing or permitting smoke and excessively loud noises to permeate beyond the subject… Read More

Manu Davidson Obtains Dismissal of Article 78 Petition on Behalf of NYC Co-op

The petitioner commenced an Article 78 Proceeding by an order to show cause seeking a judgment to overturn two decisions rendered by a residential cooperative’s… Read More

Manu Davidson Obtains a Unanimous Decision in Favor of a SoHo Co-op from the First Department in Consolidated Appeals

A commercial shareholder in a SoHo Co-op filed an action for monetary damages and equitable relief arising from the Co-op’s efforts to sell another commercial… Read More

Tracy Peterson Obtains Court Order Voiding Transfers of Condominium Apartment Unit

In the context of an emergency application addressed to permit performance by parties to a confidential settlement agreement, Tracy Peterson successfully moved for an order… Read More

Tracy Peterson and Benjamin Fox Tracy Obtain Dismissal of Six Claims

Tracy Peterson and Benjamin Fox Tracy obtained dismissal of six claims asserted by a neighboring hotel operator against individual members of a condominium board of… Read More

Neighborliness in the Time of Coronavirus

Even in the best of circumstances, “vertical living” is rife with the challenges that come along with human beings living in a “stacked” configuration. Now,… Read More

Navigating the Potential Pitfalls of Condo/Co-op Apartment Renovations

Among the most common issues we see are disputes regarding condominium and cooperative apartment renovations. Many – though, not all – such disputes can be… Read More

Peterson, Davidson, and Goljan Secure Dismissal of Several Claims by Shareholders

Tracy Peterson, Manu Davidson, and Joseph Goljan successfully secured dismissal of several claims asserted by two co-op shareholders against a co-op, its board of directors,… Read More

Benjamin Fox Tracy Joins Braverman Greenspun

  Braverman Greenspun is pleased to announce that Benjamin Fox Tracy has joined the firm as an associate. Ben’s wealth of experience in matters related… Read More

Tracy Peterson Successfully Opposes Motion

  Tracy Peterson successfully opposed a motion made by a co-op shareholder to amend his 5-year old complaint to assert new causes of action against… Read More

Robert Braverman Quoted in Brick Underground

  Robert Braverman was quoted in a Brick Underground article on construction defect issues in newly built condominiums. To read the full article click here. Read More

Co-ops, Managing Agents and Co-op Board Members Could Have Liability for Failing to Prevent Tenant-on-Tenant Racial Harassment

Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the case of Francis v. Kings Park Manor, Inc. reversed the dismissal… Read More

Manu Davidson and Tracy Peterson Obtain Big Win for Small Co-op

In two companion decisions, Justice Freed granted the motion made by Manu and Tracy on behalf of a downtown cooperative, its board of directors and… Read More

A COI May be Insufficient When Granting Access to Your Property

The owners of buildings in Manhattan often cannot perform maintenance or repairs without gaining access to their neighbor’s property. While the law requires the neighboring… Read More

Tracy Peterson Successfully Defeats an Application for a Preliminary Injunction

Tracy Peterson successfully defeated an application for a preliminary injunction sought to restrain a condominium and its board of managers from allowing noise alleged to… Read More

Scott Greenspun and Lauren Piechocki Successfully Defend Against a Shareholder’s Appeal

Scott Greenspun and Lauren Piechocki successfully defended against a shareholder’s appeal challenging two decisions rendered in the Supreme Court of the State of New York,… Read More

Recent Amendments to Commercial Division Rules Promote Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Two statewide amendments to the Commercial Division Rules went into effect on January 1, 2018.  The amendments, which place a strong emphasis on the use… Read More

Tracy Peterson Obtains Order From Appellate Division, First Department, Reversing Summary Judgment In Case Addressing Permitted Use of Condominium Retail Unit

Tracy Peterson successfully appealed a decision of the Supreme Court, New York County, which granted summary judgment to the owner of a retail unit in… Read More

Recent First Department Decision Provides Guidance for Cooperatives and Cooperative Shareholders

When a co-op board amends governing documents to add rules pertaining to outdoor terraces, what statute of limitations applies to a shareholder’s challenge to such… Read More

Tracy Peterson to Serve on the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee

Tracy Peterson has been appointed to serve on the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of… Read More

Tracy Peterson Successfully Defends Against Appellate Challenge to Cooperative House Rules

Tracy Peterson successfully defended against the appeal of a decision rendered in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, determining… Read More