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K&B Receives Favorable Verdict and Saves Landlord Tens of Thousands

Andrew Bittens saved a landlord tens of thousands of dollars by securing a favorable verdict at trial in a commercial non-payment of rent proceeding. The commercial tenant was in default and owed the landlord nearly $30,000.00 in rent and additional rent. The tenant unremittingly sought continuances to prolong the proceeding and consistently failed to pay each month’s rent in the interim.

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Landlord Awarded Possession of Rent Regulated Apartment

Nikolaos Preponis, Esq. Of Counsel to K&B, received a favorable decision on appeal in which the Appellate Term, First Department affirmed the lower court’s grant of a motion for summary judgment to the landlord. The case was a non-primary resident proceeding whereby the corporate tenant was claiming it was entitled to a lease renewal.

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K&B Represents Upper East Side Landlord in Successful Owner-Use Proceeding

Andrew Bittens secured an order granting legal possession to a landlord against the last remaining tenant in one of two 19th century brownstones. The owner purchased both brownstones with the idea of combining them into a single family home for his family.

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James Marino Saves Building Owner from Civil Penalties by Successfully Defending DOB Violation

James Marino, a partner at K&B, secured a dismissal of a Department of Buildings (DOB) violation for a Brooklyn building owner. The owner was in the process of getting approval for renovations he intended to make to his residential building. Prior to commencing work, the owner filed the appropriate DOB application requesting permission from the City. The submitted application erroneously indicated that the building contained no rent-stabilized units.

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K&B Represents Seller of $7.7 Million Condo in Historic Manhattan Building

Robyn Jagroop represented the seller of a luxury condominium in the famous Century condominium building. The Upper West Side building was officially landmarked by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1985 and is famous for its art deco architectural style.

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K&B Represents Seller of 176 Acre Upstate Property

Robyn Jagroop represented the seller of a large parcel of land in Upstate New York. The property, located in Greene County, boasted 176 acres of open space. The land was sold to the City of New York following lengthy negotiations.

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Andrew Bittens Wins Favorable Decision for Landlords at Appellate Division

Andrew Bittens, Esq. a partner at K&B, received a favorable decision on appeal in which the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the lower court’s grant of a motion for summary judgment.

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K&B Represents Seller of Four Residential Buildings in Upper East Side

Alan Kucker and Robyn Jagroop represented the seller of four properties located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The four neighboring properties were located just blocks from 86th Street and Lexington Avenue and the East River walkway. The buildings are five stories high and each contain fifteen to twenty residential units.

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Patrick Munson Secures Favorable Decision for Landlords in Rent Overcharge Claim

The Appellate Division, First Department issued a favorable decision for landlords in a rent overcharge case. Patrick Munson, Of Counsel at K&B, represented the landlord. The case commenced when a tenant filed a claim against her landlord alleging her midtown Manhattan apartment was incorrectly deregulated and that her monthly rent constituted an illegal rent overcharge.

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Landlord is Awarded Possession of $110.00 per Month Rent-Controlled Apartment

In a licensee-holdover proceeding, Gregg Kurlander, Of Counsel at K&B, helped a landlord regain possession of a $110.00 per month rent-controlled apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

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