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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.