Christopher Tumulty is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Construction, Real Estate and Cooperative and Condominium Groups. He is a trusted advisor to businesses of all types and individuals involved in the real estate and construction industries in New York.
As an accomplished litigator, Chris handles complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitration and mediation. He also acts as outside counsel to condominium and cooperative apartment boards on all aspects of building management, dispute resolution and governance.
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Cooperative and Condominium counsel Chris Tumulty was featured in a Habitat Magazine interview in which he discusses alteration agreements in self-managed buildings.
When asked about the challenges of self-managed buildings, Chris highlights, “in a self-managed buildings, it’s the board’s responsibility to make sure alterations are done properly, safely, and in conformance with any requirement the building may have.”
Cooperative and Condominium chair Steve Troup and counsel Chris Tumulty recently won a significant victory for a cooperative apartment board client in New York Supreme Court involving both co-op governance and construction law issues. We were retained by the co-op to address a dangerous condition on its roof, which was created by the penthouse owners’ illegal alterations over many years to their apartment and the rooftop above.
Cooperative and Condominium counsel Chris Tumulty was recently named to the New York City Bar Association’s 2019 Cooperative & Condominium Law Committee, which addresses issues pertaining to cooperative and condominium housing law in a variety of areas, including changes in the policies of lenders with respect to loans and underlying mortgages, co-op and condo discrimination, accommodations between boards and apartment owners and recent New York State and New York City legislature.
Thirty lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations
This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
Real Estate Weekly featured the recent promotions of Gina Piazza and Christopher Tumulty in its Deals and Dealmakers section.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin recently announced the promotions of three lawyers, David Kleinmann and Gina Piazza to partner, and Chris Tumulty to counsel.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the promotions of three lawyers, two to partner and one to counsel.
On November 14, Litigation counsel Chris Tumulty was a co-presenter at an American Inns of Court CLE program on "Settlement Games.” The program addressed enforceability and ethical issues that can arise in the context of settlement negotiations or a mediation and as to settlement agreements. Chris spoke about issues that can arise in settling commercial disputes, including the enforceability of draft agreements, letters of intent and memoranda of understanding, as well as the proper use of confessions of judgment under the NY CPLR.
The Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums and the New York City Bar Association Co-op/Condo Residential Dispute Resolution Program present "Effectively Resolve Your Coop/Condo Disputes – The Mediation Solution."
As we head into summer, we would like to share with you some of our most popular legal alerts from the first half of 2019.
Our top-read alerts range from construction, labor and employment, tax, corporate and securities, immigration, cooperatives and condominiums, commercial leasing, real estate, litigation and intellectual property, reflecting the broad array of our full-service practice. We hope that our alerts have been valuable to you and your colleagues, and demonstrate our commitment to providing helpful information to you.
Late last year, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department issued a decision regarding the enforceability of an attorneys’ fees provision in a Manhattan cooperative’s proprietary lease. In its decision in Krodel v. Amalgamated Dwellings Inc., the Appellate Division found that the attorneys’ fees provision was unenforceable to the extent that it allowed the co-op to recover attorneys’ fees from a tenant if the tenant commenced an action against the co-op, regardless of whether the co-op was or was not in default.