Commercial Landlord-Tenant Lease Disputes

Assisting Clients in Navigating Complex Disputes Between Landlords and Tenants

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin represents clients in commercial landlord-tenant lease disputes and possessory disputes, including litigation. We litigate summary dispossess proceedings in the Commercial Landlord-Tenant Part of the New York City Civil Court and the District Court of Nassau County. We also represent clients in plenary proceedings and declaratory judgment actions in the New York State Supreme Court, and landlords (as creditors) in Bankruptcy Court. 

Landlord-tenant matters handled by Tarter Krinsky & Drogin include:

  • Commercial summary non-payment proceedings;
  • Commercial summary holdover proceedings involving lease terminations based on illegal alterations, illegal use, unauthorized sublet or assignment, insufficient insurance, building code and other violations, and other lease defaults;
  • Plenary actions for rent arrears;
  • Guarantor enforcement actions;
  • Yellowstone injunctions and other declaratory judgment actions;
  • Issues arising as a result of legally-mandated business closures; and
  • Disputes in bankruptcy matters pertaining to landlords and tenants. 

We handle these matters from the beginning stage of a dispute, including assisting with the preparation of all predicate notices (notices to cure, notices of termination, and rent demands), through trials and appeals. 

When needed, our group draws upon the resources of our real estate, litigation, bankruptcy, administrative law and construction attorneys. Given the firm’s extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of commercial leases, we are able to quickly interpret and assess issues from the inception of a dispute. We also often manage to resolve matters without the need for litigation.

Name Title Direct Dial Vcard
Bernstein, Debra Bodian Partner Partner 212.216.8027 VCard
Camporeale, Michael E. Counsel Counsel 212.216.1162 VCard
Krinsky, Andrew N. Partner and Chair of Litigation Practice Partner and Chair of Litigation Practice 212.216.8080 VCard
Torsiello, Matthew R. Associate Associate 212.216.1156 VCard
Tumulty, Christopher Partner Partner 212.216.8096 VCard
Wolf, Robert A. Partner Partner 212.216.1159 VCard
Zagorsky, Arthur Partner Partner 212.216.8030 VCard
  • Debra Bodian Bernstein Appointed to New York City Bar Association’s Real Property Law Committee

    We are pleased to announce that Litigation Partner Debra Bodian Bernstein has been appointed to the New York City Bar Association’s Real Property Law Committee. As a committee member, Debra will have the opportunity to draft reports, comment on legislation, sponsor continuing legal education programs and help serve in an advisory capacity for the real property legal community. Debra has significant experience handling real property-related litigation matters and is part of our Commercial Landlord-Tenant Lease Disputes practice.

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