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Friday, March 27, 2020

Podcast | NY Court System is Archaic | Modernization Needed ASAP

Attention Governor Cuomo the court system needs your leadership. We need e-signature protocols, e-notarization rules, servers, virtual meetings, and so much more. It’s time to modernize the legal industry and revamp the economy for both the state and businesses alike. As a true leader, you can transform the Coronavirus shutdown from a negative into a blue ocean opportunity for New York State.

Listen to our podcast here 


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Courts Are Closed | Lieb at Law is Working For You

The Coronavirus is Affecting Us All
The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has resulted in the disruption of everyone's daily lives, including the legal world. However, Lieb at Law is still operating at 100% capacity and working for you.
 
Lieb at Law is Fully Operational
Lieb at Law is a fully digital law firm. Thanks to our existing cloud systems, our staff is operating at full capacity from outside of the office. All attorneys, paralegals and support staff have full access to our telephone, case management, and file management systems. Because of our ability to work remotely, our office is currently not physically staffed. Please do not come to our office without an appointment. If you have any questions about your case, transaction, or any other legal matter, please contact us through phone or email and we will attempt to immediately assist you.

Lieb is Leading The Way on Remote Closings 
Real Estate Transactions (Closings) are moving forward and Lieb at Law is leading the move to fully remote closings, including requests to our government to change laws, rules, and regulations to facilitate remote notarizations (the only time that you currently need to see another human in a real estate deal). Our attorneys and paralegals are using every tool available to ensure closings occur on time, without cancelation. Our attorneys and paralegals will contact you to advise you exactly how your closing will proceed, and when.

Lieb is Still Litigating
The Court system is shutting down all non-emergency functions. New rules and procedures are being implemented every day and Lieb at Law is up to date with every change. Depositions, trials, mediations, arbitrations, court conferences, and other in-person proceedings are being adjourned administratively by the courts beyond April 30, 2020. If you had a legal proceeding scheduled to occur before April 30, 2020, it likely has already been adjourned. We are contacting our clients to inform them of these adjournments, but if you are unsure if you should appear at any scheduled proceeding, please contact us ahead of time to confirm its status. 

While the Courts are closed, we are still litigating. Discovery demands, and responses, motions, negotiations, and other proceedings that do not require in-person interactions are continuing. We will work diligently to ensure that your case is minimally affected by the Court closures. In fact, this is a great opportunity for settlement and we are working diligently to resolve cases outside of the court system.

Lieb Knows Employment Law
Lieb at Law attorneys are tracking the development of employment laws that are accompanying mass quarantines and the shuttering of businesses. Whether you are an employer or an employee, it is important that you know and understand your rights and obligations. We can answer all your employment questions, and we encourage you to follow our blog (blog.liebatlaw.com), call or email for all of the latest news and developments. 

Lieb is in Bankruptcy Law
We relaunched our bankruptcy practice (previously operated during the Great Recession) to combat the needs of our clients, particularly businesses that are facing revenue shortfalls and must restructure their debts to survive the quarantines. Contact us for a consultation should you or your business have questions about a Chapter 7, 11 or 13.

Lieb Leads the Way
We've been ready the entire time for this. We are agile and leverage technology like no other law firm around. Lieb at Law has always been at the forefront of the evolving legal landscape. During the Great Recession and the foreclosure crisis, we rose to the top and differentiated ourselves as a leader by knowing more about the new laws and regulations than anyone else. In fact, we trained the legal and real estate brokerage industries through our continuing education classes. Our talented attorneys and paralegals are dedicated to remaining the first to know and understand changes in laws that accompany tumultuous times. In 2020, Lieb at Law is even more capable. Whatever changes the novel coronavirus brings, you can trust that Lieb at Law will be leading the way with legal solutions. 

Please be safe and take all necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. 




Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus & Commercial Leasing: What happens when your tenant doesn't pay rent?

Landlords - Here is your future:
  • There is a Coronavirus quarantine (voluntary or mandatory), which closes your property;
  • Tenant is forced to close;
  • Being closed, tenant makes no revenue or limited revenue from working from home;
  • Without revenue, tenant defaults on rent;
  • Without rent, landlord is now at risk of foreclosure and bankruptcy; and
  • Consequently, landlord will need to enforce its lease to stave off foreclosure and bankruptcy.


Can landlord successfully enforce its commercial lease?

If landlord seeks to enforce the lease, tenant will likely counterclaim for a rent abatement (reduction or elimination of rent) because of its inability to utilize the property. 

Who is going to win? 

The result likely depends on whether the lease has a clause called a "Force Majeure" or "Non-Performance" or something like that. 

This clause may read something like this: 
The Parties shall not be liable for any failure, delay or interruption in performing such Party's respective obligations hereunder due to causes or conditions beyond the control of such Party. Further, such Party shall not be liable unless the failure, delay or interruption shall result from the failure on the part of such Party to use reasonable care to prevent or reasonable efforts to cure such failure, delay or interruption.
"Causes or conditions beyond the control of such Party", shall mean and include acts of God ... war ... acts of third parties for which such Party is not responsible ... or any other condition or circumstances, whether similar to or different from the foregoing (it being agreed that the foregoing enumeration shall not limit or be characteristic of such conditions or circumstances) which is beyond the control of such Party or which could not be prevented or remedied by reasonable effort and at reasonable expense.
If the clause exists, the landlord has a shot at victory, but without the clause, the tenant will likely prevail, at least in part.

If the clause exists, the landlord's victory is dependent on the specific language of the clause. That is because of the rule that "[o]rdinarily, only if the force majeure clause specifically includes the event that actually prevents a party's performance will that party be excused." As a result, the language of the clause is everything.

Assuming the sample clause exists in the lease, here are the impending battlegrounds for ensuing litigation on enforcing the lease:

  • Is Coronavirus an act of god? 
  • If yes, is a quarantine resulting from Coronavirus also an act of god?
  • If no, is a quarantine resulting from Coronavirus an act of third-parties? 
  • If yes, did landlord undertake efforts to prevent the quarantine at the property? 
  • If yes, were those efforts reasonable? 
  • If no, did landlord undertake efforts to remedy the Coronavirus spread at the property?
  • If yes, were those efforts reasonable?  

We know that these lawsuits are coming and they are going to come fast. These lawsuits came after 9/11 - see One World Trade Center LLC v. Cantor Fitzgerald Securities. Only this time they are going to be everywhere because unlike 9/11, Coronavirus is everywhere.

Landlords - now is the time to ascertain your rights, determine your enforcement plan and create a contingency strategy. If you cannot enforce your lease, it's time to contact your lender and seek a forbearance (temporary reprieve from mortgage payments to avoid foreclosure). Doing nothing will create a strong likelihood of foreclosure and bankruptcy. It's time to act.





  

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Contracts of Sale: Preserving Rights is Transactional Counsel's Job

The dichotomy between a litigation and a transactional practice is stark. Simply, transactional counsel needs to adhere to the game of hot potato — don’t get stuck as the recipient of a notice when the music stops. Instead, counsel must assert a preservation right whenever counsel receives a notice that asserts contrary rights by the other party. Then, counsel should consult with litigation counsel to collaborate on how to best achieve the client’s goal through a hybrid of leveraging litigation and negotiating terms.

Click here to read the full article published in The Suffolk Lawyer. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Anatomy of a Real Estate Lawsuit with Andrew M. Lieb

A lawsuit is not what you see on TV. On TV, a lawsuit is won by an attorney marching into court with a grand display of showmanship and a cunning tongue. The TV judge hearing the case makes a spot decision and it’s all over and decided before the final commercial break. In reality, a civil litigation takes years and is much more of a chess match than a swordfight. As opposed to this courtroom drama, a real case is typically decided on paper submissions that may be heard months after they are first provided to the court. Additionally, the decision is often made on a technical procedural rule, not on the merits or substance of the litigation.

You see, being right isn’t everything in real litigation. Instead, a real lawsuit is all about knowing how to play the game. The following is a summary of the stages of a litigation, but this chess match isn’t linear and each of the stages can appear out of order and can even reoccur again and again. So, civil litigants need a skilled advocate who is a master of the game if they want a shot at victory. Here is your game board:



Monday, December 03, 2018

Lieb at Law is Hiring a Real Estate Paralegal

Lieb at Law, P.C. seeks digitally savvy, detail oriented and motivated paralegal. The firm services the New York Metro area, inclusive of the Hamptons and Manhattan and represents sellers, buyers and lenders in residential and commercial real estate closings. 

The firm is a paperless office with a focus on technology and substance. Must be friendly, charismatic and organized. We will grow your career and teach you how to reach the next level.


The firm’s sister company is one of the largest real estate schools in the state offering in-person and digital continuing education classes to real estate brokers and salespersons.
Responsibilities:
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts of sale
  • Ordering and clearing title
  • Coordinating with brokers, surveyors, expeditors, lenders and other client-vendors
  • Managing client needs
  • Coordinating closings
  • Maintaining files as always up-to-date through use of case management technology
  • New business intake – opening and closing files and tracking / closing potential cases
  • Preparing closing statements
  • Answering telephones, distributing mail and deliveries, announcing visitors, maintaining office appearance, watering plants, making coffee, and generally helping throughout entire law firm
  • Managing closing department calendar
Requirements:
  • Must love technology and use it always
  • Need to love sales – be charismatic / friendly / hungry
  • Required to be self-sufficient and take pride in your work-product
  • Success requires a detail-oriented / organized / multi-tasker
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Calendar
  • Active presence on Social Media
  • Minimum of typing 60+ words per minute
  • Minimum Associates Degree from accredited college. Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Cannot be a practicing real estate salesperson / associate broker due to conflicts
Email Resumes to Careers@liebatlaw.com


Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Lieb Headquarters Moving to Smithtown Summer of 2018

Andrew Lieb, Esq. announces exciting news about Lieb at Law, P.C.'s expansion including opening up a 40 seat compliance training center. 


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lieb at Law: Top Tips For Strategically Negotiating Real Estate Deals

Negotiating is first and foremost about preparation.

The following is the first half of a negotiating list that is your go to guide for your next real estate transaction. Whether you are buying or selling, renting or just contracting for a home improvement, you will need to negotiate the deal. To get ready, go over this list, tailor it to your situation and then practice, practice, practice with friends and family. Don’t skimp on practice: any weakness in your negotiating game will be exploited by your counterpart.

You must take control to successfully negotiate your next real estate deal. This is the first in a two-part series.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Litigation Associate | Career Opportunity | Lieb at Law, P.C. is Hiring

*NYC Attorneys that want to relocate to suffolk county / hamptons*


We are looking to hire an attorney who is a sharp and dynamic leader to join our litigation practice group. We are a collaborative firm that leverages cutting edge technology and tangible fact-driven support to win cases. The ideal attorney has a fresh approach, thinks outside-the-box and does not cut corners. Our firm motto is 'no case; no statute; no talk'. This means that fluff will not get anyone very far at Lieb at Law. Specific practice field experience is not as relevant to us as finding the best match for our team (i.e., ambition and competence surpasses years in the industry).

Depending on the level of expertise, the role will either support or lead cases inclusive of real estate litigation, real estate brokerage litigation, title disputes, contractual litigation, premises liability, ownership disputes, personal injury, fair housing / discrimination, estate litigation and more. Seasoned attorneys will engage in oral arguments, depositions, arbitrations, mediations, trials, and appeals.

Our clients span across the New York Metro area and the Hamptons inclusive of major corporate accounts, high net worth individuals, small businesses, and more.

The firm offers an environment that supports personal and professional growth without micromanagement or dogmatic resistance to fresh and innovative ideas. Driven attorneys who prove their competency are quickly rewarded with increased responsibilities and opportunities beyond that offered for similarly experienced attorneys at larger firms. Competence trumps experience and career growth is limited only by an attorney’s own ability, ambition and desire to learn, evolve and earn career "wows".  Partner Track is preferred.

Compensation is commensurate with competency. (benefits included)


Cover Letter and Resumes to careers@liebatlaw.com or  http://tinyurl.com/liebatlawjob

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About Lieb at Law, P.C.

Lieb at Law, P.C. services the New York Metro area inclusive of the Hamptons and NYC with a practice focus on real estate and corporate litigation and compliance. Lieb attorneys train and write articles on the latest case law, statutes and industry practices affecting real estate professionals. The firm also offers legal services in related fields like real estate brokerage, fair housing / discrimination, mortgage foreclosure, business / entrepreneurship, ownership disputes and more. Lieb at Law also provides a full range of legal services for landlords such as: Ownership Entity Structuring; Lease Drafting & Negotiation; Fair Housing and Discrimination Training & Litigation Defense; Pet Policies & House Rules; Evictions; Property Damage Litigation & Security Deposit Disputes; Rental Permits & Municipal Compliance; Land Use and Development; and Property Management Training & Operations Structuring.

Lieb at Law's mission is to serve as an indispensable strategic advisor to our clients, helping to minimize risk while maximizing profitability, and aggressively litigate with leading solutions. The firms transactional team ensures that contractual language is driven by qualitative data from the litigation field. Lieb at Laws work product is a derivative of embracing education and technology. Lieb at Law is fully committed to our technology-based collaborative approach and believes that this operational model drives our success.

Beyond utilizing legal research platforms to enable immediate access to the most recent case law and publications, the firm's systems include cloud-based file and time management software with additional proprietary programs. As a result, Lieb Attorneys have instantaneous access to client records anywhere, even on their smartphones in court and at closings.

This profile is attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome

Monday, September 26, 2016

Career Opportunity | Attorney | Litigation | Lieb at Law, P.C.

Lieb at Law, P.C., is seeking a Litigation Attorney.


We are looking to hire an associate attorney who is a sharp and dynamic leader (and/or potential leader) to join our litigation practice group in Center Moriches. We are a collaborative firm that leverages cutting edge technology and tangible fact-driven support to win cases. The ideal attorney has a fresh approach, thinks outside-the-box and does not cut corners. Our firm motto is 'no case; no statute; no talk'. This means that fluff will not get anyone very far at Lieb at Law. Specific practice field experience is not as relevant to us as finding the best cultural match (i.e., ambition and competence surpasses years in the industry). 

Depending on the level of expertise, the role will either support or lead cases inclusive of real estate litigation, real estate brokerage litigation, title disputes, contractual litigation, premises liability, ownership disputes, estate litigation and more. For more junior litigators, the role will start off drafting legal memorandums, pleadings, discovery demands and responses, motions, settlement negotiations, and more. Seasoned attorneys will engage in oral arguments, depositions, arbitrations, mediations, trials, and appeals. 

Our clients span across the New York Metro area and the Hamptons inclusive of major corporate accounts, high net worth individuals, small businesses, and more. 

The firm offers an environment that supports personal and professional growth without micromanagement or dogmatic resistance to fresh and innovative ideas. Driven attorneys who prove their competency are quickly rewarded with increased responsibilities and opportunities beyond that offered for similarly experienced attorneys at larger firms. Competence trumps experience and career growth is limited only by an attorney’s own ability, ambition and desire to learn, evolve and earn career "wows". 


Compensation is commensurate with competency. 

**TO APPLY** Email Cover Letter & Resume to careers@liebatlaw.com 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lieb at Law, P.C. Expands Litigation Team - Job Opportunities Available

**Click Here to Apply Now**

Multiple litigation positions available at Lieb at Law, P.C. including experienced attorneys and 2016 Law School graduates.


Litigation Team: 

Lieb at Law, P.C., is seeking the next Attorney to help raise the bar and lead our profession in a collaborative, inspiring and technologically advanced setting. This role will start off working across all aspects of the firm's litigation practice inclusive of plaintiff personal injury, real estate litigation, contractual litigation, premises liability, ownership disputes and more. Then, the candidate is charged with developing their personal niche as their career evolves.

We are looking for a potential star that is intellectually driven, who does not cut corners, has a fresh approach, thinks outside-the-box and can provide tangible fact-driven support. Our firm motto is "no case -no statute - no talk". This means that fluff will not get you very far at Lieb at Law, P.C.

The firm offers an environment that supports personal and professional growth without micromanagement or dogmatic resistance to fresh and innovative ideas. Driven attorneys who prove their competency are quickly rewarded with responsibility and opportunities beyond that offered for similarly experienced attorneys at larger firms. Competence trumps experience and career growth is limited only by your own ability, ambition and desire to learn and evolve. Career advancement includes partner-track.

This position is located in Center Moriches, which is in Suffolk County within the Riverhead / Westhampton Area. Clients span across Metro New York area.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, includes full benefits package.

About the firm: 
Lieb at Law, P.C. services the New York Metro area inclusive of the Hamptons and NYC with a practice focus on real estate and corporate litigation and compliance. Lieb attorneys train and write articles on the latest case law, statutes and industry practices affecting real estate professionals. The firm also offers legal services in related fields like real estate brokerage, fair housing / discrimination, mortgage foreclosure, business / entrepreneurship, ownership disputes and more. Lieb at Law also provides a full range of legal services for landlords such as: Ownership Entity Structuring; Lease Drafting & Negotiation; Fair Housing and Discrimination Training & Litigation Defense; Pet Policies & House Rules; Evictions; Property Damage Litigation & Security Deposit Disputes; Rental Permits & Municipal Compliance; Land Use and Development; and Property Management Training & Operations Structuring.

Lieb at Law's mission is to serve as an indispensable strategic advisor to our clients, helping to minimize risk while maximizing profitability, and aggressively litigate with leading solutions. The firms transactional team ensures that contractual language is driven by qualitative data from the litigation field. Lieb at Laws work product is a derivative of embracing education and technology. Lieb at Law is fully committed to our technology-based collaborative approach and believes that this operational model drives our success.

Beyond utilizing legal research platforms to enable immediate access to the most recent case law and publications, the firm's systems include cloud-based file and time management software with additional proprietary programs. As a result, Lieb Attorneys have instantaneous access to client records anywhere, even on their smartphones in court and at closings.

For more information visit http://blog.liebatlaw.com and http://www.liebatlaw.com


This profile is attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lieb at Law is expanding and searching for a Real Estate Attorney to join the collaborative team!

Real Estate Attorney

Lieb at Law, P.C., is seeking the next Attorney to help raise the bar and lead our profession in a collaborative, inspiring and technologically advanced setting. The firm offers an environment that supports personal and professional growth without micromanagement or dogmatic resistance to fresh and innovative ideas. Driven attorneys who prove their competence are quickly rewarded with responsibility and opportunities beyond that offered for similarly experienced attorneys at major firms. Competence trumps experience and career growth is limited only by your own ability, ambition and desire to learn and evolve. Career advancement includes partner-track.

We are looking for a potential star that is intellectually driven, who does not cut corners, has a fresh approach, thinks outside-the-box and can provide tangible fact-driven support. Our firm motto is ‘no case; no statute; no talk’. This means that fluff will not get you very far at Lieb at Law, P.C. We challenge you to provide supporting anecdotal evidence of why you would thrive in a collaborative firm that consists of 6 Attorneys, 3 Law Clerks, 2 Business Managers and 1 Paralegal.

This role will start off working across all aspects of the firm’s real estate practice inclusive of foreclosure litigation, mortgage default workouts, real estate transactions, landlord / tenant transactions and evictions, land use and business transactions. Then, the candidate is charged with developing their personal niche as their carrier evolves.

This position is located in Center Moriches, which is in Suffolk County within the Riverhead / Westhampton Area. Clients span across Long Island, New York City and Westchester.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, includes full benefits package.

About The Firm: Lieb at Law’s mission is to serve as an indispensable strategic advisor to our clients, helping to minimize risk while maximizing profitability, and aggressively litigate with leading solutions. The firm’s transactional team ensures that contractual language is driven by qualitative data from the litigation field. Lieb at Law’s work product is a derivative of embracing education and technology. Lieb at Law is fully committed to our technology-based collaborative approach and believes that this operational model drives our success.

Beyond utilizing legal research platforms to enable immediate access to the most recent case law and publications, the firm’s systems include cloud-based file and time management software with additional proprietary programs. As a result, Lieb Attorneys have instantaneous access to client records anywhere, even on their smartphones in court and at closings.


To Apply:
Email Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Requirements to careers@liebatlaw.com



- See more at: http://lawjobs.com/job/real-estate-attorney-center-moriches-new-york-164526#sthash.EkMA9Mye.dpuf

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Lieb at Law Seeks 2016 Law School Graduates To Join Complex Litigation Team

Position: Associate Attorney (Entry Level)

Lieb at Law, P.C., is seeking the next Associate Attorney to help raise the bar and lead our profession in a collaborative, inspiring and technologically advanced setting. 

This position is ideal for an aspiring litigator with a winning attitude.  Gain hands-on litigation experience inclusive of appearances at conferences, oral arguments, depositions, trials, negotiations, mediation, arbitration, motion practice and appeals.  You will be exposed to Complex Commercial, Corporate and Real Estate Litigation; Plaintiff Personal Injury; Outside Counsel Corporate Representation; Real Estate Brokerage Litigation; Foreclosure Defense, Estate Litigation and more.  

The firm offers an educational environment that supports personal and professional growth without micromanagement or dogmatic resistance to fresh and innovative ideas.  Attorneys who prove their competence are quickly rewarded with responsibility and opportunities beyond that offered for similarly experienced attorneys at major firms. Competence trumps experience and career growth is limited only by your own ability, ambition and desire to learn and evolve. Career advancement includes partner track. 

We are looking for a potential star that is intellectually driven, who does not cut corners, fresh approach, outside-the-box thinking, and who can provide tangible fact-driven support. Our firm motto is “no case, no statute, no talk”. This means that fluff will not get you far in our firm. We challenge you to provide supporting anecdotal evidence of why you would thrive in a collaborative litigation firm that consists of 6 Attorneys, 3 Law Clerks, 2 Business Managers and 1 Paralegal.


This position is in Center Moriches which is located in Suffolk County in the Riverhead / Westhampton Area. Clients span across Long Island, New York City and Westchester. 

About The Firm: Lieb at Law’s mission is to serve as an indispensable strategic advisor to our clients, helping to minimize risk while maximizing profitability, and aggressively litigating with leading solutions. The firm’s transactional team ensures that contractual language is driven by qualitative data from the litigation field. Lieb at Law’s work product is a derivative of embracing education and technology.  Lieb at Law is fully committed to our technology based collaborative approach and believe that this operational model drives our success.

Beyond utilizing multiple legal research platforms to enable immediate access to the most recent case law and publications, the firm’s systems include cloud-based file and time management software with additional proprietary programs. As a result, Lieb Attorneys have instantaneous access to client records anywhere, even on their smartphones in court. 

Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Full benefits package.


To apply, email your resume and cover letter to careers@liebatlaw.com 

Friday, January 08, 2016

NYREJ - Q & A with Lieb, managing attorney at Lieb at Law

The New York Real Estate Journal recently interviewed Andrew Lieb, Esq on technology and legislative trends.

Read the full article here.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Zoning Ordinances Banning the Sale of Medical Marijuana Likely Discriminate Against People With Disabilities

Jessica Vogele, the number one ranked law student in the 2L class at Touro Law Center who is also a Law Clerk at Lieb at Law, P.C. addresses the most hot-button issue on Long Island today by delving into the zoning of medical marijuana facilities within her article published in The Suffolk Lawyer.

In July 2015, the New York State Department of Health licensed five companies to manufacture and sell medical marijuana in compliance with the Compassionate Care Act of 2014. Although no manufacturing plants will be located on Long Island, there are plans to build two dispensaries – one in Nassau County and the other in Suffolk County. The proposed site for Suffolk County is located in the Town of Riverhead and has met considerable resistance from town residents due to its proximity to a high school and the risks of increased violent crime and traffic generally associated with medical marijuana dispensaries. This backlash against the proposed site has prompted the Village of Islandia to preemptively amend its zoning ordinance in order to ensure that no dispensaries will be placed
within the village’s boundaries in the future.

The issue here is whether the village’s new zoning ordinance, which prohibits the sale of medical marijuana dispensaries within its boundaries, discriminates against people with disabilities.

Reasons to Involve an Attorney in the Rental of an Accessory Apartment

There is a strong temptation for homeowners to rent out the extra space in their home for a few quick bucks on the side, but long gone are the days where being a part time landlord was as easy as posting a classified ad in the newspaper and watching the monthly rent checks roll in. 

With the continuing evolution and advancement of tenant protection laws, it is critical that a landlord runs the rental of their accessory apartment in the same way that they would run a business. One of the biggest differences between a professional and someone who dabbles in a field is the thorough understanding and appreciation of the risks their business faces. 

This article focuses on a few key developments in landlord-tenant law that all mom-and-pop landlords should be conscious of in order to avoid turning their part-time supplemental income into a big time hole in their pocket.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Lieb at Law won Dan's Papers - Best Law Firm 2015

We are thrilled to announce that Lieb at Law is the platinum winner of Dan's Papers Best of the Best 2015 - Law Firm.

Thank you for all of the support!


Monday, October 05, 2015

Andrew Lieb, Esq. wins 2015 Rising Star Award by Super Lawyers

We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Lieb has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the 2nd year in a row.

About Rising Stars:
The Rising Stars list is developed using a patented multiphase selection process:

  • To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.
  • No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Rising Stars.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

We Have Been Nominated For Best Law Firm on Dan's Papers Best Of The Best 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Employment Questions on Rental Applications – A Housing Discrimination No-No

Andrew Lieb's latest article has been published in The Suffolk Lawyer.

In January 2015, a new Human Rights law went into effect in Suffolk County, to wit: Local Law No. 25- 2014. While the Suffolk County Human Rights Law (hereinafter “SCHRL”) is similar to the Federal Fair Housing Act and the New York State’s Human Rights Law, the SCHRL now adds the protected class of “lawful source of income” to prohibited housing discrimination throughout the county; a protected class that does not exist in either the federal or state law.
To read the full article, click here.