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When a Commercial Tenant Goes on Offense

We were nearly a year in to a heated battle with a retail tenant. In court, I was representing the landlord. Each side had hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line and the whole case was now turning on the judge’s interpretation of a few words in the lease. This was a Yellowstone Injunction… Continue Reading



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Beware the Ides of March

Beware the ides of March. These famous words mark the day that Julius Caesar was tragically assassinated to death by his senate. Caesar’s stabbing followed a period of unrest in ancient Rome, and eventually led to Rome’s transformation from a republic to an empire. However, the ominous origins of this phrase are rooted in literature…. Continue Reading



The Downside of Being a Landlord

It’s 1am and your cell phone is ringing.  It’s one of your tenants.  A call at this hour, they’re not calling to say hi.  There’s a major problem.  What could it be?? You reach for the phone with a pit in your stomach.  Another day in the life of a landlord, right? Being a landlord… Continue Reading



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FAST Evictions in New York

No landlord wants to evict a tenant, they would rather that the rent gets paid, the tenant complies with the lease terms, and the landlord leaves the tenant to quiet enjoyment, but sometimes landlords have no choice. Fast Evictions: They’re All About Speed, Strategy, and Tact It’s evicting a tenant as quickly as possible, which… Continue Reading



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Landlords, Avoid Cash Flow Disruptions

A tenant has left and your rental unit has gone dark. Or, worse, you were forced to evict several tenants. Losing tenants is a landlord’s worst nightmare, but at a certain point, you must accept responsibility. For the time being, this means that you are losing a major source of income. You must also consider… Continue Reading