Author Archives: Friedman & Ranzenhofer

Landlord Can Reject ESA if Other Tenants Are Allergic

Karen Cohen has a medically documented severe allergy to pet dander that causes nasal congestion, swollen sinuses, excess coughing, and, at times, a swollen throat. Due to her severe pet allergies, Cohen sought an apartment building that did not allow pets. After Cohen moved into her apartment, another tenant, David Clark requested a reasonable accommodation […]

Why Are People Arrested at Darien Lake Concerts?

Darien Lake Arrests

The most frequent reason why people are arrested at Darien Lake Six Flags concerts is criminal trespass in the Third Degree after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.  A person is guilty of Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree when that person knowingly enters [remains] unlawfully in a […]

NY Manufactured Home Park Tenants are Protected from Rent Increases

NY Manufactured Home Park Tenants are Protected from Rent Increases

Prior to the NY Housing Stability & Tenant Protection Act of 2019, New York’s manufactured home residents were vulnerable to arbitrary rent hikes and evictions. Manufactured home residents are now covered by regulations and protections, including: Lot rent protections: manufactured home park owners cannot increase rent (including all rent, fees, assessments, charges, and utilities) more than […]

Responsibilities of a NY Power of Attorney Agent


The  Power of Attorney  “principal,”  gives  the  “agent” authority to spend their  money and sell or dispose of their  property during their lifetime without telling them. Principals do not lose their  authority to act even though they have given their agent similar authority. When the agent exercises this authority, he or she must act according […]

What Happens if You Die Without a NY Last Will & Testament

Less than half of U.S. adults, 46%, have a Will that describes how they would like their money and estate to be handled after their death, according to Gallup’s polling.  Americans aged 65 and older are the most likely subgroup to have a Will, with just over three-quarters saying they have one. Each younger age group […]

Understanding Aggravated DWI Charges in Rochester

Understanding Aggravated DWI Charges in Rochester

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense in Rochester, New York. However, if a person is arrested for driving while intoxicated and their blood alcohol content (BAC) is significantly higher than the legal limit, they could be charged with aggravated DWI. In this blog post, we will explore what aggravated DWI is, the potential […]

$14 Million Verdict for Injured Bicyclist

$14 Million Verdict for Injured Bicyclist

More than $14 million was awarded to a bicyclist struck by a driver for a Las Vegas gentleman’s club. Plaintiff, Thunder Roybal, sued Louis Bellomo and SHAC LLC, which operates the Sapphire Gentleman’s Club, following an accident that resulted in four major surgeries to treat severe crush injuries to his shoulder, neck and chest. The […]

Can Bankers Healthcare Group Sue You in Onondaga County if You Live Outside of NY?

Business owners and professionals who live in other states, such as Pennsylvania, Texas, Alabama, and California often ask why Bankers Healthcare Group can sue them in Onondaga, New York Supreme Court for defaulting on their loans. After receiving Bankers Healthcare Group’s solicitations for a pre-approved loan, Dr. Warren A. Stiles decided in 2008 to finance […]

Probate Disputes: How to Handle Family Conflicts

Probate Disputes How to Handle Family Conflicts

Probate disputes can be a source of tremendous stress and conflict for families during an already difficult time. These disputes often arise when family members disagree on how to distribute a deceased loved one’s assets, or when there are questions about the validity of a will or the competency of the deceased at the time […]