Rochester Lawyer Robert Friedman is a life-long Western New York resident and earned a B.A. from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo in 1975. In 1977, He earned his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law. He firmly believes that being an active participant in the community is necessary for a successful law practice.

NY Landlords Arrested For Unlawful Evictions

NY Landlords Arrested For Unlawful Evictions

NY Landlords Arrested For Unlawful Evictions New York landlords, frustrated with Covid-19 eviction moratoriums, are taking the law into their own hands with unlawful lock-outs, utility shut-offs and other harassment of nonpaying tenants. New York’s Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 created new protections for tenants, including RPAPL § 768 which makes it…

NY Landlords Sue To Annul Eviction Moratorium

NY Landlords Sue To Annul Eviction Moratorium

NY Landlords Sue To Annul Eviction Moratorium New York landlords have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against New York Governor Cuomo to nullify his executive order (“EO”) limiting evictions during the COVID-19 crisis. The EO imposes an additional moratorium on nonpayment evictions of residential or commercial…

Nursing Homes Severely Understaffed During Covid-19

Nursing Homes Severely Understaffed During Covid-19

Nursing Homes Severely Understaffed During Covid-19 During a crisis, sufficient staffing is critical to a nursing home’s ability to care for their residents. In the months leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic, most facilities failed to maintain sufficient staffing to meet every resident’s needs. The latest data on staffing for every U.S. nursing home can help…

NY Surrogate’s Courts Prepare for Influx of Covid-Related Cases

NY Surrogate’s Courts Prepare for Influx of Covid-Related Cases

NY Surrogate’s Courts Prepare for Influx of Covid-Related Cases As New York State remains at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York Surrogate’s Courts, which operate in each of New York’s 62 counties and handle the administration of estates, are preparing for the influx of Coronavirus-related estate matters. Effective Monday, May 18, 2020…

Bar Association to Help Courts With Expected Surge in Evictions Due to Pandemic

Bar Association to Help Courts With Expected Surge in Evictions Due to Pandemic

Bar Association to Help Courts With Expected Surge in Evictions Due to Pandemic The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has convened a landlord-tenant working group that will help the New York’s courts deal with an anticipated surge in landlord-tenant disputes resulting from the Covid-19 crisis. With housing courts closed and a statewide moratorium on…

NY Tenants’ Civil & Criminal Remedies For Illegal Lockouts

NY Tenants’ Civil & Criminal Remedies For Illegal Lockouts

NY Tenants’ Civil & Criminal Remedies For Illegal Lockouts With a temporary moratorium on evictions until at least June 20, 2020 (or July 26, 2020 as mandated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act for those on federal assistance programs), New York tenants are now especially vulnerable to landlords who take the law…