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.

Discrimination Laws Protect Unemployed NY Tenants

Discrimination Laws Protect Unemployed NY Tenants and Those with COVID-19 

Discrimination Laws Protect Unemployed NY Tenants and Those with COVID-19  New York landlords cannot discriminate against or evict tenants because they, or someone who they reside with, have contracted COVID-19, once had COVID-19 or are merely suspected of having or once had COVID-19.  Similarly, landlords cannot treat tenants unfairly or differently because they are from,…

CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

CARES Act Eviction Moratorium

CARES Act Eviction Moratorium The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) mandates an eviction moratorium until July 25, 2020 which: restricts landlords of covered properties from filing new eviction actions for non-payment of rent; prohibits charging fees, penalties, or other charges to the tenant related to such nonpayment of rent. Prohibits landlords…

Legal Help for NY Victims of Domestic Abuse During the Covid-19 Crisis

Legal Help for NY Victims of Domestic Abuse During the Covid-19 Crisis

Legal Help for NY Victims of Domestic Abuse During the Covid-19 Crisis We have all heard Coronavirus referred to as the “invisible enemy”, but during this time of mandated social distancing, the pandemic has exposed certain vulnerable segments of our population to a much more human threat as well. For those individuals who are, or…

Does a Living Will Prevent My Doctors From Using a Ventilator to Treat COVID-19?

Does a Living Will Prevent My Doctors From Using a Ventilator to Treat COVID-19?

Does a Living Will Prevent My Doctors From Using a Ventilator to Treat COVID-19? Coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause severe respiratory problems requiring hospitalization and the use of a ventilator. Your Living Will does not prevent medical providers from using a ventilator, if needed. New York living wills are written declarations instructing your family and doctor about…