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Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP by the numbers:

35+YEARS of practice

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MILLIONS OF DOLLARS of overcharges
recovered

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10,000+ tenants represented throughout
New York

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MILLIONS OF DOLLARS of rent increases
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300 years of combined legal
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HMGDJ proudly welcomes our
newest partner JESSE GRIBBEN

Jesse has a long distinguished career as tenant attorney and employee-side labor attorney. He has been with the firm since 2016 and during that time has won many victories for tenants and employees, including a game-changing decision that bars a landlord from collecting rent when a building does not have a valid Certificate of Occupancy and an important victory for immigrants seeking succession to regulated apartments. Jesse’s strong commitment to tenants and employees, sharp intellect and energy, will add immensely to the firm in the years to come. Jesse is also the son of William Gribben, a long-time partner at the firm and we are all thrilled to have the best father-son tenant attorney team in NYC.

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Protecting Tenants, Co-op
Shareholders And Condo Unit
Owners Since 1983

When your home or business is threatened, you need smart, experienced attorneys on your side. You need attorneys who truly care and who have extensive experience protecting people like you. At Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP, you will find a law firm with a singular dedication to protecting tenants.

We advocate on behalf of individuals, families, tenant associations, cooperative shareholder groups, condominium associations and commercial tenants in disputes over evictions, rent increases, rental-owner conversions and other issues.

Commercial Real Estate
Disputes Require Experienced
Counsel

Business owners may find themselves in a dispute with their commercial landlord over matters such as rent increases, breach of lease, eviction or a notice to cure. Handling these matters on your own while trying to run a business is not advisable. Work with knowledgeable and experienced lawyers who understand how critical a commercial real estate dispute is to your livelihood. We can take the burden and stress off you by resolving your case while you run your business.

Why Work With Us?

Our experienced team has an impressive record of success with victories that include seminal Court of Appeals decisions. You will get a firm that brings knowledge and passion to every case.

Local Knowledge Makes The Difference In Real Estate

If you are buying or selling real estate in New York City, you need an attorney you can trust with your home or apartment. We understand that this may be one of the largest transactions you will ever make. Our law firm combines decades of experience with thorough knowledge of the New York real estate market and applicable laws. Let us help take care of your home, condo or co-op real estate matter, so it goes as smoothly as possible and you are protected.

In The News

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Samuel J. Himmelstein, a New York City lawyer who represents tenants, tells CNBC Make It. If they have multiple tenants, they are likely already having these conversations and might have a financial hardship plan in place.

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Firm Partner Sam Himmelstein offers advice to tenants who live in buildings where amenities such as laundry rooms or gyms have been closed due to the current crisis.

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What happens if tenants can’t pay rent when the eviction moratorium ends?

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Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP Is
At The Epicenter Of The Everchanging New York Rent Laws

On Our Blog

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Far too often, landlords lease apartments that don’t meet legal criteria and can put you at risk. As a renter, it is importan…
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Tenants in rent stabilized apartments have the right to renew their lease

Apartment hunting can be a grueling process. When you finally find a place that works for you, you want to make sure you can …
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Over 50 percent of NYC tenants use over half their income for rent

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Press releases

HIMMELSTEIN, MCCONNELL, GRIBBEN, DONOGHUE & JOSEPH LLP CELEBRATES THE NEWLY ENACTED HOUSING STABILITY AND TENANT PROTECTION ACT OF 2019. READ MORE

Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP CELEBRATES THE NEWLY ENACTED HOUSING STABILITY AND TENANT PROTECTION ACT OF 2019. READ MORE

HMGDJ AGAIN WINS BIG VICTORY FOR TENANTS AT THE NEW YORK STATE COURT OF APPEALS READ MORE

HMGDJ PARTNER SAM HIMMELSTEIN AND OTHER TENANTS RIGHTS ADVOCATES HONORED BY METROPOLITAN COUNSEL ON HOUSING READ MORE

Your Landlord Has A Lawyer. You Need One, Too.

People often make the mistake of trying to manage a landlord-tenant dispute on their own. Without experienced legal counsel, however, it is easy to make the situation worse. We are skilled at negotiating with landlords, fighting eviction and representing clients in housing court.