New York Tenant, Co-op Shareholder, and Condo Unit Owner Rights and Representation Lawyer

We Defend New York City Tenants, Co-op Shareholders and Condo Unit Owners

Many New York City law firms claim to represent tenants, and co-op shareholders, but devote substantial efforts representing landlords, and coop boards in eviction proceedings as well. Established in 1981, Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP is among the few New York City law firms that represent only the interests of New York City tenants, co-op shareholders.

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 by providing:

  • Residential Tenant, co-op shareholder representation: We advocate for tenants and shareholders, and shareholders affected by evictions, in court and administrative agency proceedings, and have comprehensive skills and experience in the field of tenant-landlord law, including Rent Control and Rent Stabilization Laws, as well as Mitchell-Lama or Private Housing Finance Law.
  • Co-op shareholder and condo unit owner representation: We also represent tenant associations, shareholders and condo unit owners in rental-owner conversions of buildings and construction defects. We represent individual co-op shareholders and condo unit owners in disputes with co-op and condo boards over alterations, repair issues, voting rights.
  • Real Estate Transactions: We represent individuals in the purchase or sale of their coop, condo units, and real property. Each lawyer has a particular area of focus, so we can give you prudent and sound legal advice no matter what your real estate related problem is.
  • Commercial Tenant Representation: We represent businesses in lease, sublease, and assignment negotiations; defending breach of lease disputes; non-payment of rent; tax and additional rent escalation clauses; Yellowstone injunction; exercising option to renew.
  • Co-op and condo board representation: We can guide your board of managers or co-op board through various complex legal issues surrounding building management, including those involving the New York Condo Act.
  • Foreclosures representation: We assist residential and commercial clients who are fighting a foreclosure process.

Few law firms have the depth, breadth and length of experience we have in representing thousands of New York City tenants in a multitude of landlord-tenant disputes. For a consultation, call us in Manhattan at 212-349-3000.

To consult with a lawyer about protecting your tenant rights, contact us online or call today.

"My mom is doing really well and is happy and at peace in the apartment. The renovations they did to the building are amazing, and the management company has been treating her like a princess…all thanks to you!"

- Vanessa MacDonna (daughter of a happy client)