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We Support the Struggle to Dismantle Systemic Racism
All of us at HMGDJ are aggrieved and outraged over the senseless murder of George Floyd and many other African American people by police officers who are entrusted by the public with the duty to protect and safeguard life, first and foremost. We support the struggle of Black people in NYC and around the country to require the police departments and our elected government representatives to immediately implement concrete solutions to prevent the devaluation and dehumanization of Black life. Systemic racism in all its forms, including housing, has no place in our democracy, or a decent society, and should be relegated to the rubbish heap of history.
You can continue to count on our commitment to provide the best legal representation to our clients
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
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
In his latest column in BrickUnderground Sam Himmelstein discusses demolition cases brought against rent stabilized tenants, including relocation and stipend requirements and that most of these cases result in tenants being paid substantial settlements in exchange for vacating their apartments.
Sam Himmelstein is quoted in a new BrickUnderground.com article addressing the question: Is my money safe in an escrow account?
Sam Himmelstein is quoted in the BrickUnderground.com article: 10 things NYC landlords are required to provide, and 10 they’re not that might surprise you.
David Hershey-Webb and Sam Himmelstein are quoted in the BrickUnderground.com article: Is my landlord required to install a wheelchair ramp for accessibility?
Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP Is
At The Epicenter Of The Everchanging New York Rent Laws
On Our Blog
Don’t get duped by an illegal apartment when apartment hunting
Far too often, landlords lease apartments that don’t meet legal criteria and can put you at risk. As a renter, it is importan…
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 …
Over 50 percent of NYC tenants use over half their income for rent
Surviving in New York City requires much more than just tenacity and a New York attitude. In today’s housing market, it also …
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.