Elizabeth Donoghue Samuel J. Himmelstein Serge Joseph David Hershey-Webb William Gribben Kevin R. McConnell Jesse Gribben Ronald S. Languedoc Johannes August Wetzel David E. Frazer


Professional, Dignified, Deliberative ... and Legally Tough

Established in 1983, Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP has more than 300 combined years of experience in the field of tenant-landlord and real estate law. 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 tenant rights cases.

Each of our ten accomplished attorneys is a leader in his or her area of focus and has extensive trial and appellate experience. As a result, we can act on prudent and sound legal advice no matter what your real estate-related legal concern. Our partner, Kevin McConnell, worked in the Attorney General's office and has experience working both in and with governmental regulatory bodies.

"We are tightly knit. We are also professional, dignified, deliberative and legally tough. In other firms, the attorneys are like separate fiefdoms. We work together to exchange ideas, share strategies. With us, you are retaining the whole law firm and not just one attorney."- The attorneys of Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP

Representing Tenants in New York Courts

We practice at every level in every court from housing court to the highest appellate courts. Our lawyers have represented thousands of residential and commercial tenants, both individually and in groups, before New York City courts and administrative agencies including:

  • New York City Housing Court
  • New York City Civil Court
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • New York State Appellate Courts (all levels)
  • New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)
  • New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
  • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development agency (HUD)
  • New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
  • New York City Loft Board

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For more information, or to consult with a lawyer, call us in Manhattan at (646) 666-8496 or contact us online.


Our Entire Firm Is Here For You

Hire us and you don’t get just one attorney – you get a team of professionals ready to help. Call us at (646) 666-8496 or reach us online today to schedule an appointment.

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