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NYC’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure

New York City has a long history of rapid and sweeping infrastructural development and is easily one of the most infrastructurally complex cities in the world. NYC residents enjoy the benefits of a robust and multi-faceted city plan everyday. From its stunning bridges...

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Landlord-Tenant Negotiations in a Time of Moratoria

Nearing the end of October and what would be for many landlords payday, Governor Cuomo’s eviction moratoria remains in full effect. Set to end at the start of next year, these moratoria are affecting landlord-tenant relations in notable and novel ways. For one,...

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Shkreli Decision Handed Down

This past Tuesday, October 20th, the First Department Appellate Court handed down a judgement in favor of plaintiff George Yaffe against defendant Martin Shkreli, reaffirming the trial court decision that Yaffe recover from Shkreli over $425,000. The now infamous...

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COVID-19 & EB-5

The EB-5 residency-by-investment program funds vital real estate developments countrywide while facilitating green card provisions for foreign investors. Unfortunately, like so many vital programs today, EB-5 faces great challenges in light of COVID-19 related...

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“Replace Rikers” Plan Stalled in Courts

The two year mayoral effort to replace Rikers Island with four new courthouse-adjacent jails in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx met a significant roadblock on September 21, 2020. Judge John Kelley ruled in favor of those opposing the New York City...

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