DVD - Hot Topics in Housing Law 2016

In this update for housing practitioners on hotly contested issues in landlord tenant litigation, the faculty will discuss rent deposits under RPAPL 745, Altman and rent overcharge, defending against chronic rent delinquency claims, and upholding tenants' rights under regulatory agreements. 

Filmed on December 8, 2016

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 3.00
  • Format
    On-Demand/Recorded - Audio/Video File
  • Practice Area(s)
  • Price: $150
  • Materials
    Contains 3 training item(s)

About the Faculty

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    Luis Henriquez (Speaker)

    Luis A. Henriquez Carrero is currently the Director of Brooklyn Legal Services' Tenant Rights Coalition, where he leads a team of 20+ advocates doing tenant anti-displacement work with a focus on the neighborhoods of East New York and Brownsville. Prior to Legal Services, Luis worked as a Supervising Attorney at Make the Road New York, and before that, as a housing attorney with Goddard Riverside's SRO Law Project. Prior to moving to NYC in 2010, Luis was a prisoners' rights attorney in his native Puerto Rico for five years.
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    Edward Josephson (Speaker)

    Edward Josephson is currently the Director of Litigation at Legal Services NYC and at South Brooklyn Legal Services. From 1996-2003, he was the Director of the Housing Law Unit at South Brooklyn. He has defended tenants in eviction proceedings since 1988. Mr. Josephson has litigated a number of affirmative cases on issues of significance to low income New Yorkers, including Grimm v. DHCR, which expanded landlords' liability for rent overcharges; Brooklyn Tenants v. Lynch, a challenge to pro-landlord amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code; Campos v. Rhea and Torres v. Martinez, federal actions that helped reform procedures in the Section 8 rent subsidy program; Frunzescu v. Martinez, which expedited the issuance of emergency Section 8 subsidy transfers; and Lang v. Pataki, a constitutional challenge to laws requiring rent deposits by indigent tenants. He has also litigated numerous cases in federal district and bankruptcy courts to protect the rights of tenants in federally subsidized housing projects. Mr. Josephson is a graduate of NYU Law School.
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    John McDonald (Speaker)

    John McDonald is a staff attorney with Bronx Legal Services. He has been in the housing unit since 2015. John is a 2014 graduate of CUNY School of Law and holds a BA in Economics from SUNY New Paltz, and a Master's Degree in Sustainable Development from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
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    Maura McHugh Mills (Speaker)

    Maura McHugh Mills has been with Legal Services NYC since she graduated from Fordham University School of Law. She is dedicated to social justice work and committed to housing rights and public benefits access. She spent a large portion of her time as a staff attorney at Legal Services NYC-Bronx and then transitioned to Brooklyn Legal Services in 2014. Maura lives in Brooklyn with her partner and two children.
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    Stacey Silliman (Speaker)

    Stacey A. Silliman is a staff attorney with Bronx Legal Services. She has been in the housing unit since 2014. She is interested in expanding access to safe, affordable housing and educating tenants about their rights. Stacey is a 2014 graduate of CUNY School of Law and holds a BA in Literature from Antioch College.
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    Andrea Tan (Speaker)

    Andrea Tan is a staff attorney at Brooklyn Legal Services. She practices housing law. She earned her J.D. in 2014 from The City University of New York School of Law, a Masters in Business Administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2009 ,and her B.S in Business in 2006 from Emporia State University. She is admitted to the bar of the State of New York.
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    Samar Katnani (Speaker)

    Samar Katnani is a Deputy Director of Housing in the Tenant Rights Coalition in Brooklyn. She has worked at LSNYC since May 2015. Previously, she worked as an associate at the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Samar graduated from Washington University in St. Louis Law school in 2010 and was admitted to the New York bar in 2011.