Alex B. Pia


Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate Litigation | Construction Law | Landlord and Tenant Disputes | New York City’s Condo and Co-op Law Firm | Appellate Litigation


JD, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 2019 | Assistant Manager Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
BBA, Hofstra University, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hempstead, New York

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Professional Associations & Memberships

New York City Bar Association | Member of Construction Law Committee | New York State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star – Business Litigation (2022, 2023)

ALEX PIA is an Associate in the Litigation Group and concentrates his practice on real estate, construction, and complex landlord-tenant disputes. He represents developers, property owners, management companies, brokers, condo/co-op boards, commercial tenants, and high-net-worth individuals.

Mr. Pia also has experience in appellate litigation, having contributed to arguments before the appellate divisions and the Court of Appeals.

While attending Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Pia served as an editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, interned for the Hon. Katherine Levine of the Kings County Supreme Court, and was a Sparer Fellow with the Brooklyn Defenders’ criminal law practice.

Mr. Pia is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee.

Representative Matters:

  • Represents many of New York City’s major landlords, management companies, condo/co-op boards, and commercial tenants in landlord-tenant related disputes.
  • Represents property owners in title issues, easements, boundary disputes, adverse possession, and eminent domain disputes.
  • Represents both developers and property owners in negotiating construction access license agreements and litigating related RPAPL 881 proceedings.
  • Represents brokers and property owners in commission disputes.
  • Represents developers, contractors, subcontractors, and architects in negotiations of AIA contracts and related disputes.
  • Represents property owners and contractors in defending against Department of Building (DOB) violations and Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) proceedings.
  • Represents judgment-creditors and judgment-debtors in complex judgment enforcement proceedings.
  • Represents both licensed and unlicensed cannabis operators in licensing, leasing, operational compliance, Office of Cannabis Management violations and hearings, and Department of Tax and Finance investigations.
  • Represented a purchaser in an action seeking to recover a $4.5 million co-op purchase deposit.
  • Defended a luxury developer’s construction arm against a roofing subcontractor in a $900,000 contract dispute.
  • Defended a luxury developer’s principal in an action seeking to enforce an $18 million judgment.
  • Defended a national developer in a $2.5 million joint-venture dispute involving a luxury condominium conversion.
  • Represented a regional medical provider in a commercial lease easement dispute concerning liability for major causeway maintenance.
  • Represented a commercial tenant in a lease dispute, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief regarding excessive hot water charges against the condominium board.
  • Defended the estate of a highly publicized murder victim’s estate in an action seeking to enforce a fraudulently obtained confession of judgment. The confession was vacated, and costs and sanctions were awarded to the client against the plaintiff and its attorney.
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