BBG News


Apr 25, 2023

Founding partner Sherwin Belkin was featured in a January, 2023 Quarterly Market Update webinar on numerous issues affecting New York City multifamily housing presented by Marcus & Millichap, which can be accessed here: Belkin was quoted in a January 20 article in The Real Deal that reported on a Court decision reinstating a tenant’s overcharge complaint in a building receiving 421-a abatement benefits:, and in a February 23 article in the same publication about an unintended consequence of the HSTPA—illegal tenant pied-a-terres: Belkin was also quoted in a March 6 article in discussing the new City law regulating AirBnB-type transient use of apartments, and how building owners can register to prohibit them:, in a March 16 article in The City, critiquing proposed “good cause eviction” legislation: , and in the “Ask Real Estate” feature in The New York Times Sunday Real Estate section on March 19, regarding an owner’s remedies involving a non-paying tenant: 


Mr. Belkin and Aaron Shmulewitz, head of the Firm’s co-op/condo practice, jointly presented a webinar hosted by AKAM Associates on March 8 regarding new New York City Local Law 18 regulating AirBnB-type transient use of apartments; the webinar can be accessed here: 


Litigation Department partner Matthew S. Brett was quoted in a December 27 article in The Real Deal, and in a January 3 article in (, with regard to a lawsuit brought by BBG on behalf of Kingston property owners to challenge the proposed imposition of rent stabilization in that city, and a concomitant rent reduction. 

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