Real Estate Law Practice Areas

Administrative Proceedings

Attorneys for Real Estate Administrative Hearings

Our team of attorneys brings extensive expertise in representing clients throughout administrative and judicial review processes. We handle both affirmative and defensive proceedings before key entities such as the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Department of Buildings (DOB), and Environmental Control Board (ECB).

Staying current with the ever-evolving Rent Stabilization Law and Code, as well as judicial and administrative precedent, is our priority. We are fully prepared to address various tenant complaints and DHCR NYC proceedings related to rent regulatory status, overcharges, harassment, and more.

Whether your building has received tax benefits (J-51, 421a, 421g), you’re considering Major Capital Improvements or Individual Apartment Improvements, or you need guidance on demolition proceedings, rehabilitation, or required services, our experienced BBG attorneys bring over 30 years of expertise in navigating the RSL, RSC, and DHCR’s policies and precedent.

Additionally, our administrative New York City legal team has extensive experience assisting with the following services, among many others:

  • Compliance with Rent Regulations;
  • Demolition Applications;
  • Deregulation of Rent Stabilized Apartments;
  • Horizontal Multiple Dwellings (HMDs);
  • Rent Overcharge Complaint Disputes;
  • Rent Reductions on Decreased Services;
  • Substantial Rehabilitation; and
  • Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) Audit Defense.


Administrative Proceedings for a Wide Range of Businesses

We have successfully assisted owners of SRO buildings, hotels, and multiple dwellings located in special anti-harassment zoning districts. For those buildings listed in HPD’s Pilot Program, we provide guidance and assistance in applying for Certification of No Harassment (CONH) and seeking exemptions from CONH requirements. Our team also excels in negotiating settlements of CONH proceedings, advising on compliant interactions with building occupants based on anti-harassment laws, and defending cases before the City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.

BBG is well-equipped to handle all types of violations and complaints issued by DOB and the Fire Department against building owners. This includes effectively representing clients in proceedings pending at ECB and even in criminal court when necessary.


Why Choose BBG as Your Administrative Proceedings Partner?

For over three decades, BBG has been the leading law firm of choice for New York City property owners, offering specialized expertise in administrative proceedings. Our team of transactional, regulatory, administrative, and litigation attorneys is well-versed in navigating the intricate landscape of administrative processes, providing unparalleled advocacy and counseling.

When it comes to administrative proceedings, we excel in a wide range of areas. Whether it’s skillfully negotiating complex transactions, providing strategic advice on development plans, offering guidance to cooperative and condominium boards, representing clients before administrative agencies, or navigating the complexities of New York’s rent regulations, we are dedicated to delivering creative and effective solutions tailored to the unique needs of each client.

Our extensive experience extends to serving diverse clients, including large developers, institutional investors, small property owners, and individuals. We understand that every client has specific concerns, and we are committed to providing personalized and practical guidance that addresses their individual circumstances.

Through our long-standing partnerships with real estate industry groups, trade associations, and leaders, we have solidified our reputation as not only legal tacticians but also passionate advocates for the rights of property owners. We possess comprehensive knowledge spanning the entire real estate landscape, allowing us to provide exceptional service to our clients. When it comes to administrative proceedings, trust BBG to be your steadfast partner throughout the process.


Hire BBG for Vetted Services That Consistently Satisfy

“The Real Estate Board of New York highly recommends the services of Belkin Burden Goldman LLP. A trusted entity by many members, Sherwin Belkin, and his colleagues provide a deep bench of thoughtful, practical, and considered advice on a myriad of real estate related topics. In times with a constantly shifting landscape of regulation and interpretation, they are immediately responsive.” – Basha Gerhards, Real Estate Board of New York


Here at BBG, not only are we effective litigators and negotiators for our clients, we are also a trusted resource.

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