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Iris House Provides Valuable Reminder to Landlords About Non-Profit Renters

Iris House Provides Valuable Reminder to Landlords About Non-Profit Renters

Recently, the Supreme Court, Appellate Term, First Department, handed down a decision affirming the lower court in 2363 ACP Pineapple, LLC v. Iris House, Inc, 2017 NY Slip op 27047. As the attorney on this case, I can confirm its importance for real estate landlords and tenants alike. It corrects a common misconception about non-profit tenants’ rights that many owners often overlook.

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Iris House Provides Valuable Reminder to Landlords About Non-Profit Renters

Iris House Provides Valuable Reminder to Landlords About Non-Profit Renters

Recently, the Supreme Court, Appellate Term, First Department, handed down a decision affirming the lower court in 2363 ACP Pineapple, LLC v. Iris House, Inc, 2017 NY Slip op 27047. As the attorney on this case, I can confirm its importance for real estate landlords and tenants alike. It corrects a common misconception about non-profit tenants’ rights that many owners often overlook.

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Appellate Panel forces Developer to Pay Up for Lost Terrace

Appellate Panel forces Developer to Pay Up for Lost Terrace

The Appellate Division, First Department decision in DDG Warren LLC v Assouline Ritz 1, LLC 2016 NY Slip Op 02926 adds another brick in the wall of Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law (“RPAPL 881”) cases requiring developers to pay up when impacting adjacent property owners.

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Second Circuit Deems Architect’s Elevations And Sketches Not “Protectable” Under Copyright Law

Second Circuit Deems Architect’s Elevations And Sketches Not “Protectable” Under Copyright Law

The Second Circuit held that although the architect had obtained a valid copyright and although the builder copied the architect’s work, the copying was of “unprotected” elements of the architect’s work. Therefore, the copying was not wrongful and the builder was entitled to summary judgment against the architect.

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Ethics by Design: Ethical Considerations in Engineering

Ethics by Design: Ethical Considerations in Engineering

Balancing the desire to do what is right, profitable and necessary often involves as many ethical questions as legal ones. For the design industry in particular, where nearly every business decision touches upon issues of public safety, ethical issues are even more high-stakes.

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What to Expect When You’re Renovating: Devils & Dreams In the Details

What to Expect When You’re Renovating: Devils & Dreams In the Details

Homeowners contemplating a significant renovation are faced with critical issues. Long before the really tough decisions—hardwood or tile, granite or marble, soaking tub or walk-in closet—owners need to select an architect and general contractor, acquire necessary permits and permissions from the municipality and the neighbors, and structure agreements with everyone and their second cousin.

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Timer Set on MSG Paves Way for Penn Station Redevelopment

Timer Set on MSG Paves Way for Penn Station Redevelopment

July 24, 2013 marked a significant milestone in the intense debate over the future of two famous New York locales --- Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.

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