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Elaine Shay

Elaine Shay

Elaine Shay, Esq.
  • Real Estate Law, Landlord Tenant, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • New York
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Biography


A respected and skilled attorney with over 28 years of experience as a litigator representing clients before the Courts in the Bronx, Brooklyn, New York City and Queens. Ms. Shay is also a talented negotiator who understands her clients and works tirelessly to achieve their goals.

Her practice is primarily concentrated on real estate and housing matters, including evictions, nonpayment cases, holdover proceedings, HP cases, ejectments, partition actions, DHCR filings, PARs, commercial litigation, leasing, summary proceedings, property transfers, mortgage transactions, corporate governance, shareholder disputes and appeals.

Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Foreclosure Defense
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    On selected overcharge complaints
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Elaine Shay, Esq.
Current
Arbitrator
FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
Current
Adjunct Professor
Strayer University
Current
Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D. (1989) | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Graduate
Activities: Cardozo Law Review
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Awards
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Bar  # 2292225
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
451 Questions Answered
Q. No the house is not in foreclosure what can the notice of pendency turn it into a foreclosure
A: A Notice of Pendency of lis pendens does not have to be associated with a foreclosure. However, an action related to title must be commenced within 30 days.
Q. Am I violating my lease? Can I be evicted?
A: If you are the only tenant on a lease in NYC, the law allows you to have one roommate even without your landlord's permission. This is commonly referred to as the roommate law. Therefore, even if your boyfriend lived with you it should not be a problem provided just you and he live in the apartment.
Q. Can my landlord require that I pay next mont rent and keep my security deposit. My lease is up 3/31/21 .
A: If you remain in the apartment after the expiration of your lease, you are required to pay for the use of the premises.
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Contact & Map
Office
800 3rd Avenue, Suite 2800
New York, NY 10022
Toll-Free: (212) 520-2690