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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
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Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D. (1989) | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Graduate
Activities: Cardozo Law Review
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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
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Legal Answers
593 Questions Answered
Q. Wondering if I can take legal action against a seller/ contractor/ flipper after I the buyer waived the home inspection
A: Difficult case without the disclosure which generally depends on the exact terms of your contract and whether the seller actively concealed the condition. Worth a conversation with your closing attorney.
Q. Can a landlord in lockport ny that is going to sell their rental , issue a 60 day notice to a month to month to renovat
A: Generally, unless a tenant is protected by the terms of his or her lease or applicable rent regulation program, a landlord is free to terminate a month-to-month tenancy by service of the appropriate Notice of Termination, which is 30-90 days depending upon how long the tenant has been in possession.
Q. My landlord is refusing to give me my deposit and is instead giving it to my ex-partner who is also on the lease.
A: You may sue your landlord and ex-partner in Small Claims Court for the refund of your security deposit.
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Contact & Map
Office
800 3rd Avenue, Suite 2800
New York, NY 10022
Toll-Free: (212) 520-2690