New York Law School
New Jersey State Courts
District of Columbia Courts
Devora Mandell focuses her practice on administrative law with a particular emphasis on residential landlord-tenant matters, which include appearing before various courts, administrative tribunals, and governmental agencies. Ms. Mandell represents landlords in appeals and various administrative proceedings, and advises property owners, managers, and developers of multi-family residential housing on regulatory, compliance, and enforcement issues. Her strong advocacy ensures her clients are provided with the resources they need to make informed decisions and achieve smart cost-effective solutions while navigating the ever-changing and complex rent stabilization and rent regulation laws.
Ms. Mandell is experienced in drafting and negotiating lease agreements and handles issues of tenancy and succession claims, overcharge and harassment complaints, and filing for orders of exemption based upon substantial rehabilitation. She is adept at working with both state and local agencies to ensure compliance with rent regulation and other rental laws, and performing “due diligence” review of rent history records in anticipation of sale or purchase of apartment buildings.
Ms. Mandell’s pro bono projects include advocating for education-related rights of students with disabilities. During her free time, she takes great pleasure in serving as a Direct Support Professional for developmentally disabled children at Yedei Chesed Inc., and is actively involved with H.A.S.C., a non-profit supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Devora is admitted to practice law in the courts of the states of New York and New Jersey, and federal courts in the Southern and Eastern districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, and in Washington D.C.