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Nativ is a partner at Kucker Marino Winiarsky & Bittens, LLP. He is a senior attorney whose legal practice is concentrated on the practice areas of complex State Supreme Court and commercial landlord-tenant litigation. He has litigated countless trials, jury and non-jury before various forums throughout the state. Nativ has been in the forefront of groundbreaking law that has greatly assisted landlords throughout the city and has argued motions and has participated in multiple and various appeals in both the state and federal level. Furthermore, he has written various articles in numerous legal journals and is a regular contributor to the New York Law Journal. With an established reputation as an extremely competent and aggressive litigator, Nativ has quickly risen to prominence in the high-stakes litigation arena.

A decision from the Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, on whether to apply the 2019 rent law to pending cases could lead to many more cases coming back from the dead. Watch Nativ’s argument here.

As Quoted In

Politico – Judge sides with Airbnb host amid city crackdown

Real Estate Weekly – Rent overcharge cases surge

Real Estate Weekly – Brooklyn tenants accuse landlord of 421a rent fraud

The Real Deal – Rent overcharge cases pile up

The Real Deal – Brooklyn landlord accused of inflating rent, skirting 421a rules

The Real Deal – City sides with tenants at Stuy Town in case against Blackstone

The Real Deal – “They don’t deserve rent”: Tenants weigh rent strikes as landlords plan for the worst

The Real Deal – A glaring gray area for Stuy Town, Blackstone and the city

The Real Deal – Cuomo extended eviction ban, but there’s a big catch

The Real Deal – Landlords puzzled by Cuomo’s eviction policy

The Real Deal – Courts to allow new cases to proceed, possibly including some evictions

The Real Deal – Evictions in limbo after judge’s messy memo

Crain’s New York Business – Court knocks down rule that sent rent-overcharge cases ballooning

Law360 – NY Atty Confusion, Concern Around New Virus Eviction Rule

Law360 – NYC Housing Court Starts Virtual Eviction Case Conferences

Law360 – NYC Says Courts Must Okay Some Pre-Virus Eviction Notices

Law360 – NYC Judges Preview Slow Start For New Eviction Cases

Queens Daily Eagle – Housing Court to proceed ‘cautiously’ during COVID crisis, says top Queens judge


Fordham University School of Law | Juris Doctor
New York University Stern School of Business | Bachelor of Science


New York State Courts
Supreme Court of the United State

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