Nativ Winiarsky’s article on recent Appellate Division win concerning transient occupants prominently featured in New York Real Estate Law Reporter

The September, 2022 newsletter published by the New York Real Estate Law Reporter features as its lead article an article penned by KMWB Senior Litigation Partner Nativ Winiarsky discussing a recent win at the Appellate Division Second Department. The Decision in…

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On December 28, 2020, the New York State Legislature passed the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 (CEEFPA) with the stated intention of protecting the public health, safety, and morals of New Yorkers from the dangers of the COVID-19 and to avoid as many evictions as possible for those people experiencing financial hardships and for those who are unable to move due to an increased risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.


Court Declines to Award Abatement Sought Due to Mold, and Requires Extensive Proof for Protection Under the Safe Harbor Act

Nikolaos Preponis, of Kucker Marino Winiarsky & Bittens, LLP, successfully defeated a tenant’s claim seeking a 100% abatement on over $50,000 due in back-rent. Tenant claimed landlord had breached the warranty of habitability as a result of there being mold…


KMWB Wins $1.4 Million Judgment in Federal Court Trial for Client Engaged in Domestic and International Business.

In the Complaint which KMWB’s William D. Hummell filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Elof Hansson USA Inc., a New York corporation whose business includes supplying building materials in international trade, including…

Court Grants Summary Judgment Against Commercial Tenant for $2.2 Million and Rejects Tenant’s Defense that it Surrendered and Terminated the Lease

KMWB’s Catherine Helwig successfully cross-moved for summary judgment on a tenant’s breach of a commercial lease and the Hon. Nancy Bannon awarded the landlord damages in the sum of $2.2 million dollars based on a rent acceleration clause in the…