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Kucker Marino Winiarsky & Bittens Year in Review

Despite a tumultuous year of court closures, legislation changes, and moratoriums, Kucker Marino Winiarsky & Bittens attorneys continued fighting for their clients and the wider New York Real Estate community this past year. Below are some of the successful...

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THE LATEST FROM THE NYS LEGISLATURE THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY EVICTION AND FORECLOSURE PREVENTION ACT OF 2020

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.

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Governor Cuomo Extends Response Window for Tenants

Governor Cuomo signed a new order on November 3rd creating a 60-day window for tenants to answer eviction filings to avoid default judgements. Of more than 17,000 residential nonpayment cases filed since June 22, 15% of tenants had answered as of October 29. The...

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Tenant Attorneys Fear Default Judgments

The latest executive order pausing default judgments is set to lift on November 4th, and tenant attorneys fear that nearly 15,000 cases will be lost by default. Concerned that the courts have not appropriately warned tenants about default judgments, they are calling...

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