Real Estate Attorney New York City

Welcome to the website of real estate attorney David A. Kaminsky & Associates, P.C., located in lower Manhattan, near City Hall and the courthouses, at 325 Broadway, Suite 504.

Our firm has an emphasis in all aspects of New York real estate law, landlord and tenant rights, and real estate transactions. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our real estate litigation practice areas, including counsel on New York real estate regulations, HPD, DHCR and Housing Court matters; and landlord liability claims such as lead paint, black mold, and inadequate security claims.

If you would like to arrange for a confidential meeting, please contact us or call our office at 212-571-1227.

The Seller Reneged. What to do?

Q. My fiance and I were set to close on a one-bedroom co-op in Jackson Heights, Queens. Both parties had signed the contract. We had our mortgage commitment letter and had turned in our board application. We were in the midst of moving out of our rent-stabilized apartment when the sellers suddenly informed us that they wanted to cancel the

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Lead Paint and Babies

Q.  My husband and I have lived in a rent-stabilized apartment for six years. Every year we sign a lead paint disclosure form stating that the apartment may or may not contain lead paint. Since we had no children, we never gave it any thought. Now that I am pregnant, I am not sure how to proceed. How do we

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Dealing with a Menacing Landlord

Q.    For 12 years, I’ve lived in the same apartment in a brownstone. In the last year, it seems like my elderly landlord has developed dementia. He began leaving me notices, claiming I owed him back rent. I showed him and his lawyer 24 months of canceled checks, but they began eviction proceedings against me anyway. Then my landlord

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Crack in the Floor

Q. My husband and I have a month-to-month market-rate lease for an apartment on the second floor of a four-story walk-up; a nail salon on the floor below is undergoing renovations. In the shower, I noticed a crack between the tub and tile floor through which I could see into the salon below. I have concerns about the building’s structural integrity

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Charges for a Fixer-Upper

Q.  My husband and I bought a single room occupancy building with plans to convert it to a two-family home. After about a year of renovations, we applied for a certificate of occupancy inspection, which turned up an outstanding $1,000 boiler violation from the 1990s, which we paid. Follow-up inspections found open permits and Buildings Department violations that predate our

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  • "Purchasing or Selling a Condo in New York City"
  • "Estimated Closing Costs – Purchasers"


David, Evelyn, Zara, and Ada- Thank you for all of your help to make this closing happen today. You helped salvage this project for me and my family. My sincerest thanks and wishes for a healthy and happy New Year.
David A. Kaminsky & Associates P.C. were able to deal with a complicated foreclosure problem and stop the foreclosure in court and give me time to find a buyer and then handle the closing of the unit quickly so that ...
As a first time homebuyer I was truly grateful for all the work and experience David, Evelyn, Zarah, and his team provided. Navigating all the processes of buying a home, keeping me calm, and fighting on my behalf when external ...

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