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Elaine Shay

Elaine Shay

Elaine Shay, Esq.
  • Real Estate Law, Landlord Tenant, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • New York
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Biography


A respected and skilled attorney with over 28 years of experience as a litigator representing clients before the Courts in the Bronx, Brooklyn, New York City and Queens. Ms. Shay is also a talented negotiator who understands her clients and works tirelessly to achieve their goals.

Her practice is primarily concentrated on real estate and housing matters, including evictions, nonpayment cases, holdover proceedings, HP cases, ejectments, partition actions, DHCR filings, PARs, commercial litigation, leasing, summary proceedings, property transfers, mortgage transactions, corporate governance, shareholder disputes and appeals.

Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D. (1989) | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Graduate
Activities: Cardozo Law Review
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Elaine Shay, Esq.
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Arbitrator
FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
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Adjunct Professor
Strayer University
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Awards
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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Current
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New York State Bar  # 2292225
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    On selected overcharge complaints
Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Foreclosure Defense
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. NY State probate question
A: The expenses of the estate are paid from Estate assets. The expenses associated with the property before it is transferred to the beneficiary are generally the Estate's responsiblity and not those of an individual beneficiary. The language of the Will may provide more guidance.
Q. How do I sue him for 500? I wanted my things I have to come up with 500 just to access to get my things that's not fair
A: If you pay the money but don't feel it was just, you may commence a case in Small Claims Court to recover the money you believe was collected wrongly. However, if you owe money for rent arrears, the landlord may counterclaim against you.
Q. Is it legal for my landlord to use a window (not open) to enter my home while we are away? He lost his key
A: In NYC landlords are required to obtain the tenant's consent to enter an apartment for a non-emergency reason. The method of entry is not defined.
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Office
800 3rd Avenue, Suite 2800
New York, NY 10022
Toll-Free: (212) 520-2690