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Elaine Shay

Elaine Shay

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

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
Elaine Shay, Esq.
FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
Adjunct Professor
Strayer University
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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New York State Bar  # 2292225
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • 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 Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Foreclosure Defense
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. is there a way to evict a family living in your basement without a lease and it is illegal to have tenants living there
A: A large percentage of basement apartments are not legally permitted. In order to determine if the basement apartment in your building is permitted, you can start by obtaining a copy of the Certificate of Occupancy. Regardless of whether the basement apartment is legal, a property owner has a right to bring an action to obtain possession of the premises from a non-owner family member. Depending upon the circumstances, the owner may have to bring an ejectment action instead of a summary proceeding in Housing Court.
Q. I inherited a corporation that has invested large amounts of money in a property which is now for sale by the estate.
A: You have presented a complicated situation that is not suited to being addressed in this forum. Your questions and concerns would be better addressed by retaining competent legal representation.
Q. Supre Court ruling sign by the judge, ordering, adjudging and decreeing my claims , asking for defendant’s cooperatio?
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