Recent Publications - Construction

New York Halts All Non-Essential Construction
March 27, 2020 | Construction
Amid the exponential increase of COVID-19 cases in the State of New York and, more specifically in New York City, Governor Cuomo today issued an order requiring all “non-essential” construction in the State of New York to shut down, with the exception of: (i) emergency projects necessary to protect the health and safety of building …
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Proposed NY Bill to Offer Relief to Both Owners and Tenants
March 24, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On March 23, 2020, New York Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris introduced proposed legislation which, if adopted, would expand upon the unprecedented Executive Order issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo on March 20, 2020, imposing a 90-day moratorium on all residential and commercial evictions. The proposed bill is intended to provide financial support to residential and commercial tenants and …
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Landlords: Take These Steps Now to Preserve Your Income
March 23, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation
Local, state and federal governments have taken unprecedented measures to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), measures that will negatively impact the real estate industry in the state. Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order that will directly impact New York’s real estate industry. On March 20, 2020, Gov. Cuomo issued …
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Protect Your Construction Project from Problems Related to Coronavirus
March 16, 2020 | Construction
The impact of COVID-19 on construction and development is evolving each and every day. Issues have arisen, and will continue to arise, with respect to maintaining project schedules, safety concerns, and learning of and complying with the rapidly changing rules, guidelines and regulations that are being implemented on a daily, and even hourly basis. Checking …
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TRO Pauses Controversial DOS Interpretation of New Rental Law
February 11, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
On Monday, February 10, a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court in Albany County issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) to put on hold implementation of the Department of State’s (DOS) interpretation of the statewide Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (HSTPA) as it relates to the payment of brokers’ fees in response …
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