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It has long been noted that the existing housing courts are ill-equipped to handle the number of litigants and extensive caseloads which New York City’s housing courts see each day. From the long lines of litigants (often with children), to the lack of available courtrooms and meeting spaces, and even failing infrastructure, it has become increasingly difficult for matters to be equitably and efficiently resolved. In 2017, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore created a Special Commission on the Future of the New York City Housing Court. The Commission recommended numerous proposed reforms to effect a transformation of the housing court.
May and June are the months when most Cooperatives and Condominiums conduct their annual meetings of shareholders or unit owners. Advance planning is essential for a successful annual meeting. Most counsel are experienced in leading annual meetings and can help make sure that your meetings run smoothly and your elections will not be subject to challenge.