Multifamily Challenge to Eviction Moratorium Fails for Now


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Friday the 13th upheld its superstitious reputation for the multifamily industry. A federal judge allowed the newly extended residential eviction moratorium to stand for now because of a complex legal technicality.

“The repeated extensions are harming landlords so much so that now landlords are among the homeless the moratoriums sought to protect,” Michelle Quinn, a partner at law firm Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, tells Many smaller landlords have been hard hit by the requirement to keep in place tenants not paying rent under the moratorium while not receiving compensation necessary to pay their own mortgages and operating costs.

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Michelle P. Quinn


Michelle P. Quinn represents cooperative and condominium boards, businesses, and individuals regarding issues with shareholders and owners in commercial and residential landlord-tenant litigation, including summary proceedings, administrative agency hearings, and Supreme Court actions and appeals.  She has substantial experience with Mitchell-Lama cooperatives, redevelopment companies, and tenancies protected by New York State Rent Regulation.

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