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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.

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
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    On selected overcharge complaints
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Elaine Shay, Esq.
Current
Arbitrator
FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
Current
Adjunct Professor
Strayer University
Current
Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D. (1989) | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Graduate
Activities: Cardozo Law Review
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Awards
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Bar  # 2292225
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
457 Questions Answered
Q. company's mistake
A: Your closing attorney should assist you with this problem and will be the most familiar with what protections you have from any escrow agreements entered into at closing.
Q. Can a landlord come into the property if the tenant is under self quarantine? Also, how often?
A: You should review your lease. Most leases will provide that tenants are required to give access to the landlord, upon reasonable notice, to make repairs to inspect/show the property. If your lease has these types of provisions, the landlord may seek to terminate your lease for failure to comply but that takes time.
Q. What legal/financial right does my sibling have to a home that belongs to my sister and I
A: If your mother did not own an interest in the house at the time of her passing, there is no interest in the house for your sibling to inherit. If your sibling believes your mother was not competent to transfer her interest in the house to you or it was done improperly, he may commence litigation to set aside the previous transfer to you.
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Contact & Map
Office
800 3rd Avenue, Suite 2800
New York, NY 10022
Toll-Free: (212) 520-2690