An Introduction to Litigating Animal-Related Issues in New York Housing

(121 Ratings)

Produced on: December 12, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

This program, presented by animal law attorney Peggy Collen, will cover relevant statutes and case law to assist practitioners represent clients with animal-related issues in rental apartments, coops, and condos.

Topics to be discussed include the New York City “Pet Law” three-month rule, six-year statute of limitation, nuisance cases, and New York City, New York State, and Federal human rights laws regulating service animal/emotional support reasonable accommodation claims.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Defend clients who face eviction due to animal-related issues
  2. Acquire the tools to advise clients who are breaching the “no pet clause” in their lease agreement
  3. Assist clients who are facing eviction due to animal nuisance claims, such as allegations of client’s dog’s excessive barking
  4. Protect your client’s emotional support/service animal. The animal is not a pet and your client needs a reasonable accommodation


Peggy Collen

Peggy Collen, Attorney-at-Law

Peggy Collen has a solo practice focusing on landlord-tenant law and pet law. Peggy’s passion is protecting animals and their human companions. Peggy is a member of the Animal Law Committee at the New York City Bar Association and she has also been a long-time volunteer with the City Bar Justice Center’s Elder Law and Cancer Advocacy Projects.

In 2015, Peggy received the 2015 Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service for the City Bar Justice Center Cancer Advocacy Project. Before attending CUNY School of Law, Peggy received her BA and MFA degrees from UCLA and worked as a traditional film animator.


Victoria C.

Very interesting. You could tell she was very knowledgable about animals and I believe she herself an animal lover.

Cullen M.

Informative and practical.

Michael O.

Great class.

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