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Best Practices for Communicating Effectively In A Landlord-Tenant Case

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Produced on September 23, 2018

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Course Information

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Categories Litigation

Course Description

In representing landlords or tenants, communication is a key component in representing the client. Although the necessity of good communication is obvious, failing to pay attention to it can cost you as a practitioner. Furthermore, practitioners should not wait until trial to implement good communication techniques and instead should start at the client intake. Additionally, best practices of communication dictate that practitioners should extend effective communication techniques to adversaries and the court (and court personnel) as well.

This course will provide a general overview of communication between attorneys, attorney-client and, attorney-court in a landlord-tenant setting starting with the negotiation of the lease agreement, to eviction proceedings and even to post-judgment matters. Your presenter, Kenneth W. Biedzynski, Esq., will concentrate on these issues and briefly discuss legal and non-legal considerations that practitioners in this field should keep in mind. He will also discuss some of the challenges that commonly face practitioners and offer suggestions as to how to respond to them.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the art of communication in a landlord-tenant case emphasizing best practices for communicating with the client, an adversary, the court, and, court personnel
  2. Identify best practices for communication with a client and adversary when negotiating a residential or commercial lease agreement
  3. Develop communication best practices when handling an eviction
  4. Communicate with your clients effectively - from client intake to settlement/trial-judgment/post-judgment


This course originally appeared as a part of our September 2018 Bridge the Gap Event.  


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Faculty

Kenneth Biedzynski

Law Offices of Goldzweig, Green, Eiger & Biedzynski, L.L.C.

Ken Biedzynski is a law partner with the law offices of Goldzweig, Green, Eiger & Biedzynski, LLC, in the firm’s Freehold, New Jersey, office. Mr. Biedzynski is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and he has been so since 1993. His practice specializes in landlord-tenant law and he has represented various local and national property management companies, residential landlords, residential tenants, commercial landlords, as well as commercial tenants in his 24 years of practicing law. Mr. Biedzynski also serves as special counsel to Marlboro Township (Monmouth County, New Jersey) in affordable housing matters and he has been in that capacity since 2008.

In representing both residential and commercial landlords and tenants, Mr. Biedzynski has drafted numerous residential and commercial leases and he has also litigated various landlord-tenant cases in many counties throughout the State of New Jersey. He has represented clients relating to regulatory matters for subsidized housing, represented clients in rent controlled communities, represented mobile home communities, prosecuted various types of eviction actions under New Jersey’s Anti-Eviction Act, and, handled and defended various post-eviction proceedings against both residential and commercial tenants.

In addition to performing transactional work and litigating various landlord-tenant matters, Mr. Biedzynski also has an extensive legal writing background. He has authored numerous articles for West’s American Jurisprudence 2d and Illinois Practice and he also has written numerous law review articles for Seton Hall School of Law, the University of Miami, as well as written articles for the New Jersey Apartment Association.



Reviews

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Paul N.

GREAT Pesentation

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Gregory W.

Very informative.

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