When representing tenants in holdover proceedings, facts are important, but so are procedural requirements that the landlord’s attorney must follow. This course, presented by experienced practitioner Peggy Collen, will introduce practitioners who represent tenants in New York City to a procedural attack on the landlord’s case. The instructor will discuss relevant statutes, a step-by-step evaluation of the predicate notice, the Notice of Petition/Petition, negotiations, defenses, and possible settlement.
Peggy Collen has a solo practice focusing on landlord-tenant law, pet law, and elder law. Peggy’s passion is protecting animals and their human companions. She is currently a member of the Housing Court Committee at the New York City Bar Association and a former member of the Animal Law Committee. Peggy has been a long-time volunteer with the City Bar Justice Center’s Elder Law and Cancer Advocacy Projects, which provide free legal services to low income New Yorkers. 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 law school, Peggy received her BA and MFA degrees from UCLA and worked as a traditional film animator.