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New York Landlord & Tenant Litigation: Rent Stabilization - Evictions and Defense (Update)

(371 reviews)

Produced on October 17, 2017

$ 59 Real Estate, Litigation, and Public Interest Law In Stock

Course Information

Time 52 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

The tenant protections offered by a Rent Stabilized lease in NYC are expansive, but not limitless. In this program, taught by Michelle Maratto Itkowitz, a noted NYC Landlord-Tenant attorney, will walk through the most common reasons a Rent Stabilized tenant may be evicted, including non-primary residence, non-payment, and Airbnb evictions. Although this program is geared towards attorneys for landlords, attorneys for Rent Stabilized tenants will find a wealth of information here as well.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Prosecute or defend a non-primary residence case, including an assessment of the factors to consider when deciding whether to prosecute or not
  2. Defend against an owner’s use proceeding
  3. Litigate a chronic non-payment of rent case
  4. Litigate a short-term leasing case (an “Airbnb eviction”)


Michelle Maratto Itkowitz has been practicing real estate law, specializing in the area of residential and commercial landlord and tenant law in the City of New York, for over twenty years. She also is very experienced in general commercial litigation and all manner of real estate transactions. 

Michelle publishes and speaks frequently on real estate and legal issues. The groups Michelle has taught for or presented to and the publications she has written for include:

  • The Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers
  • LandlordsNY
  • Lorman Education Services
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • The New York State Bar Association, Real Property Section, Commercial Leasing Committee
  • Thompson Reuters
  • The Cooperator
  • The New York State Bar Association CLE Publications
  • The Brooklyn Real Estate Summits
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • BisNow

Michelle gets quoted in the press on real estate and legal issues. Michelle produces tons of original and useful content on real estate and law and gets it out to the world in many ways – from booklets to podcasts, as well as many useful articles that can be found on her Teaching and Publishing blog. Michelle is the Legal Expert for LandlordsNY, where she answers members questions on as a guest on their blog. Michelle is developing an extensive curriculum of real estate continuing legal education videos with Michelle is currently co-authoring the New York State Bar Association's New York Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law and Procedure Book and she co-authored a chapter on lease remedy clauses for the New York State Bar Association Commercial Leasing. Michelle is a pioneer of Legal Project Management, a unique and better way for lawyers and clients to work together, which you can read much more about on her website or watch a Lawline CLE on.

Michelle is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Michelle’s professional associations include: the New York State Bar Association - Real Property Law Section and Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Gotham City Network - New York City Real Estate Chapter, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Michelle received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1989 from Union College, and a Juris Doctor in 1992, from Brooklyn Law School. Michelle is also a managing member of an executive office suite company and a founding member of an internet startup company that launched in 2012. Michelle sits on the board of directors of Building Blocs, a not-for-profit organization, and she has been honored by the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer's Project.

There are many ways to keep up with Michelle. When Michelle tweets, which is not an obnoxious amount, you cannot only actually understand what she is saying, but it is useful stuff about real estate, business, and the legal industry that you might miss between the headlines. Michelle would be happy to speak to you.


Tara B.

This is a great presenter

Aaron A.

Terrific. I need to watch the other 6!

Dewette A.

I clapped when she finished., Execellent,

Victoria C.

I listened to all 7 sessions. They were all excellent

Michael I. C.

Best speaker of all. Organized, clear and informative.

Burl R B.

Good breakdown of different eviction/holdover proceedings.

Zoraida G.

Excellent presenter. Very knowledgeable and easy to follow Great materials

Gabrielle Z.

Presenter was awesome! So knowledgeable and presented issues clearly and with an eye towards real world situations. Can she present other topics??

Gina M.

More from this presenter please!

David W.

Exceptional, absolutely exceptional.

Ashley Renee E.

Great course

Max S.

Great help! Working on a housing dispute in the Bronx this week and this course was excellent!

lance f.

Great speaker, upbeat, interesting and interested and a pro!

Charlotte L.

Loved the faculty and the written material. I learned a lot!

Reyad F.

Fantastic Course. I would recommend taking all seven courses to get a full understanding of the NYC rent laws. Thank you

Debra O.

Might just be the be the best instructor on Lawline.

Howard H.


Cecil F.

This whole program by Michelle Itkowitz,esq is the best program that i have ever taken on law line bar none. She covered every aspect of housing law in great detail. Her outlines are super outstanding..She is very thorough and resourceful. One can feel the commitment and dedication to having us as her student,grasp everything she is teaching. The best ever!

David M.

A well-presented and informative course

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