SCOTUS Review: The Fair Housing Amendments Act After Bank of America v. City of Miami

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Produced on: September 11, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

The Fair Housing Amendments Act is an important federal law that ensures that housing opportunities, services, access, and even lending practices, are fair and non-discriminatory in nature. Over the years, the Supreme Court has weighed in on many civil rights issues—from affirmative action to voting rights to housing discrimination. This program, taught by Anderson Kill Shareholder Deborah B. Koplovitz, will discuss the implications of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Bank of Am. Corp. v. City of Miami in the context of Fair Housing Act and civil rights litigation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the language of the Fair Housing Act, its protections, and the issue litigated in Bank of Am. Corp. v. City of Miami
  2. Discuss the lead-up to the strategy of various amicus briefs, and the content of the arguments presented at the Supreme Court
  3. Explore how the Supreme Court’s decision affects housing discrimination litigation in particular and civil rights litigation in general


Deborah Koplovitz

Anderson Kill P.C.

Deborah B. Koplovitz is a shareholder in Anderson Kill's New York office and concentrates her practice in real estate, business law, general representation of privately held corporations, partnerships and business entities, commercial litigation, representation of foreign sovereigns and their heads of state, representation of condominiums, cooperatives and sponsors as well as legal malpractice prosecution and defense.

Ms. Koplovitz has a particular interest in appellate practice at the State and Federal levels and cross-border transactions. She is fluent in German and Norwegian, and proficient in French.


Representative Matters

  • Defense of boards, their officers and directors in lawsuits claiming breach of fiduciary duty, waste, fraud, negligence, property damage, and breach of contract
  • Prosecution and defense of employment and housing discrimination claims under New York State, City and Federal laws
  • Defense of legal malpractice claims, claims that a plaintiff’s federal civil rights have been violated, and in wrongful conviction and false imprisonment cases
  • Representation of outdoor advertising companies and buildings in administrative proceedings and in court with respect to alleged violations of the New York City Administrative Code
  • Representation of purchasers and sellers of cooperative and condominium apartments and seller of multimillion-dollar commercial real property
  • Representation of purchaser of condominium unit in dispute against sponsor for return of contract deposit Representation of condominium boards in claims against sponsors for construction defects
  • Prosecution and defense of shareholder and election disputes Representation of foreign heads of state in U.S. contract dispute Representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Representation of cooperatives and condominiums in the sale/license of hallway space and common areas Representation of licensors and licensees for use and access to adjacent property for purposes of Local Law 11 work
  • Advise companies on compliance with U.S. Treasury regulations, New York State Attorney General Regulations, New York State Public Service Law, the New York State Public Service Commission Regulations, and the New York City Administrative Code
  • Prosecution and defense of foreclosure actions Commercial leasing and buyouts 


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