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The FHA at 50: Fair Housing from the Civil Rights Era to Today

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Produced on November 29, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Constitutional Civil Rights

Course Description

The federal Fair Housing Act, which legislated an end to housing discrimination, was enacted 50 years ago. In this course, we will examine cases from the Supreme Court of the United States interpreting the FHA over the last 50 years, with eye to where we have been and where we may be headed after Justice Kennedy’s departure from Supreme Court and changes under the current administration.

Ms. Koplovitz is a real estate lawyer at Anderson Kill who has regularly defended against FHA claims as well as pursued requests for individuals under the FHA.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the history and purpose of the FHA
  2. Discuss critical FHA cases over the past half century
  3. Assess the current landscape of housing discrimination and predictions on the future of the FHA under a new Supreme Court

Credit Information

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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 


Carl K.

Trousers was a truly stellar jCLE — counsel is brilliant and an excellent communicator.

michael g.

Very good overview of the FHA for an in-house counsel who does not deal in that area of the law.

Anne Marie D.

Very timely issues.

Christopher S.

Very interesting

Nicholas K.

Excellent program!!

Clarence S.

Excellent presentation of important area of civil rights law at federal and state level.

Emanuel H.

Very informative with keen perspective.

Elisheva S.

Awesome presenter! So candid.

Diane H.

Nice job!

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