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3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: Should I signed a commercial lease that my landlord sent me when I'm a residential tenant?

I lose my job in August and since I didn't have the money to paid the rent I apply for ERAP. I informed my landlady and she is ok with this but they still have not approved my application. Today I received a message from my landlady to please sign a lease she sent me via email. When I look at... Read more »

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Nov 16, 2022

No.

Jack

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3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: I recorded a lien on a home for $400k for money I’d given that was not returned,foreclosure now,Iamserved as defend. Y?

A person I knew asked for a $400k investment with the promise of a return. Never materialized. Waited substantial amount of time before recording a lien for the $400k on his home in 2008. He would not answer the entire time so I waited. And now I was served papers last night and I am named as a... Read more »

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Nov 11, 2022

I agree with my colleagues. Retain counsel.

Jack

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4 Answers | Asked in Business Law for New York on
Q: Can a corporation denies shareholders to examine books?

A medical group with doctors as owners (PC). I am a recent shareholder, upon asking to examine the books I was denied that, stating that only managing members are allowed to see the books. The company doesn’t make distributions so I wanted to know what happens to the profits. Is that legit? What... Read more »

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Oct 11, 2022

Corporations have shareholders; LLCs have members. You have a right to the information.

Jack

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: How do I get money back from someone who thought they own a house and it turn out that they didn't
Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Oct 5, 2022

In addition to criminal prosecution, consider a civil lawsuit to obtain a money judgment and then - hopefully - recover your money back. Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New York on
Q: Can 3 parties sign counterparts and send signed pages to 1 party to collate only one original contract (no circulation)?

Please note that only one original contract is to be prepared by inserting signed pages of all parties in one contract which original contract will be held by one party only during the term of the contract. The signed pages are to be sent by 2 parties after signing in counterparts and just... Read more »

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Oct 1, 2022

Not the best method. I recommend against it. Do it the right way.

Jack

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: I live in Bklyn, NY and received a violation to repair a retaining wall that is not on my property line. Shared driveway

Broken part of wall is at the entrance of a shared alleyway used by all the residents on the block to access garages. Where can I find the law that covers who is responsible for upkeep of retaining wall and how do I prove to the city that the violation they gave me does not involve my retaining... Read more »

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Sep 28, 2022

Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for New York on
Q: My aunt passed away and set her will to pass with per stirpes rules.

One of her brothers predeceased her and since he was listed, his portion went to his son, my cousin.

My mother died after my aunt but before the estate was distributed.

The lawyer reached out to me 9 months ago to say that my sister and I would split mom's share. But calls... Read more »

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Mergers & Acquisitions for New York on
Q: Can I be held liable (by a new entity) for an NDA I signed with a company that is 100% sold to a new buyer or entity?

If I signed an NDA as a member of a now defunct LLC with a company for an “indefinite term.” Very general NDA to protect trade secrets, recipes, etc. If the owner of the company who I signed the NDA with passes away, and his heir takes over his rights (both business and estate), and sells the... Read more »

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Depending on the language of the NDA, yes. Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: What to do when a developer failed to shore up and underpin my property during excavation causing damages.

The construction manager assaulted me on the day of the inspection by the corp of engineers who issued a stop work order. This required surgery on my shoulder wrist. They have not replaced the walls since the 2017 occurrence . The kitchen is a freezer in winter and the crack meters have not been... Read more »

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for New York on
Q: Judge ordered home sold immediately,wife refuses

House could have been sold already now I’m behind on mortgage because of her

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Sep 4, 2022

If so ordered, you can force the sale of the house. Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: If a new owner purchased a home we rent, how much notice does he have to give us if he serves us eviction papers?

Prior to our new owners closing our home on 8/3, we were offered to stay here ( he resides locally, but not here) and our rent would go from $2400 a month to $2700 a month. We were told by the realtor that they agreed we could stay here for one year, month to month at $2700 We accepted that offer.... Read more »

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Aug 28, 2022

Is there currently a Lease Agreement in effect? At the very least, have you to be given 90 days notice, and then you would first be served with the proceeding. Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for New York on
Q: My mom passed 2019, no will. Court appointed brother executor , sold house 32,000 value was 101,000 still no money

He emptied her bank account. Paid taxes late making fines, harassed beneficiaries, no record of accounting may 2021 house sold 1/3 value he never has assessor come in., what can husband and daughter do now ?

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Aug 19, 2022

Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

3 Answers | Asked in Probate for New York on
Q: My mom passed 2019, no will. Court appointed brother executor , sold house 32,000 value was 101,000 still no money

He emptied her bank account. Paid taxes late making fines, harassed beneficiaries, no record of accounting may 2021 house sold 1/3 value he never has assessor come in., what can husband and daughter do now ?

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Aug 19, 2022

Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: If a deed/ mortgage has the husband, wife and wife’s daughter before marriage listed on deed. Is it survivorship

The deed reads the husbands name and wife’s name and wife’s daughters name as the owners. What does ux mean in terms of wife’s ownership. The Deed doesn’t have ux in it. I was asking because I ran in to the term. On the deed/ mortgage itself says John Doe and Jane doe and Mary doe.

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Aug 18, 2022

I agree with Mr. Siegel.

Jack

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for New York on
Q: Can an LLC that is registered for doing music Conduct business that is non-music related?
Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Aug 17, 2022

What do you mean by registered for doing music. It would be unusual for an entity to have such a limited scope. Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Real Estate Law and Probate for New York on
Q: My Sister in Law and I are Tenants in Common. The house is filled with the personal property of original owner.

This house passed to us immediately upon the death of the Life Tenant - outside if probate. An Executor or Adminstrator has not yet been appointed by the Surrogates Court. The personal property contained within the house must eventually be distributed to the beneficiaries in the former owners will.... Read more »

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Aug 9, 2022

I wouldn't. The house should be secured by the fiduciary and then the personal property can be inventoried.

Jack

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for New York on
Q: my boyfriend is in a nursing home and wants to leave,not able to walk. we had an argument and his son has taken away my

visitation rights.what do I do? my boyfriend has dementia.

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Aug 5, 2022

You can initiate a Guardianship proceeding.

Jack

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