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Queens Eviction Lawyer
Resolving Landlord Tenant Disputes

At Gordon Legal, P.C., helping people resolve landlord tenant disputes is what we do. Whether it’s a claim of nonpayment of rent arrears, a tenant holding over after the expiration of a lease or rental agreement or any other type of landlord tenant dispute, you can count on having an experienced Queens eviction lawyer at Gordon Legal, P.C. work for you.

In the past nine years, our office has represented thousands of Queens Borough landlords and tenants like you. Every landlord tenant case is personally handled by an experienced Queens eviction attorney that understands New York’s highly combative civil housing court system. At Gordon Legal, P.C. we know the parts, procedures, process and people in New York’s housing court system to strategically and effectively resolve your landlord tenant dispute. Whether by negotiation, litigation or trial, we strive to find cost-effective, practical solutions.

The bottom line – If you’re tired of dealing with a difficult landlord tenant dispute and want an experienced evictions attorney on your side, you have come to the right place. Gordon Legal, P.C. represents landlords and tenants in an efficient, ethical, legal and professional manner. We will handle the eviction process for you from start to finish. From the initial consultation, drafting legal documents, arguing on your behalf in court, your Queens eviction lawyer will keep you informed every step of the way. We are here to help you resolve your landlord tenant dispute.

At Gordon Legal, we:

  • Provide an initial free consultation.
  • Evaluate pre-litigation strategies and identify client goals.
  • Prepare all the legal paperwork for service of process.
  • File your legal documents at the court clerk’s office.
  • Appear in court on your behalf.
  • Prepare all paperwork for your day in housing court.
  • Present and try your case before the court.
  • Communicate with you at every step.

Our housing court landlord tenant clients receive practical legal counseling and representation from a highly skilled and battle tested Queens eviction lawyer at every phase of the summary eviction proceeding process. This includes drafting and preparing all the legal paperwork as well as negotiating stipulations of settlement, drafting and arguing motions, requesting hearings and conducting trials.

When it comes to Queens, New York eviction proceedings, not all attorneys are created equal. As one of New York’s foremost authorities on landlord tenant disputes and summary eviction proceedings, Gordon Legal has been inserted into thousands of housing court actions and commercial litigation cases as attorney of record and as a highly sought after of counsel landlord tenant litigator and trial lawyer for New York’s top tier landlord tenant law firms and real estate law firms.

Our number one priority is to ensure that all the highly technical documentation is prepared correctly, unforgiving deadlines are met, and that you get the best advocacy in court. New York landlords and tenants face the toughest headwinds of statutory regulations, laws and procedures. While it seems, there are many measures to protect decent well-mannered landlords and tenants from bad adversaries, there is considerably less experienced eviction attorneys protecting good decent people from worst of the worst bad landlords and tenants. At Gordon Legal, zealous representation and clear, responsive communication with clients forms the foundation of our success. By offering exceptional work, along with personal attention, we provide you with comprehensive, cost-effective, practical solutions to handling difficult, summary eviction holdover cases. We empower you to enforce legal rights to your apartments, homes and properties by providing the tools needed to both prevent and resolve landlord tenant disputes.

We admonish landlords and tenants to contact an experienced landlord tenant attorney at the first indication of a landlord tenant dispute. Too often, smart, good natured people get infected with the insidious disease of wishful thinking and hoping that a problem will resolve itself on its own, when in fact landlord tenant disputes rarely work themselves out so simply. In a perfect world, every tenant will pay rent on time and in turn every landlord will provide a safe habitable apartment; every landlord and tenant will take diligent care of their respective property rights and not engage in illegal activities. In a perfect world, landlords will never have to evict tenants. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Please do not wait until the situation worsens - take proactive action with Gordon Legal.

The Summary Holdover Eviction Proceeding process generally involves a landlord serving a tenant with a 30, 60 or 90-day notice. A holdover case is brought by the landlord to evict a tenant for other reasons besides non-payment of rent. When a tenant holdover, in other words refuses to leave after a tenancy expires, or violates other substantial lease provisions, landlords can take corrective actions up to and including a summary holdover eviction proceeding. This is effectuated pursuant to a New York City housing court order known as a judgment of possession and enforced with an issuance of a warrant of eviction.

The most common reasons for landlords to start holdover evictions are lease expiration holdovers, non-renewal and termination of weekly, monthly and yearly holdovers tenants, squatter holdovers, licensee holdovers, illegal sublets holdovers, non-primary residence holdovers, nuisance holdovers, chronic non-payment holdovers, failure to provide access holdovers, pet holdovers, and substantial lease violation holdovers. The summary holdover eviction process generally involves a landlord serving a tenant a termination notice followed by summoning a tenant to court with a notice of petition and petition with an assigned court date and time. The tenant serves an answer to the landlord’s notice of petition and petition and both the landlord and tenant appear in court with either quickly settling their dispute or engaging in a protracted litigation battle resulting in either a court ordered judgment of possession in favor of the landlord or a court ordered dismissal in favor of the tenant. But landlord tenant law, like so many other areas of law, demands a meticulous attention to detail to ensure there are no procedural missteps. That’s why we always advise seeking the advice and counsel of an experienced local Queens eviction lawyer.

Client Reviews
From my very first contact with Steve, it was clear I was in highly capable hands. My landlord against tenant case was handled expertly at every step with professionalism. Steve handled my case in a very professional and competent manner. His extensive knowledge and advice regarding the law and negotiations with the opposing party were clear and effective and it is clear that he is a expert in the field. I felt my options were clearly explained and he made sure I understood the process. I would highly recommend his services. Amy
Landlord-Tenant is a small portion of my practice; usually cases are taken on only as an accommodation to a client. Working with Mr. Gordon has allowed me to take on cases which would ordinarily be time/cost inefficient. This assists me in my goal of being the “go-to” person for legal advice to my clients. His knowledge of Landlord-Tenant law allows me to feel confident in allowing him to handle my appearances. Mr. Gordon is fair and trustworthy. I would recommend him and his services. Victor
It is my distinct honor and pleasure to write this testimonial for Steven Gordon, Esq. As an attorney who does not normally practice in the housing courts, I found myself with an important client who needed sophisticated help with a landlord/tenant matter. I brought Steven in on the case and he immediately demonstrated a tremendous depth and breadth of knowledge and experience. He was a tenacious advocate for my client and helped resolve the matter fast and cost efficiently. I would recommend Steven to any attorney looking for assistance with a housing court matter. Gregg
Mr Gordon was fantastic in helping us collect our money. He was patient and walked us through the entire process, explaining clearly what would happen and how long the process would take. Any questions or concerns we had were responded to in a timely manner. We would certainly utilize his services in the future if needed. Scott
Mr. Gordon was respondent to any court paper work and was very familiar with the process. He won the case for us to have a tenant evicted who stopped paying his rent. Eric
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