Author Archives: Valerie Samuel

Stop Work Order with Unsafe Building

Mismanagement of any project, business, organization, or property can lead to trouble, and in some cases major fines. In this case an international traveler entrusted her local home to a local realtor who also served as the property manager. The goal was to have the local realtor work directly with the homeowner’s son to make […]

Tackling NYC Housing Preservation & Development Violations (HPD)

One local mixed-use commercial property/building owner was notified by their bank’s underwriter that they would have to clear up violations prior to the closing of the refinance. The property/building owners wanted the bank to escrow funds for them to make repairs after the loan refinance but the bank denied that request. The property/building owner had […]

Sign Permit Service + NYC Building Violations + OAC Registration

A home improvement contractor client retained our firm to obtain a permit for displaying advertising signage. During our discovery phase, we found the property had received an NYC building violation. Also, the property owner would need to renew their registration before the installation of the sign. Our team worked with all parties involved to facilitate […]