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New York Law Journal: Held & Hines’ Class-Action Lawsuit Protecting Elderly and Disabled Residents Covered in the Media

New York Law Journal Lawsuit Alleges NYC Landlords Push Out Seniors, Disabled Jake Pearson, The Associated Press December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments SHARE PRINT REPRINTS Walter Goldsmith, a partner at Goldsmith & Fass Walter Goldsmith, a partner at Goldsmith & Fass AP/Frank Franklin II Inspired by his own experience living in a New York City apartment building that was converted into high-priced condos, a 71-year-old lawyer and former state regulator is taking on developers citywide on behalf of seniors […]

ABC News: Marc Held, Partner, Held & Hines, LLP Quoted Re: Class-Action Lawsuit

Lawsuit: NYC Landlords Pushing out Seniors, Disabled By JAKE PEARSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Dec 2, 2015, 1:44 AM ET The Associated Press Walter Goldsmith poses for a portrait Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in New York. Goldsmith claims in a state lawsuit filed late Tuesday that landlords have ignored a decades-old law that requires them to give tenants 62 and older and those with disabilities the option to stay-on as renters in their apartments rather than move away or […]

CNBC: Marc Held, Partner, Held & Hines’ LLP Quoted Re: Elderly and Disabled’s Rights Being Violated

Marc Held, the attorney bringing the lawsuit with Goldsmith, said at least a quarter of the building’s renters are either elderly or disabled, including at least one blind tenant. “These are apartments that are triple in value vacant what they are with a rent-regulated tenant in there,” he said. “There’s a tremendous financial incentive not to comply with the law.”

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