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NY Post: Religious Discrimination Case

The Tirmizis’ lawyer, Phil Hines, said the family outing became an experience of intolerance.

“To most, the Empire State Building is one of the great landmarks of this city, but for my client and his family, it is a building of ignorance and injustice,” Hines said.

“A family trip to enjoy the cityscape was cut short after security officials threw them out of the building for exercising their religious beliefs.”


Marc Held & Game Changer Appellate Victory On Broker Commissions

“This decision is a game changer for brokers trying to collect commissions when they have been blocked out of the final negotiations of a real estate deal and are not paid a commission,” attorney Marc Held, a partner in Manhattan-based Held and Hines, who represented Talk of the Town, said in a statement. “For decades it was understood that the last broker standing was considered the procuring cause of a transaction.”


The Real Deal: Held & Hines’ Case Reported in the Media

Extell, Carlyle blocked from selling out Rushmore condos In longstanding typo case, judge rules that developers must pay $5 million in interest first August 08, 2013 04:30PM By David Jones From left: Extell’s Gary Barnett, 80 Riverside Drive and Carlyle’s Will Conway Jr. Extell Development and Carlyle Realty Partners have been blocked from unloading the last remaining condominium at the Rushmore on the Upper West Side until they cough up $5 million in interest payments to a group of would-be buyers. […]


Huffington Post: Civil Rights Case

“To most, the Empire State Building is one of the great landmarks of this city, but for my client and his family it is a building of ignorance and injustice,” Phil Hines



The Real Deal: Successful Outcome in Real Estate Dispute

“My client is extraordinarily pleased with the court’s decision today,” said Marc Held… attorney for Coffey. “The court has made it very clear that there was no typographical error in the contract and no legal excuse for not returning my client’s down-payment monies as of Sept. 2, 2008.”



Crain’s Business: The Rushmore Condominium

“Mr. Bevilacqua plans to hold the defendants and their principals accountable for the false and improper certifications made under the contract and offering plan as more particularly described in the lawsuit,” said Marc Held of the law firm of [Held & Hines, LLP], the plaintiff’s attorney.


The Real Deal: Lifetime Ban on Yair Levy

“The unit owners are pleased that the court reaffirmed its prior decision that a developer who raids the finances of a building and fails to comply with the terms he promises to the unit owners will be held fully accountable,” said Marc Held,



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