Helene W. Hartig, Esq.
As a seasoned landlord-tenant litigator, I have a strong knowledge of the evolving changes in the Courts as a result of the spread of COVID 19 and the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019. My decades of hands on experience, both inside and outside the courtroom, has also strengthened my ability, and resolve, to successfully advocate for my diversified clientele, which includes rent stabilized and fair market tenants, commercial lessees, first time home buyers, and senior citizens, who are often the victims of lack of essential services and harassment. Affordable and results driven, I am equally as comfortable conducting a remote closing as I am arguing a complex motion or conferencing a case at an administrative agency, such as the Division of Homes and Community Renewal.
My boutique law firm also serves as corporate counsel for several tenants’ associations as well as numerous cooperatives and condominiums in the metropolitan area. As a certified arbitrator, and president of my own fifty six unit cooperative located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, I frequently utilize my training in alternative dispute resolution to settle both complex and (seemingly) simple disputes. I also assist boards of directors and managers, and their managing agents, in working with defaulting residents to collect arrears, as well as in negotiating with vendors, amending governing documents and exploring sources of revenue during these challenging times.
As a member of the Housing Court Practitioner’s Civil Court Committee and the Women’s Bar Association Civil Court Committee, I also appreciate the value of collaboration, and have developed a strong referral base for matters outside my area of expertise. I have also written articles and spoken at seminars and webinars about current issues affecting the real estate community.
Finally, Hartig Law remains up to date with the recent technology - and is well equipped to consult with you via Zoom, Skype, Facetime or even Google Hangout! During and after the pandemic, rest assured that we will provide expeditious, efficient, and cost effective legal support each step of the way!
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Member of Small Claims Arbitrators Association
September 2018 - Present
-Conduct inquests, facilitate settlements, evaluate evidence, and render decisions in the original People's Court
Owner at Law Offices of Helene W. Hartig, Esq.
September 1991 - Present (25+ years)
-Diversified NYC law office where clients are given personal attention and practical legal advice.
Senior Associate at David Rozenholc & Associates
January 1988 - September 1991 (3 years 9 months)
Associate at Fischbein, Olivieri, Rozenholc & Badillo
March 1986 - January 1988 (1 year 11 months)
Legal Writer/Indexer at Matthew Bender
September 1980 - March 1986 (5 years 7 months)
Saint John's University School of Law
JD, Labor Law and Arbitration, Legal Writing, 1980 - 1984
Activities and Societies: Moot Court, Mediator (Queens County courts), Intern, Small Claims Court, Dean's List
City University of New York - Queens College
BA (Magna Cum Laude), English/Writing, 1974 - 1978
Activities and Societies: Features editor, HaOr; contributor, Newsbeat; Participant, Scholar's Program; Volunteer, Legal Services for the Elderly