• Sean Hayes

New York Special Use Doctrine Leads to Special Responsibilities for NY Landlords

Here is some important information for landlords to remember – with special uses come special responsibilities! Last year, a firm attorney in New York argued a matter where our client tripped and fell on a broken concrete pedestrian ramp in front of a two-story mixed-use building, leaving her with a broken ankle.


When the building owner and the tenant moved for summary judgment, I opposed it by citing the “special use” doctrine and won our client a mid-six figure settlement.


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