The Bench Guide to Landlord & Tenant Disputes in New York

9780615437798: The Bench Guide to Landlord & Tenant Disputes in New York

The Bench Guide to Landlord & Tenant Disputes in New York (2011) is written by the Honorable Stephen L. Ukeiley, a sitting New York State District Court Judge who has adjudicated more than 12,000 cases between Landlords and Tenants. The Bench Guide provides practical and current information regarding the highly specialized area of Landlord and Tenant law in New York.

The Bench Guide is intended as a reference for practicing law professionals, including members of the judiciary and practicing attorneys, and the litigants themselves. The topics are organized and presented in plain language to take the reader through a Landlord and Tenant court proceeding from beginning to end. The topics are plentiful and supported with citations and references to applicable case law and relevant statutory authority.

Topics discussed include:
- The Role and Jurisdiction of the Court
- Types of Landlord and Tenant proceedings
- Proper and Necessary Parties to the litigation
- Predicate Notices
- Pleadings
- Service of Process
- Hearings and Motion Practice
- Affirmative Defenses
- Security Deposits, and
- Courtroom Procedure and Protocol
- Post-judgment applications, including Stays and Orders to Show Cause.

In addition, there is a section on Frequently Asked Questions and the appendices include sample Court decisions, direct and cross examinations, and sample forms.

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About the Author:

The Honorable Stephen L. Ukeiley was elected to the District Court of Suffolk County (NY) in 2008. Since taking the Bench, Judge Ukeiley has presided over both civil and criminal matters, including Landlord and Tenant summary proceedings, civil and criminal jury trials, and town ordinance infractions.

Judge Ukeiley is a frequent lecturer and coordinator of Continuing Legal Education seminars on a variety of areas of law, including Landlord and Tenant summary proceedings. Judge Ukeiley had the distinct honor of lecturing on Landlord and Tenant Law before the New York State Judiciary at the 2009 New York State Judicial Seminar. In 2010, Judge Ukeiley was designated by the Hon. Madeleine A. Fitzgibbon, Supervising Judge of the Suffolk County District Court, as the Presiding Judge of the newly created Community Court, a special court part of the Sixth District Court handling suburban quality-of-life cases.

Judge Ukeiley is also an adjunct professor at the New York Institute of Technology. Immediately prior to becoming a Judge, he was a partner at a prominent law firm where he concentrated on civil trial and appellate advocacy in both the Federal and State Courts of New York and was a Court-appointed arbitrator for the District Court of Nassau County. From 1996-1997, he served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. E. Thomas Boyle, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Judge Ukeiley is an Officer of the Suffolk County Bar Association's Academy of Law, and, in both 2010 and 2011, he was presented with a Recognition Award for exemplary service and committment towards the Bar Association's Academy of Law programs. Judge Ukeiley serves as an editor of the Nassau Lawyer, the Nassau County Bar Association's monthly periodical. In 2008, he was a recipient of the Long Island Business News' 40 Under 40 Award for outstanding business professionals, and, in 2006, he was a recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from New York DECA, a non-profit educational association chartered by the New York State Education Department.

Judge Ukeiley earned his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Hofstra Labor Law Journal, and his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University.

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