I help people with disabilities and health conditions with Social Security Disability Insurance applications, appeals, and more, and I also assist self-employed individuals and small businesses with contracts, copyright, navigating risk, and more.
I spent the first ten years of my practice focused on New Yorkers living with HIV. I worked on a range of issues including Social Security benefits, public assistance, eviction defense, discrimination, wills and advance directives, name changes, and consumer protection. Through representation in administrative proceedings and Federal Court, I helped secure Social Security benefits, safety net assistance, and health care coverage for hundreds of individuals. I represented dozens of New Yorkers in housing court, preventing evictions and compelling crucial repairs. I represented clients living with HIV and transgender clients in civil rights cases which shined a light on rampant discrimination and resulted in significant settlements. I also helped dozens of individuals obtain advance directives, including documents specifically drafted to promote respect for gender non-conforming individuals in sickness and in death.
In 2018, I designed a project focused on self-employed New Yorkers; the goal is to help individuals build financial security and increase wealth in low-income communities. In the three years I have spent on this project, I have worked on hundreds of cases in a number of areas, including contracts, commercial leases, government regulations, and intellectual property. During the pandemic my work was initially focused on ensuring clients had access to unemployment benefits and government grants and loans; at this time, my work primarily involves commercial evictions and lease negotiations.
In 2021, I started a private practice with the goal of helping individuals with disabilities, self-employed individuals, and small businesses. I'm happy to use my 14 years of experience to help you.