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Elaine Shay

Elaine Shay

Elaine Shay, Esq.
  • Real Estate Law, Landlord Tenant, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • New York
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A respected and skilled attorney with over 28 years of experience as a litigator representing clients before the Courts in the Bronx, Brooklyn, New York City and Queens. Ms. Shay is also a talented negotiator who understands her clients and works tirelessly to achieve their goals.

Her practice is primarily concentrated on real estate and housing matters, including evictions, nonpayment cases, holdover proceedings, HP cases, ejectments, partition actions, DHCR filings, PARs, commercial litigation, leasing, summary proceedings, property transfers, mortgage transactions, corporate governance, shareholder disputes and appeals.

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Probate
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    On selected overcharge complaints
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Elaine Shay, Esq.
FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
Adjunct Professor
Strayer University
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D. (1989) | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Graduate
Activities: Cardozo Law Review
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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New York State Bar  # 2292225
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Legal Answers
406 Questions Answered

Q. Can the executor of my aunt's estate come after me for the joint account my aunt put me on years before she passed away?
A: Simply having a joint account does not mean that both parties to the account are equal owners of the asset. For example, many older people will add an adult child to a bank account for convenience in having assistance with banking matters instead of to make a gift.
Q. Can I file for a Letter of Administration for my mother's estate?
A: You should still be able to file for Letters of Administration. However, if your mother's husband was living at the time your mother passed, his estate will still be entitled to a share of your mother's estate.
Q. Can my landlord involve relatives in ongoing issue?
A: If the landlord make false statements about you, you may have a cause of action for libel or slander but difficult cases and damages are likely not to be worth the cost of litigating.
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800 3rd Avenue, Suite 2800
New York, NY 10022
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