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Robert D. Goldstein

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Practice Areas

  • Residential Non-Payment Proceedings
  • Residential Holdover Proceedings
  • Commercial Non-Payment & Holdover Proceedings
  • Administrative Law
  • Supreme Court Litigation


Robert D. Goldstein, Managing Partner, is one of the founding partners of the Firm. In addition to his management duties, he is one of the firm's premier litigators in both the Civil and Supreme Courts.

Mr. Goldstein has sat on the boards of the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), the Neighborhood Preservation Political Action Committee and Landlord-Tenant Civil Court Committees of the New York County Lawyers' Association, as well as Associated Builders and Owners. He was appointed twice to the Housing Court Advisory Council, the body that selects new housing court judges. He also has been appointed twice to the Nassau County Rent Guidelines Board.

Mr. Goldstein has been a guest lecturer at programs sponsored by the Office of Court Administration, the Rent Stabilization Association and other industry trade organizations.

Notable Decisions

Mr. Goldstein has been the lead counsel on the following important cases:

  • Langham Mansions LLC v. DHCR , 76 A.D. 3d 855 (1st Dep't 2010). Reversed DHCR determination permanently excluding five apartments from MCI rent increase due to allegedly defective windows on the ground that DHCR offered no reason to depart from its stated policy to suspend the collection of the increase for the affected apartments under the condition it is remedied in such instances.
  • 315 E. 72 nd Street Owners Inc. v. Siegel , 22 Misc.3d 10 (App. T. 1st Dep't 2008). Succession rights denied to the grandson of a deceased rent stabilized tenant where the grandson had resided with his parents in Florida, returned to New York prior to commencing college in New York, resided in campus housing while in college and stayed in his grandmother's apartment shortly before starting college and during breaks and occasional weekends.
  • Vance v. Century Apartment Assocs. , 61 N.Y.2d 716 (1984). Established that subletter must demonstrate an intent to return.


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. - 1974
  • City College of the City of New York, New York, New York
    • B.A. - 1970

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1988
  • District of Columbia, 1991

Professional Associations

  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Proud member of Chip and RSA

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Partner