Carla M. Seals

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Practice Areas

  • Residential Holdover Proceedings
  • Residential Non-Payment Proceedings
  • Commercial Non-Payment & Holdover Proceedings


Carla M. Seals is a partner who has represented some of the Firm's major clients. She is a skilled trial attorney and a strong litigator. She delves into facts with fresh insight and finds a way to win. She has successfully handled a series of precedent setting cases.

Ms. Seals has also successfully negotiated complex cases ranging from rent strikes to complicated holdovers and non-payments, rent overcharge issues, succession, nuisance, demolition and non-primary residence cases.

She has also litigated cases in various agencies including the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).

As a member of the Judiciary Committee for the Association for the City of New York, Ms. Seals participated in the evaluation of those seeking appointed and elective office. She continues to participate in the process as a subcommittee member. She has also been a Panel Administrator for the Judicial Screening Panel in New York City.

In The News

Incarcerated Son Seeks Succession Rights; Waiver of Bargained for Lease Provisions: This Week in Scott Mollen’s Realty Law Digest

“Scott Mollen discusses “169-175 Operating LLC v. The Estate of German Marrero,” dealing with the succession fights of an incarcerated individual to his deceased father’s regulated apartment, and “57th & 7th Associates, L.P. v. Osborne Tenants Corp.” where the court held that the landlord’s acceptance of rent did not constitute a waiver of prohibition on outdoor seating.”


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. - 1984
  • St. Francis College
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Arbitrators
  • Association of Real Estate Women (AREW)
  • Cafecitos Network
  • Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA)
  • Judiciary Committee Class, 2001
  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Classes & Seminars

  • Judicial Screening Panel, New York City, Panel Administrator