Seiden, Jeffrey H.
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Jeffrey H. Seiden

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Practice Areas:

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

Biography

Mr. Seiden is a partner of the firm. His clients range from large and small private and not-for-profit management companies, cooperative and condominium boards, and HDFCs. He is an experienced litigator and a skillful trial attorney who specializes in all facets of residential and commercial landlord-tenant litigation. Mr. Seiden has successfully litigated numerous types of cases including non-payment proceedings, holdover proceedings involving nonprimary residence, nuisance, illegal use, illegal alterations, breach of lease, short-term rentals, failure to provide access, as well as defending owners against harassment, overcharge and improper deregulation claims. Most notably, in 42nd and 10th Associates v. Ikezi, Mr. Seiden successfully tried and won New York City's first non-curable Airbnb eviction.

Mr. Seiden counsels landlords and owners in the legal aspects of the daily management of their properties. His goal is to find practical solutions that meet his client's business strategies and goals. He is a go-to resource for owners navigating the ever-changing rent laws in New York. He has been published or quoted in many of the industry trade publications and is a former member of the New York City Bar's Housing Court Committee.

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Litigation
  • State University of New York, Albany, New York
    • B.A. - 2001

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2005

Published Works

  • A Victory For Airbnb: Why Owners Should Care” by Partner Jeffrey H. Seiden was published in the February edition of CHIP’s New York Housing Journal., February, 2017
  • Jeffrey Seiden addressed “Housing Court Proceedings: Navigating initiatives and pending litigation that could affect your eviction”, at the NYC Real Estate Expo., September, 2016
  • Jeffrey Seiden led a panel on Landlord Tenant issues at the NYARM Building Management Expo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zy6F0bgy2Q&feature=youtu.be&t=1s, October 29, 2015
  • Jeffrey Seiden presented at a workshop at The 7th Annual Multi Family Summit. The topic was “Rent Regulations and Short-Term Rentals in a Tenant Friendly City”., September 9, 2015
  • “Landlord v Tenant” features the landmark decision “42nd & 10th Associates V. Henry Ikezi”, tried and won by Mr. Seiden in the article ” Tenant Used Apartment for Short-Term Rentals“., March 17, 2015
  • “New York Law Journal” features Jeffrey’s Seiden’s case in the article ” Judge Rules Rental of Unit on Airbnb was Profiteering”., February 26, 2015
  • Partner Jeffrey Seiden’s article ” Owners armed to fight back against Airbnb“, was published in “Real Estate Weekly”., February 25, 2015
  • In the landmark decision ” 42nd & 10th Associates V. Henry Ikezi” , February 20, 2015
  • ” Complying with the D.A.’s Narcotics Eviction Program“, Partner Jeffrey H. Seiden’s article was featured in “Contributor’s Corner” in the October 2014 “Apartment Law Insider” newsletter. The article follows Mr. Seiden’s recent notable decision, WHGA Renaissance Apts, L.P. v. Jackson (Civil Court, New York County, Index No. 50984/2014 .
  • “Preventing Fraud in Affordable Housing”, Partner Jeffrey H. Seiden’s article was featured in “Contributor’s Corner” in the May 2014 “Apartment Law Insider” newsletter.

Professional Associations

  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York County Lawyers Association

Current Employment Position

  • Partner