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Todd I. Nahins

Telephone:(212) 431-1300, ext. 706
Facsimile:(212) 965-2655

Todd I. Nahins is a Senior Partner of the Firm with broad and extensive experience in both the Residential and Commercial Parts of the Civil Court of the City of New York. His litigation responsibilities include many of the Firm’s most established clients. Mr. Nahins heads the Firm’s Non-Payment and Holdover Division specifically relating to Manhattan cases.

Mr. Nahins has been a Faculty Member of the New York State Judicial Seminar, Jack Newton Lerner, Landlord-Tenant Institute; Guest Speaker at the New York County Lawyers’ Association, New York State Bar Association, Cardozo Law School, New York University, Real Estate Program and Community Housing Improvement Program, Topics ranged from Trial Tactics in Housing Court, Bedbug Litigation, Guardian Ad Litem Representation, and Nuisance and Non-Primary Residence Litigation.

Mr. Nahins has received the highest accolade in Martindale-Hubbell given an AV rating. He has received an Award from The New York State Department of Housing Preservation and Development and was recognized for Excellence in Law by Cambridge’s Who’s Who. He is presently on the Board of Advisors for Apartment Law Insiders.

Practice Areas:


  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D. – 1977
  • Hunter College, B.A. (Cum Laude) – 1974

Bar Admissions:

  • New York – 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District – 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District – 1978

Notable Decisions:

  • 42nd & 10th Associates LLC, V. Henry Ikezi February 18, 2015, The trial court granted the landlord a judgment of possession after a trial of this summary holdover proceeding. The landlord alleged that the use of the rent stabilized apartment as a hotel via AIRBNB was illegal and therefore the tenant had no right to cure. This was the first time a NYC housing court ruled that the violation by the tenant was not curable.
  • FM United LLC v Wollin – December 22, 2014, Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant based on chronic nonpayment of rent. Tenant initially made Motion to Dismiss claiming renewal lease sent to tenant which parties breached, reinstalled tenancy. Judge denied motion, as landlord had to offer renewal under rent stabilization laws. Since there was a history of of repeated nonpayment proceedings based on chronically late payment and no question of fact, landlord could evict tenant.


  • February 20, 2015 – In a landmark case tried and won by Borah Goldstein, NYC’s Judge Stoller ruled Airbnb violation as non-curable for the first time in the case of 42nd & 10th Associates LLC v. Henry Ikezi . Partner Todd Nahins is quoted in “The New York Post” article ” Rent-stabilized tenant evicted after cashing in on Airbnb“.


  • Apartment Law Insider, Todd Nahins was featured in “Contributor’s Corner” for the January 9, 2014 online newsletter. Mr. Nahins wrote an article about “Avoiding HPD Fines During Extreme Cold” ( Click here to view PDF of article).


  • February 10, 2016 – Mr. Nahins led a New York County Lawyers’ Association program entitled “Should I Host that Traveler? Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding AirBnB”.
  • October 20, 2015 – Partners Todd I. Nahins and Craig M. Notte presented on legal developments regarding AirBnB and short term rentals at Berdon, LLP. The event was co-sponsored by Signature Bank and ClickPay.
  • January 29, 2015 – Senior Partner Todd I. Nahins presented at Real Property Law Section Landlord and Tenant Proceedings CLE Committee Meeting for the NYSBA Annual Meeting.