Todd I. Nahins
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.
- Residential Non-Payment Proceedings
- Residential Holdover Proceedings
- Commercial Non-Payment & Holdover Proceedings
- Western New England College School of Law, J.D. – 1977
- Hunter College, B.A. (Cum Laude) – 1974
- New York – 1978
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District – 1978
- U.S. District Court, Southern District – 1978
- 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 26, 2015 – ” Judge Rules Rental of Unit on Airbnb was Profiteering“. Landmark Airbnb case won by Borah Goldstein featured in “New York Law Journal” article.
- February 23, 2015 – “Crain’s New York” references landmark Airbnb case won by Borah Goldstein in the article ” Airbnb foes, Related delight in first site-related eviction“.
- February 21, 2015 – ” Attorney who won landmark eviction case is flooded with queries from landlords“, senior partner Todd Nahins’ comments on Airbnb landmark win featured in “The Real Deal”.
- February 21, 2015 – Todd Nahins is quoted in “The New York Post” commenting on effect of firm’s landmark Airbnb decision in ” Landlords planning more evictions after Airbnb ruling“.
- February 20, 2015 – ” Judge evicts rent-stabilized Airbnb host in landmark decision“. Mr. Nahins is quoted in “The Real Deal”.
- 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“.
- January 2015 – “Landlord v. Tenant” – FM United v. Wollin decision is digested in ” Landlord Can Evict Tenant for Nonpayment of Rent“.
- “ Fighting a No-Pets Eviction With Doctors’ Notes and a Federal Suit”, July 28, 2014, The New York Times, partner Todd I. Nahins is quoted.
- ” Judge Imposes Sanctions for ‘Pattern of Misconduct’“, July 7, 2014, New York Law Journal, Todd I. Nahins is quoted.
Todd Nahins’ article ” The Continuing Saga of Illegal Transient Occupancy” was published in the Contributors’ Corner section of the July 2016 issue of Apartment Law Insider.
- Todd Nahins’ article, “ Owners Can Have Success Against Illegal Transient Occupancies ” was published in the attached April 2015 issue of the New “York Housing Journal”.
- 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).
- Apartment Law Insider, Todd I. Nahins was featured in “Contributor’s Corner” for the April 4, 2014 online newsletter. Todd wrote a piece about “Dealing with Delays in Housing Court” ( click here to access the link).
- Apartment Law Insider, Todd I. Nahins was featured in “Contributor’s Corner” for the January 9, 2014 online newsletter. Todd wrote an article about “Avoiding HPD Fines During Extreme Cold” ( Click here to view PDF of article)
- July 19, 2016 – Mr. Nahins presented on illegal transient occupancy at an Apartment Law Insider seminar. See highlights: Short-Term Rental Laws in NYC: In Brief; Lease Riders: Forbidding Short-Term Rentals; To catch an Illegal Subletter; Practical Tips: Stay on Top of Illegal Short-Term Rental;
- 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.
- October 16, 2015 – Todd I. Nahins presented at the New York County NYCLA Lawyers’ Association, Jack Newton Lerner Landlord-Tenant Practice Institute.
- 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.