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Albany Landlord Tenant Disputes

Commercial Landlord Tenant Dispute Lawyers

Commercial Eviction Attorneys that Know the Capital Region

Hacker Murphy attorneys have been providing individuals and businesses throughout New York with the sound advice, quality client service and vigorous representation they demand for decades. In our landlord-tenant practice, we assist commercial property owners and tenants with a full range of matters, including:

  • Commercial evictions
  • Breach of lease agreement lawsuits
  • Rent collections
  • Negotiation of commercial leases
  • Summary (expedited) eviction proceedings
  • Real estate tax reduction claims

We enjoy a reputation for excellence in our business and commercial law practice. Our founding partner, James Hacker, has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” consistently since 2009 for his knowledge and consistent results in commercial litigation.

Landlords: Avoid Costly Damages

Self-help — including eviction or taking back property on your own — is a dangerous choice for landlords.

Landlords that violate New York law may be liable to pay tenants triple damages if an eviction is later determined unlawful.

If you need to evict a tenant quickly, we can pursue a lawful eviction through summary proceeding under Article 7 of the NYS Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law (RPAPL). Article 7 provides an expedited method to evict tenants who have defaulted on their lease. The landlord may sue for past due rent in addition to seeking a lawful eviction. If the lease calls for accelerated rent, an action must be commenced in Supreme Court, New York’s trial level court. Our attorneys have extensive experience in Article 7 summary proceedings, accelerated rent actions in Supreme Court, and other landlord-tenant matters that may affect your rights.

Contact Us

Our knowledgeable legal team handles dispute resolution cases, such as:

Convenient appointments, including evenings and weekends, are available upon request.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced landlord-tenant dispute attorneys in our Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs offices, call (518) 284-3183 or contact us online.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.

  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.