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Professionalism

A high standard of conduct is expected of all employees in this firm. Professionalism encompasses many values: competence; civility; ethics; integrity; respect for the laws, legal profession, other lawyers, clients and the courts; and a commitment to provide high service.

Integrity

We are ethical, operate with integrity, and are trustworthy. We lead by setting good examples and always striving to keep our word. When we tell a client or a colleague something will get done and in a certain manner, they can count on us!

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Specifically, excellence in the quality, dedication, and competency of our team and in our work product. When clients come to our firm, they are coming because they want the best and we will work to deliver the best!

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We strive to be the best at what we do. We must always stay ahead of our competition and be the firm that people turn to for their legal services in the practice areas we focus on.

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Practice Areas

HOA Law

Our team specializes in representing Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and serving as their general counsel. Our HOA lawyers can handle the enforcement of HOA governing documents, ensuring compliance to avoid expensive lawsuits. Additionally, we provide defense against homeowner lawsuits related to HOA policies and rules.

Co-op Law

As experienced co-op lawyers, we understand the distinctive laws that govern co-ops and understand the challenges they face. We offer innovative solutions to address co-op-related issues and can handle co-op matters including drafting contracts, securing financing, resolving landlord/tenant disputes, advising on policy creation and implementation, and more.

Condo Law

Laws impacting condominiums can be complicated. Our condo lawyers can help! With a strong track record of assisting condos in Long Island, New York City, and the Metropolitan New York area, we provide comprehensive legal support in handling the issues affecting condominiums.

Commercial
Litigation

In legal disputes, individuals and businesses often find themselves entangled with another party. Our commercial litigation lawyers evaluate and represent clients in claims and defenses for various disputes. We handle administrative agencies, alternative dispute resolution, trials, and appeals.

Real Estate Law & Litigation

Real estate transactions are one of the most complex areas of the law. It is crucial to have an attorney with the necessary knowledge and experience to identify contract issues and navigate the process. Our real estate attorneys take the time to understand your transaction and negotiate favorable contract terms for you.

Other Practice
Areas

Our firm also offers services in a variety of other practice areas, including appellate law, construction litigation, and collection and foreclosure of common charges and HOA assessment liens. Our experienced attorneys can provide guidance and representation in these areas to help clients achieve their legal goals.

Locations

Serving Clients Throughout New York

Long Island Office

666 Old Country Road, Suite 412
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516.393.5555

NYC Office

462 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1600
NYC, NY 10018
Phone: 212.485.9400

Syracuse Office

323 James Street, Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13203
Phone: 315.530.1628

Rochester Office

510 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585.608.0750

Buffalo Office

2300 International Drive, Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14221
Phone: 716.400.0617

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Marc Schneider Quoted in New York Times Real Estate Section

by | Feb 20, 2024 | Condominiums,Firm News,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

From the "Ask Real Estate" Section of the New York Times: When a New Condo Building Has Problems, Who Pays to Fix Them? Typically, condo owners are responsible for...

New Flooding Provisions That Must Be Incorporated Into Proprietary Leases

by | Sep 5, 2023 | Co-op Law,Condominiums,Cooperatives,Firm News,Homeowners' Association,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, we are once again writing to you to advise you of another new law that affects Co-ops, landlords (including Condo and HOA Boards), and homeowners who...

Condo Board Can Deny Use of Amenities to Induce Unit-Owners to Pay Up

by | Apr 14, 2023 | Firm News | 0 Comments

When Steve Martin’s hit comedy series about life inside an Upper West Side co-op, Only Murders in the Building, runs its course, here’s fodder for a possible follow-up:...

Why Hire a New York Condo Attorney?

by | Jan 17, 2023 | Condominiums | 0 Comments

Navigating the complexities of condominium governance requires more than just legal know-how; it calls for a clear grasp of New York State Condominium law. Does your...

Board Members Filling A Vacancy in a New York Homeowners Association Can Now Serve the Remainder of the Term of the Seat They Were Appointed To Fill

by | Jan 13, 2023 | Firm News | 0 Comments

The New York State legislature has delivered some good news for New York Homeowners Association (“HOA”) Boards. Most New York Homeowners Associations are governed by...

Electric Vehicle Rights Act, NYC Criminal Background Check Law and E-Bike Concerns 

by | Jan 5, 2023 | Firm News,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

  As we leave 2022 and enter 2023, there are some important developments that Boards and managing agents need to be aware of.  Electric Vehicle Rights Act On...

Marc Schneider quoted in Newsday on Issue with Community Association Fire Rebuilds and Protections

by | Jul 6, 2022 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Sharyn Briller had just sat down to eat a sandwich for lunch on a hot July day when she got a knock at the door. It was a neighbor in the Port Jefferson Station...

Cuomo Amends NY HERO Act

by | Jul 27, 2021 | Co-op Law,Firm News | 0 Comments

On June 11, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law several amendments to the New York HERO Act; a law whose main purpose is to ensure that employers have a plan in place...

Marc H. Schneider quoted in The Real Deal regarding laws that inadvertently affect Co-ops

by | Jun 28, 2021 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Two years after overhauling the state’s rent law, lawmakers made a key correction. The Senate and Assembly this month passed a bill that frees co-ops from the Housing...

Do Co-op and Condo Boards Have to Play COVID Cop?

by | Apr 16, 2021 | Co-op Law,Cooperatives,Firm News | 0 Comments

By: Marc Schneider and Justin Buchel in COVID-19 on March 16, 2021 Laying down the law. As the coronavirus pandemic passes the one-year mark, co-op...

Some Co-ops Eligible for PPP Loans by Marc Schneider

by | Feb 2, 2021 | Firm News | 0 Comments

You may have heard that co-ops can now obtain loans under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as a result of their being included in the new...

Schneider in the news – represents Condo against neighboring catering facility that is operating without the proper permit and making too much noise

by | Oct 8, 2020 | Firm News | 0 Comments

A Jericho banquet hall faces noise complaints as it tries to get a special-use permit to operate as a catering facility. For more than 60 years, the Cotillion at 440...

Refi Prime Time

by | Oct 1, 2020 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Refi Prime Time - Low Rates Come With Closer ScrutinyView

Marc Schneider quoted in the Habitat – “Bricks & Bucks – Building Projects in NYC Co-ops/Condos

by | Aug 27, 2020 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Prior to the pandemic shutdown last March, Donald Einsidler, president of Einsidler Management, was busy helping five different co-ops navigate the refinancing of their...

How to settle property disputes without sawing your neighbor’s garage in half

by | Aug 7, 2020 | Firm News | 0 Comments

If you own where you live — whether it’s a suburban tract house, a farmhouse on 40 acres in Maine or a studio apartment in a New York City co-op —...

Co-ops and Condos Exempt From Preparing a Business Safety Plan

by | Jun 5, 2020 | Firm News | 0 Comments

The confusing signals keep coming. The latest confusion surrounds the Business Safety Plan, a document businesses must prepare as the state moves through its phased...

Directors and Officers Insurance

by | Aug 9, 2019 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Directors and Officers Insurance - Must-Have or Luxury?View

Legal and Legislative Update 2019

by | Jun 7, 2019 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Legal and Legislative Update 2019View

Reasonable Accommodation by Marc H. Schneider at Schneider Buchel LLP, Habitat Magazine

by | Oct 31, 2018 | Co-op Law,Condominiums | 0 Comments

In a case called Hubbard vs. Samson Management, the critical issue was whether a co-op or condo board must offer a free parking space close to the home of a disabled...

Marc H. Schneider appears in Habitat Magazine on the issue of the right to “Quiet Enjoyment” in a Co-op

by | Nov 1, 2017 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Habitat Magazine - "The Sound of Silence is Not Guaranteed"View

“Marc H. Schneider” quoted in article – Indemnity Clauses – What Your Board Needs to Know

by | Aug 1, 2017 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Indemnity ClausesView

“Marc H. Schneider” quoted in the Sunday New York Times Real Estate Section regarding hoarding in Co-ops

by | Jun 30, 2017 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Logistics is a big part of Brendan Keany’s job. As the general manager of Penn South, a sprawling co-op complex with 2,820 apartments in Chelsea, Mr. Keany is used to...

“The Cooperator Expo” 2017

by | Apr 26, 2017 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Can the HOA Limit or Prohibit Election Signage in the Front Yard?

by | Oct 31, 2016 | Homeowners' Association | 0 Comments

This election season is one of the most contentious in recent memory, and Americans are by and large sharply divided on their Presidential candidate allegiance – or,...

What to do When a Resident Doesn’t like Your Co-Ops New Rules

by | Jul 21, 2016 | Cooperatives | 0 Comments

What would you do if a member of your co-op was allowing friends, family members, and guests to stay at their apartment while they were away on long business trips?...

What to Know About New York’s Anti-AirBNB Law

by | Apr 7, 2016 | Real Estate Law | 0 Comments

We likely all know someone who scored a great deal on a far-off getaway using AirBNB.com. The website, which is wildly popular in the U.S. and abroad, helps match...

New York Court Renders Decision on Pivotal Manhattan Condominium Association Case Involving Construction Defects

by | Feb 10, 2016 | Condominiums | 0 Comments

In 2015, the New York Supreme Court ruled against a construction company seeking to escape liability for building-wide defects, premising its argument on the existence...

What’s All the Racket?: Handling Noise Complaints & Setting Sound Guidelines

by | Jan 20, 2016 | Condominiums | 0 Comments

What are the best practices for a condominium association dealing with noise complaints? When it comes to living in a condominium, it is not always easy to...

Lawsuit Filed Alleging Parking Discrimination by Condominium Association

by | Dec 31, 2015 | Condominiums | 0 Comments

How can we ensure ADA compliance within our condominium’s common areas? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1992 and has since undergone...

SUFFOLK COUNTY NO SMOKING LAW OBTAINS FINAL APPROVAL By: Marc H. Schneider, Esq.

by | Dec 9, 2015 | Condominiums,Cooperatives | 0 Comments

As we previously advised you, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously approved legislation prohibiting smoking in all indoor and outdoor common areas of multiple...

Suffolk County Smoking Regulations at Multiple Dwellings – November 30, 2015 by Marc H. Schneider, Esq.

by | Nov 25, 2015 | Cooperatives | 0 Comments

Suffolk County appears to be formalizing the policy that many Co-ops our firm represents already have–to eliminate smoking in the common areas. In fact, many Co-ops our...

“The Cat is out of the Bag” by Marc H. Schneider, Esq.

by | Nov 18, 2015 | Condominiums | 0 Comments

Is it a crime to ignore stray animals as you pass them by? That is what a Staten Island woman named Dorothy Lee tried to argue to a Judge in a Richmond County Civil...

CNYC 35th Annual Housing Conference 11.15.2015

by | Nov 15, 2015 | Firm News | 0 Comments

35th Annual CNYC Housing Conference BrochureView

Dealing with Illegal Hotel Rooms and Short-Term Rentals

by | Nov 5, 2015 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Marc H. Schneider, Esq. was quoted in the Habitat Magazine regarding Dealing with Illegal Hotel Rooms and Short-Term Rentals on November 5, 2015. Click here to view...

The Foreclosure Race – Article

by | Oct 28, 2015 | Firm News | 0 Comments

The Foreclosure Race - Habitat MagView

Spring Landscaping

by | Aug 31, 2015 | Firm News | 0 Comments

View from Long Island - Spring LandscapingDownload

Welcome to our Community Association Law Blog

by | Aug 31, 2015 | Condominiums,Cooperatives,Homeowners' Association | 0 Comments

Welcome to our new blog. We will be periodically posting articles regarding community associations of all types, including condominiums, cooperatives  and homeowners'...

Boards and Community Members Beware: Your Speech May Not Be Protected After All! by Marc H. Schneider, Esq.

by | Aug 31, 2015 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Boards and Community Members Beware: Your Speech May Not Be Protected After All!View

Decision and Order – June 2nd, 2015

by | Jun 2, 2015 | Firm News | 0 Comments

View DecisionView

Inspection of Board Minutes: How We Can Prevent the Minutes from Becoming Hours, Days, Months and Even Years in Legal Battles

by | Apr 28, 2015 | Firm News | 0 Comments

MR Management - Mann Report Management April 2015View

Precedent-Setting Legal Cases

by | Mar 28, 2015 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Condo and co-op communities are governed by an array of legal mechanisms, including state and local laws and the community's own governing documents. Governing...

On The Money Article

by | Mar 25, 2015 | Firm News | 0 Comments

On The Money - HabitatView

CNYC 34th Annual Housing Conference

by | Nov 16, 2014 | Firm News | 0 Comments

CNYC 24th Annual Housing ConferenceView

Smoke ‘Em Out!

by | Sep 28, 2014 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Smoke 'Em Out - MR Management - Mann Report ManagementView

Schneider Mitola featured in Mann Report

by | Jan 28, 2014 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Schneider Mitola LLP - Mann ReportView Issue

CNYC 33rd Annual Housing Conference

by | Nov 17, 2013 | Firm News | 0 Comments

CNYC 33rd Annual Housing ConferenceView

High & Mighty

by | Oct 28, 2013 | Firm News | 0 Comments

There’s nothing worse than being a unit owner in a building and seeing someone on your board breaking a rule and seemingly getting away with it. Some board members...

Leasing Restrictions

by | Aug 31, 2013 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Leasing RestrictionsView

Homeowner Fights At&T Cell Phone Antenna on Roof

by | Jan 24, 2013 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Seven years ago, Jennifer Bambino bought her penthouse apartment at Granada Towers in Long Beach, N.Y. for the views and the rooftop space right outside her living...

Recent Decision After Trial

by | Jan 13, 2013 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Decision 2013Download

Co-op Council Meets Under New Leadership

by | Dec 28, 2012 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Co-op Council Meets Under New LeadershipDownload

CNYC 32nd Annual Housing Conference

by | Nov 11, 2012 | Firm News | 0 Comments

CNYC 32nd Annual Housing ConferenceView

Building on Trust

by | Sep 5, 2012 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Legal Talk · Building on Trust A successful co-op or condo board knows when to trust the experts — and how to protect itself against a violation of that trust. A prime...

CNYC 31st Annual Housing Conference

by | Nov 13, 2011 | Firm News | 0 Comments

CNYC 31st Annual Housing ConferenceView

GNCCC- Council Hears Maintenance Charges Talk

by | Oct 28, 2011 | Firm News | 0 Comments

GNCCC - Council Hears Maintenance Charges Talk View/Download

Pool Resource by Marc Schneider

by | Aug 31, 2011 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Pool ResourceView

NYC Co-op Boards Beware

by | Aug 31, 2011 | Firm News | 0 Comments

NYC Co-op Boards BewareView

Q&A: Candidates and Proxy Ballots

by | Jul 27, 2011 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Q Can the person running for a board position make his own proxy ballot and cast votes for other people? —Electorally Concerned A “The simple answer to both of...

Reasonable Accommodations and “Comfort Pets”

by | Jan 27, 2011 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Mann Report - Reasonable Accommodations and "Comfort Pets"View

Trial Decision – 2010

by | Jul 28, 2010 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Trousdell Decision - 2010View

Q&A: An Unresponsive Board

by | Jul 28, 2010 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Q “What recourse do unit owners have when a board is negligent of their duties? For example, a violation of the bylaws occurs when the board does not inspect common...

Q & A: An Unresponsive Board

by | Jul 27, 2010 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Q “What recourse do unit owners have when a board is negligent of their duties? For example, a violation of the bylaws occurs when the board does not inspect...

How should your board deal with a request for a reasonable accommodation (i.e., a comfort pet)?

by | Dec 3, 2009 | Firm News | 0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/embed/BjRNj39IBR4

Co-op/Condo Pets Controversy: Two Attorneys on Latest Developments

by | Nov 16, 2009 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Nov. 16, 2009 — Given the difficulty of enforcing dog-prohibition policies, what can boards of directors do to control those dogs that are allowed in their buildings?...

BOT Explains Omnipoint Rejection

by | Feb 19, 2009 | Firm News | 0 Comments

The Roslyn News - BOT Explains Omnipoint RejectionDownload

Q & A: Sponsor’s Role in Board Voting

by | Jan 27, 2009 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Q My question is about the co-op’s building sponsor. I understand the building is owned by each shareholder and that they vote in a board to run the corporation....

CNYC 27th Annual Housing Conference

by | Nov 11, 2007 | Firm News | 0 Comments

CNYC 27th Annual Housing ConferenceView

CNYC 26th Annual Housing Conference

by | Nov 12, 2006 | Firm News | 0 Comments

CNYC 26th Annual Housing Conference BrochureDownload

Neighbors By Choice

by | Jun 10, 2005 | Firm News | 0 Comments

Neighbors By Choice - Newsday ArticleView

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