Deborah B. Koplovitz is a shareholder in Anderson Kill's New York office and is co-chair of the Cooperative and Condominium Law Group. She concentrates her practice in real estate litigation and general representation of condominiums, cooperatives and sponsors. She has handled housing discrimination claims, construction issues and sponsor-defect cases, vendor disputes, corporate governance issues, foreclosure matters, hoarding cases, alteration disputes, lease and bylaw defaults, and noise complaints, to name a few.
In addition to the specialized areas pertaining to cooperatives and condominiums, Deborah is also a zealous advocate for her clients in all areas of commercial litigation, such as legal malpractice prosecution and defense, civil rights issues, partnerships and business disputes, and representation of foreign sovereigns and their heads of state.
Deborah is recognized for her sound judgment and advice in the cooperative and condominium field, and is regularly quoted in The New York Times, Habitat Magazine, and The Cooperator. In addition, she also regularly lectures in the areas pertaining to cooperatives and condominiums, with a particular emphasis in the areas of housing discrimination.
Deborah is also a trained mediator, focusing on community-style mediation, and is the founder of Anderson Kill's Co-op and Condo Mediation Center.
Deborah is fluent in German and Norwegian, and proficient in French.
New York City Bar Association; Committee member, The Brotherhood Synagogue's Interfaith Committee; Member, Real Estate Board of New York; Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).
Defense of boards, their officers and directors in lawsuits claiming breach of fiduciary duty, waste, fraud, negligence, property damage, and breach of contract
Prosecution and defense of employment and housing discrimination claims under New York State, City and Federal laws
Defense of legal malpractice claims, claims that a plaintiff’s federal civil rights have been violated, and in wrongful conviction and false imprisonment cases
Representation of outdoor advertising companies and buildings in administrative proceedings and in court with respect to alleged violations of the New York City Administrative Code
Representation of purchasers and sellers of cooperative and condominium apartments and seller of multimillion-dollar commercial real property
Representation of purchaser of condominium unit in dispute against sponsor for return of contract deposit
Representation of condominium boards in claims against sponsors for construction defects
Prosecution and defense of shareholder and election disputes
Representation of foreign heads of state in U.S. contract dispute
Representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings
Representation of cooperatives and condominiums in the sale/license of hallway space and common areas
Representation of licensors and licensees for use and access to adjacent property for purposes of Local Law 11 work
Advise companies on compliance with U.S. Treasury regulations, New York State Attorney General Regulations, New York State Public Service Law, the New York State Public Service Commission Regulations, and the New York City Administrative Code
Prosecution and defense of foreclosure actions
Commercial leasing and buyouts
Chen v. Ma, 2013 44457607 (S.D.N.Y 2013)
Green Apple Management Corp. v. Aronis, 95 A.D. 3d 826 (2nd Dept. 2012)
J-Mar Service Center, Inc. v. Mahoney, Connor & Hussey, 45 A.D. 3d 809 (2nd Dept. 2007)
Madison Park Owner LLC v. Schneiderman, 93 A.D. 3d 555 (1st Dept. 2012)
Mazzocchi v. Windsor Owners Corp., 2013 WL 5295089 (S.D.N.Y. 2013)
Rogowsky v. McGarry, 55 A.D. 3d 815 (2nd Dept. 2008)
Sash v. Rosahn, 2011 WL 6091571 (2d Cir. 2011)