- Cooperative and Condominium Law Attorney | Anderson Kill P.C.

Deborah B. Koplovitz

Shareholder
New York

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.

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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).

Representative Matters

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

Representative Cases

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)

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When Can COVID-19 Protective Measures Trigger Discrimination Claims?
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | April 27, 2020
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New Ways to Enforce Coronavirus Safety Measures in Your Condo Coop
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | April 03, 2020
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Coronavirus Containment: The Board's Role
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | March 25, 2020
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Rules and Regulations Since 2018 - New Policies for Co-op and Condo Boards
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | February 26, 2019
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New Online Bedbug History Report to HPD
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | February 25, 2019
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New Law for Providing Stove Knob Covers
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | February 25, 2019
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Multi-Family Conservation Program Compliance Deadline
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | February 25, 2019
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New Mandatory Gas Piping System Inspection Once Every Five Years
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | February 25, 2019
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Mandatory Parking Garage Inspections Coming in New York
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | February 25, 2019
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Rejecting Purchase Applications
Habitat Magazine | December 03, 2018
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Anderson Kill Launches Co-op and Condo Mediation Center
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | October 24, 2018
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Rejecting Purchase Applications
Habitat Magazine | October 03, 2018
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Sexual Harassment in Housing: Co-Op and Condo Boards Can Be Liable
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | June 20, 2018
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When sorry just won't cut it ... in and damnum will
Habitat Magazine | November 01, 2017
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Is Your Status as an Additional Insured ... Secured?
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | October 31, 2017
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Seeking Indemnification? Avoid Overreach
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | October 31, 2017
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Careful What You Email - It Could Be a Binding Contract
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | September 22, 2017
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The perfect condo?
Queens Ledger | July 05, 2017
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Is Sexual Orientation Protected by Title VII?
Employment Law Insider & Alert | May 02, 2017
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Building Defects - Who Pays?
Habitat Magazine | November 07, 2016
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Avoiding Disability Conflicts While Replacing an Elevator
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | November 03, 2016
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Addressing Residents' Renovation Requests

CNYC 39th Annual Housing Conference

November 17, 2019  |  New York, NY
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Hot Topics in Cooperatives & Condominiums 2019

New York City Bar

March 25, 2019  |  New York, NY
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The FHA at 50: Fair Housing from the Civil Rights Era to Today

Lawline

November 29, 2018  |  New York, NY
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Labor Law & Real Estate Attorneys Address NYS & NYC Employer Sexual Harassment Laws

The New York Association of Realty Managers

September 12, 2018  |  New York, NY
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The Fair Housing Amendments Webinar

Lawline

September 11, 2017  |  New York, NY
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Discrimination Claims and How to Comply With the Law

Anderson Kill and The Ferrara Management Group

November 04, 2016  |  Armonk, NY
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Licensing Agreements Habitat Magazine
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2018
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2018
The Perfect Fit Habitat magazine
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Dec
2017
Ensuring Insurance Habitat magazine
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2017
Dangerous Window Boxes The New York Times, Real Estate Section
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Unfixing "Fixed" Costs Habitat Magazine
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Show Me the Money The Cooperator
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Where a Sidewalk Ends The New York Times, Real Estate Section
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Repairing Balconies The New York Times, Real Estate Section

EDUCATION

Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
Fellowship - Dennis J. Block Center for The Study of International Law
Carswell Scholar
Washington University, A.B., universali cum honore
Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York

COURT ADMISSIONS

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.