Richard Shore is counsel in our Affordable Housing and Real Estate practice. Richard has over a decade of experience in complex commercial litigation, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance, and government investigations. Richard has experience representing a wide variety of parties, including but not limited to multinational corporations, developers, owners, contractors, and tenant groups in real estate, corporate, and securities litigations, governmental investigations, and regulatory compliance matters.
I focus on complex commercial disputes and regulatory compliance, with a particular focus on real estate and cooperative and condominium law. I have extensive experience with the Martin Act—New York’s blue sky law, the New York Executive Law, and the rent stabilization laws governing residential properties. I handle litigations, government investigations, dispute resolution, and regulatory compliance matters.
I continuously rely on the experience I gained as an assistant attorney general in the enforcement section of the Real Estate Finance Bureau at the New York State Attorney General’s Office. In that role, I led complex investigations and enforcement proceedings under the New York’s Business Corporation Law, General Business Law, and the Executive Law. I issued subpoenas, took testimony, drafted litigation papers, and appeared in state court in proceedings involving various real estate matters on behalf of the State of New York. My experience as a government regulator is coupled with nearly a decade of experience in private practice handling dispute resolutions, litigating in New York State and federal courts, appearing before arbitration tribunals, and conducting internal investigations for private companies to avoid litigation.
As the New York housing market adjusts to the sweeping changes in rent and conversion laws, developers, landlords, and tenants will need to rely on increasingly specialized counsel to understand and navigate their rights and legal obligations in the new environment. Creative thinking and cooperation among government agencies, tenants, and landlords will be necessary for all parties to succeed in the new environment. Unfortunately, collaboration is often difficult, and parties will resort to the courts for resolution of issues, and government will use its vast enforcement powers to ensure new laws are followed. I stand ready to represent my clients on these matters. Owners and developers would also be wise to review their internal practices and policies to ensure they are complying with new laws and regulations, especially in light of the increased resources being provided to State government enforcement agencies. I look forward to working with my clients on best practices to avoid litigation and government scrutiny.
Affordable Housing Finance | August 08, 2019
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Seattle University School of Law, J.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A.
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York