The Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein

Since 1977, the Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein has been representing and assisting people and businesses in all matters.

Admitted to practice in New York and the federal courts (Southern and Eastern District) as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. Probstein is special counsel to law firms in Los Angeles and New York, as well as operating his own practice in Nassau County. In addition, he serves as a Part 137 Arbitrator on attorney/client fee disputes and as an Arbitrator in Small Claims, District Court, Nassau County. A qualified Part 36 Guardian, Attorney, etc. in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, he is also a registered attorney with the New York State Department of Labor for Unemployment Insurance claims and an accredited attorney for claims for veterans’ benefits before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Mr. Probstein has performed pro bono work for the Volunteer Lawyers Project - Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, Inc., The Safe Center (formerly the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence) and the Nassau County Bar Association, where he is also a member of the Lawyers Assistance Program Committee and the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Maligno Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award. Currently, he is President of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce.

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This is a familiar fact pattern. A parent transfers family home to joint ownership with new wife. At death of parent, the children claim undue influence. Perhaps, the answer is for the parent to just transfer a life estate to the new wife, unless the intention is not to leave the property to the children. Mastrantoni v Mancini, 2019 NY Slip Op 02698, Decided on April 10, 2019, Appellate Division, Second Department: “The plaintiff commenced…
This is a familiar fact pattern. A parent transfers family home to joint ownership with new wife. At death of parent, the children claim undue influence. Perhaps, the answer is for the parent to just transfer a life estate to the new wife, unless the intention is not to leave the property to the children. Mastrantoni v Mancini, 2019 NY Slip Op 02698, Decided on April 10, 2019, Appellate Division, Second Department: “The plaintiff commenced…
If you suffer from mental illness, does it mean you are incapable of parenting your children? Would the result have been different if this was a custody matter and not a neglect proceeding? Matter of Jonefe R. v. Denise T., NYLJ April 12, 2019 , Date filed: 2019-03-27, Court: Family Court, Bronx, Judge: Judge Sarah P. Cooper: “On June 7, 2018, ACS filed petitions against Denise T. [hereinafter the “Respondent”] alleging that she neglected the…
A real case of family feud. Matthews v. Matthews, NYLJ April 11, 2019 ,  Date filed: 2019-03-01, Court: Supreme Court, Kings,  Judge: Justice Richard Velasquez, Case Number: 501041/2018: This action concerns real property in Kings County located at 212 Weirfield Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (herein after “premises”). The plaintiff in this action has made a claim of deed fraud against the defendant. The defendant is plaintiff’s aunt and the plaintiff’s deceased fathers’ sister. The following…
For NYC tenants, this case has a happy ending for the dog owner because even though she failed to prove it was a support animal, the landlord failed to abide by the 3 month limitation of Section 27-2009.1(b) of the Administrative Code and thus waived the no-pet clause. Westchester Gardens L.P. v Vargas 2019 NY Slip Op 29058, Decided on March 5, 2019, Civil Court Of The City Of New York, Bronx ,County Weissman, J: “In…
Here, desperate property owners made a bad deal with false promises and now seek  to impose a constructive trust on certain real property, to set aside a deed, and to recover damages for fraud, Reece v SHC Equities, LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op 02571, Decided on April 3, 2019, Appellate Division, Second Department: The plaintiffs were joint owners of real property located in Brooklyn which was encumbered by certain mortgages securing debts incurred by the…
Here, desperate property owners made a bad deal with false promises and now seek  to impose a constructive trust on certain real property, to set aside a deed, and to recover damages for fraud, Reece v SHC Equities, LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op 02571, Decided on April 3, 2019, Appellate Division, Second Department: The plaintiffs were joint owners of real property located in Brooklyn which was encumbered by certain mortgages securing debts incurred by the…
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v Lefkowitz, 2019 NY Slip Op 02584, Decided on April 3, 2019, Appellate Division, Second Department: “On May 12, 2015, the plaintiff commenced this action to foreclose the mortgage. The defendant interposed an answer asserting several affirmative defenses, including the statute of limitations and the plaintiff’s lack of standing. Thereafter, the defendant moved for summary judgment dismissing the complaint insofar as asserted against him on the grounds that the action was…