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.

The Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein Blogs

Latest from The Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein

Now the court deals with healing the strained relationship between the father, who was false accused of abuse, and the children. To get a better idea of the severity of the false accusations by the mother and some of her behavior which occurred during the trial, read the factual portion of this case. L.S. v. E.C., NYLJ October 04, 2019,  Date filed: 2019-09-03,  Court: Family Court, Bronx Judge: Judge Ariel Chesler, Case Number: 199451: “It…
Here the mother falsely accused the father of sexual abuse of the 10 year old, one of the two children, the other being 7. L.S. v. E.C., NYLJ October 04, 2019,  Date filed: 2019-09-03,  Court: Family Court, Bronx Judge: Judge Ariel Chesler, Case Number: 199451: “The mother’s written summation argues she should be granted sole custody and the father given supervised visitation. In contrast, the father’s summation asserts the mother has alienated him from the…
By October 9, 2019, all employers must conduct interactive sexual harassment prevention training with all current employees. New employees should be trained as quickly as possible. Sexual harassment prevention training MUST be completed at least once per year. Employers may choose to use model training developed by the NY Department of Labor; however, to satisfy the “interactive” requirement, employers must engage employees with questions and must answer questions from participants.  The Department of Labor provides free resources here: https://www.labor.ny.gov/immigrants/sexual-harassment-prevention.shtm
The facts: “On October 29, 2004, nonparty Solomon Forman borrowed the sum of $333,700 from nonparty Quicken Loans, Inc., and executed a promissory note evidencing the loan. As security for the obligation, Solomon Forman and his wife, the defendant Ann Forman (hereinafter the defendant), delivered a mortgage on certain real property located in Hauppauge (hereinafter the subject property) to nonparty Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting as nominee for Quicken Loans, Inc. The subject property…
NYC 4900 HOLDINGS LLC v. SIAD, 2019 NY Slip Op 51517 – NY: Appellate Term, 1st Dept. 2019: “We find unavailing tenant’s assertion that her former attorney lacked actual authority to enter into the December 21, 2017, two-attorney, so-ordered stipulation settling the underlying holdover summary proceeding. “Assuming arguendo that [the attorney] lacked the real authority to do so, as a matter of law, [he was] certainly clothed with apparent authority and the [landlord] reasonably relied…
What is the decrease in value of an apartment infested with mice, cockroaches and badly in need of repairs? Sheridan 1511 LLC v. Fofana, NYLJ October 02, 2019, ate filed: 2019-09-11, Court: Civil Court,  Judge: Judge Diane Lutwak, Case Number: 32176/2018: “Accordingly, for the 19-month period from February 2018 through August 2019 Respondent is entitled to a 25 percent  abatement of the rent due to the unresolved infestation of mice. For the 13-month period from…
Emigrant Bank v Brown, 2019 NY Slip Op 06746, Decided on September 25, 2019, Appellate Division, Second Department: “In 2008, the defendant Eldwyn Brown executed a promissory note in the principal amount of $270,000, secured by a mortgage executed by Brown and the defendant Judy Purcell (hereinafter together the borrowers). The borrowers defaulted in making the mortgage payment due November 1, 2011, and all payments due thereafter. In December 2013, the plaintiff commenced this action…
After an eviction in Housing Court and NYC Marshall, the tenant sued the landlord’s counsel for damages (“On the summons application form annexed to the complaint, Plaintiff wrote that Defendant violated the “rules that govern the courts, unlawful eviction, fraudulent petition holdover, fraudulent deed, theft of property, destruction of property.” With regards to the property damage claim, Plaintiff alleges that Defendant “stole his property and used an ax and bar bell to destroy the entire…
The real estate contract typically states a closing date “on or about” but there is no “time is of the essence” clause. Thereafter, either Seller or Buyer is not ready to close. That is when a a “time is of the essence” letter giving notice that the closing on the property must take place by a certain date. DILAURO v. Johns, 2019 NY Slip Op 32328, (Supreme Court, Kings County, July 22, 2019): “Further, the…