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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In this case, an investor company bought the property after the homeowner defaulted but before the foreclosure action was begun. Citimortgage, Inc. v Etienne, 2019 NY Slip Op 03564, Decided on May 8, 2019, Appellate Division, Second Department: “Turning to the merits, OKL contends that the Supreme Court should not have awarded the plaintiff summary judgment because the plaintiff failed to establish, prima facie, that it gave proper notice to the borrower in strict accordance…
In this case, an investor company bought the property after the homeowner defaulted but before the foreclosure action was begun. Citimortgage, Inc. v Etienne, 2019 NY Slip Op 03564, Decided on May 8, 2019, Appellate Division, Second Department: “Turning to the merits, OKL contends that the Supreme Court should not have awarded the plaintiff summary judgment because the plaintiff failed to establish, prima facie, that it gave proper notice to the borrower in strict accordance…
In this case: “Plaintiffs bring claims under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1983 (the “Rehabilitation Act”), 29 U.S.C. § 794, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq., alleging that Defendant “failed to protect J.L. from the repeated and frequent bullying which occurred because of his disability on the schools’ premises” (“Count One” and “Count Two,” respectively). (Compl. ¶¶ 42-60.) Plaintiffs also bring a variety of common-law claims,…
As seen recently in the commercial lease area, the parties can agree to waive a commercial tenant’s right to bring a Yellowstone injunction; but with residential lease,s the warranty of habitability is absolute. HAMEROFF v. SWAMINATHAN, 2019 NY Slip Op 50875 – NY: Appellate Term, 2nd Dept. May 31, 2019: “A valid lease may qualify as documentary evidence within the meaning of CPLR 3211(a)(1) (see Sunset Cafe, Inc. v Mett’s Surf & Sports Corp., 103
RPAPL 881 provides: When an owner or lessee seeks to make improvements or repairs to real property so situated that such improvements or repairs cannot be made by the owner or lessee without entering the premises of an adjoining owner or his lessee, and permission so to enter has been refused, the owner or lessee seeking to make such improvements or repairs may commence a special proceeding for a license so to enter pursuant to…
August 2 on Chamber Chatter, Mark Snider is joined by Andrew Lamkin – President of the Plainview Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce and owner of the Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, Jenny Jorge – President of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of Operation for Gala Foods Supermarkets, and Jon Probstein – President of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce and owner of the Law Offices of Jon Michael Probstein. A production of…
Here I am with a student I mentored this year. One of the volunteer opportunities for Nassau County Bar Association members is to become a Student Mentor. Student Mentors provide valuable adult guidance and serve as a role model for at-risk middle school students in one-on-one sessions at a local middle school. The commitment is twice a month for less than an hour, but the rewards you receive are immeasurable. Mentors are always in demand.…
Here I am with a student I mentored this year. One of the volunteer opportunities for Nassau County Bar Association members is to become a Student Mentor. Student Mentors provide valuable adult guidance and serve as a role model for at-risk middle school students in one-on-one sessions at a local middle school. The commitment is twice a month for less than an hour, but the rewards you receive are immeasurable. Mentors are always in demand.…
An interesting note to this case: the wife’s lawyers withdrew as counsel after the trial court denied the application for additional interim counsel fees. It was the law firm who appealed as a “non-party appellant” and the court held that “the law firm is aggrieved by the order on appeal despite the fact that the relief the law firm sought in the alternative was granted (see RCI Plumbing Corp. v Turner Towers Tenant Corp.,
An interesting note to this case: the wife’s lawyers withdrew as counsel after the trial court denied the application for additional interim counsel fees. It was the law firm who appealed as a “non-party appellant” and the court held that “the law firm is aggrieved by the order on appeal despite the fact that the relief the law firm sought in the alternative was granted (see RCI Plumbing Corp. v Turner Towers Tenant Corp.,