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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ALONI v. Oliver, 2021 NY Slip Op 50069 – NY: Appellate Term, 1st Dept. January 29, 2021: “Petitioner’s motion for summary judgment of possession should have been granted. The summary judgment record conclusively establishes that respondent was a licensee whose license to occupy the cooperative apartment he shared with petitioner, the sole proprietary lessee, was revoked by petitioner (see RPAPL 713[7]). No issue of fact was raised by respondent as to whether he had any…
Wilson v. PBM, LLC, 2021 NY Slip Op 593 – NY: Appellate Div., 2nd Dept. February 3, 2021: “The plaintiff is an African-American male who was employed by the defendant PBM, LLC, doing business as Perfect Building Maintenance Corp. (hereinafter PBM), as a porter and freight elevator operator from 2002 until termination of his employment in August 2014. PBM is a privately held company that provides janitorial and related services to single- and multi-tenant properties…
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 LANGDOC v. Warden, 2021 NY Slip Op 21009 – NY: City Court, Cohoes January 25, 2021: “The tenants took possession of the apartment on November 15, 2018. The lease, by its terms, created a month to month tenancy. Further, the lease provided either party could terminate the lease upon thirty days’ written notice. On or about May 29, 2020, the landlord served the tenants with a notice to vacate the apartment by July 1, 2020.…
The State of New York on December 28, 2020, enacted the “COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020” (L 2020, Ch 381), (the “Act”).  Part A, § 8(a)(ii) of the Act further provides “In any eviction proceeding, if the tenant provides a hardship declaration to the petitioner, the court, or an agent of the petitioner or the court, prior to the execution of the warrant, the execution shall be stayed until at least May…
Allstate Ins. Co. v. EDELWEISS OF NYC, INC., 2021 NY Slip Op 50054 – NY: City Court, Civil Court January 28, 2021: “…. Ahuva Ehrenfeld (AE) was driving to school on the morning of January 18, 2018, AE was driving her parents’ car between 9 and 10 am in the morning. The car was a 2015 Honda Odyssey. AE was driving on the service lane by Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn. AE was driving at approximately…
The first sentence of this decision says it all – this case deals with a security deposit and while at first glance, one may think that the cost of litigating this would be more than the security deposit itself; however, when seeking double damages under the new security deposit laws, the amount in dispute can become significant. Eisner v. ZAIM, 2021 NY Slip Op 30221 – NY: Supreme Court January 22, 2021: “Background This case…
  With an at-will employment, New York “neither recognizes a tort of wrongful discharge nor requires good faith in an at-will employment relationship” (Matter of De Petris v Union Settlement Assn., 86 NY2d 406, 410 [1995], citing Murphy v American Home Prods. Corp., 58 NY2d 293 [1983]). The employer could discharge the employee for any reason, absent discrimination, etc. But fast food workers in New York City now have new rights effective this summer.…