I was only a month-and-a-half late on my rent in a building in which I'd been a responsible tenant for over fifteen years, when a law firm representing my landlord served me papers, then two weeks later a notice to appear in court. But (thank God!) through a series of contacts I was steered to Ms. LoGuidice and her firm for guidance. From the initial interview with her associate, Shaina Weissman, then later that day with Robin, I was immediately struck with the sense that they really cared... that they wanted to help me. Well it turned out that sense was more than well-founded for after their appearances in court for me and dealing with the opposition which would've eaten me alive (I'm 71 and out of work with very few options at present, and never, ever in a situation like this before) Robin came through on my behalf with flying colors. In addition to not having to deal with the opposition (which to me was huge in itself) I was awarded a six month rent waiver enabling me to compile a little bit extra, thanks to my Social Security, and ultimately to relocate with time to spare. But again, almost as much as the monetary gain (which to me was obviously considerable) it was the reassuring kindness displayed all the way through the process that made it stress-free. In short, I wasn't dealing with lawyers I was dealing with people. I highly recommend Robin LoGuidice to anyone dealing with landlords, and I surely will spread the word with people I know.
Robin LoGuidice and her partner Bob Grimble were recommended to me when I was served papers by unscrupulous landlords who bought my building in order to flip it. These landlords were using aggressive methods to try to evict me from my rent regulated apartment . Robin and Bob took on my case and I'm very pleased that we won after a little over 1 year. They were professional, kind, and always many steps ahead of me when it came to the law and what they predicted the landlords would do to try and win their case. They advised me when to be proactive, and what my rights were, many which I would not have known otherwise if I had taken my case to the DHCR. They were also realistic in what I could expect as an outcome. In the end, I couldn't be happier with the final ruling. I got to stay in my apartment, got some repairs made, and my lease was awarded to me at the legal rent. Other tenants in the building who hired counsel (for other issues) were not as happy with their results. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Guy
The tenants in my building formed a Tenants Association in 2003, and hired Robin LoGuidice as our attorney. She helped us organize (get a NY State Tax ID, a Bank account, and submit as relevant forms for a legal association). Robin, and her partner, Robert Gimble, successfully led us through two "rent strikes" against two different landlords. I was the President of the TA for 12 years, and dealt with Robin on a continual basis. She is a terrific advocate for her clients. Fierce and tenacious, with good humor, is a way i describe her. And, she does not "sugar-coat".....you are told what actions are required, and what it takes to be successful in any legal action. She is our counsel today, summer 2015, for another petition regarding our Landlord renting commercial space to two restaurants on the ground floor of our building. Because of Robin, our building went from a dirty firetrap, with real code violations that threatened our very existence, to a clean, well run walk-up tenement that we are proud to live in. I do not hesitate to recommend Robin to any client seeking a strong advocate for their case.
Posted by a client
I have used Robin twice personally with SUCESS. RESULTS are what matters. I have recommended her to family and friends. I also know people in my building who have used her and had much success against the landlord in two rent strikes. Both as a collective and individually she has had success in registering rent stabilized apartments, winning back rent, settlements, and getting work done for the building. We are now battling a restaurant going in under our apartment with both the community board and state liquor authority and she has gone in full force and I cannot be more pleased with her tenacity, communication and transparency. Not to mention her sense of humor. Even in the face of Big Money she does not shy away, she goes in for the kill. I LOVE working with her and highly recommend her!!!!!!
Posted by Susanne
Robin LoGuidice is an outstanding attorney as well as an exceptional human being.
I have known Robin for over 10 years. For a number of years she helped me with a harassment case involving my former landlord. She was extremely knowledgeable and saved me countless hours of work. She explained complicated legal jargon with laymen terms. She alleviated tremendous stress during times when my safety was in question. She was and continues to be concerned with my welfare.
Recently I hired her again for a matrimonial matter. Again, Robin proved to be extremely knowledgeable not only about general matrimonial law but about all the recent NYS changes in legislature.
She is professional, efficient, helpful, understanding and very kind. I HIGHLY recommended her. I would send my closest family members to her. She has never once let me down during the 10+ year I have known her and during the times I retained her as an attorney. I recommend Robin LoGuidice without reserve.
Susanne V. Hughes Manhattan, NY
Posted by a client
Her and her partner Robert spent 3 years basically working on our case pretty much expecting a large settlement and had no interest in litigating our case. They were discourteous when we tried to contact them, lied to us about the progress of the case, didnt show up to court appearances leaving us to handle adjournments for them on top of so many more mistakes that harmed our case. After 3.5 years of working on our case they got us the same settlement offer that the other side offered us in the beginning but they would be paid in full for their trumped up bills. When we didn't take it Grimble and LoGudice moved quickly to sue us for back fees frankly they didn't earn or deserve. In our last meeting Robert admitted that they hadn't worked on the Discovery that the other side asked for 3 years accusing us of not answering questions on it that even Robin pointed out that was their part. On top of everything theynwere never able to win any repair or problems in court while we lived in substandard conditions that the landlord would not remedy because they were trying to force us out by harrassment. Robert and robin never helped our problem and when I set up a housing court hearing to repair these problems they neglected to show up leaving us defenseless. They caused us financial losses to the other side because they mismanaged our rent to the landlord who defrauded us out of a couple months rent and almost lost our case in the process. They blamed us in this situation just like they blame us for their constant lack of oversight. I would never refer these 2 to anyone, they only care about themselves and lack true professionalism as lawyers.
Posted by a Landlord & Tenant client
I had the worst experience with Robin Loguidice. Took my case ( new landlord was suing me to try to get me out of my rent stabalized apartment) and kept adjourning for over 2 years. Had a court date a bit after and I showed up but was told my case was adjourned once again as Ms. Loguidice couldn't make it because she hurt her foot in the subway. I called her office to leave a message and she was there - a few blocks from the courthouse! After I confronted her I received bills charging me double the hourly rate in her retainer. I received e-mails and bills by mail all with different amounts that she said I owed, even though she wrote a letter with the right amounts to my landlord's attorney. There is more that is too complicated to explain, but she constantly lied.
Posted by a Landlord & Tenant client
Robin was very nice at the beginning when I hired her. She seemed focused and generally concerned with the nature of my landlord tennant case, for the first month. It's been well over a year, and depositions have been missed, important dates have been missed. She gives verbal advice to matters pertaining to the case, then quickly retracts her statements. Most of the time, I felt like she worked for the opposing side. In the last year that I have been her client, the only thing I ever recieve from her, are her trumped up bills. I still do not have a lease, or are the other parties we are suing being held accountable for what some would say were criminal activities against me over a year ago. It has been an aweful experience with her firm. I do not reccomend her or Robert Grimble.
Posted by a Landlord & Tenant client
Robin represents me in an ongoing claim against my landlord. She is a tenacious litigator. Totally not fazed by my deep pocketed landlord's big firm's lawyers and their shtick.
No matter how the case gets resolved I know there is no lawyer I could have done better with.
Posted by Dave
Robin LoGuidice, of Grimble & LoGuidice LLC, is one of those rare finds that brings knowledge, experience,tenacity, patience and compassion to her client and the law.
As a litigator she faces down some of the most unscrupulous landlords and lawyers on behalf of her clients. If a landlord wants your apartment, she will keep you in your home. Robin has seen every owners trick and scheme used to get a tenant out of their apartment. Her skill as a wordsmith and respect of the judges allow her to always prevails for her client.
I know, I was faced with an owner who was emptying the tenants from my building. I wanted to stay in my home of many years. Robin LoGuidice kept me there at little cost to me for over THREE years while the owner tried everything eh could legally do to get my apartment for himself. Then, I would like to believe, the hand of god kindled a fire in the building.
There was a mysterious fire in the building, in the apartment below mine, that forced me out in the cold. Robin made them repair my apartment, make the building habitable and put back into a new renovated apartment.
The other tenants with lawyers lost their apartments simply because they did not have Robin. Robin was tenacious in protecting my interests and I was left as the only tenant in the building. The owner wanting an empty building to gut and rebuild, but was forced by Robin to give me a generous buyout, which I used to buy my own condo.
I had an opportunity to sit in court during the six years Robin represented me and see some of her other clients appear in cases unrelated to mine. In fact in the last few years I have recommended her to friends of mine in New York who she successfully represented.
Some of these cases and other clients I saw and told me about some extraordinary events. In one case, about 90 tenants in an apartment building with no heat, hot water or any services for two years are struggling through a cold winter. She got a judge to take control of the building away from the owner and have a manager appointed by the court restore the building and all essential services. Lives were saved that winter.
Robin LoGuidice was recently described by a judge in NY County as" one of the most competent experienced litigators and most tenacious client advocate that has come before this court". This remark was made within a motion for attorneys fees (paid to Robin) by the losing side. In some cases when you win Robin compels the losing attorney to pay your legal fees.
Anybody that has anything negative to say about her simply has an agenda and is not worthy of your time or respect.
You can not do any better than Robin LoGuidice if you need an Attorney for Landlord Tenant, you are hurt or Injured by someone or something or even Matrimonial problems.