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Jeffrey Bruce Gold

Jeffrey Gold’s Answers

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  • Do I need a landlord tenant attorney?

    Hello, We moved out of our rented apartment end of Dec 2012. We just found out 3 years later that the landlord had filed a petition in landlord-tenant court for non payment. They claim we did not pay Nov and Dec 2012 rent and had serve...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You should retain counsel to have the petitions dismissed unless you have the time to try it yourself, but you may end up waking up an otherwise closed action.

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  • I have just taken an ACD offer from the judge, it has only been a month; how will a background check from a employer come back?

    It was a misdemeanor charge

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    It will still show up on government employment background checks.

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  • Do I need a real estate attorney

    I am an executor of estate since 2009 and the newphew to the deceased -July 5, 2005 is now contesting the will stating he wasn't informed. Although the lawyer who probated the will spoke to him personally to inform him that his aunt did not want h...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You need a probate attorney or a commercial litigator comfortable with estate cases - not a real estate attorney.

    Big question - Why weren't the assets of the estate distributed a long time ago.

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  • A contractor/partner signed contracts without my knowledge, did bad jobs and disappeared

    I partnered with another experienced contractor in 2013 after i just started my own business. I let him go after a few weeks because he botched a small job in Brooklyn. i knew about one upcoming project we were supposed to do together but since i ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Depending on what the suit claims, it might be covered by insurance, if you have insurance. If not, you are going to need an attorney to defend the lawsuit, and then sue your former partner. If the contracts were signed on your letterhead, while you were partners, you could be responsible for the damage or completion costs, and will then have to recover from the partner.

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  • How can I recover my rent money?

    I was looking to rent an apartment, unfortunately I found out on the day I was moving that the condo board of the building does not allow rentals of any kind. I never lived there, not for a second, but was told to pay rent money in advance in goo...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    A condo board cannot prevent rentals. A coop board can. Whoever took your money is obligated to refund it to you. You may have to go to small claims court. Hope you have proof of your payment.

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  • Legal requirements for working for a small firm

    I cannot seem to find this info. I am considering working for a two attorney firm. They are saying they will pay full medical ($8,000) per year (in order to bring down my salary request.) I have never worked as a legal secretary before for such...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If they have an on the books employee, then they have to have unemployment insurance on you.

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  • If my lawyer has been disbarred or resigned due to professional misconduct, how long would the Judge give me to retain another

    If my lawyer has been disbarred or resigned due to professional misconduct, how long would the Judge give me to retain another lawyer in a Supreme Civil Court Tort Lawsuit Case? Thank you

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Usually the court will give you 30 to 60 days, and you may be able to get more time.

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  • Are credit card statements admissible in small claims court as receipts?

    I am taking a laundromat to small claims court because they lost a 30lb bag of clothes, sheets, and towels. The owner wants to give me $100, but I have already spent almost $200 on just underclothes and towels - and that doesn't even come close t...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    In small claims court, the credit card receipt along with your testimony that you incurred the expense on that credit card receipt for underwear, etc. will be admissible. Definitely bring it.

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  • Do i have a right to Succession for a Rent-Stabilized Apartment that i have been residing in for the last three years.

    My Mother passed two years ago without a will. I have been made the Administrator of her estate (Apt). She had a Holdover trial ongoing and expired before giving testimony. The LL argument is based on No-Access, However, she had home care 7 days a...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I agree that there are not enough facts. You need to consult with an attorney.

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