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Jennifer Addonizio Rozen

Landlord or tenant Attorney at New York, NY

4.7   96 reviews

also known as Rozen Law Group

Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New York - NY 16 years
    Massachusetts - MA 16 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jennifer

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Jennifer Addonizio Rozen, the founder and managing attorney at Rozen Law Group  is a reputable consumer and tenant's rights advocate. She has worked on numerous cases under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.  Ms. Addonizio Rozen has successfully represented consumers in debt collection and identity theft cases. She has experience fighting for the rights of consumers in state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies.

Ms. Addonizio Rozen is also a respected, New York City tenant lawyer who has represented hundreds of residential and commercial tenants in non-payment proceedings, holdovers, rent overcharge cases. Much of her practice focuses on eradicating the Tenant Blacklist and helping tenants to remove their names from the Blacklist. 

Ms. Adddonizio Rozen also has experience handling real estate closings, mediations and general breach of contract claims.  

 

 

Location

Jennifer Rozen
48 Wall Street
Suite 1100
New York, NY, 10005

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  96 customer reviews
Posted by Amy | March 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A blessing
Jennifer Rozen is a blessing of a lawyer! I found myself in a mess of a situation. Unfortunately, my apartment had MAJOR issues from sewage back ups to cockroach infestations and everything in between. I went to Jennifer in a time of need and she was beyond helpful. She knew the law and exactly what needed to be done. I thought her pricing was fair and I was more than thankful for the great communication from her and Mike Ward. They both are beyond approachable and really supportive. Jennifer got me out of a sticky situation with such ease I was beyond thankful. Jennifer and Mike were truly a blessing during a rough time. I HIGHLY recommend them!
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Posted by Silvana | August 8, 2018
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Competence plus!
The initial meeting with Jen Rozen immediately took the stress and fear out of the pit of my stomach. Her legal knowledge and experience, warmth and sense of humour reassured me that I was meeting with a consummate professional and all round good person. As a tenant, I was used to feeling powerless but that all changed when Jen took on our case. We finally had a lawyer who knew the ropes and was relentless in her pursuit of a positive outcome for the tenants she represented. Jen, Mike and Karishma are an excellent team. Not only are they capable and intelligent people but they have an ethical approach to their work and their clients. I would recommend them without hesitation if you have housing issues and a landlord who refuses to do anything about them or who may be putting your health and safety in danger. This law firm will go above and beyond for you.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2024
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Rozen Law Wins!
Thanks to Rozen Law Group, I was able to countersue my former building's management (they claimed I owed multiple months rent due to their poor record keeping). Long story short, it took some time, but we settled out of court, and I was extremely happy with the result. All of the folks at Rozen were incredibly knowledgeable, patient (I had A LOT of questions), kind, and really went to work for me. They stand by tenants and work hard to right some of the wrongs in the world. As a note, I've referred many people to them and everyone has only the best things to say!
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Posted by Alex | January 12, 2023
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Passionate, determined, and professional !
Jennifer was our attorney on a decade-long case that involved our rent stabilized building (I was a tenant) and was in a dog-fight with some TOUGH building owners that were double-dipping on the tax-abatement (stipend) from the city/state and us, the tenant. As the years went by, and the case moved from court to court, had appeal and appeal, and more time kept going by she ALWAYS said, we will be victorious! She knew our case was strong, but would not be strong-armed by this notorious landlord. She would email us each and every time there was a hearing, trial or any material information on the case, and a timeline. She never lost her motivation and after a decade we were just awarded! And let me just say, it was like hitting the lottery!!! Jennifer, you ROCK!
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Posted by Maria | November 4, 2022
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The best lawyer you can possibly find
I have no words to thank Jen and Mike for helping me out in a very stressful situation with my-now-former landlady. Jen was recommended by a friend of mine who is also a lawyer and said she is “the best lawyer you can possibly find.” At first, I had a hard time believing that. See, I had a complicated situation as my landlady was demanding more money right after she fixed our hot water and shortly after the incident, I had to leave for a 2-month stay abroad. During this time, I emailed with Jen regularly and even though I would normally feel like a wreck being out of the country with my stuff (and cat) inside my apartment, Jen followed-up immediately and made me feel safe; any communication I received from the landlady, I reported it to Jen and within a day Jen would respond, it was incredible! It is very rare to find this level of commitment and responsiveness and as a result I was able to relax somewhat during my stay abroad. When I returned, my living situation was uncomfortable again, so Jen followed up with my landlady’s lawyer many times and was able to give me the result I had been seeking in such an efficient and prompt way within days. If you are also dealing with a greedy landlady/landlord, and if you want an attorney who has your back, is responsive and trustworthy, look no further. I have already recommended Jen to one friend, and I will continue to suggest her to anyone needing solid legal advice. I had no prior knowledge of my rights as a tenant, in fact, I remember during our first call I was really nervous, but Jen and Mike will make you feel safe and understood and right now if there is one thing all New Yorkers need in this high-rent frenzy is access to knowledge, knowledge of tenants’ rights. Thank you so much for giving me the confidence to stand up to injustice and for giving me peace of mind; had I not found you I would probably continue to live in a hellish situation. I will be eternally grateful for everything you did and there should be more practitioners in the legal system with such integrity and thoughtfulness.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2022
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Efficient, no-nonsense, problem solved
I was renting a unit that was apparently unlawfully deregulated, and I wanted to at least recover rent overpayment. Jennifer Rozen was recommended to me by others in similar situations with the same landlord. Jennifer was knowledgeable and efficient and was able to quickly negotiate a settlement with the landlord. It helps that she handles many of these cases and had dealt with the landlord's counsel before. Would definitely recommend for those dealing with apartments that have potentially been unlawfully deregulated.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2022
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Down to Earth, No Nonsense Legal Advice
Jennifer Addonizio Rozen and Mike Ward were a dynamic team that helped me to wrest a succession lease from a reluctant landlord, thus removing anxiety and worry from my life. They are both down-to-earth, with expert knowledge of tenant/landlord law. I knew I could trust their legal advice when I first met them and I was not wrong.
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Posted by betty | March 9, 2022
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I highly recommend Rozen Law Group for tenants
The small, old, rent-stabilized Manhattan building I've lived in for almost 30 years was bought by a private equity firm (a.k.a. predatory equity) 5 years ago. I've used Rozen Law Group 3 times since. I worked with Jennifer all 3 times. Twice for her to review lease renewals (as the landlord was notorious for shady tactics to get rent stabilized tenants out.) The most recent time I engaged her was a lengthy demoralizing and traumatic experience for me in my apartment. Under her representation the outcome was miraculously favorable for me. I say miraculously because it caused me to be very low - I had given up hope on the livability of my apartment and I had no where else to live. Everything is OK now though. I chose this firm over a few others I had spoken to when I was shopping around for one because Jen and her paralegal Mike seemed like genuine, decent people compared to other firms. And, they continued to be of course. I know a few other tenants who have used this firm all in similar situations to mine and they're pleased too. Considering the state of a real estate industry in which your average law-abiding, tax-paying rent-stabilized tenant has to proactively watch their back, I'm sure I'll be using her again at some point in the future.
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Posted by Zana | January 9, 2022
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Quick, Kind and a True Expert
I found Jennifer through a friend's recommendation. I did a free and quick consult upon making my inquiry with Mike Ward, who was so kind and helpful. When I met with Jennifer, she answered all my questions and was patient with even the simplest of them. I paid for a 4 hour retainer and she was able to draft a letter to my landlord, work with their attorney, draw up an agreement and execute within that retainer. She offered great advice and presented me with all my options, realistically and helped me make an informed decision. I was happy with very happy with my outcome and I'll be recommending her to everyone else who ever is in need of this kind of service!
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Posted by Robyn | September 19, 2021
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Would Absolutely Recommend
I was at a complete loss about how to handle a tenant dispute and Jennifer came highly recommended. Jennifer and her team truly listened to my story and helped me through the entire process of coming to a reconciliation in a timely manner. I am beyond grateful!
Posted by Wendy | May 5, 2021
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Can't thank Jennifer enough
I have been a client with Jennifer on 3 separate occasions and she has been absolutely the best. The first one was a case for a commercial lease where the landlord tried to intimidate us to sign a written consent for early termination at their discretion because they were trying to sell off the building. Luckily we found Jennifer and she helped us settle for a sum if they were to terminate early. Jennifer also recently helped me break my rental lease in NY with the best case scenario which was forfeiting our 1 month security deposit. Jennifer has been such a pleasure to work with and I can't thank her enough!
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Posted by Ronald | May 2, 2021
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Superlative Landlord/Tenant Attorney
I recently consulted Jennifer regarding a landlord/tenant matter, wherein I was seeking a lease break. Although I am an attorney myself, my specialization focuses on Mental Hygiene Law, so I felt it necessary to obtain knowledgeable outside counsel possessing the specific real estate experience required to handle my case. After a most informative consultation, Jennifer quickly resolved my legal dispute, resulting in a fair, out-of-court settlement in under a week. I was most impressed with Jennifer's legal expertise and exceptional negotiating skills. Her reassurance and frequent updates made this experience so much less stressful for me. I felt I was in calm and capable hands. Coming from a fellow attorney's vantage point, this is a very meaningful compliment, and one that could not be more sincere. I would highly recommend Jennifer to my friends and associates who require expert legal services in real estate and landlord/tenant matters.
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Posted by Evelyn | September 22, 2020
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Break lease success
Jennifer was very effective and efficient. She resolved my issue with my landlord in 1 week. I wanted to break my lease and she had it done successfully. I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Jeff | September 19, 2020
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Excellent Tenant Advocate
My roommate and I recently settled a case against our landlord, and we're so glad that we had Jennifer representing us. From the very beginning, she was extraordinarily helpful, explaining various points of case law, giving us an honest and thorough assessment of our case, potential avenues to pursue a resolution, and her personal recommendation of the best course of action. Every step of the way, I found that she and her associates were knowledgeable, professional, and smart, which was reassuring during a very stressful time. Any case can get long and drawn out (ours took more than three years), but throughout it all, she was very conservative in what she charged us for, and when we asked if we could pursue different tactics to speed up the case, she and her team quickly changed strategies and helped us pursue the resolution we wanted. I would absolutely recommend her to any NYC-based tenants who are having issues with a landlord. She knows her stuff and she's a passionate advocate for tenants.
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Posted by Bruno | August 13, 2020
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Highly Recommend Jennifer
I've never had to hire an attorney for tenancy issues, so when I had a problem with the landlord of my building, I didn't know who would be able to help me. After speaking with a couple of lawyers that were either not responsive or helpful, I wasn't sure what to expect from Jennifer. However, from the minute I reach out to her office, Mike, the senior paralegal, was friendly and patient walking me through the process. We scheduled a meeting with Jennifer for the following day and from that initial consultation onward I felt like I was in good hands. Throughout the process she provided, thoughtful and measured advice, was very responsive and I always had the feeling she was on top of things. The latter part of my dispute with the landlord happened just as COVID started to impact NY and still I never felt any concerns that she wouldn't get things done. Jennifer resolved my issue and was always very friendly and helpful. I came in thinking this would cost me an arm and a leg, but even the billing was very fair. I'm extremely satisfied with Jennifer's services and would recommend to anyone with a tenant issue.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2019
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Excellent navigator of shark-infested waters
Concerned about legal ramifications of a back-dated lease (landlord seeking to evade new rent-stabilization guidelines), I did an internet search and found Rozen's website. Got immediate, helpful response on a Saturday from the Chat rep (a PERSON), and after initial back and forth they told me someone would get back to me on Monday. Another person did, and I received more helpful information. I still decided to hire Ms. Rozen because of my somewhat sticky (to me) situation. So glad I did! She is friendly, knowledgeable, responive. Highly recommended. I still have time on the "meter" for assistance with future heat issues, if they come up.
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Posted by Patrick Keane | July 2, 2019
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Excellent Attorney and Exprience
My wife and I have hired Jennifer twice now and both times the experience was the same - excellent! She is always completely upfront and 100% commited to our outcome and her knowledge is amazing. She also responds with in 24 hours which is incredible and she never makes us feel rushed when speaking or emailing with her. You feel you have a 100% of her attention. She also is excellent at dealing with the otherside and doesn't make it all a big fight. We had a previously lawyer who was unable to come to terms and Jennifer wrapped up our case in half the time and with a better result. My wife and I used her again for the second time and the result was the same - a great experience. From the first visit and discussing the case and until the close of the process both times everything went as she had assumed and there was no stress around the process at all. We would recommend her to anyone. Thanks so much, Patrick Keane
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Posted by David | June 26, 2019
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Strongly recommend
Jennifer assisted us with lack of gas in our apartment. With her assistance, we negotiated a favorable rent abatement. We were extremely pleased with the outcome. Further, Jennifer and Mike were a pleasure to work with, and helped us navigate the process while proactively looking for ways for us to save on fees throughout. I would strongly recommend Rozen Law Group to anyone having difficulty with their landlord.
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Posted by HOLLY | February 1, 2019
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"A Very Positive Experience"
I have been working with Jennifer Rozen for the past five months and cannot recommend her highly enough. In addition to advising me of my rights in a straightforward and realistic fashion, she fought for these rights until an agreement was reached that met the needs of my situation. Her personal demeanor is warm, human, and compassionate--which is a great help to anyone who is facing an intimidating housing crisis. I also found paralegal Mike Ward to be accommodating, helpful, and kind. In addition to the handling of my landlord/tenant proceedings, I received help with debt resolution. This practice is a haven in the midst of a daunting real estate environment.
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Posted by zee | January 8, 2019
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The best!
I was told my 2 other attorneys that I did not have a case until I met Jennifer...and guess what...I did have a case! My situation was bitter/sweet; bitter because I had to leave my apartment, sweet because I received compensation...thanks to Jennifer and her wonderful team! Mike is the absolute best!!! Please use them...professional, knowledgeable, patient...the best!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fishman Rozen, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Fishman & Mallon, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fishman & Mallon, LLP
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Ithaca College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Capiital One v. McGurk
  • Debt collection case was dismissed on behalf of the consumer.

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • 2007 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Daniel Finkelstein Writing Award
  • Finkelstein & Ferrara
  • 2007

Publications

  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Use of Tenant Screening Reports and Tenant Blacklisting - 2014
  • 2014
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Jennifer M. Addonizio & Gerald Lebovits, The Use of Tenant Screening Reports and Tenant Blacklisting LEGALease Pamphlet,
  • 2010
  • New York Law Real Estate Law Blog
  • Blacklisting Tenant Blacklists: A Call for New York Legislatures.
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trainer - Legal Services NYC CLE Course
  • Housing Court Answers
  • 2014
  • Legal Services NYC, Fordham Law School
  • Consumer Credit Reporting for CLARO and Other Volunteers
  • 2014
  • Association of the Bar of New York City
  • Protecting Yourself Against Consumer Fraud
  • 2013
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Consumer Law Monday Night Law Training
  • 2012
  • New York State Bar Association
  • “Landlord and Tenant Practice: The Use of Tenant Screening Reports and the Legacy of White v. First Advantage SafeRent, Inc.”
  • 2010
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference
  • “Protecting Tenants Using the Fair Credit Reporting Act”
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
Endorse Jennifer
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jen is my go-to lawyer for any landlord/tenant issues my clients may encounter. She is always responsive, knowledgeable, organized and courteous. I highly recommend and endorse her for anyone needing assistance in landlord/tenant matters."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jennifer Addonizio Rozen for 12 years and can honestly say that she is the most competant, trustworthy and hard working person I know. I often consult with Jen to gain her unique insight and thoughtful feedback on various issues that come up in my own practice - despite the vast differences in our areas of law. When an inquiry for a landlord/tenant matter or a real estate matter comes up, I never hesitate to refer folks to Jen. Many past referrals have taken the time to reach back out to me to thank me for the introduction to Jen and to sing her praises. If you ever find yourself in the often unfortunate position of needing a tenant's attorney, Jennifer Addonizio Rozen truly is a good person with unparalleled work ethic, equipped with meticulous legal knowledge and a strong devotion to protecting her client's interests."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jen's clients love her because she is so communicative, smart, and gets great results. She is well respected by peers, adversaries, and judges alike. I am always happy to refer cases to her and I know anyone who hires her will be in excellent hands."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've worked with Jen before she even became a lawyer and I would recommend her to anyone. Not only is she a bright and thoughtful attorney but she truly cares about her clients and works well with her adversaries to archived the best possible outcome for her clients. You will never regret hiring Jen to represent you in a landlord tenant or consumer case."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I send her all my Landlord Tenant cases, and she is great!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a dedicated and passionate attorney. She cares about her clients and will go above and beyond to fight for them. I fully endorse this attorney."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a dedicated and hard-working attorney who fights for her clients. She is ready to take on any legal challenge armed with her knowledge, experience and professionalism. Any client would be lucky to have Ms. Rozen representing them because they could not be in better hands."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jen is one of the best tenant's representative and housing court attorney I've ever worked with. She's my main go-to contact for all landlord-tenant matters. She's always responsive, knowledgeable and aims to deliver excellent service to protect her clients. Highly recommended and always a pleasure to work with!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Jennifer Addonizio to tenants and others who are searching for a lawyer. In fact, she is the first person I personally call when I want to refer a tenant case to another lawyer. Her clients really, really like her and I think she is a very smart, dedicated, and conscientious attorney."
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