Maria I. Beltrani
Litigation, Real Estate
B.A. | Queens College of the City University of New York
J.D. | Brooklyn Law School
Maria I. Beltrani, a partner of the firm, is an experienced litigator who handles a wide range of disputes including landlord/tenant disputes and issues of breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference with contractual relations, breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of corporate assets.
She has litigated numerous types of cases in both Housing Court and New York State Supreme Court including noise disputes among neighbors, as well as noise disputes involving commercial establishments, illegal subletting, unauthorized alterations, violations of “No Pet” policies, nuisance actions and HP proceedings. In addition, she regularly handles cases arising from the failure to pay maintenance and common charges, including common charge lien foreclosure actions and non-judicial U.C.C. foreclosure proceedings.
Ms. Beltrani’s practice also encompasses rent regulation, including substantial rehabilitation applications and harassment proceedings before the New York State Homes and Community Renewal. She has represented both landlords and tenants in actions based upon non-primary residence, non-payment of rent, illegal use and other lease defaults.
Ms. Beltrani’s practice additionally includes the defense of housing discrimination cases where the complainants have asserted housing discrimination based on disability, marital status, sexual orientation and ethnicity.
Her reported cases include 360 Riverside Owners Corp v. Haller (1st Dep’t 2000) , where the Appellate Division affirmed the dismissal of a shareholder’s fraud claims against his cooperative. In London Terrace Towers, Inc. v. Davis, the 2004 New York City Civil Court upheld the right of a cooperative’s board of directors to terminate a shareholder’s propriety lease for objectionable conduct.
A graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York and Brooklyn Law School, Ms. Beltrani was admitted to practice in the State of New York in 1989 and in the State of Florida in 1991.