Attorneys

Steven M. Hertz

Steven M. Hertz is a Senior and Founding Partner at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Mr. Hertz has been practicing law since 1979 specializing in Landlord-Tenant related issues and general litigation. He has appeared throughout the various Courts in New York City and the surrounding boroughs both in State and Federal jurisdictions.

Steve graduated from the State University College at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts and received a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School.

Mr. Hertz is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, admitted to the Southern and Eastern District Federal Courts and is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Hertz is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Bronx Bar Association where he is a long standing member of the Judiciary Committee.

: 718.261.7700
: Steve.Hertz@RHCRlaw.com
Eliot J. Cherson

Eliot J. Cherson is a Senior and Founding Partner of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Mr. Cherson has been engaged in active practice specializing in real estate litigation in the Housing Court, Civil Court, Supreme Court, and Federal and Bankruptcy courts throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Eliot has served on the Civil Court, Housing Court and Select Committee on Court Reorganization of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is also a member of the New York State and Queens County Bar Associations.

Since 1991, Eliot has been Legal Counsel to the Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors Inc., the largest trade organization in the Bronx. In 1995, he was awarded the Board’s “Affiliate Member of the Year Award” for distinguished service and was also awarded the President’s Award in 2011.

Since 2002, Eliot has served as an Owner member of the Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board which establishes rent increases for rent regulated housing in Westchester.

Mr. Cherson graduated from Hofstra University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York, United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts and the United States Supreme Court.

: 718.261.7700
: Eliot.Cherson@RHCRlaw.com
Michael C. Rosenthal

Michael C. Rosenthal is a Senior and Founding Partner at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Mr. Rosenthal has been practicing law since 1982 specializing in Landlord-Tenant related issues and general litigation. He has appeared regularly in Brooklyn and Staten Island Housing Court as well as having made appearances in the Queens, New York and Bronx Housing Court. He has handled matters in the Supreme and Federal Court systems.

He currently supervises, to varying degrees, all of the attorneys in the office. .

Michael graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts and received his Juris Doctorate from the State University Of New York at Buffalo Law School.

Mr. Rosenthal has been President of the Kings County Housing Court Bar Associations since 2000 and previously was a member of the Practitioner’s Committee set up by then Supervising Judge Richard Rivera. He has organized and lectured at Continuing Legal Education programs for three different counties Bar Associations, as well as running classes for Civil Court judges to instruct them about Landlord-Tenant Law. He is presently the Brooklyn Representative on a committee with Citywide Supervising Civil Court Judge Anthony Cannataro and Citywide Supervising Judge Of The Housing Court Jean Schneider.

Michael is admitted to the New York State Bar, Eastern and Southern District of New York of the Federal Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

: 718.261.7700
: Michael.Rosenthal@RHCRlaw.com
Michael A. Steiner

Michael A. Steiner is a Partner at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Mr. Steiner appears regularly in the Residential and Commercial Parts in New York and Bronx County. In addition, Michael has appeared in Federal Court handling Bankruptcy matters pertaining to commercial leases and Administrative Courts.

Michael graduated cum laude from SUNY Albany in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and received a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School.

Mr. Steiner is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and the Southern District Court.

 

: (718) 261-7700
: Michael.Steiner@RHCRlaw.com
Robert I. Miller

Robert I. Miller is a Partner at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Mr. Miller appears regularly in the Queens, Harlem, Nassau and Suffolk County Courts handling both residential and commercial Landlord-Tenant cases.

Robert graduated from the State University at Albany in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in business administration. Further, Mr. Miller graduated from the University of Bridgeport School of Law n/k/a Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1984 with a Juris Doctorate.

Mr. Miller is admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and Connecticut as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Miller is an active member of the Queens, Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations as well as CHIP and the BMNAR.

 

: (718) 269-7710
: Robert.Miller@RHCRlaw.com
Kerry S. Glasgold

Kerry S. Glasgold is a Partner at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Mr. Glasgold began working at the firm in the summer of 2000 where he was assigned to the firm’s Real Estate Closing Department and became a Partner in 2009.

Mr. Glasgold currently manages the day-to- day operations of the Real Estate Closing Department where he represents the firm’s transactional real estate clients in purchases and sales of real property, condominiums and cooperatives, as well as supervising the processing and closing of residential purchase and refinance loans for a variety of lenders.

Mr. Glasgold graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo and received a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University.

Kerry is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.

: 718.261.7700
: Kerry.Glasgold@RHCRlaw.com
Gregory T. Smith

Gregory T. Smith is a Partner at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Smith has 20 years of experience in handling Landlord-Tenant cases involving residential and commercial real estate throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York and Westchester County.

Mr. Smith graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science and received a Juris Doctorate from SUNY- University at Buffalo Law School.

Greg is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and is an active member of the Kings County Housing Bar Association and is a former Board Member of Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services.

: 718.261.7700
: Gregory.Smith@RHCRlaw.com
Howard Levine

Howard Levine is a Partner and manages the Litigation Department for Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Howard appears in the Supreme Court, Appellate Divisions, Federal Courts and New York State Agencies on a wide variety of matters.

Mr. Levine graduated summa cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology with a degree in Behavioral Sciences and received a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School and where he was an Amjur Award recipient.

Howard is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and is a member of the Queens County Bar Association.

: 718.261.7700
: Howard.Levine@RHCRlaw.com
David Paul

David Paul is a Senior Associate of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Mr. Paul has been working in the field of Landlord-Tenant litigation for over 30 years, handling complex litigation and appeals to the Appellate Terms, Appellate Divisions and the Court of Appeals. David is familiar with the Federal, State, City, and DHCR rules that make up the regulatory maze of real estate.

Notable appeals have included, Boyd v. DHCR a Court of Appeals case that involved an alleged fraudulent scheme to deregulate and Third Lenox Terrace Associates v. Edwards a Appellate Division case that created a landmark decision in succession cases

Mr. Paul graduated from the University of Maryland and received a Juris Doctorate from Hoftsra Law School.

: 718.261.7700
: David.Paul@RHCRlaw.com
Haleh Ahdout

Haleh Ahdout is a Senior Associate of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Ms. Ahdout appears and litigates regularly in the Residential and Commercial Parts of New York City Civil Courts, and has appeared in Nassau and Suffolk County Courts handling multi-faceted residential and commercial holdover and nonpayment proceedings involving various legal issues.

Ms. Ahdout has been with the firm for the past 15 years and has focused her practice in New York County.

Ms. Ahdout graduated cum laude from Long Island University, C.W. Post with a Bachelor of Arts, having double majored in Political Science and Psychology, and received a Juris Doctorate from Touro Law School where she regularly competed in the Trial Advocacy Group.

Ms. Ahdout is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and is a member of the Iranian American Bar Association.

: 718.261.7700
: Haleh.Ahdout@RHCRlaw.com
Marianne Nunziata

Marianne Nunziata is a Senior Associate of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Ms. Nunziata represents lending institutions in commercial and residential matters, sellers and purchasers of all classes of real estate, and condominium and cooperative associations. Ms. Nunziata also negotiates and drafts leases for offices, restaurants and other retail establishments as well as construction, management and service agreements.

Marianne graduated cum laude from New York University College of Arts and Science with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and received a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Ms. Nunziata is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey.

: 718.261.7700
: Marianne.nunziata@RHCRlaw.com
Janet Goldstein

Janet Goldstein is a Senior Associate of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Ms. Goldstein appears regularly in the residential and commercial parts of the New York City civil courts, handling various residential and commercial holdover and non-payment proceedings. She has also handled administrative and DHCR proceedings. In addition, Ms. Goldstein has also appeared in supreme court and civil court handling matters involving various facets of real estate. Ms. Goldstein also appears in small clams court and for landlord and tenant cases in Westchester County.

Janet Goldstein graduated from City College of New York with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science and obtained her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School.

Ms. Goldstein is admitted to the New York State Bar and the United States district courts for both the Southern District and Eastern District and is a member of the Bronx Bar Association.

: (718) 261-7700
: Janet.Goldstein@RHCRlaw.com
Barbara J. Frankfurt

Barbara J. Frankfurt is a Senior Associate of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Ms. Frankfurt appears regularly in the Residential and Commercial parts of New York City and Westchester Civil Courts, handling Landlord-Tenant proceedings, as well as Small Claims and other civil proceedings.

Ms. Frankfurt graduated from Western College with a Bachelor of Arts and received a Master of Arts and a Master of Education from Columbia University. She received a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law – Newark where she was an editor of the Computers and Technology Law Journal.

Ms. Frankfurt is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

: (718) 269-7784
: Barbara.Frankfurt@RHCRlaw.com
Georgia Papazis

Georgia Papazis is a Senior Associate of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Mrs. Papazis’ fields of practice include landlord/tenant matters, general litigation and foreclosure litigation, including mortgage and condominium foreclosure actions and cooperative auctions.

Georgia makes regular appearances in New York State Supreme Court and has appeared extensively in the residential and commercial parts of New York City Civil Court.

Mrs. Papazis graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science and received a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University. She is admitted to the Bar of New York.

: 718.261.7700
: Georgia.Papazis@RHCRlaw.com
Vijay M. Kitson

Vijay M. Kitson, Esq. is a Senior Associate of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Mr. Kitson appears regularly in the Residential and Commercial Parts of New York City Civil Courts, handling residential and commercial holdover and non-payment proceedings.

Vijay graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor of Arts and received a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School.

Vijay is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and is an active member of the Kings County Housing Bar Association.

Mr. Kitson sits on the Housing Court Advisory Council as a representative of the Real Estate Industry. This body is responsible for the appointment and reappointment of the Judges of the Housing Court in New York City.

: (718) 269-7735
: Vijay.Kitson@RHCRlaw.com
Daniel P. Phillips

Daniel P. Phillips is a Senior Associate of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Mr. Phillips appears regularly in the Residential and Commercial Parts of New York City Civil Courts, handling complex residential and commercial holdover and non-payment proceedings. In addition, Daniel has appeared in New York State Supreme Courts and Administrative Courts handling matters such as, Yellowstone Injunctions, Partitions, and Certificate of No Harassment proceedings.

Notably, Mr. Phillips has been published in the New York Law Journal for victories on cases involving rent overcharge, improper deregulation, and succession issues.

Mr. Phillips graduated cum laude from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science and received a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School where he was the Co-Founder of the New York Law School Trial Competition Team.

Daniel is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and is an active member of the Kings County Housing Bar Association.

: 718.261.7700
: Daniel.Phillips@RHCRlaw.com
David Troupp

David Troupp is an Associate of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Mr. Troupp appears regularly in the Residential and Commercial Parts of New York City Civil Courts, handling residential and commercial holdover and non-payment proceedings. In addition, Mr. Troupp has appeared in New York State Supreme Court, Surrogate’s Court, and Administrative Courts handling matters such as torts, DHCR claims, and appointments of the Public Administrator.

Mr. Troupp graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics and received a Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Mr. Troupp is admitted to the Bar of New York and is an active member of the Kings County Housing Bar Association.

 

: (718) 269-7791
: David.Troupp@RHCRlaw.com
Erica Kass

Erica Kass is an Associate attorney of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Prior to joining Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C., Ms. Kass was a general practitioner for a law office located in Melville, NY.

Currently, Ms. Kass appears regularly in Supreme Court and Civil Court, handling real estate matters.

Erica graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology. Prior to law school, Ms. Kass interned at the Ministry of Justice located in Jerusalem, Israel where she worked on extradition cases between the United States and Israel.

Ms. Kass received a Juris Doctorate from Touro Law School. During her time there, Ms. Kass was the Dean’s research assistant and was tasked with analyzing recent decisions in regards to land use and zoning laws for the Dean’s online blog.

Erica is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.

: 718.261.7700
: Erica.Kass@RHCRlaw.com
Gregory S. Liss

Gregory S. Liss is an Associate of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Prior to joining Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C., Mr. Liss was an Associate at Kellner, Herlihy, Getty & Friedman, LLP where he handled cases involving various real estate litigation issues.

Currently, Greg appears in the New York City Civil Courts, handling complex residential and commercial holdover and non-payment proceedings, as well as Civil and Small Claims proceedings.

Mr. Liss graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Law, and received a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. During law school, Mr. Liss served as a summer law clerk for Hon. Eric N. Vitaliano in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York. He was also a member of the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic, where he assisted small businesses and start-up companies in New York.

Gregory is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.

Mr. Liss may be reached by phone at (718) 269-7790 or by email at Gregory.Liss@RHCRlaw.com.

: (718) 269-7790
: Gregory.Liss@RHCRlaw.com
Mitchell E. Cohen

Mitchell E. Cohen is an Associate at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Prior to joining Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C., Mr. Cohen was an Associate at Daniels, Norelli, Cecere & Tavel P.C.

Currently, Mitchell appears in the Civil Courts, handling complex residential and commercial holdover and non-payment proceedings, as well as Civil and Small Claims proceedings.
Mr. Cohen graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology, and received a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. During law school, Mr. Cohen was a member of the Italian Law Student Association.
Mitchell is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.

: (718) 261-7700
: Mitchell.Cohen@RHCRLAW.com
Heath Tyger

Heath Tygar is a Senior Associate at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.

Mr. Tygar has over twenty years experience representing landlords from inception through trial in both residential and commercial landlord tenant proceedings. He has litigated in all boroughs of New York City and the surrounding Counties of Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk. Additionally, Mr. Tygar has litigated matters before New York City’s Administrative Courts with the ECB, DOB, NYFD and DHCR.

Heath prides himself on the open flow of communication to better understand the client’s requirements and needs in endeavoring to reach a favorable resolution while still zealously advocating on the client’s behalf.

Mr. Tygar graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts and received his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.

He is admitted to the Bars of the States of New York, New Jersey and Florida.

: 718-261-7700
: Heath.Tyger@RHCRLAW.com
Jason Mohabir

Jason Mohabir is an associate at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal.

Prior to joining the firm he was a real estate litigation attorney for Rozario & Associates, P.C. where he managed a full caseload of Real Estate matters such as landlord/tenant, breach of contract, source of income discrimination and foreclosure for companies and individuals. He participated in the interview of clients, development of legal strategies, research and drafting of pre-trial motions, deposing and defending depositions, presenting arguments in court and advocating for clients in dispute resolution settings.

Currently he represents companies and individuals in real estate matters in Supreme Court, Civil Court, Surrogate’s Court and Administrative Courts, handling matters such a s breach of contract, foreclosure, residential and commercial holdover and nonpayment proceedings, DHCR claims, DOB complaints, traditional preliminary injunction and Yellowstone injunctions and the appointment of Public Administrators.

He received his Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law School and is admitted to the New York State Bar. He is an active member of the Civil Rights Committee for the New York City Bar Association.

: 718-261-7700
: Jason.Mohabir@RHCRLAW.com
Jeffrey M. Steinitz

Jeffrey M. Steinitz is of counsel emeritus to the Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C. having relinquished management of the firm’s Litigation Department to Howard Levine in 2015.

Jeffrey has been with the firm in various capacities for 22 years. Jeffrey is an experienced litigator, specializing in commercial and real estate litigation, appellate practice and trial practice. He has practiced before all Federal and State Courts, as well as administrative tribunals and arbitration panels. Notable matters include Women’s Art Center v. Clinton Housing Development Fund Corp., which was litigated for ten years with published decisions in the Supreme Court and Appellate Division. In that case the Appellate Division, First Department set the standard for determining whether an agreement is a net lease or a management agreement.

Jeffrey graduated from Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio with an Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Buffalo Law School. He is also a U.S. Army veteran.

Mr. Steinitz is admitted to the bars of the State of New York, Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court of New York, Southern and Eastern Districts. He is a member of the American Bar Association.

 

: (718) 261-7700
: Jeffrey.Steinitz@RHCRlaw.com