Attorneys

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 late 2000 and became a Partner of the firm in 2009. Mr. Glasgold manages the firm’s Residential Real Estate Department, representing the firm’s banking clients in purchase and refinance closings of all classes of residential real property, including condominiums and cooperatives.  In addition, Mr. Glasgold represents clients purchasing and selling real property, advising them on contracts, title issues and all other matters relating to residential real estate transactions. Mr. Glasgold graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo and received a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University. Mr. Glasgold 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
Stafford Liss

Stafford Liss is a Partner at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal. Stafford has been a member of Blay & Liss, Esqs. since 1988 and has been engaged in the general practice of law with a concentration in the areas of landlord & tenant, real estate transactions, estates, personal injury and general litigation. He has joined the firm as a partner working with the Supreme Court Litigation and Real Estate Departments. He is admitted in New York and in the Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts. He also is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Stafford attended Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn College and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He spent more than seven years as an attorney for the New York City Council, assigned to the Committees on Education and Consumer Affairs. In that position, he advised and counselled Members of the Council and consulted with them with respect to laws that affected many aspects of the lives of the citizens of New York City. He has been the attorney for the New Springville Jewish Center of Staten Island, is vice-president and counsel of the Mid-Island Political Action Committee, has been a candidate for the NYS Assembly, has served as a court-appointed foreclosure referee and has acted as a New York City Civil Court Small Claims arbitrator.

: 718.269.7781
: Stafford.Liss@RHCRlaw.com
Haleh Ahdout

Haleh Ahdout is a Partner 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 Partner of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C. and has been with the firm since 2006. Ms. Nunziata manages the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Department representing lending institutions in commercial matters, as well as sellers and purchasers of all classes of commercial real estate. Ms. Nunziata also negotiates and drafts leases for offices, restaurants and other retail establishments for commercial clients, as well as construction, management and service agreements. In addition, Ms. Nunziata represents both condominium and cooperative associations in connection with their unit closings and advises them on any ancillary matters pertaining to the operation of the associations. Ms. Nunziata 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
David Troupp

David Troupp is a Partner of Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C. Mr. Troupp appears regularly in administrative proceedings before the State Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) and 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 argued appeals before the Appellate Term and Appellate Division and has appeared in New York State Supreme Court, Surrogate’s Court, and before State and local administrative agencies. 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
Seth Denenberg

Seth Denenberg recently joined Hertz Cherson and Rosenthal as a partner in June 2021.

Mr. Denenberg graduated from Brooklyn law School in 1983 and upon graduation went to work as a criminal defense lawyer with the Legal Aid Society of NYC. After 4 years at legal Aid he went to work as General Counsel at a real-estate company.   Mr. Denenberg then joined a real estate firm and in 1991 he left that firm to found his own firm Sperber Denenberg and Barany later known as Sperber Denenberg and Kahan. That firm merged into another firm and Mr. Denenberg shortly thereafter left to join Hertz Cherson and Rosenthal.

: (718) 261-7700
: Seth.Denenberg@rhcrlaw.com
Heath Tygar

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.Tygar@RHCRLAW.com
Ashley M. Elenio

Ashley M. Elenio is an Associate with Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C. Prior to joining Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C., Ms. Mauro was an Associate with Sheldon May & Associates where she handled residential foreclosures. Currently, Ms. Mauro works on a variety of Supreme Court matters. Ms. Mauro graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Ms. Mauro received her Juris Doctorate from Maurice A. Deane School of Law and is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.

: 718.261.7700
: Ashley.Elenio@rhcrlaw.com
Steven M. Hertz

Steven M. Hertz was a Senior and Founding Partner at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C. and is now of counsel to the firm.  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
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
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
Ivy Alexander

Ivy Alexander has been a practicing attorney for over 20 years.  She began her career in a small general practice firm on Long Island where she managed real estate transaction, appeared in landlord and tenant court representing tenants during all phases of landlord and tenant proceedings and representing debtors during all phases of both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings.  From there she took a job with a New York City firm representing tenants throughout all phases of landlord and tenant proceedings as well as representing tenants throughout all phases of landlord and tenant proceedings as well as administrative proceedings.  From there she moved to a real estate management firm where she represented landlords in landlord and tenant court and then to her present employment with Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C. where she represents landlords during all phases of landlord and tenant litigation from inception to trial within the counties of Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.  Ms. Alexander graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.  Thereafter, she received her juris doctorate from Morris A. Dean School of Law.

: 718.261.7700
Blake Abrash

Blake Abrash is an Associate at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.  Mr. Abrash has over a decade of experience handing residential and commercial landlord-tenant proceedings, real estate transactions and litigation, and representation of residential housing cooperatives and condominiums.  He has litigated and tried summary proceedings in the Housing and Commercial landlord-tenant parts of the Civil Court of the City of New York, DHCR, and before the Supreme Court of the State of New York.  Mr. Abrash has successfully argued appeals before the Appellate Division and the Appellate Term.  Mr. Abrash has successfully argued appeals before the Appellate Division and the Appellate Term.  Mr. Abrash earned a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006 and a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York in 2009.  He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.

: 718.261.7700
Erica Kass

Erica Kass is an Associate at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal.  Ms. Kass appears regularly in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Nassau County Courts handling both residential and commercial Landlord-Tenant cases.  Ms. Kass has also appeared before the ECB, NYFB and the Humans Rights Commission.  Ms. Kass graduated from SUNY University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a joint major of Political Science and Psychology.  Ms. Kass received a Juris Doctorate from Touro Law School and is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.

: 718.261.7700
Sam Sherpalama

Sam Sherpalama was raised in Queens, New York. He approaches each situation with 100% confidence and 0% ego to achieve the best outcome possible. He attended Baruch College for his undergraduate studies where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Sam spent one year as an Assistant District Attorney in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. He is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY).

: 718.261.7700
Harrison Feldman

Harrison B. Feldman is a Law Graduate at Hertz, Cherson & Rosenthal, P.C.  Mr. Feldman started his law career by handling Landlord-Tenant cases involving residential and commercial rel estate in Kings County and in now currently handling cases throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York and Westchester County.  Mr. Feldman graduated from Queens College with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and received a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law.  Harrison is admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey, State of Pennsylvania and is currently pending admission to the Bar in New York.

: 718.261.7700
Jonathan Silva

Jonathan Silva, a Law Graduate awaiting admission, achieved a remarkable score of 286 on the bar exam.  He swiftly joined Hertz Cherson and Rosenthal after completing his Juris Doctorate at the City University of New York.  Mr. Silva earned his Bachelor of Arts in Global History with a minor in Philosophy from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2016.  Prior to pursuing his law degree, Mr. Silva honored his expertise in Worker’s Compensation matters.

: 718.261.7700