Suzanne Reilly, Esq.
Suzanne Reilly is an Associate of the firm who concentrates her practice on New York Landlord/Tenant Law.
Before joining Griffin Alexander, P.C., Ms. Reilly worked as an Agency Attorney III for the New York City Human Resources Administration, where she represented the Agency in the United States Federal Courts, the New York State Supreme Courts, Civil Courts and Family Courts. In addition she provided legal advice and support to the Agency’s Family Independence Agency, the Medical Assistance Program as well as the Domestic Violence Emergency Intervention Services.
Prior to that, Ms. Reilly worked as a Litigation Associate for a Law Firm in New York City.
Ms. Reilly has served as an Alumni Interviewer for Villanova University and currently is part of the Grant Committee for the Madison Education Foundation in Madison, NJ.
Ms. Reilly is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and Villanova University (cum laude). Ms. Reilly is admitted to practice in New York as well as the Southern District of New York.
News & Announcements
New York State and the Tenant Safe Harbor Act
July 6, 2020
On June 30, 2020, New York Governor signed the “Tenant Safe Harbor Act” (a.k.a. the “Hoylman Bill”) into law. This law not only extends the current eviction moratorium for New Yorkers, but it strengthens it as well. The Tenant Safe Harbor Act prevents courts from issuing warrants of eviction or judgments of possession under certain circumstances. The court cannot issue a warrant or judgment if: it would be for non-payment of rent that accrued or came due during the COVID‑19 period, and it would be against a residential tenant or lawful occupant who has suffered a financial hardship during the “COVID‑19 covered period.”
Governor Vetoes the Emergency Rental Assistance Bill
July 1, 2020
Governor Phil Murphy has vetoed five proposed Coronavirus. The vetoed bills were designed to assist to families and small business suffering from COVID-19 related hardships. Among these vetoed bills was S-2332/A-3956. This bill was discussed in our prior blog, which can be found here.
LANDLORD TENANT COURTS IN PENNSYLVANIA SET TO REOPEN ON JULY 11TH
June 29, 2020
Per Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Executive Order, Landlord Tenant matters will begin processing on July 11th, 2020.
On May 11th, the Governor stayed all Notice Requirements mandated by the Landlord and Tenant At of 1951 and the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act for 60 days. This action tolled the ability to commence the timelines necessary for the initiation of eviction proceedings. Per the order, all eviction timelines must be computed with a start date of July 10th, 2020, at which point any previously delivered Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951 and Manufactured Home Community Rights Act notices will be deemed delivered and any eviction proceedings may commence. The eviction proceedings requiring compliance with the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951 and the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act may proceed from that point forward in the normal course of action.
CAI-NJ APPEALS NEW DCA REGULATIONS
June 24, 2020
On May 18, 2020, Regulations to the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act (PREFDA) were adopted and published by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), without giving community associations an opportunity to prepare to implement them.
Executive Order No. 156 & Re-Opening of Playgrounds
June 24, 2020
On June 22, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 156. This executive order supersedes the capacity limitations, established by Executive Order No. 152, by increasing the amount of individuals permitted at both indoor and outdoor gatherings. Our prior blog on Executive Order 152, is here.
Executive Order No. 152 - Stay-at-Home Order Lifted
June 12, 2020
On Tuesday June 9, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 152. This executive order lifts the state’s stay-at-home order and relaxes the restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings, which were established by Executive Order No. 107, on March 21, 2020.
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