Commercial Eviction Attorneys that Know the Capital Region

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E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy attorneys have been providing individuals and businesses throughout New York with the sound advice, quality client service and vigorous representation they demand for decades. In our landlord-tenant practice, we assist commercial property owners and tenants with a full range of matters, including:

  • Commercial evictions
  • Breach of lease agreement lawsuits
  • Rent collections
  • Negotiation of commercial leases
  • Summary (expedited) eviction proceedings
  • Real estate tax reduction claims

We enjoy a reputation for excellence in our business and commercial law practice. Our founding partner, James Hacker, has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” consistently since 2009 for his knowledge and consistent results in commercial litigation.

Landlords: Avoid Costly Damages

Self-help — including eviction or taking back property on your own — is a dangerous choice for landlords.

Landlords that violate New York law may be liable to pay tenants triple damages if an eviction is later determined unlawful.

If you need to evict a tenant quickly, we can pursue a lawful eviction through summary proceeding under Article 7 of the NYS Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law (RPAPL). Article 7 provides an expedited method to evict tenants who have defaulted on their lease. The landlord may sue for past due rent in addition to seeking a lawful eviction. If the lease calls for accelerated rent, an action must be commenced in Supreme Court, New York’s trial level court. Our attorneys have extensive experience in Article 7 summary proceedings, accelerated rent actions in Supreme Court, and other landlord-tenant matters that may affect your rights.

Contact Us

Our knowledgeable legal team handles dispute resolution cases, such as:

To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced landlord-tenant dispute attorneys in our Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Colonie, and Saratoga Springs offices, call (518) 274-5820 or contact us confidentially by e-mail.  Convenient appointments, including evenings and weekends, are available upon request.