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Pace University School of Law, Cum Laude, JD – May 2013

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, MA with Honors – 2009

SUNY Binghamton University, BA with Honors – 2007

Jillian N. Bittner joined Horing Welikson Rosen & Digrugilliers, P.C. as an associate in January 2014 after being a law clerk for the firm for two years prior. Jillian is a vital part of the Administrative Law Department where she has been successful in aiding clients challenge proceedings before the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR). Jillian has also been particularly successful with regard to the Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) that has conducted audits of countless residential property owners. Jillian is exceedingly knowledgeable in the preparation of Petitions for Administrative Review (PAR) before the DHCR and Article 78 proceedings before the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Jillian has assisted clients in the preparation of lengthy and complex Substantial Rehabilitation Applications and Major Capital Improvement Rent Increase Applications, as well as J-51 Tax Abatement and Exemption Applications. She is familiar with addressing discrimination complaints and proceedings before the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the New York State Division of Human Rights.

Jillian routinely appears before the Supreme Courts of New York State to argue Article 78 proceedings, and conduct conferences on behalf of clients. Jillian also has extensive experience in appellate practice, inclusive of recently successfully arguing for an affirmance of a Supreme Court decision before the Appellate Division. She also appears before the New York City Criminal Court and the Offices of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) to address violations issued to building owners by the New York City Department of Buildings, the Fire Department and by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Jillian earned her JD from Pace University School of Law in May 2013, graduating Cum Laude after completing her Juris Doctorate in just two and a half years as part of an accelerated program. Prior to attending Pace Law School, Jillian received her Master of Arts degree with Honors from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2009 and her Bachelor of Arts with Honors from SUNY Binghamton University in 2007.

Jillian was the co-author of “New Amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code and Recommendations” published by the New York Housing Journal in February 2014, alongside senior partner and firm co-founder Niles C. Welikson, and Randi B. Gilbert, also a partner with the firm.

Jillian was also published in the February 2017 edition of the RSA Reporter as a co-author of “An Owner’s Guide to the Fundamentals of Major Capital Improvements.”

Recently, Jillian was published in the June 2017 New York Housing Journal for her contribution to the “Housing Court Appellate Update,” with colleague Jeremy Poland of the firm.