CONTACTS

Tel: 516-535-1700, x138
rgilbert@hwrpc.com

EDUCATION

St. John’s University School of Law, JD – 1988

SUNY at Stony Brook, BS in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration  – 1985

Randi B. Gilbert became a member of the firm in 2012. Randi is currently the attorney in charge of the firm’s Westchester Landlord-Tenant practice and the firm’s Bankruptcy practice, as well as chairman of the firm’s Administrative Law Department, which she joined in October 2002. Randi has substantial experience and expertise in civil litigation, concentrating in commercial and residential real estate matters.

Randi has successfully represented parties in a diverse range of real estate matters before the New York State Courts (including Article 78 petitions, Article 81 guardianship proceedings and Class Action Lawsuits involving deregulation). She also regularly practices before the Federal District Court and Bankruptcy Courts of New York.

Randi has excelled in her representation of clients in administrative proceedings before the New York State Division of Housing and Community renewal (DHCR) involving, among other issues, non-primary residence, succession rights, illegal subletting, rent overcharge complaints, illegal occupancy, harassment, and Petitions for Administrative Review (PAR).

In addition, Randi has assisted owners seeking Major Capital Improvement rent increases (often for multimillion dollar renovations) and Substantial Rehabilitation Petitions in weaving their way through the procedures and administrative hurdles before DHCR. Randi has been extremely successful in representing owners before the Tenant Protection Unit (TPU). Randi is responsible for the supervision of all Article 81 litigation for the firm.

Randi has also been exceedingly successful in representing owners in administrative proceedings before the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the New York State Division of Human Rights.

Before joining the firm, Randi was an Assistant General Counsel of the Jack Parker Corporation. While at Jack Parker, Randi negotiated and drafted commercial leases, handled all Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) matters, and coordinated the company’s Landlord-Tenant litigation and other litigation with outside counsel. Randi represented Jack Parker’s hotel interests with respect to governmental compliance matters.

Randi also worked as an assistant general counsel for another substantial real estate development and holding company and a well-known regional home improvement company, where she handled appeals, corporate workouts, reorganizations, general commercial transactions, general corporate matters, general litigation, and bankruptcy matters.

While in law school, Randi was a law clerk for a bankruptcy trustee, where she reviewed Chapter 13 plans, attended 341 hearings, and experienced bankruptcy practice and procedure from the trustee’s point of view.

Randi has lectured for the Rent Stabilization Association (RSA) and Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) on issues affecting Owners under Rent Stabilization and Discrimination. Randi has conducted numerous seminars on the Rent Stabilization Law involving such topics as avoiding rent overcharges when performing individual apartment improvements, the TPU and the 2014 Amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code. Randi has authored and co-authored articles published in both the New York Housing Journal and RSA Reporter.

Education: J.D. 1988, St. John’s University School of Law. B.S. 1985, Political Science with a minor in Business Administration, SUNY at Stony Brook

Admitted: New York: 1989; United States District Courts, EDNY and SDNY: 1989

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