‚ÄčLambert & Shackman, PLLC 

Firm Profile

The practice of Lambert & Shackman, PLLC is concentrated in the area of real estate and commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on landlord-tenant litigation.  The firm receives many cases by referral from leading New York law firms.  Its clients include major landlords and institutions, co-ops and condos, commercial and residential tenants, and co-op and condo unit owners.

The firm handles trials and appeals ranging from summary dispossess proceedings for non-payment of rent to complex lease termination issues in Civil Court as well as cases involving declaratory and injunctive relief and damages in Supreme Court.

The firm handles cases in Federal Court, the New York Court of Appeals, Appellate Division and Appellate Term, State Supreme Court and Surrogate's Court.  The firm has handled many matters before various administrative tribunals such as the DHCR.

The firm also handles commercial leasing and has represented commercial landlords and tenants throughout New York City and elsewhere.

Mr. Lambert received his law degree from New York University Law School in 1968 when he joined the law firm of Booth Lipton & lipton, and thereafter the larger firms of Finley, Kumble et al. and Dreyer & Traub.  In 1979 he opened his own law office and has been providing clients with the same high quality of service since then.  Mr. Lambert has more than 40 years of experience in landlord-tenant litigation.

Mr. Shackman received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1993 with honors as a member of the Order of the Coif, Fordham Urban Law Journal, Moot Court Board and Stein Scholar for legal ethics.  He has handled cases in New York City Civil Court, Supreme Court, the Appellate Term and Appellate Division, and is experienced in commercial leasing.  Mr. Shackman has more than 20 years experience in landlord-tenant litigation and commercial leasing.

The firm is dedicated to aggressive and results-orientated representation of its clients; and combines a large firm type of attention to detail with small firm personal attention paid to each matter.

The principal reason for referring landlord-tenant cases to outside counsel is the specialized, highly technical nature of landlord-tenant practice in New York City,.  Landlord-tenant parts have special rules, and clients and referring firms want assurance that counsel is familiar with the law as well as the complexities of the Court.  Lambert & Shackman, PLLC has both the experience and judgment to serve referring counsel and their clients well in the difficult landlord-tenant environment.