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  • Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Landlord Tenant
  • New York
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Biography

Alex Pia is an attorney at Belkin Burden Goldman, one of New York City’s largest real estate-focused law firms.

Mr. Pia focuses his practice on real estate, construction, and complex landlord-tenant disputes. His clients include developers, contractors, landlords, commercial tenants, condo/co-op boards & owners, brokers/agents, institutional investors, and high-net-worth individuals.

Mr. Pia is also approved by New York's Part 36 (Fiduciary Appointments) to be appointed as counsel to receivers of distressed properties and foreclosure proceedings.

Mr. Pia is a member and subcommittee chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee.

While attending Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Pia served as an editor of the Brooklyn Law Review and interned for the Hon. Katherine Levine of Kings County Supreme Court.

Mr. Pia has been named to SuperLawyers Rising Stars every year since 2022 and has a “Very Good” rating on Avvo for his noteworthy contributions to the legal field and testimonials from his satisfied clients.

Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control
Video Conferencing
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Belkin Burden Goldman
Current
Subcommittee Chair
NYC Bar Association Construction Law Committee
- Current
Education
Brooklyn Law School
J.D.
Activities: Brooklyn Law Review
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Hofstra University
B.B.A. | Business Management
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Awards
New York Metro Rising Stars
SuperLawyers
New York Metro Rising Stars
SuperLawyers
Professional Associations
State Bar of New York
Member
- Current
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New York City Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Construction Law Committee
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Certifications
Professional Research Certification
LexisNexis
Professional Research Certification
Westlaw
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered
Q. Are there in laws that prohibit a Florida real estate developer from advertising our community in New York?
A: A general concern for interstate property advertisements is whether you are in compliance with any federal/local fair housing and discrimination laws - which can vary by state and city. If you are working with a local broker your agreement should specify that they are taking on these compliance requirements risks. My firm represents developers in New York and Florida - feel free to contact me.
Q. I sent the new lease to my tenant over 80 days ago and there is no response how do i get my property back
A: If you are in New York City and this is a rent-stabilized unit, you will need to serve a failure to renew holdover proceeding. Feel free to contact me, as my office handles these matters regularly.
Q. Does the law prohibit a landlord of a rent stabilized NYC building to accept one year payment in advance plus security
A: Prepayment of rent is prohibited for both a rent-stabilized and market apartment. This would be considered a security deposit, which is limited to one month. The penalty would be twice the amount you collect. Ask your tenant to get a lease guaranty with a company that provides it.
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