Mitchell A. Nathanson

Mitchell A. Nathanson

The Nathanson Law Firm LLP
  • Collections, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate Law
  • New York
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Mitchell is often described by his colleagues and peers as a "lawyer's lawyer" and their "go to" lawyer for enforcing judgments against debtors, especially in New York State. However, Mitchell's expertise has resulted in receiving referrals in more than 25 states to collect debts to satisfaction, settlement, or execution. Mitchell will apply his trademark straightforward and analytical approach to assess and resolve your legal issues.

Mitchell volunteers his time to the Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Clinic of the Nassau County Bar Association, which helps low income homeowners facing potential foreclosure or eviction. His other community activities include membership in the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and The Commercial Law League of America.

Mitchell is well known in his community by local leaders and local politicians. Rabbis have referred congregants to Mitchell for help with foreclosure defense, debt resolution, debt relief and settlement, asset protection, estate planning, and traffic violations.

Put Mitchell's legal acumen and bountiful experience to work for you. Contact Mitchell for help with protecting your rights, investments, and financial security.

Practice Areas
  • Collections
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
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United States District Court, Northern District of New York
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United States District Court, Southern District of New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
- Current
Senior Partner
Wilson Elser
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D. (1991)
Moot Court Oralist, David Berg Scholar
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Yeshiva University
B.A. (1989)
Major: Political Science, Sports Editor - The Commentator
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 2441632
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Mitchell A. Nathanson's Website Profile
The Nathanson Law Firm LLP Website
Legal Answers
53 Questions Answered

Q. Send belt ticket requested date received a court date five years later
A: Yes. You have a right to a speedy trial. You should make a motion. #LegalQ&A
Q. Hello. The owner of the house that I live in died 2 years ago and no next of kin has come to claim the property.
A: Understand that while you may be receiving a benefit for the utilities, you are likely throwing away money on the property tax and insurance. The mortgagee is likely to foreclose, otherwise there would be no reason for any beneficiaries to disclaim the inheritance. A speculator/prospector is likely to purchase at foreclosure and you may have no rights to recoup your expenses. #LegalQ&A
Q. What charges can I face if I choose to evict a tenant from illegal basement.
A: Whether or not you evict, you risk notice of violations for the existence of the illegal basement, which will require you to cure and pay penalties. #LegalQ&A
Q. My offer got accepted and the seller signed the purchase agreement on Friday. How do I back out of the agreement?
A: Once the contract has been placed in the mail for return it is binding on all parties. You may rescind up until the time it has been accepted, so you may be able to act quickly. In any event, this is really a question that needs to be presented to your lawyer representing you as the terms of the contract are best known to her/him. #LegalQ&A
Q. So if lease is voided by no fault of the renter and has 90 days to vacate do I still have to pay rent?
A: You need not pay rent, but you may be liable for "use & occupancy." Retain a local L&T lawyer to discuss your options, as more facts are needed and there is only so much advice a lawyer will post in this forum. #LegalQ&A
Q. Can my Grandmother evict my Mother even if she has given my mother co-ownership of the property?
A: There is likely some confusion as to the ownership status, but in a partition action, one of the owners can force the sale of the premises upon an order of the court, which would thereby result in the eviction of other owners. #LegalQ&A
Q. See below
A: If you have a signed contract you may file a Lis Pendens (Notice of Pendency) and commence an action for specific performance, assuming you did not waive your right to do so. If you have no signed contract, you have no recourse other than a return of any deposits delivered. #LegalQ&A
Q. I hired a contractor to remodel a basement apartment. He left my home in a dangerous shambles, can I sue?
A: If you can locate him and/or his company, you should definitely sue for breach of contract and replacement damage. You should also report to your local BBB so that others don't suffer the same fate. #LegalQ&A #NathansonLaw
Q. Does owning and renting out a home in New York State constitute doing business in New York State?
A: Another option is available if you are currently the tenant and have an issue against your Landlord you may proceed in Landlord & Tenant court. #LegalQ&A
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Contact & Map
The Nathanson Law Firm LLP
595 Stewart Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
Telephone: (516) 568-0000