Fundamentals of Residential Lease Drafting with the Possibility of Eviction in Mind

Dov Treiman
Dov Treiman | Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

Mr. Treiman has been a partner at Adam Leitman Bailey P.C. since 2006 and chairs the Landlord-Tenant Civil Litigation Practice.

On-Demand: October 18, 2023

Fundamentals of Residential Lease Drafting with the Possibility of Eviction in Mind

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Lawyers should be thinking of residential leases like prenuptial agreements. They are documents that are meant to be signed by parties hoping for the best while the lawyer prepares them for the worst. The course will start with a look at the definitional  requirements of a lease and go on to describe the overall structure of the document, the hazards for which it is meant to prepare and the various solutions it presents. Included in the course will be some of the current hot-button issues like transient occupancy, smoking, and nondiscrimination. As a conclusion, the course will take a look at alternative eviction processes, what courts they are brought in, and what some of the nuts-and-bolts issues are —all the time contextualizing them in the preparatory language of the lease.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Lease drafting fundamentals
  • Current hot topics
  • Landlord’s remedies
  • The eviction process

Date / Time: October 18, 2023

Closed-captioning available


Dov Treiman_FedBarDov Treiman | Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

Mr. Treiman has been a partner at Adam Leitman Bailey P.C. since 2006 and chairs the Landlord-Tenant Civil Litigation Practice.

Mr. Treiman was involved in private practice for fifteen years before devoting his principal time to the collecting, editing, writing, and publishing of scholarly research materials in landlord-tenant law. His writings include numerous articles in the New York Law Journal and many articles in the Landlord-Tenant Practice Reporter.

Mr. Treiman was the Founding Editor and Contributor of a great many articles to Landlord Tenant Monthly (4 volumes); Editor and Commentator, The Housing Court Reporter (24 volumes); Editor and Commentator.

Treiman’s Commentaries (3 volumes); Editor, The Housing Court Reporter Chronological Annotator (3 volumes); Editor, The Housing Court Reporter Plaintiff-Defendant Tables (2 volumes); Editor, The Housing Court Reporter Digest (7 volumes); Editor and Commentator, Treiman’s New York Landlord Tenant Statutes Annotated (3 volumes); Editor and Commentator, Treiman’s Rent Stabilization Code Annotated (3 volumes); Editor and Author, Treiman’s Trial Manual; Editor and Principal Author, Treiman’s Encyclopedia and Dictionary (2 volumes); Editor and Commentator, Treiman’s Leading Cases (2 volumes); Editor, Public Documents of the DHCR; Editor, The Loft Board Reporter (18 volumes); Editor, The New York City Administrative Law Reporter (3 volumes); Editor, Landlord Tenant Appellate Reporter (7 volumes).

Of these, undoubtedly, the most important is the Housing Court Reporter, the standard work used by all the New York City courts and all quality practitioners of landlord-tenant law to search through some 50,000 cases for applicable precedents for appellate briefs, legal documents and motions.

Mr. Treiman was also commissioned by the State of New York to produce special editions of several of these works for their use in chambers by each of the Housing Judges.

In all, Mr. Treiman has written over 80 volumes on the subject of landlord-tenant law and has often been quoted as authority in decisions written by the various courts and by other legal commentators. Mr. Treiman is a principal author of most of the standard form leases and related documents in use throughout the New York City area and has created customized versions of many of these documents for the firm’s clients. Mr. Treiman has also written several other books on non-legal topics, both fiction and non-fiction.

Mr. Treiman is a highly sought lecturer on landlord-tenant subjects and has been retained by most of the providers of Continuing Legal Education in New York State. He was the principal consultant to the New York Times for landlord-tenant matters. Mr. Treiman is the Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Apartment Law Insider.

Mr. Treiman has been recognized for this work with featured biographies in Who’s Who in American Business, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America and has been designated in AVVO as “Superb,” and has repeatedly been designated as a Super Lawyer. Mr. Treiman earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University, School of Law. Mr. Treiman has also received certificates from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and from Princeton Theological Seminary “With Distinction.” Mr. Treiman has studied numerous languages and is strongly conversant in several of them.


I. Lease drafting fundamentals | 3:00pm – 3:30pm

II. Current hot topics | 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Break | 4:00pm – 4:10pm

III. Landlord’s remedies | 4:10pm – 4:40pm

IV. The eviction process | 4:40pm – 5:10pm