Mastering Airbnb & Short-Term Rental Law


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

Online short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb have upended the hospitality industry over the past decade. Rentals via such platforms have proven to be a lucrative source of income for property owners and tenants, as well as an affordable and attractive option for tourists and vacationers. However, the proliferation of web-based short-term rentals have spawned state and local legislation around the country regulating these rentals or even banning them altogether. Moreover, hosts and guests often fail to realize that their short-term rental transactions may run afoul of state and/or local laws governing the use of residential dwellings. As a result, an ever-increasing number of courts have issued rulings that are reshaping the legal landscape around the country concerning this omnipresent, hot-button issue. This CLE will provide an overview of the current state of short-term rental law, how to advise private and government clients on the relevant issues, and what the future may hold.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   The rise of online short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb
•   The incentives for both hosts and guests to engage in short-term rental transactions
•   The incentives for governments to regulate or ban such transactions
•   A survey of relevant statutes and ordinances around the country
•   A review of some prominent cases on the issue
•   How to advise private clients to comply with short-term rental law, or to regulate or ban it in their real property
•   How to advise government clients seeking to regulate or ban short-term rental activity

Date / Time: April 24, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: January 13, 2020

Alexander Lycoyannis, Esq. joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 2002 and is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Appeals Departments. Mr. Lycoyannis represents clients in all phases of litigation and appellate practice before the New York City, New York State and federal courts.

Mr. Lycoyannis has wide-ranging knowledge and experience in an array of real estate and complex commercial matters, and has represented clients ranging from the country’s largest real estate developers to nationally-recognized commercial tenants and individuals who own a single building. Mr. Lycoyannis has successfully litigated disputes arising out of commercial leases and contracts for the purchase and sale of real property; commercial and residential landlord/tenant litigation; New York City rent regulation; applications for Yellowstone and preliminary injunctions; corporate, partnership and LLC disputes; the New York City Loft Law; brokerage commissions; condominium and cooperative disputes; construction litigation; adjacent landowner disputes; and the enforcement of guaranties and promissory notes.

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