Lauren is a staff attorney in the Capacity Building practice. Before joining TakeRoot Justice, Lauren represented tenants with the Legal Aid Society in Queens. Prior to law school, she worked as an organizer and an educator with Tibetan communities in
“As these businesses get drowned out by this tide of rising rent, culture disappears,” said Paula Segal, a lawyer with TakeRoot Justice, a nonprofit legal services group.
TakeRoot Justice (“TakeRoot”) seeks applicants with five (5) to seven (7) years relevant substantive legal experience for the position of Supervising Attorney to join TakeRoot’s Capacity Building practice.
Rents came down for, like, a month or two, and then everyone started trying to make up for what they lost,” said Paula Segal, an attorney with TakeRoot Justice, which offers legal services to small commercial businesses.
Small businesses often given cheaper rents for the first year of a lease as an incentive, but then “it doubles in year two because the landlord is trying to make up what they lost during Covid.”
Patricia is a Staff Attorney in the Capacity Building practice, where she supports community-based organizations and coalitions by providing transactional services to worker cooperatives, nonprofits, and small businesses, as well as providing support in policy development and community education efforts.
Legislative Advocacy TakeRoot supports campaign to create Commercial Rent Stabilization in NYC and the USBnyc Coalition. Below are the past results of the Coalition’s work: Commercial Tenant Harassment Law: The Commercial Tenant Harassment Law in New York City prohibits a landlord from harassing
The City has the legal authority to suspend rents for commercial tenants impacted by the pandemic and stabilize commercial rents in the long term. By Paula Z. Segal, Cheryl Walker and Catherine Humphreville May 15, 2020 Having reduced her restaurant to
New executive order from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo amending rules for commercial and residential evictions during the coronavirus pandemic could be particularly challenging for small businesses, according to senior staff attorney at TakeRoot Justice.
Our Capacity Building team strengthens the solidarity economy in New York and supports workers as owners and decision makers. In collaboration with our longtime partners, the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives and Green Worker Cooperatives, we legally formed New York