Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Presents 421-a Webinar Series to Help Property Owners Understand Their Obligations

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., a premier New York City real estate law firm with an award-winning Litigation Department, announced it will conduct a three-part webinar series for 421-a property owners.

The series will be hosted by Daniel M. Bernstein, a Member and Leader of the firm’s Tax Incentives & Affordable Housing Department and an expert in the program that provides a critical property tax exemption to thousands of NYC residential buildings in exchange for certain compliance obligations.

In recent months, owners of properties receiving 421-a incentives have come under increasing scrutiny as the city ramps up efforts to address non-compliant landlords. Last month, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced a new housing unit tasked with investigating claims of rental subsidy irregularities and other real estate issues.

A notoriously opaque and complex system, 421-a obligations vary from building size and type to registration procedures and restriction periods. There are wage requirements that can be impacted by a property’s geographic location and a variety of reporting and monitoring procedures. There are also affordability and rent stabilization obligations that vary according to the type of 421-a benefit a building receives. The webinar series is designed to help 421-a owners understand their obligations and outline steps they can take if problems arise.

“The provisions of the applicable state law, local law, and rules regarding the 421-a tax exemption program are extremely complex,” Bernstein said. “This webinar series offers a pragmatic approach as owners, lenders, developers and their counsel seek details on compliance, best practices and how to deal with potential investigations.”

Part 1, to take place Tuesday, December 6, will focus on wage obligations (prevailing wage obligations for building service employees and construction wage requirements). Parts 2 and 3, to take place Wednesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 22, will focus on affordability, rent stabilization, deregulation and recent litigations.

To find out more about the webinar series and to register, visit

About Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.

Founded in 1975, Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. is widely recognized as one of New York City’s pre-eminent real estate law firms. R&E provides full-service representation and advice in every aspect of real estate, from performing due diligence and evaluating financing, to handling joint ventures, acquisitions and leasing, construction and design team agreements, property tax exemptions and abatements, land use and zoning matters, Real Property Income & Expense (RPIE) filings, co-op and condo offering plan filings, distressed situations and bankruptcies, trust and estate planning, as well as the litigations and negotiations which sometimes ensue when deal-making. R&E’s wealth of experience in New York real estate makes it the ideal thought partner for owners, developers, not-for-profit corporations, educational institutions, sponsors, equity investors and lenders in both real estate transactions and in all court venues.