Himmelstein, Samuel J.

15 Maiden Lane17th FloorNew York, NY 10038

Updated: 07/14/2017



Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Frequent Case Types

Practice Areas

  • Individual Residential
  • Commercial Tenant
  • Tenants' Rights Litigation
  • Tenant Group Representation

Representative Clients

  • Metropolitan Council on Housing
  • New York State Tenant and Neighborhood Coalition


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1981

Other Affiliations

  • National Lawyers Guild, 1976 - Present (Member)
  • New York County Trial Lawyers Association, 1983 - Present (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Frequent Lecturer, Tenants Rights and Cooperative Conversions

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Rock Band The Love Handles (Keyboard and Vocals)

Past Positions

  • Housing Units of East Brooklyn Legal Services , 1979 - 1982
  • South Brooklyn Legal Services , 1982 - 1983


  • New York Law School, New York, New York, 1979
    Honors: cum laude
  • Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York, 1975
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Psychology



  • New York State Tenant and Neighborhood Coalition
  • Metropolitan Council on Housing
  • West Side Tenants Union


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • A Tenant's Guide to Housing Court, 1983
  • How to Get Your Landlord to Correct Violations, 1983
  • Tenants' Rights and How to Protect Them, New York City Commission on Human Rights , 1992

Office Information


15 Maiden Lane17th FloorNew York, NY 10038


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