ALLY HACK, ESQ.

Partner

Ally has extensive experience in all aspects of complex civil and commercial litigation, and has litigated in both federal and state courts. While not exclusively, he has particular experience in the real estate context, including commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, as well as cooperative and condominium matters, and generally handles cases from inception through conclusion. Ally advises a wide variety of real estate clients, including developers, building owners, tenants, and purchasers and sellers of real property.

In addition, Ally frequently lectures and writes on various topics regarding real estate law and has been published numerous times in the New York Law Journal.

Ally earned his undergraduate degree, Magna cum laude, from the University of New Mexico, Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where, among other accolades, he was a member of the Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. Ally is fluent in Arabic and proficient in Spanish.

 

 


Experience

Successfully defended a net lessee against claims made by its landlord and net lessor for millions of dollars allegedly due under a net lease. Secured a seven-figure settlement on behalf of a commercial property owner to conclude two lawsuits filed against lessees who defaulted on a lease by failing to pay rent and certain additional charges due there under. The first lawsuit sought money damages under the lease, while the second sought damages flowing from an alleged fraudulent conveyance of assets. Successfully defended a mortgage holder against an effort by a major financial institution to have the conveyance through which the client obtained the mortgage declared fraudulent and void.

Secured an appellate victory on behalf of one of the largest landlords in the New York area, which sued a shell company that abandoned space it had leased in one of the clients buildings, also naming as a defendant the tenants parent company on theories of alter ego and piercing the corporate veil. We appealed the trial courts decision which granted the defendants motion for summary judgment and dismissed the complaint. We argued on appeal that the shell and the parent were jointly and severally liable to our client for all obligations under the lease through its expiration date, which totaled more than $1 million, as well as attorneys fees. In  a unanimous reversal, the appellate court agreed that the parent was the alter ego of the shell, reinstated the complaint, and remanded the case for trial on only one issue.


Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey (pending)
U.S. District Court — Eastern District of New, York
U.S. District Court — Southern District of New York

Affiliations

American Bar Association
Association of Muslim American Lawyers
Association of the Bar of the City of New York – MENA Committee (Middle Eastern and North African
Affairs)
New York County Lawyers Association


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