Fran I. Lawless

Practice Groups:
Mitchell-Lama/HDFC Housing Law
Cooperative and Condominium Law
Real Estate
Litigation & Alternate Dispute Resolution

Phone: (212) 252-0300
(212) 779-7295
Email: flawless@kll-law.com
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Fran’s expertise is assisting coop boards and committees with the internal aspects of coop/condo life, working closely with them in developing and revising policies, house rules and by-laws.  Fran oversees our clients’ administrative proceedings and landlord-tenant issues and administrative proceedings and is fully familiar with the Mitchell-Lama Rules promulgated by HPD.  She is regularly called upon by our clients to assist with succession issues, transfer questions and HPD audit responses.  She is recognized as an attorney who gets the job done in a manner that is effective and practical.

Education and Professional Background

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1986)
   Staff Editor, Arts & Entertainment Law Journal
   Editor-in-Chief, The Cardozo Forum (Cardozo’s student newspaper)
   Alexander Fellow
Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University (B.S., 1982)
   Member, Rho Lambda

Bar Admissions
New York (1987)
United States District Court
   Southern District of New York (1987)
   Eastern District of New York (1987)

Activities and Affiliations
New York State Bar Association
   Real Property Law Section

Association of the Bar of the City of New York
   Housing and Urban Development Committee

Mitchell-Lama Council