Real Estate

Development and Land Use
ROZARIO has earned a reputation as an innovative leader in organizing and closing real estate transactions. The firm, led by Rovin R. Rozario, has completed more than $150,000,000 in New York City-based residential and commercial real estate deals on behalf of the firm’s clients. The firm provides consultation and representative services to clients involved in distressed property disposition and acquisition, reorganizations through bankruptcy, real estate finance, condominium and cooperative development, sales and purchases, residential and commercial development and construction projects and retail construction. The firm provides aggressive litigation for clients seeking to prosecute and defend real estate related disputes.

ROZARIO provides top quality services to landlords and tenants in New York City Housing Court and Supreme Court. We represent clients, including management companies, throughout the five boroughs of New York City. We have extensive knowledge of the court system, in addition to the complexities of dealing with the various city agencies such as Public Assistance, Section 8, and Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).

Purchase and Sale 

ROZARIO has vast experience in the New York City real estate market. We represent clients during the purchase and sale of residential homes,  condominiums, cooperative units, commercial buildings, mixed-use properties, empty lots for personal and investment purposes.



ROZARIO acted as corporate counsel in negotiating option contract on behalf of client who was in foreclosure.

ROZARIO acted as investigative counsel for client in identifying potential fraud in a real estate transaction agreement.

ROZARIO wins cross-motion to dismiss complaint in a foreclosure case by a lender which failed to comply with a condition precedent to filing suit.

ROZARIO wins motion to reinstate modification and forbearance agreement, where lender claimed that borrower breached said agreement by failing to pay outstanding real estate taxes and DEP water charges.

ROZARIO counseled foreclosure defense clients on a wide range of legal issues on standing and notice requirements in efforts to retain ownership of their homes.

ROZARIO acted as lead corporate counsel in drafting and negotiating transfer agreements of HDFC owned buildings from one not-for-profit sponsor to another.

ROZARIO successfully represented two purchasers of investment cooperative apartment in trendy Queens, New York neighborhood.

ROZARIO successfully represented a purchaser of a cooperative apartment in the Bronx, New York.

ROZARIO successfully represented Bank in purchase and sale of 2-family house in Brooklyn, New York.

ROZARIO advises on a multi-million dollar real estate deal on a investment property in Brooklyn, New York.

ROZARIO advises on a $15 million land acquisition from a private developer to our not-for-profit client to develop senior housing and low-income housing for residents in Brooklyn, New York.

ROZARIO advises on the acquisition of a multi-million dollar real estate property in Brooklyn, New York.

After creative and extensive legal maneuvering, ROZARIO was able to obtain judgment against supermarket in Housing Court for $140,000.00 and subsequently was able to obtain same on behalf of its client.

ROZARIO defeats motion for summary judgment by tenant who claimed landlord illegally converted building to a multiple dwelling and overcharged her.

ROZARIO successfully negotiated a significantly reduced fine levied against landlord’s building by HPD, with said agency having claimed sustained numerous housing code violations.

After an extensive battle with the Landlord, ROZARIO was able to restore nightclub owner to possession of the premises after being evicted for alleged non-payment of rent and real estate taxes owed.

ROZARIO compels Insurance Company to settle tort injury claim in favor of our client prior to jury selection after revealing to Insurance Company that its medical expert witness’ fellowship was suspended for one year for testifying falsely and misrepresenting facts and scientific evidence.

ROZARIO plays an instrumental role in relocating hold-out tenant for owner to commence major capital improvements of apartment complex with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

ROZARIO wins Special Proceeding on behalf of landlord seeking to recover a rent controlled apartment from licensee claiming succession rights.

ROZARIO wins motion to set aside bankruptcy stay in favor of landlord and to proceed with eviction.

ROZARIO wins order to show cause in favor of landlord, brought by former tenant claiming she was previous owner and that current owner/landlord committed fraud to obtain deed and her subsequent eviction.

ROZARIO wins holdover proceeding in favor of landlord based on No-Consideration of lease agreement with commercial tenant who took possession of commercial property but failed to provide the security deposit and first month’s rent.

ROZARIO wins order to show cause on behalf of landlord which was brought by tenant who claimed that landlord’s agreement to accept a reduced amount of arrears from FEPS, who later informed FEPS landlord’s unwillingness to accept the previously agreed upon amount, because of FEPS’ delay in distributing set funds, could not be held to the previously agreed amount and could claim the total amount of arrears due and proceed with eviction.

Practice Areas

From Startups to starting over, our team members are well versed in various practice areas.


At ROZARIO, we understand that each of our clients possess a unique and diverse set of business needs and requirements. Our goal is to assist our clients with properly navigating the complex issues involved in the formation, governance, compliance and financing of their business.

Crisis Management

The experienced team at ROZARIO handles crisis-related matters at the preverbal “Eleventh Hour.” We understand that sensitive matters may arise at the most inopportune times

Cross-Border Transactions

With the diversity and expansion of many of our clients into global markets, we are often called upon to advise our clients on business sales and acquisitions, commodity purchases, and sales, import and export regulations and real estate acquisitions and sales.

Labor And Employment

ROZARIO provides legal services to businesses and employers on a variety of labor and employment-based issues. Our attorneys are experienced in handling wage and hour disputes, federal and state compliance, unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation matters. Rozario also represents employees on various labor and employment matters, including wrongful termination, grievances, wage and hour disputes and workers’ compensation.


ROZARIO built its firm on the zealous advocacy and representation of clients in the courtroom. Our team of experienced trial attorneys, coupled with our skilled investigators, support staff and advanced technological resources, gives us the proper tools to select cases from inception to jury verdicts.

Private Equity

At Rozario & Associates, P.C., we advise our private clients on the best strategic steps to manage, maintain and grow their wealth.

Real Estate

ROZARIO has earned a reputation as an innovative leader in organizing and closing real estate transactions. The firm, led by Rovin R. Rozario, has completed more than $150,000,000 in New York City-based residential and commercial real estate deals on behalf of the firm’s clients.

Startup Businesses

We understand what it takes to turn a simple idea into a real functioning business. We work with all types of startups in various industries to help facilitate that growth.

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