PRACTICE AREAS


Dale Degenshein has over 25 years of experience in cooperative and condominium matters. She has represented and advised more than 100 cooperatives, condominiums, homeowners' associations, and developers on a range of issues. Ms. Degenshein counsels in the areas of breach of fiduciary duty; preparation, review and interpretation of governing documents; housing discrimination, reasonable accommodations for disabilities; claims involving apartment owners, developers, boards and individual board members; and transactions.

Prior to joining Stroock in 2007, Ms. Degenshein was a founding partner of the law firm Cantor, Epstein & Degenshein LLP, where she had represented cooperatives and condominiums since 1995.

HONORS & AWARDS

Ms. Degenshein has been recognized by Super Lawyers for her work in real estate: business. 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, New York City Bar Association
    • Member, Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee, 1998-2004; 2005-2009; 2010-present
    • Chair, Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee, 2001–2004
    • Secretary, Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee, 1998-2001; 2010-present
  • Member, Real Property Section, New York State Bar Association
    • Member, Committee on Cooperatives and Condominiums
    • Co-Chair, 2015-present
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association, 2000-2008
    • Member, Committee on the Judiciary, 2006-2007

SPEECHES & EVENTS

Ms. Degenshein is a frequent speaker at legal seminars. They include:
 
  • Speaker, "Committee on Cooperatives and Condominiums: Alteration Agreements," New York State Bar Association 2017 Annual Meeting, January 26, 2017
  • Speaker, "Cooperatives and Condominiums," New York State Judicial Institute, February 4, 2016
  • Faculty and Lecturer, annual "Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives and Condominiums," New York City Bar Association, 2003–present
  • Speaker, "Condominium Law for the New Attorney," Council on New York Cooperatives and Condominiums, 2007-2013
  • Speaker, "Role of the Cooperative and Condo Board: Business Judgment Rule," Department of Housing & Urban Development, New York State Division of Human Rights Fair Housing Assistance Program, May 2012, April 2010
  • Speaker, "Ethics for Real Estate Lawyers," New York State Bar Association, October/November 2010
  • Speaker, "Sponsor Issues: Private Actions; Construction Defects," New York City Bar Association, October 2009
  • Speaker, "Board Governance," New York City Bar Association, April 2009/April 2010
  • Speaker, "Boards and Apartment Owners," New York State Bar Association, January 2009
  • Speaker, "Cooperative Basics - New York State," Maine State Bar Association, Maine, October 2008
  • Speaker, "New Construction Condominiums," New York City Bar Association, 2008
  • Speaker, "Cooperative and Condominium Law, 2008; Recent Legislation and Decisions," New York State Judicial Institute, 2008
  • Speaker, "Reasonable Accommodation Requests from Persons with Disabilities in Coops and Condos: Practical Considerations," New York City Bar Association, 2007
  • Speaker, "Cooperatives and Condominiums: Governing Legal Principles and Recent Developments," New York State Judicial Institute, June-July 2007
  • Speaker, "Fair Housing Training for Real Estate Brokers," Brown, Harris, Stevens, LLC, 2007
  • Speaker, "Principles In Residential Cooperative Law – Housing Court," New York City Civil Court, Housing Part, April 2007

PUBLICATIONS

Selected articles include:
 
  • Co-author, "Death and Liability," Habitat, June 2017
  • Contributor, "Broken Scales: Reflections on Injustice," ABA Book Publishing, May 10, 2017
  • Contributor, "The Ethics of 'Holding Out' on Your Client," New York Law Journal, April 6, 2017
  • Contributor, "When Lawyers and Judges Criticize Jury Verdicts," New York Law Journal, February 10, 2017
  • Co-author, "The Seesaw World of Condo Foreclosures," Habitat, September 2016
  • Co-author, "Can a Purchaser Lie with Impunity?" Habitat, June 2016
  • Co-author, "Who's on the Hook for Attorneys' Fees?" Habitat, April 2016
  • Co-author, "The Board and the 'Over Board,'" Habitat, March 2016
  • Co-author, "Was it the Price? Or Were They Not Nice?" Habitat, February 2016
  • Co-author, "An Unhealthy Health Club Agreement," Habitat,  January 2016
  • Co-author, "I Heard the News Today, Oh Boy," Habitat, December 2015
  • Co-author, "Protecting Co-op Indemnification Rights," Stroock Special Bulletin, November 11, 2015
  • "How to Deal with Rogue Board Members," Habitat, November 2015
  • Co-author, "Whose Terrace Is It, Anyway?" Habitat, October 2015
  • Co-author, "Going, Going – Not So Fast," Habitat, September 2015
  • Co-author, "When the Co-op Interferes in a Sale," Habitat, July/August 2015
  • Co-author, "Election Season," Habitat, June 2015
  • Co-author, "Do Your Rules Really Exist?" Habitat, May 2015
  • Co-author, "The Long and the Short of It," Habitat, April 2015
  • Co-author, "The Battle for the Extra Rooms," Habitat, March 2015
  • Co-author, "The Dog in the Night-time," Habitat, February 2015
  • Co-author, "When a Board Must be 'Reasonable,'" Habitat, January 2015
  • Co-author, "Has the Board Actually Acted?" Habitat, December 2014
  • Co-author, "Co-op Non-Payments: What Proof Do You Need?" Habitat, October 2014
  • Co-author, "Has the Board Actually Acted?" Habitat, September 2014
  • Co-author, "A Judgment Grows in Brooklyn," Habitat, July/August 2014
  • Co-author, "Objectionable Conduct – Again," Habitat, June 2014
  • Co-author, "Right of First Refusal With a Twist," Habitat, May 2014
  • Co-author, "Gaining Access to an Apartment," The Mann Report, May 2014
  • Co-author, "When a Transfer Is Not a Transfer," Habitat, March 2014
  • "The Documents Often Overlooked," Law.com, March 5, 2014
  • Co-author, "Bamboo Invasion," Habitat, February 2014
  • Co-author, "Hell on Wheels," Habitat, January 2014
  • Co-author, "Making Repairs, Reducing Apartment Size," Habitat, December 2013
  • Co-author, "It Started With a Lonely Cat," Habitat, September 2013
  • Co-author, "The Commercial Sublet Fee Quagmire," Habitat, July/August 2013
  • "Communication and Interaction," Mann Report Management, June/July 2013
  • Co-author, "Viewing Documents," Habitat, June 2013
  • "The Importance of Documents," Mann Report Management, May 2013
  • Co-author, "Reasonable Is as Reasonable Does," Habitat, May 2013
  • "...But Is It Reasonable?" Mann Report Management, April 2013
  • Co-author, "Sponsor and Architect Liability," Habitat, March 2013
  • Co-author, "Smoke Odors in a Co-op," Habitat, February 2013
  • Co-author, "Recovery Rights Waived -- by the Insurer," Habitat, January 2013
  • Co-author, "The Cost of Alteration Agreements," Habitat, December 2012
  • Co-author, "If the Majority Doesn't Rule," Habitat, November 2012
  • Co-author, "Case Notes - New Liability Ruling: How Does it Affect Boards?" Habitat, September 2012
  • "Apartment Owner Loans," Mann Report Management, September 2012
  • Co-author, "Sublet Restrictions," Habitat, July/August 2012

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

New York, 1985

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1987; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1987


EDUCATION

J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1984

B.A., Hofstra University, 1981

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