KI Legal Launches New Landlord-Tenant Litigation & Family Office Consulting Division


KI Legal represents large landlords and family offices in landlord-tenant litigation, lease renegotiations and work-outs, bankruptcy proceedings, and asset protection.

NEW YORK, NY – January 2023 – Koutsoudakis & Iakovou Law Group, PLLC (d/b/a “KI Legal”) has established a Landlord-Tenant Litigation & Family Office Consulting Division. This increased scope of legal services allows the firm’s landlord and property owner clients throughout New York the ability to have most, if not all, of their legal needs attended to by one firm.

The Landlord-Tenant Litigation & Family Office Consulting Division features a sophisticated team of skilled attorneys headed by Co-Founder Michael Iakovou and Senior Associate Matthew Zwiren, and bolstered by Counsel Sam Matthews, Bankruptcy Partner Ralph Preite, and Real Estate Partner Socrates Xanthopoulos. The division offers representation to large landlords and family offices – whether they be institutional fund firms, closely held corporations, or commercial tenants – in landlord-tenant litigation, lease renegotiations and work-outs, bankruptcy proceedings, and asset protection.

Co-Founder Michael Iakovou is quoted as saying “The addition and launch of the Landlord-Tenant Litigation & Family Office Consulting Division rounds out KI Legal’s natural progression in all our client verticals. KI Legal’s ability to leverage its resources and attorney experience to provide this expanded scope of legal services will allow clients to focus on their day-to-day operations while their legal needs are met by our competent advisors.  Our expansion into landlord-tenant litigation is yet another step the Firm has taken in ensuring we are able to service all our clients’ legal needs, especially in the real estate space.”

In conjunction with landlord-tenant litigation, the division provides robust Family Office Consulting. Senior Associate Matthew Zwiren states “In addition to our vast legal services offerings, our experience and passion for multi-family real estate, especially within NYC, allows us to offer consulting services for existing and new clients.  Throughout our years working in the real estate industry, we have seen and successfully navigated numerous issues and circumstances that can only be afforded by such exposure to transactions.  We are thus able to utilize this expertise and give our clients insights into the real estate industry they may not be able to obtain elsewhere.  This vast array of business knowledge and experience, when coupled with our legal capabilities, combines to offer our clients perspective and understanding that would not be available from more hyper-focused firms. We can not only underwrite a rent roll, but we can spot issues those rents may cause with the relevant regulatory agencies.  Such an offering is only available at KI Legal.”

KI Legal looks forward to bringing large landlords and property owners the peace of mind they deserve by way of its one-stop-shop slate of services.


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