Elliot J. Coz



Cooperative and Condominium Law



New York
t: 212-687-7770
f: 212-687-8030
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Brooklyn Law School, J.D. 2010

Johns Hopkins University, B.A. 2004

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Elliot J. Coz concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation and representation of condominiums, cooperatives, homeowners associations, and sponsors. During law school, Mr. Coz held an externship in the New York Attorney General’s Office – Real Estate Finance Bureau, which is responsible for reviewing all offering plans for the offer and sale of real estate securities in or from the State of New York, including interests in cooperatives, condominiums, homeowners associations and timeshares, to ensure that they provide disclosure of all material terms of the offer.

  • Defense of boards, their officers and directors in lawsuits claiming breach of fiduciary duty, waste, fraud, negligence, property damage, and breach of contract
  • Representation of boards in actions concerning building service contracts
  • Representation of boards in actions concerning tenant and homeowner illegal short-term rentals in conjunction with New York State Multiple Dwelling Law
  • Representation of cooperatives against tenant-shareholders in summary nonpayment and holdover proceedings
  • Representation of boards in objectionable conduct (Pullman) proceedings against tenants
  • Prosecution and defense of election disputes in common interest communities
  • Representation of boards seeking to enforce money judgments against commercial and residential unit owners and tenants
  • Representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Representation of condominiums in common charge lien foreclosures
  • Defense of boards in employment and housing discrimination claims under New York State, City and Federal laws
  • Representation of cooperatives and condominiums through the process of updating and revising their governing documents


Bruce A. Cholst & Mary L. Kosmark, Overcoming Limitations of Condo Boards In Dealing With Unruly Residents, NYLJ, March 13, 2012, at 4. (Credit was formally given by authors for assistance with preparation of article)

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  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association