Microenterprise Project

Being a commercial tenant in New York City is challenging; tenants can feel like the rules are stacked against them. Commercial landlords often fail to fulfill their duties to their tenants, but tenants don't always know that their rights are being violated or what to do about it. Even when tenants do understand their legal options, they may be unable to commit the money or time necessary to hold their landlords accountable.  

Through our Advocacy for Commercial Tenants program (ACT), the Microenterprise Project ensures that commercial tenants have somebody, an advocate, on their side. 

Through ACT, our two staff attorneys Arthur Kats and Shanila Ali work directly with our clients to help them with lease-related matters including:

  • Drafting and negotiating a new lease
  • Drafting and negotiating a lease renewal
  • Reviewing an existing lease
  • Subleasing and assignments
  • Lease-related dispute resolutions with a landlord

How to Get Free Legal Help With Your Commercial Lease

If you qualify for ACT, you can contact our staff in one of the following ways: