Sanchez & Polovetsky Obtains a 1400% Increase In Condemnation AwardFor Chinese Immigrant in Kosciusko Bridge Proceedings

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Sanchez & Polovetsky, PLLC, announces that it has successfully settled a complex eminent domain case in the matter of Sunny Lumber Supply NY, Inc. vs. State of New York, NYS Court of Claims Claim No. 122535 (2014).

We take great pride in helping these hardworking immigrants who are dedicated to their business and to providing jobs in New York City, says Polovetsky.

Sanchez & Polovetsky, PLLC, (http://www.spnylaw.com) a midtown Manhattan law firm focusing its practice in eminent domain law, is pleased to announce that it has successfully settled a complex eminent domain case in the matter of Sunny Lumber Supply NY, Inc. vs. State of New York, NYS Court of Claims Claim No. 122535 (2014). Although details of the settlement are confidential, attorneys at the firm have confirmed that they obtained more than a Fourteen Hundred Percent (1400%) increase in the condemnation award for their client Sunny Lumber Supply NY, Inc. (“Sunny”).

The State of New York allegedly had initially refused to pay any compensation to Sunny, whose principal owners are Chinese immigrants and do not speak, read or write in English.

The long and complex legal proceedings, commenced by the firm on September 26, 2014 (according to Court records), were settled on the eve of trial. Public records show that a stipulation of discontinuance and settlement was filed with the Court of Claims on or about April 27, 2017, approximately two and a half years after Sanchez & Polovetsky filed Sunny’s lawsuit.

According to court documents, the Condemnor New York State Department of Transportation (the "DOT") permanently acquired the real property known as 513 Porter Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222 through its powers of eminent domain on or about March 10, 2010. Sunny was the business tenant and owner of the trade fixtures located inside and throughout the seized property. According to the court documents, after receiving zero compensation for its seized trade fixtures from the DOT, Sunny retained the legal team at Sanchez & Polovetsky, PLLC to prosecute its claim for just compensation under the eminent domain laws.

The result was a 1400% increase in Sunny’s condemnation award.

“We often work with businesses owned by immigrants, and/or multi-generational family businesses in which the owners have significant emotional and financial investments. If the affected owners can’t get the money from the government entity in time, they are usually finished. Yet with our representation, the demise of Sunny Lumber was prevented. We take great pride in helping these hardworking immigrants who are dedicated to their business and to providing jobs in New York City," says Jennifer Polovetsky, Esq., partner at Sanchez & Polovetsky PLLC.

“We are thrilled to help Sunny Lumber stay open and continue to operate. It can be intimidating for a business to find out that they face eminent domain proceedings, and the right legal support can ensure a fair outcome,” says Philip A. Sanchez, Esq., partner at Sanchez & Polovetsky PLLC.

ABOUT SANCHEZ & POLOVETSKY, PLLC
Sanchez & Polovetsky, PLLC is a midtown Manhattan based law firm, with offices at The Commerce Building, which focuses its practice in eminent domain law. The attorneys at the firm have over three (3) decades of combined legal experience in both the public and private sectors. Jennifer Polovetsky, Esq., who started her career as an attorney at the New York City Law Department in 2000 before entering private practice in 2003, is the firm's founding Member and a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in all aspects of Eminent Domain Law and Real Estate Law. Philip A. Sanchez, Esq., who became a Member of the firm in 2012, has over sixteen years of legal experience in both the public and private sectors, with a focus on Eminent Domain Law.

Both Jennifer Polovetsky and Philip Sanchez were named to the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Super Lawyers list. More information about the firm can be found on its website at: http://www.spnylaw.com

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