Bruce A. Cholst is a shareholder in Anderson Kill's New York office concentrating his practice in real estate, litigation and cooperative and condominium law.
Bruce represents cooperative and condominium clients in complex sponsor defect and sponsor arrears litigation, shareholder controversies, commercial and residential nonpayment actions, foreclosure suits, vendor claims and board election disputes. He also counsels clients on corporate and governance issues and negotiates their commercial leases and management contracts.
Bruce has served on the New York City Bar Association Sub-Committee on cooperatives and condominiums as well as the New York State Bar Association Cooperative and Condominium Liens Subcommittee. He has also been rated "AV Preeminent® 2016 Top Rated Lawyers," as listed in the New York Law Journal.
He frequently writes and lectures and is often quoted in the trade press and The New York Times on issues relating to Cooperatives, Condominiums and Homeowner Associations. In 1997, Mr. Cholst published a booklet entitled ‘When to Litigate, When to Mediate: A Guide to Dispute Resolution for Co-op and Condo Boards. In 2012, he co-authorized with RLC Partner Mary L. Kosmark an article published in the New York Law Journal titled "Overcoming Limitations on Condo Boards in Dealing With Unruly Residents."
Bruce has been serving since 2000 as a member of his own Manhattan Cooperative's Board of Directors.
City Bar Association Cooperative and Condominium Subcommittee, 2004-2007 and 2009-2012; NYCLA Cooperative and Condominium Subcommittee; Queens County Borough President's Cooperative and Condominium Task Force; New York City Bar Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee.
Hoffman v. 345 East 73 Street Owners Corp, et al., 186 A.D.2d (1st Dept. 1992) which was the first judicial decision prohibiting a Co-op shareholder from operating a bed and breakfast hotel out of his apartment.
Braun et al. v. 941 Park Ave. Inc., et al., 32 A.D.3d 21 (1st Dept. 2006) which set a new standard for judicial review of house rules.
Kelley v. 838 Greenwich Owners Corp., which held that a Co-op Board is not liable to shareholders for failing to abate a noise condition (a neighboring Rap Club) arising from outside the building.