- Cooperative and Condominium Law Attorney | Anderson Kill P.C.

Bruce A. Cholst

Shareholder
New York

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.

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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.

Representative Cases

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.

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Coop and Condo Board's Secret Litigation Weapon
New York Law Journal (NYLJ) | June 22, 2020
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Eligibility and Amnesty Program
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | May 07, 2020
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COVID-19 Update The Paycheck Protection Program and Coops Condos HOAs
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | April 08, 2020
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New Ways to Enforce Coronavirus Safety Measures in Your Condo Coop
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | April 03, 2020
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Coronavirus Containment: The Board's Role
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | March 25, 2020
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A is for Annual Meeting: A Guide to Elections, Proxies and Other Concerns
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | March 15, 2019
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Conflict Over House Rules
Habitat Magazine | January 02, 2019
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Recovering Attorneys' Fees: Be Careful What You Wish For
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | November 30, 2018
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Grandfathering Needs a Legislative Green Light
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | September 06, 2018
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Insurance for Co-Ops and Condos: Who’s Responsible for What?
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | July 12, 2018
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A Prenup for Boards Hiring a Managing Agent
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | January 18, 2018
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Best Practices for Managing Residents' Renovation Requests
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | November 28, 2017
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New Legal Responsibilities for New York Employers
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | September 22, 2017
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Refining Fining Techniques To Keep Condo Owners in Line
The New York Law Journal | June 26, 2017
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Collaborating with the Construction Next Door
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | November 03, 2016
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Tough Love for Apartment Combiners
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | November 03, 2016
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Enforcing the Rules: The Case of the Jacuzzectomy
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | November 03, 2016
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For Now, Co-op and Condo Boards Are on the Hook for Secondhand Smoke
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | November 03, 2016
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Annual Meetings in the Wake of the Coronavirus Webinar

Anderson Kill

June 23, 2020  |  New York, NY
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Enforcing the Rules

CNYC 39th Annual Housing Conference

November 17, 2019  |  New York, NY
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Addressing Residents' Renovation Requests

CNYC 39th Annual Housing Conference

November 17, 2019  |  New York, NY
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Controlling Objectionable Conduct via the Application of Fining Techniques

NYARM Legal Forum

January 14, 2019  |  New York, NY
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Enforcing the Rules

Council of NY Cooperatives and Condominiums 38th Annual Housing Conference & Expo

November 11, 2018  |  New York, NY
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Addressing Residents' Renovation Requests

Council of NY Cooperatives and Condominiums 38th Annual Housing Conference & Expo

November 11, 2018  |  New York, NY
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It's Not Personal, It's Business - Conflict Resolution for Boards

ARGO Real Estate

October 17, 2018  |  New York, NY
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Enforcing the Rules

The Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums 37th Annual Housing Conference

November 12, 2017  |  New York, NY
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Addressing Renovation Requests

The Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums 37th Annual Housing Conference

November 12, 2017  |  New York, NY
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Legal Cost Control for Co-op, Condo Boards and Home Owners' Associations

New York Association of Realty Managers

December 06, 2016  |  New York, NY
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Enforcing the Rules

CNYC's 36th Annual Housing Conference

November 13, 2016  |  New York, NY
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Addressing Renovation Requests

CNYC's 36th Annual Housing Conference

November 13, 2016  |  New York, NY
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Key Issues Affecting the Real Estate and Construction Industry

Anderson Kill's 20th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference "Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery"

November 11, 2016  |  New York, NY
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Legal Cost Control for Co-op, Condo Boards and Home Owners' Associations

Anderson Kill's Cooperative and Condominium Law Practice Group

November 03, 2016  |  New York, NY
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Enforcing the Rules

CNYC's 35th Annual Housing Conference

November 15, 2015  |  New York, NY
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Addressing Renovation Requests

CYNC's 35th Annual Housing Conference

November 15, 2015  |  New York, NY
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Mediating Coop and Condo Disputes

New York City Bar Association

March 21, 2015  |  New York, NY
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Know Your Needs Habitat magazine
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2017
Q&A with Bruce Cholst Habitat magazine
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Not Intrinsically Evil Habitat magazine
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2017
Neighbor Complains Bamboo is Taking Over The New York Times, Real Estate Section
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The Neighbors Won't Stop Cutting Branches The New York Times Real Estate Section
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Trouble With Stairs The New York Times, Real Estate section
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2016
Q&A: No Lucky STARs The Cooperator
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2016
Show Me the Money The Cooperator
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2016
Deciding the Fate of a Beloved Tree The New York Times, Ask Real Estate Column
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2015
When Featured Friends Become Foes The New York Times, Ask Real Estate Column
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Nov
2012
What Can a Board Do to Enforce Its Rules and Policies in the Face of Open Insurrection by a Resident
Habitat Magazine
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2012
No Chatting in the Lobby The New York Times, Real Estate Section
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Jan
2012
Considering a Flip Tax The New York Times, Real Estate Section

EDUCATION

New York Law School, J.D.
Trinity College, B.A.

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York

COURT ADMISSIONS

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