Landlord/Tenant - Because of New York City's complex housing laws,
matrimonial and estate matters often include critical Landlord/Tenant issues.
This is especially true when a rent-controlled or rent-stabilized apartment is
involved, but even a cooperative apartment can present landlord/tenant issues.
Ms. Lee has resolved a number of such issues, either by negotiation or, when necessary,
by litigation. She has represented both landlords and tenants.
Guardianship - Guardianship, personal incapacity and fiduciary administration
have long been a major part of Ms. Lee's practice. This subject is covered in
more detail on another page of this website.
Whatever the matter that first brought them to her, clients often turn to Ms. Lee first
for any legal problem. In keeping with her policy of committed personal service,
she takes every concern seriously. Although clients often wish her to handle
every problem personally, in the clients' own interest Ms. Lee must refer matters
outside her expertise to cooperating attorneys. She works closely with specialists
in various areas of the law, including
- Personal Injury
- Real Estate
Ms. Lee also works with a full range of other professionals to help meet each client's
needs. Well-qualified accountants, physicians, psychotherapists, translators,
interpreters, investigators, appraisers, and expert witnesses are available to assist
Ms. Lee sometimes consults with attorneys expert in the laws of foreign countries.
(Past examples include China, Canada, Sweden, Germany and Russia.) This can be
necessary, for example, when a matter involves overseas property, children in a foreign
country or documents executed in a foreign country.
Although Charlotte C. Lee's practice is concentrated in matters of Family Law and Estate
Law, her policy of personal attention gives her clients effective access to a wide range
of related legal services.