Combating Tenant Fraud in Today's Real Estate Market

  • Conference Center 175 Broadhollow Road, Concourse Level Melville, NY 11747 United States

Illegal sublets, AirBNB hostings, delinquencies – tenant fraud takes many forms. If a landlord suspects illegal occupation or short-term leasing is taking place, when and how is it advisable to initiate legal action? How can landlords prevent tenant fraud in the first place?

This seminar is intended for landlords, attorneys, accounting professionals, and real estate professionals in the New York City metropolitan area. In this seminar, you will learn the basics of landlords' rights, the scope of tenant fraud, mitigating risk, and options for gathering evidence when legal steps are necessary. Speakers include attorney Michelle Maratto Itkowitz (owner, Itkowitz PLLC) and Mark Fogel, Chief Investigator for Forensic Private Investigations. Talks will be moderated by Larry Wilk, CPA, Partner-in-Charge of REM’s Real Estate practice.



8:30:   Registration and breakfast

9:00:  Preventing Tenant Fraud in Multi-Family Buildings - Michelle Maratto Itkowitz

9:45:   Break

10:00: Evidence of Tenant Fraud: Collection and Evaluation - Mark Fogel

10:45: Closing Remarks



Michelle Maratto Itkowitz is the managing partner of Itkowitz PLLC. She has over 20 years of experience in NYC commercial and complex-residential landlord and tenant law. She is a popular public speaker, having presented for groups including the Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers and the New York State Bar Association. Michelle is frequently quoted by the press on a variety of real estate and legal issues.

Mark Fogel is a former attorney, having been involved in investigations for more than twenty years and as chief investigator for Forensic Private Investigations for the past ten years. He has focused FPI’s aims at Real Estate and Landlord Tenant issues as well as political corruption, criminal matters and fraud investigations. He has represented and run investigations for diverse clients, including Parkway Hospital, BLDG, Kushner Companies, and SOLIL.

Moderator: Larry Wilk, CPA is the Partner-in-Charge of Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP’s Real Estate practice. Larry counts some of New York City's most famous buildings as his clients.



Seminar registration is $20. Pay by credit card using the form below. Checks should be made out to Raich Ende Malter and addressed to: Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP, attn: Communications, 175 Broadhollow Road, Suite 250, Melville, NY 11747.

You must register for this event, using the form below. Breakfast will be provided.

Host: Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP. For more information, please contact Amy Frushour Kelly at 516-228-9000 Ext. 3252 or


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