Shaw & Binder, P.C.


            STUART F. SHAW founded the law firm of Shaw & Binder in 1986.  He previously worked with the Litigation/Real Estate Department of the Dryer & Traub law firm.  Prior to that, he was a member of the staff of the New York City District Attorney's Office, Queens County.


            Mr. Shaw specializes in both real estate and commercial litigation, generally, and commercial and real estate transactional matters relating to conveyances and financing and business organizations, formation and operation, generally. 


            In particular, he specializes in commercial and residential landlord and tenant litigation, rent regulatory matters and various areas of administrative law.  He regularly practices in the landlord and tenant Courts and before such agencies as the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, the New York State Department of Licensing (i.e., having jurisdiction with respect to real estate brokers), the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, New York City Environmental Control Board, etc.  In addition, he has represented the firm's clients with respect to various Criminal Court matters.


            The litigation representation experience has included City, State and Federal Courts, including the New York City Civil Courts and its Housing Parts, the New York City Criminal Courts, the New York State Supreme Courts and their Appellate Divisions throughout the State, as well as the New York State Court of Appeals, the Federal District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts.  In connection with the firm's administrative law practice, Mr. Shaw conducts complex administrative hearings and trials at the agencies and various courts noted above.


            Mr. Shaw has been admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York and Federal Courts for approximately 35 years.  He received his Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut.  Mr. Shaw's litigation experience is reflected, particularly, in numerous officially reported decisions, at the New York City Civil Court, the New York State Supreme Court, the Appellate Division, and Court of Appeals levels often involving novel or first impression landlord and tenant issues.