The most exciting cases for me are the ones with no clear path forward, with the opportunity to develop an argument and persuade the court, judge, or arbitration panel. I pride myself on tackling the unusual or difficult matters, examining them from all sides, and consulting regularly to allow my clients to determine the best course of action. My practice has always focused on real estate, housing, and mortgage litigation, and my experience in this field is an asset to my clients.
Alexander “Alex” Zamenhof is an Associate in McGlinchey’s Consumer Financial Services and Commercial Litigation practice groups based in our New York City office. His practice concentrates on representing financial institutions in a wide range of mortgage litigation, with a primary focus on lender liability defense, commercial and consumer disputes, complex litigation, and secured transactions.
New York’s state laws are particularly intricate, and Alex is adept at counseling clients on the nuances at play. Most recently, he supervised the Surrogate and Eviction departments at a Northeast regional litigation firm, handling matters involving contested and uncontested foreclosures, code violations, surplus money, title review and clearance, eminent domain, default servicing, mediation, and many others. He has substantial experience completing state and federal compliance reviews for lender-side transactions, appearing daily in court for a variety of matters related to real estate and commercial transactions, and handling litigation at the Supreme and Appellate Court level statewide.
Out of law school, he worked as an Administrative Law Judge for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, conducting hearings and serving as an impartial arbitrator in the Section 8 Appeals Unit. This experience equipped him to take a uniquely broad perspective on every case he encounters – and has proven a very useful skill in his litigation.
Alex’s range in real estate and housing matters is well-rounded and comprehensive. As a law student, he counseled pro se litigants on the legal process, worked with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Department, the Boston Housing Authority, and in Suffolk Law School’s Indigenous People’s Clinic representing Native Americans and Canadian First Nations tribes. He also has experience with certain regulatory filings and has successfully defended his client’s interests in the face of specific federal statutes such as the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), and more.