Plaintiff wanted to buy a building, convert to a condo/coop and evict or buy out tenants. It’s a big time business in NY. Problem? The Unincorporated Business Law Professor’s Blog reports this case: Yassky v. Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Schlissel, P.C., 36 A.D.3d 420 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. 2007).
"Plaintiff had retained the law firm to help him purchase certain real properties and to resell them. Plaintiff contended that Meltzer committed legal practice by failing to publish notice of the LLC’s formation, which resulted in an eviction proceeding brought by the LLC which was initially unsuccessful. Defendant Meltzer then filed a third-party complaint against another law firm that the LLC had hired to assist with tenant buyouts and eviction proceedings. The court concluded that it was Meltzer’s responsibility to publish the notice of the LLC’s formation and Meltzer was negligent in failing to do so. "