Matthew Livits joined Lazarus Karp Ehrlich McCourt in 2021. He is an experienced litigator who, in addition to landlord – tenant litigation, has practiced in a variety of fields, including criminal law, land use and environmental law. Over the years, Matt has had numerous favorable decisions published in the New York Law Journal.
Matt graduated the University of Chicago with Honors in History, and then attended Brooklyn Law School.
Upon graduation, he started his legal career at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where he drafted appellate briefs in addition to managing a significant case load in the trial part.
Afterwards, Matt joined the Northern Environmental Law Center where he litigated on behalf of Long Island locals to curtail unlawful construction, oppose the sale of public lands, and ensure that administrative agencies and developers followed the law.
Matt shifted his focus to real estate litigation and landlord tenant law in 2015. Since then, he has litigated such matters in Housing Court, Civil Court and Supreme Court. He has successfully argued appeals before the Appellate Term and Appellate Division. Additionally, Matt has fought for his clients before administrative agencies such as the Division of Housing and Community Renewal, the Environmental Control Board and the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.