Jann S. Brent
(1940 – 2020)
Jann has a deep knowledge of the city, state and federal regulations and laws relating to real estate litigation and a diverse background in general civil and commercial litigation, handling every aspect of litigation from the commencement of an action to trial and through the appeals process. She also represents clients in criminal matters arising out of allegations related to management or ownership of multiple dwellings in various local, city and state jurisdictions.
Jann is also a member of the firm’s Administrative Law Department and has aided clients in challenging discrimination proceedings pursuant to state and federal law before the New York State Division of Human Rights and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as proceedings related to the Rent Stabilization Code and the Rent Stabilization Laws before the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.
Jann is the attorney responsible for handling all Landlord-Tenant litigation for the firm at the Harlem Justice Center, a branch of the Civil Court of the City of New York, and all Suffolk County locations.
Prior to joining the firm, Jann primarily practiced real estate litigation in the City of New York and started her career in the not-for-profit sector representing indigent clients in Nassau County, giving her a unique ability to perceive the issues from both sides and anticipate clients’ needs better based upon an understanding of how adversaries might view the issues.
Jann received her JD from Brooklyn Law School in 2002 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1999. Jann was admitted to practice in the courts of both New York and New Jersey in 2003 and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in 2012.