Vendome Real Estate Media DVD Library

Vendome Real Estate Media DVD Library

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The following is a selection of DVDs that offer recordings of webinars on a variety of topics for real estate professionals and their attorneys.  Each DVD presentation is 1 hour long, including a Q&A session. 




Ensuring Fair Housing Compliance When Adopting a Smoke-Free Policy

Recorded Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Speaker: Lynn N. Dover, Esq., Partner, Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP

While the benefits of going smoke-free – from improving resident and employee health to saving on maintenance costs – may be clear, implementing and enforcing a ban may trigger legal challenges under the Fair Housing Act.  Speaker Lynn N. Dover presents what you can and can’t do about smoking in your community under fair housing law.  She offers suggestions for preventing potential fair housing problems with respect to smoking policies and cover issues relating to residents’ use of medical marijuana in those states that have approved its use.



Green Roofs—How to Add This Value-Enhancing Amenity in Multifamily Housing

Recorded: April 21, 2016 | Speakers: Carolyn E. Zezima, NYC Foodscape; and Michael J. Curry, GreenSite

This one-hour recorded webinar discusses how multifamily property owners, managers, and developers can install “green roofs” to help improve water run-off, air quality, and residents’ well-being; enhance the overall value of their properties; and comply with new and ever-stricter “green” requirements that cities across the country are mandating. While local governments and utilities often offer generous incentives for installing green roofs, some cities are now requiring building owners to meet green roofing standards—or be fined.



Assistance Animals: What Housing Providers Need to Know

Recorded: February 19th, 2016 | Speaker: Theresa L. Kitay, Attorney at Law

This recorded program focuses on the legal, regulatory, and practical issues presented by resident requests for assistance animals as accommodations to disabilities under the Fair Housing Act. The legal and regulatory schemes addressing these issues are complex, and this program provides much-needed guidance to multifamily housing owners and managers for complying with their obligations to accommodate people with disabilities who require assistance animals.



HPD Highlights: Navigating Violations to Resolution

Recorded: October 27, 2016 | Speakers: Kristen Hariton, Senior Manager, Product Marketing at SiteCompli; and Eileen O’Toole, Esq., Partner, Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C.

Responding to HPD violations is one of the most important compliance challenges faced by NYC landlords. This one-hour recording provides critical guidance and best practices at every stage of the process – from notice of the initial complaint through out-of-court resolution and litigation. The recording features seasoned compliance and legal experts addressing these issues and discussing recent trends, including increased enforcement efforts and risk to your building and tenants.


Applicant Screening and Criminal Histories: Addressing Disparate Impact Liability Under the Fair Housing Act

Recorded: June 21, 2016 | Speakers: Kathelene Williams, Esq., Partner, Williams & Edelstein, PC; and Linda Richer, Vice President, AmRent, Inc.

This one-hour recording focuses on the implications, under the Fair Housing Act, of screening applicants for criminal backgrounds, and in using an individual’s criminal history in making rental, lease renewal, and other housing decisions, particularly in light of the newly released HUD guidance on discrimination liability.


Commercial Lease Law: Premises Liability & Allocation of Risk

Recorded: November 17, 2016 | Speaker: Sujata Yalamanchili, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP; and Michael E. Reyen, Senior Associate, Hodgson Russ LLP 

This webinar provides suggestions and strategies for negotiating and drafting commercial leases that appropriately address and allocate premises liability risks.  It addresses the issues from both the landlord and tenant's perspectives, review court rulings in the area, and provide guidance in both negotiating and drafting the relevant lease clauses.


Preventing Criminal Activity at Affordable Housing Sites

Recorded: December 7, 2016 | Speakers: Harry J. Kelly, Partner, Nixon Peabody; Edward Paroulek, Security Director, Knickerbocker Village, New York, NY; and Yaron Zussman, CEO, FST Biometrics America

This important program provides guidance to owners and managers of Affordable Housing sites on complying with laws, regulations, and lease obligations governing building and tenant security issues. The program focuses on preventing and responding to criminal activity in a way that balances the need for security with the rights of tenants. Harry Kelly provides an overview of landlords’ obligations and tenants’ rights, and discusses compliance with HUD’s guidance on screening applicants for criminal history and complying with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Edward Paroulek discusses deterrents to criminal activity, such as security systems and personnel procedures.