About Us

For nearly 35 years, the law offices of Gary J. Wachtel, Esq., located in the Garment District, has been an innovative, dynamic and forward-thinking firm with a focus on creative legal solutions.

Legal Practice Areas

The law firm of Gary J. Wachtel, Esq. practices in the areas of:

  • landlord/tenant litigation
  • commercial landlord holdover & nonpayment proceedings
  • Commercial Yellowstone Injunctions
  • residential landlord rights
  • real estate litigation
  • injunctive relief & declaratory judgment actions
  • residential real estate transactions
  • commercial real estate transactions
  • business litigation
  • business transactions
  • real estate brokerage commissions
  • consumer protection/bankruptcy


Why do other lawyers refer their clients to Gary J. Wachtel? Other lawyers and law firms often pay us the ultimate compliment ofretaining our services for their clients.

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Our client, Stewart & Sons, LLC is the owner of a commercial condominium unit and our client, the Board of Managers of The 50 Bond Street Condominium…

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The law firm of Gary J. Wachtel, Esq. has an impressive and wide client base, ranging from individual landlords and tenants to commercial landlords, commercial tenants…

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A Tough Negotiator

Welcome to the law offices of Gary J. Wachtel, Esq., an attorney and litigator providing consummate representation in landlord and tenant disputes, real estate brokerage commission litigation, real estate litigation, real estate and business transactions, breach of contract, business law and commercial litigation, nonpayment of promissory notes, rent overcharge and fair market rent appeals, Yellowstone Injunction actions and applications for certificate of no harassment for over 30 years to tenants, businesses, homeowners, commercial landlords, real estate management companies, and residential landlords in New York City, NY and worldwide. He represents clients across the greater New York City area, including the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island as well as throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.



  • Kathleen and I want to thank you for your relentless work and effort on our behalf. We’ve received your check for the latest recovery; a testament to your talent as an attorney. Please keep up the good work.

  • I simply wanted to take a moment and thank you on behalf of my sister
    and I! We’re very thankful of your services provided to us, helping us move on from what could of been a disaster!

    Arami & Chloé
  • Thank you so much!!
    You’re a lifesaver. I’ve told other tenants at 100 John Street via Facebook that I’m happy to refer them to a trustworthy lawyer, which is you, of course. I think it’s important that tenants pool their knowledge. It was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for your help.