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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Commercial Landlord Law: Evictions

Jeffrey Romanick, partner at Gross & Romanick, P.C., prevailed on January 26, 2010 at a rehearing of an eviction of a restaurant in Baltimore (Maryland) City District Court.  

The Tenant, who was evicted January 15, 2010 for non-payment of rent, requested and received three separate hearings after the originally scheduled eviction date and time in the attempt to prevent or undue the eviction.  Mr. Romanick successfully won all of the hearings.  During the most recent three hour hearing, the tenant's lawyer argued that the rent had been cured at the time that the writ of restitution was filed and that the tenant should be given the opportunity to cure the rental default.  Mr. Romanick effectively presented factual evidence and legal argument sufficient to prevail at the hearing.

Because of a threatened protest by the Tenant's customers and friends, Edward Gross (managing partner at Gross & Romanick) arranged for a bodyguard to accompany the Landlord's chief witness.

The grateful Landlord's property manager circulated the following message: "I'm pleased to report that the judge awarded in favor of the Landlord and that the eviction was not reversed. Jeff did a wonderful job in court today to secure a successful outcome for Landlord. The hearing was long but without incident. (The bodyguard) who [accompanied] me to hearing was very helpful.  Thanks to the entire group!!"

Gross & Romanick, P.C. is a very experienced law firm, handling commercial landlord matters. Phone: 703-273-1400;  Website:www.gross.com