*Important Information Regarding Representation at OATH Hearings*
OATH hearings do not require a lawyer or representative. Anyone may represent his or her self at all OATH hearings. OATH does not certify or screen representatives. If you hire someone to represent you at your hearing, you do so at your own expense and risk.
*News for Registered Representatives*
OATH will begin hearing Department of Buildings (DOB) cases four days a week at its Brooklyn Hearing Office. Starting in late September 2019, the DOB will begin writing summonses to Brooklyn properties with the listed hearing date scheduled for a future Wednesday. Respondents who request a reschedule or have a new hearing granted after a defaulted case is reopened may request and/or receive from OATH a new hearing date on either a Monday, Thursday or Friday. Please note that this expanded schedule for DOB cases heard at OATH’s Brooklyn Hearing Office does not change the Hearings Division Rules regarding reschedule requests and how many reschedules can be granted, and it does not change the rules governing defaults.
On August 7, 2016, a New York City Rule governing representatives at OATH went into effect.* View the informational flyer for registered representatives appearing in 2018.
*Registration is not required if you are an attorney or are only representing family members.
Registered Representatives should familiarize themselves with the Rules of Practice for the OATH Hearings Divisions.
Pursuant to §6-23 (f) of the OATH Hearings Division rules, below is the list of representatives who have been suspended or permanently barred from appearing before the OATH Hearings Division:
|Representative Name||Disciplinary Action Taken||Effective Dates|
|Alamin, Hassan||Permanent Bar||2/19/16|
|Akbar, Rashid||Suspension||2/23/18 to 6/18/18|
|Aquino, Felix Leyba||Suspension||12/30/13 to 1/29/14|
|DeJesus, Alex||Permanent Bar||5/8/15|
|Diaz, Jenny “Yenny”||Suspension||9/10/19 to 10/18/19|
|Dimitriadis, Paraskevi||Suspension||10/26/15 to 1/24/16|
|Elkhadragy, Osman||Permanent Bar||11/27/18|
|Feldman, Peter||Suspension||9/25/17 to 9/29/17|
|Hung, Shycior||Permanent Bar||4/21/15|
|Kaur, Rajinder||Suspension||12/26/17 to 1/24/18|
|Kountis, Anastasios||Permanent Bar||11/8/13|
|Kountis, George||Permanent Bar||11/8/13|
|Montero, Flor||Permanent Bar||8/26/15|
|Noor, Sumaya||Suspension||10/21/19 to 11/8/19|
|Petinatos, Demitri||Suspension||2/26/18 to 3/9/18|
|Rai, Naresh||Permanent Bar||12/4/17|
|Raja, Rizwan||Suspension||3/8/19 to 5/9/19|
|Rapid Consulting, LLC||Permanent Bar||11/8/13|
|Rehman, Amtul||Suspension||11/21/16 to 11/29/16|
|Richard, Norman||Permanent Bar||8/4/2010|
|Rodriguez, Nelson J.||Suspension||10/24/16 to 11/22/16|
|Siegel, Norman||Permanent Bar||3/12/18|
|Singh, Gurmeet||Permanent Bar||12/14/17|
|Singh, Harpreet||Suspension||12/19/18 – 6/30/19|
|Teitler, Norman||Permanent Bar||12/12/12|
|Tejada, Julixa||Suspension||9/6/18 – 10/5/18|
|Tischler, Harold||Permanent Bar||10/29/13|
|Tischler, Mitchell||Permanent Bar||10/29/13|