NY Veterinary Malpractice, Landlord-Tenant
& Pet Law

Peggy Collen
Attorney At Law

Peggy Collen is an experienced attorney and an aggressive litigator. She cares deeply about her clients and encourages close communication so that they understand the legal process every step of the way. You can rely on Ms. Collen’s thorough knowledge of the law, and utmost integrity. She serves clients throughout the New York City metro area.

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Veterinary Malpractice

Representing Domestic, Working, and Farm Animals in New York State

Veterinary malpractice is similar to medical malpractice, except that the victims are animals. In New York, animals are frequently considered “property” in tort proceedings with damages limited to the alleged “market value” of the animal. Veterinarians need to be held accountable for their actions and pay substantial damages, including punitive damages. Legal views of domestic and working animals are evolving. Attorney Peggy Collen will fight hard to get  what you deserve.

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Pet Personal Injury

Negligence may occur anywhere, such as at a groomer’s salon, a boarding facility, a dog park, or at your neighbor’s apartment.

  • Deep cut or wound by groomer.
  • Dog contracts a Tick-borne disease at a boarding facility causing dog to die.
  • Burns from leaving a dog on a heating pad too long.
  • Neglect of letting a pet escape through a door carelessly left open.
  • Dehydration or starvation by forgetting to leave enough water or food.
  • Dog seriously injured by another dog at day care center or at a dog park.

Peggy Collen is an aggressive litigator. Litigation can be stressful. Ms. Collen is always available to answer your questions throughout the litigation process.

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Landlord-Tenant Law

Tenants and Landlords are both required to abide by the terms of their lease agreement. If there is a breach of the lease agreement by either the landlord or the tenant, it is best to resolve the conflict as soon as possible.

The threat of losing your apartment can be traumatic. When you first receive a letter or court document from your landlord, it is advisable to call an attorney immediately. Peggy Collen always attempts to negotiate with the landlord in order to amicably resolve the conflict before a case is commenced in court. Her goal is to keep her clients out of court.

Peggy Collen is an aggressive litigator. Litigation can be stressful. Ms. Collen is always available to answer your questions throughout the litigation process.

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Landlord-Tenant Law

Tenants and Landlords are both required to abide by the terms of their lease agreement. If there is a breach of the lease agreement by either the landlord or the tenant, it is best to resolve the conflict as soon as possible.

The threat of losing your apartment can be traumatic. When you first receive a letter or court document from your landlord, it is advisable to call an attorney immediately. Peggy Collen always attempts to negotiate with the landlord in order to amicably resolve the conflict before a case is commenced in court. Her goal is to keep her clients out of court.

Peggy Collen is an aggressive litigator. Litigation can be stressful. Ms. Collen is always available to answer your questions throughout the litigation process.

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Assisted Living Abuse

When you are looking for an assisted living facility for yourself or for a loved one, you will first meet with a salesperson who will usually describe the facility as a heaven-like safe, loving, home with plenty of activities, delicious food, and an excellent caregiver/resident ratio. Then reality strikes. You or your loved one suffered from abuse and/or neglect. Signs of elder abuse may include malnutrition and dehydration, bruises, cuts, broken bones, falls, sexual assault, and unsanitary conditions.

Most assisted living facilities are owned by corporations that have one bottom-line: money. Fees might increase almost exponentially, without reason. Possibly, you are being pressured by the Executive Director to put your loved one in memory care so that the facility can charge you thousands of dollars more than what you are paying in the assisted living area. You know that your loved one should not be moved to the memory care floor in the facility, but you are confused and frightened because the Executive Director is threatening an eviction if you don’t move your loved one. You might fear that the Executive Director will literally throw your family member on the street – without warning. Peggy Collen will do everything to protect and defend you or your family member’s dignity, safety, and finances.

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Our Location
17 State Street, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone
Call our office 212.859.5092