Title IX Proceedings
We represent clients accused of Title IX violations, which often involve sexual offenses that could result in university disciplinary proceedings through possible criminal cases.
Ms. Yang is uniquely positioned to handle both matters simultaneously with an eye towards minimizing both outcomes. University disciplinary proceedings can result in suspension, probation to expulsion and loss of credits and tuition. Students can also received a permanent notation of same on their academic transcript which could impede employment.
Ms. Yang routinely conducts comprehensive investigations for her clients.
Investigative/compliance experience includes: internal compliance examinations, independent verification of submitted work & invoices, forensic analysis and internal audits, investigations for welfare/Medicaid fraud, falsifying records/documents, violations of criminal law or civil liability, accident(s) or specific incident(s) and election fraud, sexual harassment and elder abuse, financial audits relating to financial crimes/criminal investigations for litigation purposes.
Real Estate & Small Business
Ms. Yang represent both sellers and buyers of real estate, including co-operative apartments & condominiums.
Ms. Yang understands how to negotiate the purchase/sale, and manage the moving parts of even the most complex real estate transactions. These includes lenders, title companies, management companies and the respective boards of coops and condominiums in New York City and State.
Commercial Real Estate Leases
Ms. Yang’s regularly handles commercial leases for office space, usually retail and restaurant clients. She can negotiate new leases with a landlord, simply renew them or assist in a sublet or assignment of your lease.
Proper due diligence of commercial leases requires experience with lenders, landlords, tenants, management companies and financials (cost analysis & space evaluation).
Investment Properties &
Ms. Yang understands the insulated world of New York City real estate. Purchasing investment properties requires experience with lenders, landlords, tenants, management companies and an understanding of New York history.
Her experience includes creating and incorporating entities, including 1031 exchanges, for the purposes of investing in real estate. These includes trusts, LLCs, s-corporations as well as partnerships and publicly traded companies.
Starting, buying or managing a small business in New York City can be fraught with pitfalls. Our experience with all manner of regulatory agencies can make the process far simpler, minimize wasted time and maximize returns of your investment.
Ms. Yang has experience working with startups, retail stores, physicians, restauranteurs & media companies as they negotiate all aspects of doing business in New York City.
Divorce & Family Law
Divorce & Matrimonial
Ms. Yang handles all aspects of divorce proceedings on various aspects of family law, including equitable distribution, child support and maintenance, child custody and visitation and paternity.
She has specific experience handling contested divorces and complex matrimonial and custody cases. She additionally provide legal services for all domestic relations matters; including prenuptial and separation agreements, as well as uncontested divorce, spousal support, visitation and domestic violence.
Defending a parent/guardian in neglect proceedings, corollary to a criminal action. Ms. Yang also handles removal proceedings and helps navigate the maze of Administration For Childrens Services (ACS) in order to reunite the parent/guardian with the children.
Ruth has the necessary experience to manage the myriad processes of the ACS. This includes bringing in specialists and programs, such as: therapists, drug/alcohol counseling, anger management/parenting classes and batters’ programs, as necessary.
Ms. Yang has experience representing parents or guardians who are under ASC investigation stemming from a 3rd party complaint, criminal action or divorce proceeding. She also handles appeals when a parent has been “indicated”.
Sky Express Bus Company
Ruth did an amazing job in a high-pressure situation. We were dealing with State & Federal regulatory investigations with the NTSAB, FMSCA and the US Attorney’s Office as well as two vehicular homicide charges in a highly charged politically environment. Ruth handled all aspects of this complicated case very professionally and with aplomb. She never wavered, and even managed to inject some sanity into the process.
We cannot recommend her more highly.
The Lucky Bee
Opening a restaurant in New York is a very risky endeavor, opening a restaurant on the Lower East Side without Ruth would have been suicide. She helped in almost every single aspect of our place, from negotiating the lease agreements, assisting with architects, contractors & vendors during construction, and being our “go to” person throughout the process.
Without Ruth, we would have started out in a far worse position, as New York City teaches expensive lessons.
Kelly Cutrone - Founder of People's Revolution. Author. Publicist.
Ruth is one of the most intelligent, fierce, tenacious, thorough and brilliant lawyers I have ever met and worked with. Her skill set is vast beyond multi-tiered. She has aced and won every case we have ever given her. She is our go-to Goddess Warrior for all things legal.
Douglas Elliman Broker
No detail is unimportant when you’re purchasing your dream home, and there is absolutely no substitute for experience in New York City. Ruth is someone who has seen it all, and is a fierce advocate of her Client’s interests. She has even advised Clients not to purchase homes, that I have recommended, because of details in the co-op agreement.
And despite that, but probably because of, she’s got my strong recommendation.
Dutch Petals Flower Shop
When negotiating a lease agreement, no detail is too small. Ruth drafted terms that minimized our cash outlays for rent and deposits that would have made opening much harder. She also crafted terms in the lease that gave us levels of protection that we didn’t think were possible and made our launch less capital intensive and far less stressful.
We truly sleep better knowing Ruth was in our corner.