JAlvarez & Associates, P.C.
JAlvarez & Associates, P.C.

Practice Areas

Legal support.

Affordable Housing & Community Development

  • Representing clients in connection with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Multifamily Programs for Affordable and or Special Needs (HUD Section 202) housing and community development projects financed with low income housing tax credits, HUD Section 202 and conventional bank loans.
  • Representing clients with the refinancing of Section 8 debt with HUD Mark-Up-To-Market.
  • Serving as Special New York Counsel on affordable housing development and refinancing transactions.
  • Providing Special New York Counsel Opinion Letters.


  • Representing a variety of different types of businesses such as non-profits, restaurants, and infant/toddler child care centers with commercial leases and/or surrender agreements.


  • Draft and execute Wills, Trusts and other legal documents.
  • Probate Wills.
  • Litigate Estate Administration Matters.
  • Represent beneficiaries, legatees and distributees at law.


  • New York State Health Care Exchange Program.
  • Business development, regulatory affairs, quality management and human resources.

Business & Commercial Litigation

  • Representing corporations, non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals in the purchase or sale of businesses at all stages of the process.
  • Review, prepare, negotiate and/or litigate a breach of a broad variety of contracts including commercial & equipment leases and the following types of agreements: purchase, construction, joint venture, vendor, management, employment, shareholder/s, partnership/s and operating.


  • Representing purchasers and sellers of commercial and residential real property, including condominiums, cooperatives, single and multi-family dwellings and other properties.
  • Serving as Special New York Counsel on affordable housing development and refinancing transactions.
  • Providing legal services related to construction projects including contract review and litigation services.
  • Representing a variety of different types of businesses such as, non-profits, restaurants, and infant, toddler child care centers with commercial leases and or surrender agreements.



  • Prenuptial Agreements.
  • Divorces, Uncontested & Contested.
  • Bankruptcy

Labor & Employment Litigation

  • Reviewing and negotiating severance and separation agreements
  • Representing corporations and/or individuals on employment-related matters, including defending and/or prosecuting litigation involving Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), New York State Labor Laws, wage and hour, discrimination, hostile work environment, and/or retaliation based upon race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and/or age.
  • Drafting employment agreements.


  • Reviewing Head Start discretionary grants for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start.
  • Facilitate meetings with special interest groups, parents, and community organizations to obtain information for the development of Children First, A New Agenda for Public Schools in New York City.
  • Legal counsel to Community School Districts 5 in Harlem and 7 in the South Bronx Litigate Education Law §3020-a, Civil Service Law §75, and Chancellor Circular 31R proceedings.
  • Hearing Officer presiding over special education suspension hearing mandating compliance with the Individual With Disabilities Act (IDEA), Represent special education students and general education students within the Chancellor’s District and the Michael J. Petrides School at administrative suspension hearings regarding allegations of misbehavior.