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Tanya Hobson-Williams Says Temporarily Blocking the Eviction Moratorium May Hurt Lower-Income Tenants

August 16, 2021

On August 12, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to lift the state’s ban on residential evictions, which was supposed to continue until the end of the month. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 into law on December 20, 2020 in an effort to help those with financial difficulties during the pandemic stay in place.

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Receives Hofstra Law Outstanding Women in Law Award

July 20, 2021

On June 23, Tanya Hobson-Williams, Principal, Hobson-Williams, P.C., received the Hofstra Law Outstanding Women in Law Award during a special ceremony that took place at the university’s Roosevelt Quad Hall. This award recognizes women in law who have made a meaningful and inspiring contribution to the legal community.

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Says Federal Court’s Decision to Vacate CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Will Mean More Lawsuits

May 11, 2021

On May 5, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich vacated the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction moratorium that was implemented under the agency’s Public Health Service Act. The judge ruled that the CDC does not have the authority to prevent landlords and property owners from removing tenants from their residences due to nonpayment of rent.

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Keith Barrington Allen Says Private Debt Collectors Should Not Garnish Wages from Stimulus Checks

March 26, 2021

Thanks to the passage of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package bill, many people have already received another round of stimulus, or economic impact, payments, while some still have to wait for their payments. However, some of those recipients who are falling behind on their bills may be surprised to learn that part of the checks may be garnished. Keith Barrington Allen, attorney at law at Hobson-Williams, P.C., says stimulus checks should not be subject to garnishment because those payments are targeted to those who need it most.

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Crain’s New York Business Honors Tanya Hobson-Williams

Tanya Hobson-Williams, the principal of Hobson-Williams, P.C., has been named one of the 2021 Notable Black Leaders & Executives by Crain’s New York Business. This award is given to Black men and women who have impacted New York City in major ways.

Ms. Hobson-Williams concentrates her practice primarily on elder law and guardianship matters, which also encompasses litigating real estate and landlord-tenant cases. Her practice has resulted in a number of legal decisions that have assisted attorneys in the practice of guardianship law and has written a number of articles on guardianship practice in New York and Medicaid planning for seniors.

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Supports Governor Cuomo’s 60-Day Extension of Eviction Moratorium

May 8, 2020

Tanya Hobson-Williams, attorney at law at Hobson-Williams, P.C., says New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement allowing the moratorium on evictions to be extended another 60 days will give tenants the additional protection they need and alleviates any worries of having to live elsewhere if they could no longer afford to pay the rent.

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Comments on New York State’s Budget Bill, Which Results in Changes to Medicaid Home Care Services

Tanya Hobson-Williams, attorney at law at Hobson-Williams, P.C., says New York State’s new budget changes eligibility rules for home care services paid for by the Medicaid program in the State. The new law creates a “lookback” period that affects how the finances of ill and elderly people will be evaluated for their eligibility to receive Medicaid to pay for home care services.

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Supports Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Have Debt Collectors Fully Licensed with the State

Tanya Hobson-Williams, attorney at law at Hobson-Williams, P.C., says Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to license debt collectors in New York State is a much-needed reform in the industry and will eliminate unethical practices by collectors in an effort to collect any unpaid balances.

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Hobson-Williams, P.C. Welcomes Keith Allen as its New Associate

Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams of Hobson-Williams, P.C. has announced that Keith Allen has joined the firm as an Associate. Mr. Allen will be part of the firm’s Medicaid and Guardianship Department.

Mr. Allen started his legal career as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Margaret M. Hayden of the New Jersey Supreme Court in Newark, New Jersey.

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Hobson-Williams, P.C. Successfully Appeals Two Managed Long-Term Care Agency Decisions

The law firm of Hobson-Williams, P.C. recently appealed two separate Managed Long-Term Care agency decisions to reduce its clients’ 24-hour split-shift services to 24-hour live-in aides. The firm’s attorneys successfully argued that the clients had nighttime needs warranting the continuation of split-shift care. Both clients kept their 24-hour split-shift services.


Tanya Hobson-Williams Quoted in Newsday

Tanya Hobson-Williams, Esq., Principal of Hobson-Williams, P.C., was recently quoted in the Newsday article “Being brave and consolidating your debts.”

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Featured in Lawline

Tanya Hobson-Williams, Esq., Principal of Hobson-Williams, P.C., was recently featured in the Lawline article “Year in Review: Our Top Women Faculty of 2017.”

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Named One of Crain’s Leading Women Lawyers in New York City

Tanya Hobson-Williams, Esq., Principal of Hobson-Williams, P.C., was recently named one of Crain’s New York Business Leading Women Lawyers in New York City. Leading Women Lawyers is a celebration of attorneys who have impacted New York City in major ways. It honors the achievements of the brightest and boldest legal minds: those with both distinguished careers and exceptional civic and philanthropic activities.

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Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams: Families Will Have to Pay More for Caregivers of Loved Ones

Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams of Hobson-Williams, P.C. says the state court’s ruling on paying caregivers working 24-hour shifts and inflated labor costs as a result of higher minimum wages and overtime guarantees are placing a greater financial burden on families and suggests that families look for alternative ways to pay for long-term care.

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Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams Says the Labor Department Must Be Vigilant in Enforcing the Fiduciary Rule

Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams of Hobson-Williams, P.C. says that, despite the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) announcement that a long-delayed part of the fiduciary rule will soon go into effect and will be enforced by the agency, the rule has too many loopholes that will allow retirement investment experts to sell products that benefit them, not their clients, and the rule will not be enforced until it is fully implemented, which is scheduled to occur at the beginning of next year.

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Quoted in Bigger Law Firm

Firm Principal Tanya Hobson-Williams was recently quoted in a Bigger Law Firm article on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) using private debt collection companies to try to collect millions of dollars in overdue federal taxes. Ms. Hobson-Williams discussed how increasing the funding to the IRS may reduce the need for outside collections and use increased staff to collect outstanding tax debt.

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Quoted in Erickson Tribune

Firm Principal Tanya Hobson-Williams was recently quoted in a Erickson Tribune article on elder financial abuse and how to prevent it. Ms. Hobson-Williams discussed how establishing appropriate advance directives, as well as having family members check in on the senior regularly for signs of financial abuse, may be helpful in protecting loved ones.

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Named to New York Law Journals‘ Top Women in Law 2016

Tanya Hobson-Williams of Hobson-Williams, P.C. was recently named one of New York Law Journals‘ Top Women in Law 2016. The Top Women in Law recognizes the outstanding work being done by female attorneys across New York state who have had notable achievements over the past year.

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Appellate Court Rules That Defendant’s Vehicle Did Not Deny Access to Neighbor’s Property

Tanya Hobson-Williams of Hobson-Williams, P.C. successfully represented a Glendale resident who was accused of denying the plaintiff neighbor access to right-of-way and ingress/egress on a shared driveway.

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Was Quoted In Newsday‘s Medicaid Pooled-Income Trust Article

Elder law attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams was recently quoted in a Newsday‘s “Benefits at Higher Income Levels” article. The article discussed the benefits and considerations of Medicaid pooled-income trusts.

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Tanya Hobson-Williams, Esq. Appeared as a Guest on “OMG I’m Getting Older and So Is My Mom”

Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams appeared as a guest on “OMG I’m Getting Older and So Is My Mom” with Scott Greenberg on February 8, 2016. Ms. Hobson-Williams discussed Medicaid planning and the health care concerns New York and Florida seniors have.


Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams Appeared as a Guest on “Medicine On Call”

Tanya Hobson-Williams appeared as a guest on “Medicine On Call” with Dr. Elaina George on Liberty Express Radio on Wednesday, February 10. Ms. Hobson-Williams discussed Medicaid planning and this year’s elder law issues.


Tanya Hobson-Williams Defends Client’s Marriage to Husband Who Was Declared an Incapacitated Person

Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams of Hobson-Williams, P.C. recently won an appeal in favor of a woman whose marriage to an older gentleman was annulled in the course of a Guardianship proceeding.

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Successfully Petitions for Guardianship for 92-Year-Old Millionaire Pastor

Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams of Hobson-Williams, P.C. has announced that she has successfully petitioned to have a guardian appointed for a 92-year-old pastor..

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Long Island Business News Selects Tanya Hobson-Williams as One of its Top 50 Most Influential Women

Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams of Hobson-Williams, P.C. has been selected as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women by Long Island Business News..

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Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams Outlines Steps Families Should Take to Help Ensure the Safety of Loved Ones in a Nursing Home

Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams of Hobson-Williams, P.C. advises family members to check in periodically, or to pay an aide to check in, with loved ones in nursing homes.

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Hobson-Williams, P.C. Named One of the Top 100 Minority-Owned Law Firms by New York Law Journal

The New York Law Journal has named Hobson-Williams, P.C. one of the Top 100 Minority-Owned Law Firms in New York State.

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Hobson-Williams, P.C. Named One of the Top 100 Women-Owned Law Firms by New York Law Journal

The Law Offices of Tanya Hobson-Williams was mentioned in New York Law Journal Annual list of New York’s Top 100 Law Firms.

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Tanya Hobson-Williams Urges New York City Council to Impose Rent Freeze for More Senior Citizen Tenants

Attorney Tanya Hobson-Williams of Hobson-Williams, P.C. is asking the New York City Council to pass a bill that would raise the income threshold for senior citizen tenants living in rent-regulated apartments.

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New Changes in the Delivery of Medicaid Home Care Services in N.Y.C.

Beginning Monday, September 17, 2012, applications for Home Care will not be accepted at the local Community Alternative Systems Agency (CASA) offices, with limited exceptions.

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Hobson-Williams, P.C. sponsored the 1010WINS Real Estate Summit with Michael Stoler

On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, participants visited our table and heard from prominent real estate leaders providing their views on the state of the market at the Graduate Center of the City University, New York, New York.

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Honoring Trailblazers

The Youth Empowerment Institute in Uniondale hosted their First Annual John L. Kearse Ceremony, honoring women trailblazers in the community.

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