Outside Publication

Can a Rent-Controlled Lease Be Exempted from a Bankruptcy Estate?, California Real Properly Law Journal, 2016 Volume 3


This article analyzes a recent rent control decision out of the State of New York, finding that a rent-regulated lease was exempt from creditors in a bankruptcy proceeding as it was classified as a local public assistance benefit. The article then analyzes whether California’s rent control cities may follow this decision given California’s social and economic policy reasons for adopting rent control.

This was the winning article for the Journal's 2016 Law Student Writing Competition.