Civil Litigation • Labor and Employment • Real Estate • Landlord & Tenant • Divorce

135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 127
Flushing, New York 11354
Tel: (718) 687 - 6089
Fax: (718) 228 - 2808


Civil Litigation

Labor and Employment

Real Estate

Landlord & Tenant


Practice Areas

The Law Office of Thomas Lai has a wealth of experience representing clients in a broad array of practice areas:

Civil Litigation

Our firm represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of litigation matters. Our courtroom experience and our state-of-the-art preparation puts our clients on a level playing field with the parties we're fighting. The Law Office of Thomas Lai frequently has been approached by business owners and consumers who have been sued or who wish to file suit concerning a dispute that they have not been able to resolve otherwise, leading them to conclude that they have no alternative to litigation and that it will be hard fought. Our firm's litigation practice covers a broad spectrum of cases including real estate litigation, commercial litigation, labor employment in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey.

Labor and Employment Law

The Employment Law section of the practice includes plaintiff/employee and defendant/employer side, focusing on minimum wage, overtime, and spread of hour disputes. Other issues that may arise may include, racial, religious, and sexual discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the work place.

On the plaintiff/employee side, the Law Office of Thomas Lai handles the lawsuit on a "contingency fee" basis, which means that you do not have to pay any attorneys' fees for the lawsuit. If the plaintiff/employee wins a favorable judgment, we may ask the Court to award 1/3 of the monetary recovery or it's hourly attorney's fee.

The defendant/employer side can be very difficult and expensive and a great deal of attention is devoted to each potential case to try to determine the merit of the lawsuit and the likelihood of success in defending it. The Law Office of Thomas Lai will review the situation with the defendant/employer and advise the employer of the best options. Our firm will provide services in an affordable, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

Real Estate Transactions

The Law Office of Thomas Lai works closely with clients in real estate transactions to ensure that they understand their rights and obligations, he helps them achieve peace of mind. Ensuring legal compliance can smooth the way to a successful transaction and help prevent disputes. However, when our clients face disputes over real estate transactions, we are prepared to assist them with that as well. Our commitment to prompt response times and personalized attention fosters strong attorney-client relationships and often leads to more positive outcomes.

Landlord and Tenant Disputes

Many issues can arise between landlords and tenants. If the tenant is late in payments, has breached a contract, or is a delinquent occupant, our firm can be of assistance in your legal matters. We can help you resolve difficult legal disputes involving tenant eviction or litigation matters. The Law Office of Thomas Lai is able to quickly gather information about tenants to determine if the tenants are judgment proof and to find the best solution accordingly.


The decision to end a marriage may be one of the most difficult that a client will ever make. The Law Office of Thomas Lai understands the emotional and financial turmoil that accompany divorce. We are prepared to help our clients and their families navigate the court system, and can recommend support services that may assist in coping with the emotional impact of divorce.

We enjoy working closely with other attorneys and firms and have developed a network of skilled professionals who are qualified in other areas of law in the event you require assistance beyond the scope of services offered by our firm.


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