About Steven Ben Gordon

Steven Ben Gordon was born, raised and practices landlord tenant law in Queens, New York. Like you Gordon is a tenant that has faced the harrowing ordeal of housing court. Steven Gordon understands the stress and fear associated with facing an eviction. After graduating law school with jurisprudence awards for trial advocacy and trial competition, Gordon devoted several years  under direct tutelage of some of our nation’s best trial lawyers and real estate attorneys to improve his legal advocacy skills so that he may help New York tenants avoid the traumatic consequences associated with an eviction.

What separates Steven Ben Gordon from his colleagues is that Gordon genuinely cares about getting results and a positive outcome for his clients. Gordon treats every case with the utmost care, importance, and urgency. Gordon values and consistently demonstrates professionalism, courtesy, and an honest commitment to compassionately helping his clients. The ability to identify issues and zealously advocate for tenants facing a holdover or nonpayment eviction in housing court matters has led to countless successes on behalf of clients.

Steven Ben Gordon’s goal in each case is to achieve resolution in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible. Gordon assertively advocates and zealously protects tenant rights and asserts client interests to trial no matter how complicated the eviction case. Gordon personally manages each and every one of his cases from initial consultation for legal representation, strategy sessions, through receipt, review, and response to every legal notice, pleading and motion, and directly to court, hearings and trial.

New York housing court eviction cases are complicated and fraught with risks. Evictions are hotly and heavily contested cases. Gordon is not deterred by any hot button housing court issues. New York’s housing courts have enacted, adopted amended complicated and an often-confusing myriad of rent and eviction laws, regulations, procedures along with federal, state and city emergency orders, mandates, and moratoriums, leaving tenants scratching their heads not knowing how to proceed and frequently leading to conflicts between landlord and tenants that can result in costly legal battles.

Gordon understands the federal, state, and local laws and regulations and knows how to apply his knowledge, skills, and experience to best represent tenants defending the most complicated holdover and nonpayment cases. Gordon knows the parts, procedures, process, and people in the landlord tenant housing court system to effectively represent you.

Steven Ben Gordon places  a strong emphasis on communication and personal attention to client service focusing on the legal strategy that fits your needs, not his. When it comes to landlord and tenant disputes, it can get personal. There are no effective cookie-cutter methods for getting through a landlord and tenant dispute. Few understand the need for customized tenant defense representation better than Steven Ben Gordon. As your housing court eviction tenant defense attorney, Gordon will guide you through the housing court system keeping you informed at every stage of the process providing legal information, legal advocacy, and legal service.

Steven Ben Gordon’s clients enjoy an unmatched level of access to legal counsel and an unmatched level of attorney client communication. Gordon’s client service team is available 24/7 for you to schedule a free telephone consultation and remains available to you during every step of your housing court case to get your important questions answered.

In a perfect world, every landlord will make necessary repairs, provide accurate rent histories and receipts. In a perfect world, every landlord will never try to prematurely terminate your tenancy and never try to illegally evict you. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

You need to contact an experienced tenant defense attorney as soon as you are served with a holdover termination notice. Too often decent and honest people get infected with an insidious disease of wishful thinking and hope that a problem will resolve itself on its own, when in fact landlord and tenant housing court eviction disputes rarely work themselves out so simply.

Do not wait until the situation worsens – act now and call Gordon at (888) 458-5410 for a free phone consultation.


  • Department of the Public Defender, San Diego, CA, | Summer 1994
  • Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., San Diego CA, | Spring 1994

Gordon Legal represents tenants facing eviction in New York’s Civil Housing Courts

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate – Residential Housing Court Landlord and Tenant Law

Representative Clients

  • Housing Court Tenant Litigants


California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA – J.D. – 1995

  • Trial Advocacy Team, Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Competition American Jurisprudence Award
  • Trial Advocacy Competition American Jurisprudence Award
  • Trial Practice Class American Jurisprudence Award

Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY – B.A. Degree, Business Studies – 1991

  • American Management Association, Operation Enterprise Entrepreneurship Program

Bar Associations

  • Bronx County Housing Court Bar Association
  • Kings County Housing Court Bar Association
  • Queens County Housing Court Bar Association
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Client Reviews

Mr. Gordon was Professional, Knowledgeable & overall provided great advice & peace of mind. He took his time to listen to any & all questions I had. For a phone consultation. I felt as if I was there in person. Thanks again Mr. Gordon looking forward to working with you!

Vivian B., November 21, 2022

DEFINITION OF A PROFESSIONAL - I was referred to Mr. Gordon by another attorney. My consultation with him went well into 30 minutes, he was very empathetic, knowledgeable, and had a lot of patience to answer all my questions. I wanted to write this review to let everyone know this is the definition...

Vadim A., June 30, 2022

PROFESSIONALISM, COURTESY, HONESTY - Mr. Gordon has demonstrated professionalism, courtesy, honesty- "help me, help you", and compassion. having him as a person to represent me has kept me at peace because of his great communication skills and willingness to listen to my concerns.

Marjorie A., January 20, 2022

VERY PROFESSIONAL - From my very first contact with Steve, it was clear I was in highly capable hands. My landlord against tenant case was handled expertly at every step with professionalism. Steve handled my case in a very professional and competent manner. His extensive knowledge and advice...

Amy Lu, Flushing Queens, New York.

HONEST, EMPATHETIC, DEDICATED AND DILIGENT - The aforementioned adjectives describe Steve Gordon well. My case was handled in an efficient and timely manner. His communication skills and knowledge are superlative. It has been an amazing experience with Steve Gordon. As a landlord I would highly...

Carol, October 5, 2017

HONEST AND UP FRONT WITH THE CASE AT HAND - The benefit from working with Gordon Legal is you get the dynamics of a large law firm, Steve is a plethora of information in his field and I have yet to meet any other attorney who is as knowledgeable, helpful and able to guide you through your case with...

George Natali, President AIB Insurance