NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
Judge’s Spouse as Principal in LLC
Rent to a Partisan Political Organization
Opinion 15-62 Amended
Background: A full-time judge’s spouse has a principle interest in a limited liability company which owns an apartment building. The spouse wishes to rent the storefront to a partisan political organization. The Judge has no financial interest in the LLC or the apartment building.
Opinion: The committee concluded that a full-time judge need not prohibit the judge’s spouse, who is a principal in a real estate LLC, from allowing the spouse’s LLC to rent a storefront to a partisan political organization.