Practice Areas

Purchases and Sales

Our Real Estate Group represents a wide spectrum of buyers and sellers in both residential and commercial real estate matters including developers, cooperative boards, lenders, individuals, small businesses and large corpo-rations. We have earned a reputation for providing both the personal attention that each customer deserves and creative solutions that address all the client’s legal requirements and practical needs. In fact, we are often referred to new clients by leading real estate brokers, builders, and architects in the New York area.

Our real estate attorneys provide well-timed and well-conducted negotiations, accurate documentation to expe-dite transactions, and a meticulous attention to detail. We conduct careful, extensive due diligence for every transaction and review board minutes, building financials, and contact management companies in search of potential litigation, noise, water, infestation, or other such issues. For new construction projects, we carefully
review the offering plan materials and provide a detailed written summary memorandum.

In all transactions, we use the collective legal experience gained over decades to provide contract language that further protects our clients. We keep our clients apprised of major events as they occur and readily answer their questions throughout the transaction.

Residential Real Estate

Our Real Estate Practice Group is experienced in walking clients, especially first-time buyers, through the legal
process, offering them the assurance and expertise to see the deal through to a successful conclusion.

Residential Real Estate Legal Services include:

  • Purchases of cooperatives, condominiums, and townhouses
  • Sales of cooperatives, condominiums, and townhouses
  • All transaction phases from accepted offer to closing and post-closing
  • Short sales
  • 1031 exchanges
  • Post-closing occupancy agreements
  • Due diligence review of Offering Plans, board minutes, and financials
  • Private and bank mortgage financing and refinancing

Commercial Real Estate

We handle the legal real estate needs of businesses and property developers and also act as counsel to draft
and negotiate site leases, licenses agreements, and land rights agreements for major telecom carriers in the
tri-state area.

Commercial Real Estate Legal Services include:

  • Closings for property purchases and sales
  • Lease negotiations (tenants and owners)
  • Private and bank mortgage financing and refinancing
  • Easement preparation
  • Property development
  • Formation of joint ventures
  • Zoning and land use
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Real estate financing
  • Condominium formation and Offering Plan preparation

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