Real Estate Attorney Serving Queens and the New York Area
The Estate Planning and Elder Law Group has over 25 years of experience handling a wide range of real estate transactions. Our services include:
- Residential transactions, one to four family residences
- Cooperatives and condominiums
- Commercial transactions
- Real estate investments
- Deed transfers
- Short sales and foreclosures
- Settlement agent services
Residential Transactions – One to Four Family
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions and largest investments a family will ever make. It is critical that the right attorney is present when negotiations begin regarding the price and terms of the transaction. Our attorneys and staff understand the importance of your real estate transaction and possess the knowledge necessary to protect your interests. You can feel confident that we will handle every aspect of your transaction efficiently and effectively.
We specialize in representing first time home buyers. Purchasing your first home is often confusing and extremely stressful. We will be there for you from the beginning of the process until you receive the keys to your home, all while ensuring the contracts you enter into are binding and your rights are protected. We practice due diligence and assist in difficult matters such as ECBs, violations, certificates of occupancy, and adverse processions.
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell property, or you are currently engaged in a landlord/tenant dispute, our team’s top priority is to protect your interests. We will make sure that you do not suffer a loss due to another party’s carelessness, mistakes, or dishonesty.
Cooperative Apartments (Coops) and Condominiums
Navigating the complex world of New York Cooperatives can be a daunting task. We can guide you through the maze from start to finish. We can work with your real estate agent and mortgage professional to compile an impressive cooperative application. You will receive customized counsel as we read the cooperative minutes personally. As a seller, we will handle the coordination of all collateral documents to ensure a smooth closing.
The lawyers you choose as part of your development, leasing or financing team are critical to the success of your real estate project. We take pride in our reputation as a preeminent Queens real estate law firm. For over 25 years, we have provided sophisticated counsel on complex transactions using a creative yet practical approach. We help our clients acquire, develop, finance, lease, and sell office buildings, shopping centers, malls, hotels, apartment buildings, residential buildings… basically, any type of real estate asset within the five boroughs.
Real Estate Investors
We assist clients in pursuing real estate investments through joint ventures, limited partnerships, participation agreements, tenants-in-common agreements, and other entities and investment structures that increase resources and foster business growth. Our law firm supports clients engaged in such opportunities by forming partnership or joint venture entities, drafting and structuring investment and acquisition agreements, assisting in the securing of financing through non-conventional lenders, and handling all details of the purchase of operating assets and investment property.
Our attorneys are experienced in reviewing and negotiating joint venture agreements to protect the interests of our clients, who include real estate developers, entrepreneurs and investors. We ensure that the goals of the joint venture are clearly stated, the roles of the participants are appropriately outlined, the management of the venture is adequately described, and the distribution of profit and loss is properly allocated.
When handling a joint venture matter for a client, our firm ensures that the terms of the agreement match the client’s goals and level of comfort with risk.
Short Sales and Foreclosures
We provide support and representation for sellers looking to avoid foreclosure by doing a short sale transaction. We have extensive experience working with numerous loss mitigation departments.
If you are concerned about holding onto your home, you should contact us to discuss your situation. We strive to ensure every client who consults with us is satisfied with the effort that we make and the results we achieve. Our clients come to us for advice because we offer individualized attention on every detail of a case and a strong desire to protect their rights.
We will help you understand the circumstances surrounding your particular case and offer our honest assessment of whether we might be able to pursue certain legal remedies.
Settlement Agent Services
We take the stress out of settling loans and refinancing. We will ensure that all necessary documents are executed in accordance with banking laws and review title to ensure the lender’s interests are fully protected. Lenders and bankers can rest assured that their loans will close easily and efficiently.
We handle all types of real estate matters throughout the five boroughs. We invite you to contact us today to discuss your particular needs and goals.