Real Estate Litigation

What We Do

The Firm represents clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions. We represent a diverse array of individuals, partnerships, estates, trusts and corporations in the real estate industry including purchasers, sellers, borrowers, brokers, lenders, landlords and tenants.

Our residential real estate transactions include purchases, sales, and loan transactions of co-op and condominium units single-family multi-family and mixed-use residences throughout the New York metropolitan area. This boutique practice also incorporates significant mortgage experience in order to provide and assist clients with relevant advice pertaining to their personal financing arrangements and estate planning when purchasing or selling residential real estate.

Our commercial real estate transaction practice includes acquisitions, sales, workouts, financings and re-financings of commercial buildings, including offices, multifamily units, strip malls and retail properties. The Firm also provides significant expertise in the commercial lending arena in connection with its representation of borrowers and lenders. In addition to the foregoing, the Firm is also frequently consulted by landlords and tenants regarding office and retail lease negotiations.

The Firm is able to provide its clients with the benefit of its decades of experience handling sophisticated and comprehensive residential and commercial real estate transactions. Our vast array of services relates not only to the negotiation and closing of the transaction, but to everything else in between. The Firm is proud to effectively and professionally address its real estate clients’ needs and demands and frequently receives accolades from those clients for its services.

Past Success

The real estate practice is very diverse at the Firm. Not only do we handle cutting edge and sophisticated commercial and residential buy/sell and leasing transactions, but we are often called upon to represent various parties in real estate disputes, ranging from fights over brokerage commissions to multimillion dollar litigation involving shopping plazas and commercial and industrial buildings. The Firm also handles disputes between partners, joint ventures and businesses in connection with real estate holdings. Some of the successes include:

  • Representation of real estate brokers and brokerage houses over commission disputes.
  • Representation of major strip mall owners in commercial disputes with anchor tenants.
  • Prosecuted plaintiffs in disputes with sponsors over the return of deposits to purchase properties.
  • Representation of residential, commercial and industrial buyers and sellers in purchase/sale of failed real estate transactions.
  • Representation of partners, shareholders and joint ventures in connection with ownership of and dissolution of real estate.

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