Garfield, New Jersey Real Estate Lawyers

David Owen
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Experienced & Dedicated Real Estate Attorney! Aggressive Representation!

I provide real estate law advocacy with experience, commitment and skill. I am committed to exceptional representation and the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jennifer C. Meusel
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Real Estate Law Attorney with Experience & Expertise! Personal Attention!

I am a knowledgeable and experienced real estate attorney. I am committed to assisting and counseling clients in a wide array of real estate law matters! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Natalie Esposito Capano, Esq.
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Schedule a free real estate planning session now. 14 years experience representing Buyers & Sellers. Ridgewood Hackensack Hoboken Totowa locations Read More »
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Pauline M.K. Young
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Exceptional Real Estate Attorney! Personalized Service & Legal Representation!

I bring a unique mix of intelligence, discretion, diligence and street smarts to real estate matters. I am dedicated to achieving the best possible results! Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Garfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(973) 777-2631 74 Marsellus Pl
Garfield, NJ 07026
Real Estate and Business
Garfield, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(973) 365-1030 21 Cambridge Ave
Garfield, NJ 07026
Real Estate, Divorce and Family
Marcel Wurms
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Lodi, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(973) 614-0870 335 Passaic Avenue
Lodi, NJ 07644-1525
Real Estate, DWI, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
A major part of my law practice is connected to real estate - (real estate sales, both residential and commercial, property tax appeals, land use (zoning and planning boards) and landlord and tenant law). In addition, we also provide services in the areas of wills and estate administration (probate), municipal court representation (DWI and traffic offenses), income tax and business advisory services. I have found that most people excel at what they enjoy doing, I enjoy these areas of the law the most.

In addition to my law license, I was licensed in New Jersey as both...
Lazaro Cardenas
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Hackensack, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(844) 533-3367 52 Main Street
2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Why I became a Real Estate and Probate Attorney focusing on Protecting People’s Future Today:

Since founding the firm, I’ve had the pleasure of working with countless families. I take my job as a counselor very serious and take great pride in assisting the families that walk through our doors. Every day, I strive to become a better practitioner and to offer more options and better advice to clients. This makes me very happy and it is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

My partners are two dedicated individuals who truly compliment me, and both have similar ethical and...
Natalie Esposito Capano, Esq.
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(201) 899-3038 345 Route 17 South
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ 07458
Free ConsultationUPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Real Estate, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
Natalie Esposito Capano is a NJ divorce & family law attorney who advocates for her clients in connection with divorce, custody, alimony, parental alienation and child relocation matters. Natalie Esposito Capano has been practicing law since her admission to the bar in 2003. She is Of Counsel to Aretsky Law Group, P.C. She has significant experience in legal research, brief writing, motion practice, court room litigation, and appellate practice. Natalie is skilled in negotiation and mediation and is an experienced litigator with 12 years of experience in (complex legal )research, including not only (divorce) law, but...
Michelle Rosen
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Passaic, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(973) 315-7049 39-57 Jefferson St.
Passaic, NJ 07055
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Tax
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
In May 2017, I graduated Rutgers University with a joint-degree in Law and Public Affairs. During my years in graduate school, I had the opportunity to intern in New Jersey Superior Court, New Jersey State Supreme Court, and Federal District Court, as well as the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. After graduating, I began my legal career clerking for the Hon. Ernest M. Caposela, A.J.S.C. in New Jersey Superior Court, Passaic Vicinage. While clerking, my work focused on an array of property law matters, including contract lease disputes, zoning appeals, land-use disputes, and condemnation cases. Since then I have...
Amie Gartenberg
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Hackensack, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(201) 488-4644 2 University Plaza Drive
Suite 400
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Real Estate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
For over 30 years, Amie has concentrated her practice in estate and succession planning, as well as complex probate and estate administration. Amie advises high net worth (oftenmultigenerational) clients regarding sophisticated estate planning with an emphasis on estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer and income tax planning. Amie is a sought-after speaker on a variety of estate planning topics, and she has spoken to attorneys on ethical issues confronting Trusts and Estate Practitioners at New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) as well as the National Business Institute, as well as to attorneys and accountants at the UJA Federation Endowment Foundation...
Matthew L. Holden
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Hackensack, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(201) 880-5550 3 University Plaza Dr
Suite #207
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Eileen Melody Marsh
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Hackensack, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(201) 342-5545 50 Main St
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Real Estate
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Eileen M. Marsh has been practicing commercial and real estate litigation for over 25 years. She was formerly with Fulbright & Jaworski in New York City before co-founding Eisbrouch & Marsh, LLC in 1995. Ms. Marsh represents individuals and corporations in residential and commercial real estate. Her extensive experience includes the negotiation, structuring, documentation of acquisitions, title, leasing, construction and management contracts, formation and organization of real estate entities, tax deferred exchanges and financing.
Leonard R. Boyer
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(973) 798-6131 1000 Clifton Ave
Suite 200
Clifton, NJ 07013
Free ConsultationClifton, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
New York Law School
Although my firm practices in several different fields of law, my expertise is primarily in Mortgage Foreclosure Defense,Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Mortgage loan modification. In terms of divorce law, I have a unique prospective from both my personal and professional experience that few other attorneys can match. To me, each case is personal, each client is a person, never just a file number.
Jeffrey Thomas Massaro
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Hackensack, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer
(201) 880-8989 3 University Plaza Dr
#350
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Employment and Family
Pace Law School
Howard B. Leopold
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Hackensack, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(201) 345-5907 3 University Plaza Dr
#410
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
Howard B. Leopold is Brooklyn born and a member of the New Jersey, New York, and Bergen County Bar Associations. He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 1987 (Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude) with a B.A. in U.S. History and Minors in Hebrew and Business. Mr. Leopold went on to attend Albany Law School and earned a J.D. in 1990. After graduating, he worked as an associate in the litigation department of a New York City law firm for numerous years and then spent four years at a law firm in Rochelle Park,...
Mr. Daniel J. Portuese Esq
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Saddle Brook, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(732) 664-3803 Park 80 West
250 Pehle Avenue, Suite 200
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Serving the entire State of New Jersey, Portuese Law Firm LLC specializes in delivering our clients the results they expect and deserve. In every transaction we take on, we formulate a methodical approach calculated to deliver the result our client needs. We expect difficulties and know how to work through them. We emphasize tenacity and clear vision in everything we do. Whether you're an individual or a business, you need an attorney who understands your needs in the full context of your facts and circumstances. You need an attorney who informs himself of the law. You need someone who...
Zubin Haghi
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Rochelle Park, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(201) 355-0054 151 W. Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Experienced, compassionate, and dedicated attorney focused on foreclosure defense, loan modifications, short sales, bankruptcy, real estate matters, and consumer protection.
Dimitry Kogan
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Fair Lawn, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney
(201) 589-0589 0-100 27th Street
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
New York Law School
Licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York and before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New York and LEED AP professional. Member of Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court and Hudson-Bergen Transaction Counsel Inn.
Katherine J Bierwas
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Woodland Park, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(973) 568-0961 1 Garrett Mountain Plaza
Suite 601
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Cannabis Law and Family
Seton Hall University
Former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General and Essex County (NJ) Assistant Prosecutor,

Regulatory experience before the MA Cannabis Control Commission representing clients at Suitability Hearings and with Licensing and Regulatory Compliance Issues and as Senior Counsel and Ethics Liaison to the NJ Office of the Child Advocate, drafting legislation and regulations.

Experience and Dedicated Real Estate Paralegal, Ellen McMahon with years of Real Estate expertise.

Experience and Dedicated Family Law Paralegal, Cheryl Cantarella with degree in early childhood education and juvenile court expertise.

Associate Attorney, Patrick Toney, former City Solicitor for Agawam, MA with expertise in Family, Housing and Probate...
Joseph DiPiazza
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Hackensack, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(201) 494-2800 32 Mercer Street, Second Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Real Estate and Family
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Joseph DiPiazza is the Principal Attorney at The Law Office of Joseph A. DiPiazza, LLC, where he dedicates his practice solely to the areas of family and real estate law. Joseph is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and in the United States District Court of New Jersey.
Frank E. Ferruggia Jr.
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Hackensack, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(862) 246-6496 2 University Plaza Suite 100 PMB 1028
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Real Estate
Mr. Ferruggia’s experience includes property tax appeals, and all aspects of real estate transactions from contract negotiation to closing, as well as experience with landlord/tenant, environmental matters and litigation.
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Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Ferruggia gained invaluable experience working with several New Jersey law firms. He uses his experience to implement cost-effective and efficient solutions for his clients.

Mr. Ferruggia received his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall Law and his Bachelor of Arts from University of Pittsburgh.

During law school, Mr. Ferruggia interned for the Honorable Dennis M. Cavanaugh, U.S. District Court for the District...
Michael Makarov
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Fair Lawn, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(201) 773-9399 12-18 River Rd
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Real Estate, Construction, Entertainment & Sports and Landlord Tenant
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
David James Zwerling
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Hackensack, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(201) 487-2140 829 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
John Matthew Cozzi
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Lyndhurst, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(201) 939-3381 314 Stuyvesant Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Real Estate, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
William Torre
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Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(201) 288-9006 suite 2D
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
George Mason University School of Law
Julieth A Rios
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Hackensack, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(201) 326-4045 423 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Real Estate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Andrew Stephen Roth
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Hackensack, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(201) 853-0100 167 Main St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Real Estate and Bankruptcy
Suny @ Buffalo School Of Law
Carolina Calderon
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Hackensack, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(201) 880-7502 One Kinderkamack Road
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Real Estate, Appeals, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
Hani Khoury
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Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(201) 462-9500 777 Terrace Avenue
3rd Floor
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Immigration
Egor Glouchtchenko
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Fair Lawn, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(201) 773-9399 12-18 River Rd.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Consumer, Entertainment & Sports and Personal Injury
Robert Christopher La Salle
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Woodland Park, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(973) 812-7333 999 McBride Ave
Suite C-201
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Real Estate, Criminal, DWI and Landlord Tenant
Seton Hall University School of Law
Pauline M.K. Young
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Totowa, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(973) 890-0004 37 Vreeland Ave
Totowa, NJ 07512
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Employment
New York Law School


Pauline M.K. Young is a partner at McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC. Pauline handles a wide range of matters including litigation, business formations and transactions, waste transportation and environmental regulation, and employment law. Pauline aids individuals and businesses by providing personalized services to fit the unique needs of each client.

Pauline has significant litigation experience including trials, arbitration, and mediation. Pauline represents employers and employees and businesses in employment related matters, including whistleblower protections such as the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, anti-retaliation laws, Woolley claims for breach of employee handbooks, hostile work environment scenarios,...
Michael Stewart
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Fairfield, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(973) 521-7426 1 Passaic Avenue
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, IP and International
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Michael T. Stewart is a founding member of the law firm of Peri & Stewart, LLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions, corporate law, business-related dispute resolutions and real estate.
Carolina Theresa Curbelo
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Ridgewood, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(201) 379-4040 45 N. Broad Street
Suite 503A
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Real Estate, Education and Immigration
Vermont Law School
I represent individuals in immigration proceedings before U.S. Immigration Courts as well as before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for family-based petitions, naturalization, and humanitarian relief such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, VAWA and T visas.
I have significant experience representing individuals in humanitarian immigration claims, including asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention against Torture. I have represented political activists, those fleeing from forms of gender-based violence, those fleeing gang violence, and members of the LGBTQ community from all over the world. I am particularly skilled at representing unaccompanied minor children and teenagers. My...
John Ryan Jr
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Haworth, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(201) 387-6600 129 Hardenburgh Avenue
Haworth, NJ 07641
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Elder
Pace Law School
The Law Office of John J. Ryan, Jr. will handle your real estate closing or other legal matter in a quick, efficient and economical manner. Mr. Ryan has been practicing law in the State of New Jersey since 1984 and has successfully handled and closed thousands of legal matters and real estate transactions. All legal matters are handled by Mr. Ryan, personally and your telephone call or email message will be promptly returned. You rights will be carefully explained to you in a comfortable and understandable way. Mr. Ryan is experienced in successfully working with real estate...
Jennifer C. Meusel
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Totowa, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(973) 890-0004 37 Vreeland Ave
Totowa, NJ 07512
Real Estate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
New York Law School
Jennifer’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate and estate administration, as well as transactional work including commercial and residential real estate sales and leasing, business formations and sales of businesses and business assets. Jennifer takes pride in her commitment to providing individualized and personal attention to her clients.

Jennifer aids people with the decisions required for developing estate plans, whether it is deciding on guardians for their children or what types of trusts to establish based on the size and configuration of their estates and their beneficiaries, whether they are seeking to control the distribution of assets or minimize estate...
David Owen
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Upper Montclair, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Real Estate and Municipal
Washington and Lee University School of Law
David Owen is Of Counsel to Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, and concentrates in zoning and land use law. He presents land development applications on behalf of developers and builders (townhouses and apartments), businesses (banks, supermarkets, restaurants, retailers, and physicians), institutional and inherently beneficial uses (houses of worship, hospitals, and senior citizen projects), and residential property owners (new buildings, additions, and appeals of code enforcement decisions). David offers legal guidance through the entire application process, and he enjoys the unique challenges of each application.

David is a graduate of Duke University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and received his...
Frank Patrick Nardi
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Totowa, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(973) 890-0004 37 Vreeland Ave
Totowa, NJ 07512
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
New York Law School
Frank Nardi is a founder of the law firm of McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC. Frank brings expertise unique to the New Jersey legal community.

In addition to almost two decades as an experienced attorney in New York and New Jersey, Frank is also a certified public accountant and certified financial planner. This gives Frank a unique ability to see the financial tax issues in any legal matter. It also helps him get to the bottom of complex commercial cases and financial transactions, and helps businesses formulate profitable plans.

Frank is an attorney admitted to the bars of New...
Kevork Adanas
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Fort Lee, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(877) 996-5249 2115 Linwood Avenue
Suite 315
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, IP and Immigration
Seton Hall University School of Law
Kevork George Adanas was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and moved to the United States at age five. He achieved numerous academic and athletic honors at Providence College and went on to earn his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Seton Hall University in the year 2000. His areas of focus throughout his career have included business and corporate law, immigration law and real estate law. After gaining invaluable experience in other respected law firms, Mr. Adanas founded our Fort Lee, New Jersey-based firm in 2005. Ever since, Kevork Adanas P.C. has been a trusted resource for entrepreneurs, business owners and...
Mark J. Scancarella Esq.
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West Caldwell, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(973) 575-8002 33 Clinton Rd
#100
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
New York Law School
Frank Mulhern
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NEW MILFORD, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(201) 261-0495 305 KASTLER COURT
NEW MILFORD, NJ 07646
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
New York Law School
Frank K. Mulhern, Esq., CPA, NY & NJ Bar, received his B.S in Accounting from Fordham University and his Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School and is an experienced and successful Attorney/CPA for over 25 years specializing in the following areas:

• Real Estate and Commercial Purchases and Sales – Planning & Administration of Closings.
• Taxation - Audits/Controversies, Planning, Compliance for businesses and individuals.
• Estate Planning/Administration, Wills, Wealth Preservation & Business Succession.
• Business Law

Real Estate – Successful closing representation and planning as to the legal, tax and accounting aspects of the sales and purchases of residential real estate and...
Steven Robert Lehr
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West Caldwell, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney
(973) 575-8002 33 Clinton Rd
#100
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
New York University School of Law and American University
Steven Lehr is the principal and founder of LehrLaw, a boutique general practice law firm.
Gina Campanella
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(201) 891-3726 356 Franklin Avenue
Second Floor
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Free ConsultationWyckoff, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Real Estate, Business and Health Care
Seton Hall University School of Law
Ms. Campanella focuses on business law, healthcare regulatory and transactional matters, and commercial and residential real estate federally and in New Jersey, New York, Vermont and Pennsylvania. Ms. Campanella has assisted clients with transactional services and regulatory compliance consulting, as well as general counsel services to small businesses, medical practices and large societies and medical groups alike. Ms. Campanella is a nationally respected regulatory compliance specialist who dedicates herself to educating physicians and healthcare professionals nationwide on issues of healthcare transactions and regulatory compliance.
Ms. Campanella graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall University with a Masters in Healthcare...
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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.

Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.

Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.


Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.

Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.