Plainfield, New Jersey Real Estate Lawyers

Roger Mehner
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Exceptional Real Estate Attorney! Knowledgeable, Experienced & Skilled Advocacy!

For 40 years, I have provided outstanding service and legal representation. I am committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes for your real estate needs. Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Eric Barry Levine
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Experienced & Successful Representation for Real Estate & Business Law Matters!

I am an experienced and skilled real estate and business law attorney. I am dedicated to exceptional counsel and legal representation for real estate law needs! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation! Read More »
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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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Scott A. Terry
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Experienced & Determined Counsel & Advocacy in All Aspects of Real Estate Law!

For more than 25 years, I have provided exceptional legal representation for a vast array of residential and commercial real estate transactions. Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation! Read More »
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Charles D. Whelan III
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Watchung, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(908) 757-7720 475 Watchung Avenue, 2nd Floor
Watchung, NJ 07069
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
I have been an attorney in general civil practice for more than 30 years. My firm is committed to excellence. I get to know my clients and that makes me more effective in representing them. I am fully insured for professional liability, but have never been sued by a client in all of my years as an attorney. Initial consultations are free, and home and hospital visits are available when needed. I look forward to helping you with your legal matter. Visit my website at www.whelan-law.com
Edward Ruane Esq,
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Watchung, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(908) 753-6606 776 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Appeals, Business and Collections
Western New England University School of Law
I have been a partner in a law firm since 1999 with Jeffrey Zuber. We work in all areas of civil litigation, transactional work and real estate. In addition, I am a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.
Plainfield, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(908) 769-1333 93 Somerset St
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Real Estate, Criminal and DWI
Plainfield, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(908) 756-7804 435 W 7th St
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Real Estate, Business, Education and Estate Planning
Matthew Sontz
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(908) 389-1330 220 St. Paul St.
Westfield, NJ 07090
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
Rutgers School of Law-Camden and Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Matt Sontz is a sole practitioner who handles each matter personally. He looks forward to working with you to find the most beneficial and cost effective resolution of your matter.
David C. Bendush
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Berkeley Heights, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(908) 771-0550 310 Springfield Ave
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Real Estate, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Municipal
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
General practice with emphasis on family law and related matters; 28 years experience, recognized for skill in jury trial matters, chancery court, and probate matters, as well as real estate closing, landlord tenant matters, and business counseling.
John De Massi
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Scotch Plains, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 45 years experience
1771 Front Street
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Real Estate, Criminal and DWI
Mr. De Massi concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal law (trial and appeals), municipal law, residential and commercial real estate, zoning and planning and wills and estates. Mr. De Massi, during his 39 years as an attorney, has tried cases in the Superior Court in all but two counties of the State, the Federal District Court of New Jersey, and numerous municipal courts. He has argued before the Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. Before becoming of counsel to the firm of Schiller & Pittenger in 2007, Mr. De Massi was a partner in the...
Theodore Schiller
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Scotch Plains, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(908) 490-0444 1771 Front Street
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Real Estate and Business
Mr. Schiller concentrates his practice in the areas of business and corporate law, automobile dealership and franchise practice law, banking and land use law. Mr. Schiller specializes in buy-sell transactions relating to businesses, dealerships and real estate, and routinely represents business owners in all facets of their business, from organization, required filings, agreements between shareholders or LLC members, vendor agreements, financing and such other matters business owners must deal with on a daily basis. A fair amount of his time is devoted to representing banks in loan transactions. Mr. Schiller and his partner, Perry Pittenger, created the firm in...
Jo Ann Posluszny
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Piscataway, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(732) 968-0080 463 S. Washington Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
In business since 1994, we have helped many people achieve their goals and change their lives. Come in and see if we can assist you.
Richard Sasso
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Warren, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(908) 756-0480 31 Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ 07059
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Seton Hall University School of Law
Sasso Law has been providing quality legal services for over three decades in the Central and Northern New Jersey Area. Richard Sasso has been licensed to practice by the states of NJ and FL, as well as the US Supreme Court and the 3rd Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. The practice involves representing both businesses and individuals with a firm policy of aggressive but reasonable representation of our client's interests. Mr. Sasso has an active trial practice and has a solid background in both civil cases...
Robert S. Burney
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Exceptional Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Lawyer! Skilled Representation!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable real estate lawyer. I am committed to providing outstanding counsel and legal representation for real estate law matters! Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Gary F. Danis
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Exceptional Real Estate & Environmental Lawyer! Experienced, Skilled Counsel!

I am an experienced and successful real estate and environmental law attorney. I am dedicated to outstanding representation for your legal needs and goals. Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Joel G Cohen
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Warren, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer
(908) 757-7300 7 Mt. Bethel Road
Warren, NJ 07059
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University
Background Born Springfield, Massachusetts, May 16, 1958; admitted to bar, 1985, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.
John Michael Falzone Jr
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Colonia, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(732) 827-0670 800 Inman Ave
Colonia, NJ 07067
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Probate
Brooklyn Law School
Bhavini Shah
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Edison, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(732) 906-1212 1941 Oak Tree Road, Suite 204
Edison, NJ 08820
Real Estate and Family
Paul Pawlowski
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Scotch Plains, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(908) 490-0444 1771 Front Street
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Real Estate and Environmental
Paul Pawlowski joined the Law Firm of Schiller & Pittenger, P.C. in 2009. Since then, he has continued to represent companies in several areas, including, but not limited to asset sales, development and real estate transactions. He has also expanded his practice to include representation of automobile dealership companies engaged in New Jerseyâs motor vehicle retail sector. www.sp-lawyers.com
Paul Swanicke
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Warren, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(908) 754-4500 37 Mountain Boulevard
Suite 1
Warren, NJ 07059
Real Estate, Business, Environmental and Landlord Tenant
Alan M. Lubiner
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Cranford, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(844) 288-7978 123 N Union Ave
#305
Cranford, NJ 07016
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Immigration
Brooklyn Law School
For over 5 years, Alan Lubiner has worked as an Immigration Officer and Attorney for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Not only that, but he once served individuals and companies as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in special prosecutions and contributed to the drafting of immigration legislation for the Select Commission on Immigration in Washington, D.C. Alan Lubiner takes on cases in all types of immigration law. These areas include change of status, priority workers and extraordinary ability aliens, non-immigrant and immigrant visas, citizenship, and deportation cases.
Eric Barry Levine
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Seton Hall University School of Law
Eric Levine concentrates his practice in general and commercial litigation. His trial and dispute resolution experience encompasses a wide variety of matters, including cybersecurity & data privacy, insurance defense and coverage, contract matters and construction litigation matters.

Eric is a graduate of the Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court. Following law school, he served a one-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Harry A. Margolis, P.J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division - General Equity Part. He is also a former Notes and Comments Editor of The Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal. He is a frequently appointed by...
Asma Warsi
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New Brunswick, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(732) 937-6700 24 Kirkpatirck street
3rd floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Real Estate, Family, Immigration and Municipal
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Jason Pressman
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Clark, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(732) 388-2121 1435 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066
Real Estate, Business, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
Fordham University
Fast representation to solve your legal problem.
Robert S. Burney
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Business and Health Care
Seton Hall University School of Law
Robert Burney concentrates his practice in business and financial transactions, commercial real estate, and health care law and represents clients in the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets, the formation of business entities, and the debt and equity financing of businesses. Rob represents banks, insurance companies, and business clients in secured credit transactions, including residential and commercial construction, real estate financing, commercial credit facilities, maritime lending, and tax-exempt bond financing.
Jason Gareis
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New Jersey Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Quinnipiac University School of LawUnited States District Court, District of New Jersey and New Jersey
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Thomas J. Sateary
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Exceptional Business & Real Estate Law Advocacy! Extensive Experience & Skill!

I aggressively represent the interests of clients with a wide variety of legal matters. I am committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for case settlements and verdicts, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Andrew M. Wolfenson
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Union, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(908) 686-7230 2414 Morris Avenue
Suite 104
Union, NJ 07083
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Fordham University School of Law
Andrew M. Wolfenson specializes in Divorce and Family matters, Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Municipal Court, and Expungements. A 1991 Graduate of the Fordham University School of Law, he is also the author of two fiction novels, "In His Own Defense" and "Deadly Fantasy: A Baseball Story", and serves as the Chairman of the New Jersey chapter of his college's Alumni Association.
Nathan Hewette-Guyton
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Union, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(908) 485-6080 2424 Morris Ave
#202C
Union, NJ 07083
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
John J. DeLaney Jr.
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Syracuse University
John J. DeLaney, Jr. concentrates his practice on land use, litigation and business advisory groups. He also concentrates in the areas of employment law, real estate, commercial law, condominium law, and environmental law. In the land use and litigation areas, he has extensive experience at the Administrative Board and the Trial and Appellate Courts, and has participated in many larger cases.

He has served and continues to serve as corporate counsel for numerous condominium associations and mid-sized corporations. He has lectured before numerous civic organizations, professional organizations and public bodies on workplace issues and has also lectured about bio-medical ethics based...
Daniel Roberts
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Linden, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(908) 458-9696 840 North Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
Real Estate, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Dan Roberts has been practicing law for almost 25 years. He has handled thousands of matters, including but not limited to personal injury, workers compensation, real estate and municipal court matters. In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Dan served as a Municipal Court Judge in Linden, New Jersey from 2012-2015. As a Municipal Court Judge, Dan routinely tried cases involving claims of DWI, traffic matters, domestic violence, violations of New Jersey motor vehicle law and violations of municipal ordinances. I represent clients throughout New Jersey, including the communities of Berkeley Heights, Fanwood, Garwood, Elizabeth,...
David G. Hardin
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Summit, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
David Hardin concentrates his practice in the areas of wills, trusts and estates, corporate law and real estate law. His professional practice focuses on advising individual and corporate clients with respect to estate and gift tax planning and estate administration, acquisitions and sales of real estate, and the formation and operation of business enterprises. David is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He served a term as Chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Prior to holding that position, he served as a Section...
Gary F. Danis
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Business and Environmental
Seton Hall University School of Law
Gary F. Danis concentrates his practice in the area of environmental and regulatory law. His area of practice includes compliance counseling and auditing involving all environmental media; compliance with the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act ("ISRA") and the Site Remediation Reform Act (“SRRA”); negotiation of environmental permits and consent orders with federal and state agencies; defense of penalties and fines for environmental and OSHA violations and representation of Potentially Responsible Parties in CERCLA actions; environmental due diligence for business and real estate acquisitions and mergers; contract drafting and negotiation for real estate transfers, environmental remediation and construction projects; and...
Scott Haggmark
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Warren, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(908) 375-8142 266 King George Road, Suite I
Warren, NJ 07059
Real Estate, Divorce, Employment and Family
New York Law School
Mr. Haggmark received his Juris Doctorate from the New York Law School and his degree in Political Science from the Sonoma State University. He is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar, the New York State Bar. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, as well as the Labor and Employment Law section of the New Jersey State Bar. Mr. Haggmark's practice is limited to employment and labor law, family law, and real estate law. He has extensive experience in these fields and has represented numerous employees that have been wrongfully terminated in violation...
Roger Mehner
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Summit, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Georgetown University Law Center
Roger Mehner concentrates his practice in general corporate and transactional matters, nonprofit institutions, commercial and residential real estate purchases, sales and leasing, land use and banking and finance.
Bilal Hill
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Basking Ridge, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
21 Green Mountain Drive
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Employment, Entertainment & Sports and Family
Fordham University School of Law
Bilal Hill is the owner of The Hill Firm, a law firm in Basking Ridge, New Jersey specializing in Family, Criminal, Entertainment, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Tax, Personal Injury and Employment Law. Bilal began his legal career working for Legal Services of New Jersey providing pro bono legal help to low-income families. Bilal also worked for the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. Bilal spent eighteen years in Corporate America holding various senior level accounting and financial roles, with companies such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, General Electric, and Sony Music where he was Vice President of Finance and Operations. ...
Reid Weinman
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New Brunswick, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(732) 828-8900 152 Livingston Avenue
Second Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Ohio Northern University
Born in the Bronx, NY and raised in Central Jersey, Mr. Weinman has dedicated himself and his legal practice to defending the rights of the accused. Ensuring that individuals that wrong other people through their negligence are made to pay appropriately. Each and every case is handled with patience, dedication, meticulous attention to detail, compassion and the highest degree of professional and personal integrity.

Mr. Weinman graduated from Montclair State College and then attended Law School at Claude Petit College of Law and University of San Diego (Magdalen College, Oxford University) and attained his Doctorate in Jurisprudence in 1985.
David R. Pierce
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Experienced, Knowledgeable & Skilled Real Estate Counsel & Legal Representation!

I counsel and represent clients in a vast array of real estate and environmental law matters. I am committed to exceptional advocacy for your legal needs! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Sergio D. Simões
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Experienced & Skilled Counsel & Legal Representation for Real Estate Matters!

I provide determined counsel and advocacy for a vast array of real estate law matters. I am dedicated to exceptional legal representation and results! Visit my website to see case results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Thomas J. Sateary
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Consumer and Municipal
Seton Hall University School of Law
Thomas Sateary concentrates his practice in the areas of automotive law, contract law, defense of automobile distributors and dealers against breach of warranty and “lemon law” actions. He also represents applicants before municipal planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment.
Sergio D. Simões
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Business and Employment
Albany Law School
Sergio Simoes has significant experience in appellate practice before the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. He also concentrates his practice in Employment Law and Residential Real Estate.
Scott A. Terry
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Summit, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(908) 273-1212 480 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Real Estate and Business
Western New England University School of Law
Scott Terry has more than twenty-five years of experience in all aspects of real estate law, including acquisitions, leasing, financings, loan workouts, foreclosures, and cooperative and condominium law. He has represented both individuals and developers in their real estate transactions. Scott also provides representation for estate administration and municipal court matters.
Stephen A. Timoni
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
P.O. Box 2369
Westfield, NJ 07091
Real Estate, Business, Health Care and Tax
Seton Hall University School of Law
Jason Gareis
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Union, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(908) 485-6080 2424 Morris Ave
#202C
Union, NJ 07083
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Jeffrey Goldstein
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Woodbridge, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(212) 390-8211 101 Wood Avenue South
5th floor
Woodbridge, NJ 08830
Real Estate
Yeshiva University
I represent purchaser's, seller's, lender's and borrower's in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions.
Barry Gartenberg
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Springfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(973) 921-0600 505 Morris Avenue
Suite 102
Springfield, NJ 07081
Real Estate, Business and Employment
Seton Hall University
New Jersey Business Law Attorney At my law firm, Barry F. Gartenberg, L.L.C., I offer legal services to new and established businesses and their owners, executives, and managers. I serve clients throughout New Jersey, as well as out-of-state clients in need of counsel and representation in New Jersey. Because I have owned a business myself, I understand the many issues that business owners face. As an entrepreneur having been involved in a number of ventures, I am also aware of the challenges of startup and newly established organizations. Whatever the type and size of your business, I pledge to work with...
Monica Vir
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Business, Health Care and Tax
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Monica Vir concentrates her practice in business transactions, financing transactions, commercial real estate, non profit, and health care law.
Steven M. Cytryn
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New Brunswick, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(732) 214-1103 142 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Family and Traffic Tickets
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Nevada-Las Vegas
I primarily represent clients in matrimonial and family law matters, including divorce, domestic violence proceedings, custody and parenting time disputes, support modification proceedings and enforcement of family court orders and judgments of divorce. I also handle municipal court and real estate matters, estate planning, administration and estate disputes, and other general litigation matters.
David R. Pierce
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Westfield, NJ Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Real Estate, Business and Environmental
Syracuse University College of Law
David R. Pierce concentrates his practice on environmental and land use.
John J. DeLaney Jr.
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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.