Bronx, New York Real Estate Lawyers

Adam C. Wilner
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New York Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Broad legal background with more than 15 years experience in commercial litigation, corporate transactions, real estate law, and estate litigation. Experience providing counsel to private corporations in a small firm... Read More »
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John M. Giordano
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Trusted Real Estate Lawyer, Skilled Advocacy! Over 30 Years of Experience!

I am a dedicated and determined real estate attorney. I am committed to delivering you exceptional service and results for all of your real estate needs. Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Trista L. Watson
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Dedicated Real Estate Attorney! Aggressive and Knowledgeable! Call Now!

I am an experienced and skilled New York real estate attorney. I offer exceptional service and advocacy in all areas of real estate law. Visit my website to see case verdicts and settlements. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Peter Klose
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New York Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience

Klose & Associates offers various legal services to individuals and businesses, including business entity formation, contract preparation and negotiation, litigation, buying and selling personal and business assets,... Read More »
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Yuriy Mava
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Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(347) 657-3667 2415 Arthur Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Yuriy is an innovative real estate transactional attorney specializing in residential and commercial real estate, leasing, construction and development and investment ventures with a particular emphasis on large commercial acquisitions, sales and financings. Yuriy has extensive experience providing legal counsel to clients concerning the formation, acquisition, financing, development, sale, and leasing across all types of real estate asset classes. In addition, Yuriy has established joint ventures and other strategic partnerships for his clients, including real estate developers, owners, investors and corporate clients. Yuriy has negotiated and drafted commercial leases with nationally recognized tenants and publicly traded companies.

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Steve Ndubuisi Okasi
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Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(718) 822-6800 1106 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10472
Real Estate, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
Okasi & Okasi PC is a law firm serving New York City and Hudson Valley areas of New York with personal and business legal services. We offer extensive support in the areas of Immigration Services, Personal Injuries, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Family Law. We are proud of the attorneys we have assembled with extensive experience to respond to every aspect of your legal needs. We are here to help! Call us today. 718-822-6800.
Michael Harold Maizes
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Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(718) 823-4000 2027 Williamsbridge Rd
2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10461
Real Estate, Construction, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Wake Forest University School of Law
We are a family owned, multi-generational law firm serving New York, New Jersey and Florida. We also have affiliated offices and counsel in Illinois and California. Our two partners have more than 80 years combined experience between them, and our firm is well-established and well-respected. Our clients are treated as family, and with respect and prompt, personal attention. Our services are efficiently performed, we communicate effectively, and our rates are reasonable and competitive. Michael is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Florida and various Federal Courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He graduated from State University...
Christopher Paul Bilski
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Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(718) 515-0300 2705 Eastchester Rd
Bronx, NY 10469
Real Estate, Business and Foreclosure Defense
New York Law School and New York Law School
Practice Areas:

Foreclosure Defense, Loan Modifications and Short Sales, Residential Real Estate Transactions, Surrogate’s Court, Probate, Wills, Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Business Law

Admitted: 1997, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Law School:
New York Law School, J.D. ; Member- Law Review;
Recipient of New York Law School Academic Achievement Award and Teaching Fellowship; Top 1% of class of 1996.

Former senior associate, litigation and corporate departments of a large international law firm with offices in Manhattan, London, Los Angeles, Bucharest, Washington D.C. and Connecticut.
Benjamin C Rosenberg
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Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(718) 689-2369 1425 East Gun Hill Road
Floor 2
Bronx, NY 10469
Real Estate, Family, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
Benjamin C. Rosenberg, Attorney at Law, is also known as the "Law Doctor" which primarily focuses on representation in Bankruptcy cases in addition to Criminal, Family, and Real Estate issues as well. After graduating from the Brooklyn Law School in 1990, Bankruptcy Attorney Benjamin C. Rosenberg became an associate at the law office of Fennell & Minkoff, which focused on commercial litigation in Federal court. This experience is what gave Attorney Rosenberg the desire to open his own practice. With over 26 years of experience in the field, Attorney Rosenberg aka "Law Doctor", prides himself on...
Jose Alberto Quesada
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Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(718) 828-2866 1424 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10461
Real Estate and Estate Planning
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Over 35 Years Experience in Wills, Trusts & Estates; Contested Probate & Administration of Estates.
Jaime Ramirez
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Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(718) 542-6629 751 Commonwealth Ave
Bronx, NY 10473
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Family
Seton Hall Law
Vincent Cavallo
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Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(212) 822-2203 3394 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
Real Estate and Estate Planning
Since 1989, Cavallo & Cavallo Attorneys has been committed to providing the people of New York City and Westchester County with the highest level of legal services in the areas of real estate, estate planning, Medicaid and personal injury law. Whether you are a young couple looking to buy your first home and plan for the future, or an elder homeowner needing to downside or transition to assisted living, our firm will provide high-quality legal services with caring, compassion, and attention to your particular needs.
Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(718) 823-2600 2027 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
Real Estate
Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(718) 828-3070 1978 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Brooklyn Law School
Steven Cramer
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Premier Real Estate Attorney! Experience and Results! Dedicated to My Clients!

I am a knowledgeable and trusted real estate attorney. I am committed to assisting clients in all areas of real estate law matters. Visit my website for more information and to see case results. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Steven Ben Gordon
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Queens Eviction Lawyer helping landlords evict non-paying holdover tenants.

Dedicated to helping apartment home rental providers and small property landlords successfully navigate the eviction process from start to finish. Read More »
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Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 61 years experience
(718) 823-4000 2027 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
Real Estate and Business
Brooklyn Law School
Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(718) 829-3207 2116 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
Real Estate, Criminal and DWI
New York Law
Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(718) 881-7964 2525 Eastchester Rd
Bronx, NY 10469
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Divorce
Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(888) 368-4329 562 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464
Real Estate, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(718) 931-1799 1913 Tomlinson Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
Real Estate, Business and Employment
New York Law School
Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
2121 Paulding Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
Real Estate
Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(718) 892-5846 1076 Neill Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
Real Estate
Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(718) 931-1888 1925 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
Real Estate and Personal Injury
Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(718) 892-5846 1076 Neill Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
Real Estate and Estate Planning
Bronx, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(212) 931-2100 2027 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY 10461
Real Estate, Criminal and DWI
Robert J. Howard
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Dedicated Real Estate Law Attorney! Personal Service & Technical Knowledge!

I am an experienced and skilled real estate attorney. I am committed to providing my clients with a wide range of legal services related to real estate law. Visit my website for case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Daniel A. Singer
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Free Phone Consultation! Determined & Dedicated Real Estate Attorney! Call Now!

I am a result-driven real estate lawyer. I strive to provide affordable solutions, hand-tailored to the unique needs of each client. I work for the best possible outcomes! Visit my website, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Jason David Jones
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(646) 220-2636 571 Academy Street
Suite 1H
New York, NY 10034
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Fordham University
I have always had a strong interest in trusts & estates. My practice allows me the unique privilege to assist families and individuals when they are experiencing a change in their lives, grieving over the loss of loved ones, or preparing for their golden years. These families and individuals require someone to present options on the best way to generate and distribute wealth, select the proper fiduciaries, and navigate the complex procedures of probate, administration and miscellaneous proceedings in the Surrogate’s Court.

Prior to entering Fordham Law School, I focused on East Asian Studies, studied Japanese...
Paul Christ
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Pelham, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(914) 512-5693 200 Sparks Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803
Real Estate, Criminal, Elder and Landlord Tenant
Brooklyn Law School
Juliette Passer
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(212) 541-3909 445 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and International
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Columbia Law School
Juliette M. Passer, currently working in Panama City, Panama, is a U.S. attorney, with over 19 years of broad international transactional experience, specializing in corporate and project finance, as well as new media transactions and e-commerce. Juliette Passer holds a JD (cum laude) from Cardozo School of Law and studied Soviet Law at the Columbia University School of Law. She practiced law with the international law firms of Debevoise & Plimpton and Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler in New York, specializing in corporate and project finance. Juliette Passer is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on...
Mr. Roman Aminov
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(212) 201-9299 260 Madison Avenue
#204
New York, NY 10021
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
St. John's University School of Law
The Law Offices of Roman Aminov is a client centric trusts and estates practice concentrating in estate planning, elder law, and probate. We handle the drafting of wills, powers of attorney, health care proxies, and trusts of all types. Mr. Aminov's expertise lies in being able to sit down with a client and properly ascertain their current situation and plan the most effective way forward. He has successfully implemented estate plans in high net worth individuals and middle income clients with complicated family situations. Mr. Aminov also helps elderly clients structure their estates to qualify for Medicaid. Allow us to...
Russel Morgan
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Great Neck, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer
(212) 561-4299 5 Hillcrest Drive
Great Neck, NY 11021
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
New York Law School
Our founding member and principal, Russel Morgan has concentrated in commercial and contract litigation, trust and estate planning, business and personal asset protection, wealth preservation and dynasty succession planning. Russel has also assisted clients with all forms of commercial and personal transnational work, including the preparation, re-structuring and litigation of various types of contracts.

Russel Morgan was raised in Brooklyn, New York and has remained loyal to his origins as he graduated from the City University of New York Brooklyn College with a Bachelors degree in Political Science. He continued his legal journey and went on to receive his Juris Doctor...
George C. Grasso Esq.
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Flushing, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(347) 821-3241 25-02 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11358
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Criminal and DWI
The City University of New York School of Law
Zealous, aggressive, and effective advocacy - constantly striving to achieve the best results and peace of mind for every single client.
Lloyd Rosen
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Great Neck, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(516) 406-8500 1010 Northern Blvd
Suite 300
Great Neck, NY 11021
Real Estate, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Hofstra University
Attorney Lloyd C. Rosen, Esq. has been a member of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates since 2005. He is skilled in all areas of family law, including separation, divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, visitation rights, domestic violence, property distribution, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. To help families through difficult matters, Attorney Rosen also provides services in the areas of grandparent custody, visitation paternity issues, enforcements of support payments, as well as support termination. On a regular basis, Attorney Rosen serves in Family and Supreme Courts throughout Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City. Aside from...
Elaine Shay
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(212) 520-2690 830 Third Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Real Estate, Appeals, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

A respected and skilled attorney with over 28 years of experience as a litigator representing clients before the Courts in the Bronx, Brooklyn, New York City and Queens. Ms. Shay is also a talented negotiator who understands her clients and works tirelessly to achieve their goals.

Her practice is primarily concentrated on real estate and housing matters, including evictions, nonpayment cases, holdover proceedings, HP cases, ejectments, partition actions, DHCR filings, PARs, commercial litigation, leasing, summary proceedings, property transfers, mortgage transactions, corporate governance, shareholder disputes and appeals.
James George Dibbini
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Yonkers, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(914) 965-1011 570 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
Real Estate and Landlord Tenant
James G. Dibbini & Associates, P.C. take pride in the individual and professional attention we give to each of our clients. We are a full service real estate law firm representing and advising individuals and businesses in Real Estate, Landlord and Tenant matters, Business Organizations, Zoning, Civil Litigation and Division of Housing and Community Renewal matters. The attorneys at James G. Dibbini & Associates, P.C. zealously represent our clients and are committed to giving personalized and prompt attention to every matter. Based in Yonkers, New York, we represent clients throughout New York and Connecticut.
Gennady Litvin
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(718) 504-6090 322 W 48th Street
FL 6
New York, NY 10036
Free ConsultationNew York, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Real Estate, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Gennady Litvin, Esq. is an associate with Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. Mr. Litvin graduated Pace University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics, and went on to pursue his Juris Doctorate at the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a proud member of the esteemed Business Law Review. Gennady Litvin was admitted into the Florida State Bar in 2008 and the New York State Bar in 2009. Also, Mr. Litvin is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, United States District Court for the Southern...
Christie Tomm Addona
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Experienced Real Estate Law Attorney! Advocating for the Best Possible Outcomes!

I am a skilled and determined real estate law attorney. I am dedicated to providing knowledgeable advice and aggressive representation! Visit my website for information and case results, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Demetrios K. Tsatis
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New York Real Estate Law Lawyer

Touro College and The City University of New York School of LawNew York
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George Konstantinos Fuiaxis
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Astoria, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(718) 777-0223 32-02 30th Avenue
Suite 200
Astoria, NY 11102
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and IP
Fordham University School of Law
The Law Office of George K. Fuiaxis has built a reputation with its clients as unmatched, diligent, hands on attorneys who are always on duty. With our supreme pledge of exceptional service to our clients in the areas of Real Estate (Commercial & Residential), Corporate Law, Business Transactions, Wills, Trusts & Estates, the Law Office of George K. Fuiaxis creates solutions for the problems faced by its clients. Our office represents several various clients, including well known lending institutions, foreign and domestic corporations, sellers and buyers of residential and commercial real estate.
Michael David Siegel
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(212) 721-5300 One Penn Plaza
Suite 2414
New York, NY 10119
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
University of Chicago
Check out my background at my website, www.siegelandsiegel.com.
Eric Dinnocenzo
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(212) 933-1675 469 7th Ave
#1215
New York, NY 10018
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
Richard Lutringer
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney
(917) 830-7966 45 Rockefeller Plaza
Suite 2000
New York, NY 10111
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Cornell University
Full time mediator with offices in New York City and Southern California.
Palm Springs Office concentrates primarily on divorce, custodial arrangements and disputes related to real estate and probate, as well as family-owned business and vacation homes. New York City Office concentrates on corporate, commercial and finance matters

Extensive training in alternative dispute resolution techniques, including at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in London (CEDR), the American Arbitration Association.
(AAA),and the International Mediation Institute (IMI)., Among other panels, he mediates disputes as a member of the mediation panels of CPR,...
Matthew L. Holden
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(212) 225-8468 300 Park Avenue
14th FL
New York, NY 10022
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Miami School of Law
David Lacher
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New Rochelle, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(914) 355-5900 270 North Avenue
8th Floor
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Real Estate, Business and International
Syracuse University
Richard Jon Sobelsohn
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(212) 590-5234 750 Lexington Avenue
28th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Brooklyn Law School
RICHARD J. SOBELSOHN IS VICE PRESIDENT, LEGAL PROVIDING A MYRIAD OF LEGAL SERVICES RELATING TO THE COMPANY'S PORTFOLIO OF PROPERTIES. RICHARD HAS PRACTICED LAW FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, MAINLY IN THE AREA OF REAL ESTATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. RICHARD IS AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW AT BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL, BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW AND NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL WHERE HE TEACHES COURSES IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDING LAW, REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS/PRACTICE, CONDOMINIUMS & COOPERATIVES AND COMMERCIAL LEASING. RICHARD IS A GREEN GLOBES PROFESSIONAL, LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL, A MEMBER OF...
Sumeet Sondhi
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(212) 268-9700 261 Madison Ave.
12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Health Care, Tax and White Collar Crime
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Sumeet Sondhi is counsel to The Blanch Law Firm. Mr. Sondhi has worked in conjunction with Ryan Blanch on a myriad of matters, ranging from government investigations to white collar and antitrust crimes, his specialties being real estate fraud and complex mortgage fraud matters.

Mr. Sondhi’s extensive knowledge and experience have resulted in a number of favorable outcomes for the firm’s clients. He has represented clients and companies charged with an array of white collar crimes, including:

*Price Fixing: Represented a billion dollar air cargo company in a DOJ industry-wide criminal antitrust investigation regarding alleged price fixing

*Tax Evasion: Represented a Partner in...
Mark Zafrin
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney
(212) 730-7700 800 Third Avenue
24th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Real Estate, Business, Health Care and Securities
New York University School of Law and St. John's University School of Law
Mark Zafrin has over thirty years of transactional experience and handles a broad range of matters for clients in the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical and Financial Services industries. He possesses in-depth knowledge of FHA and conventional mortgage financing, mezzanine and private equity financing and healthcare Certificate of Need applications. He has vast experience representing clients in extremely complex and difficult mergers and acquisitions of healthcare facilities, hospitals, federally financed clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and large physician practice groups. As General Counsel, Mr. Zafrin advises and assists his clients, ranging from nursing homes to assisted living centers and clinics (including primary care...
Andrew Matthew Lieb
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Manhasset, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(631) 878-4455 21 E. Shore Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Andrew M. Lieb is the Managing Attorney of Lieb at Law, P.C., with a practice focus on real estate and corporate litigation / compliance.

Mr. Lieb has offices in Smithtown and Manhasset, New York, and provides a wide range of legal services throughout the New York / Connecticut Metro area.

Practice areas include real estate brokerage license law, contractual litigation, fair housing and discrimination, estate disputes, residential and commercial landlord / tenant needs, business entity structuring, premises liability, ownership disputes and more.

Mr. Lieb is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut and Colorado as well as the Federal Courts for...
Shane Dwight Scott
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New York Real Estate Law Attorney

New York Law SchoolDistrict Court of State of New York – Southern District of New York, District Court of the State of New York – Eastern District of New York and New York
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Megan Gardner
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Dedicated & Skilled Real Estate Attorney! Attentive & Aggressive Advocacy!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable real estate law attorney. I provide exceptional legal representation for your real estate matters. Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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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.