Elmont Real Estate Lawyers

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Peter J. Famighetti
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Closing on your residential real estate deal? Call today.

I have more than 15 years experience representing buyers and sellers in residential real estate deals. Don’t get taken advantage of in your deal. Call today and get a lawyer on your side. Read More »
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Mark Nathanson
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Comprehensive & Diligent New York Real Estate Counsel & Legal Representation!

I am an experienced real estate attorney. I am committed to skilled, dedicated and personalized representation for the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see client testimonials or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Andrew J. Gilbride
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Real Estate Law Attorney! Aggressive Advocacy!

My battle-tested demeanor is equal to my compassion and drive to assist clients with real estate law needs! I am dedicated to exceptional advocacy! Visit my website for more information and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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David P. Badanes
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Garden City, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(631) 239-1702 1225 Franklin Avenue
Suite 325
Garden City, NY 11530
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
St. John's School of Law
David Badanes Esq. - Experienced Long Island divorce lawyer and family law attorney serving Nassau and Suffolk counties. Concentrating in divorce, contested divorce, uncontested divorce, divorce mediation, matrimonial & family law and criminal defense. The Badanes Law Office is committed to providing optimal representation, while exceeding his clients’ expectations. He represents clients in Suffolk County, Nassau County and the New York City area with offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Garden City, Nassau County.
Arnold M. Bottalico
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Garden City, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(516) 543-1329 1225 Franklin Avenue
Suite 325
Garden City, NY 11530
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Insurance Claims
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Over twenty-three years of diversified legal experience. My practice areas include: Foreclosure Defense, Estate Planning, Real Estate, and Personal Injuries. Call for free consultation!
David Bythewood
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Mineola, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(516) 741-0066 85 Willis Avenue,Suite J
Mineola, NY 11501
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Appeals, Business and Construction
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Melvin Monachan
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Lake Success, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(516) 714-5763 3000 Marcus Avenue,
Suite 3W04
Lake Success, NY 11042
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Pace Law School
Melvin Monachan is the founder of The Law Office of Melvin Monachan, PLLC, a full service, real estate law firm representing individuals, investors and corporate entities in all aspects of real estate law.

On the transactional side, Melvin represents purchasers and sellers of coops, condos and houses from the pre-contract due diligence through closing. He also represents landlords and tenants in the review, drafting and negotiation residential and commercial leases.

On the litigation side, Melvin represents individuals and corporations in the Civil Court, Housing Court, Supreme Court, and Appellate term and Appellate division of the State of New York. These matters include...
Robbie L Vaughn
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Mineola, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(516) 858-2620 393 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 208
Mineola, NY 11501
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Touro College
Call The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, Pllc, at 516-858-2820 for help with your specific legal issue. Robbie and John are caring and dedicated New York lawyers. They provide their clients with fine legal service at a reasonable fee. They assist Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens and Brooklyn residents with their Family Law Matters, Real Estate Closings, Real Estate Litigation, Collection Matters, Uncontested and Contested Divorces, Landlord-Tenant Matters, Foreclosure Defense, Loan Modifications, Foreclosure Settlement Conferences, General Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy Filings. They look forward to providing you with answers to your specific legal questions. You can call Robbie L. Vaughn...
Shane S. Hassin
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Rockville Centre, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(516) 536-6067 330 Sunrise Highway
Suite 200
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Adam C Neal
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Mineola, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(347) 598-3990 170 Old Country Road
Suite 600
Mineola, NY 11501
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Fordham University School of Law
"Finding the right attorney can be stressful and confusing, and lawyers are often only needed when something unexpected or tragic has happened. Whatever problem you face, whether you or someone you know was arrested, received a traffic ticket, was injured in an accident, or something else, Adam C. Neal Law is here to handle the problem so you don't have to." Adam C. Neal, Esq. is a graduate of both Fordham Law School and Columbia University and spent many years as a prosecutor for the Nassau County District Attorney's office. He has handled thousands of criminal cases, appearing in...
David Green
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W. Hempstead, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(516) 874-6310 329 Hempstead Turnpike
W. Hempstead, NY 11552
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Bankruptcy
Syracuse University College of Law
Full service law practice with a concentration on consumer bankruptcy and real estate.
K. David Okoronkwo
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Jamaica Estates, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(917) 804-9585 8659 Clio Street
Jamaica Estates, NY 11423
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal and DWI
Howard University School of Law
Thomas Pillari
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Mineola, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(631) 704-4707 114 Old Country Rd
Suite 680
Mineola, NY 11501
Real Estate, Criminal, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
From criminal defense to corporate law, Tom Pillari sets the standard for professional excellence and personal service. With Tom Pillari, you deal directly with your attorney, receiving a level of personal, one-on-one attention no super-sized firm can offer…at a much smaller price. Nearly a quarter century of experience helping clients achieve justice and financial remuneration in legal matters involving: - Criminal Defense - Personal Injury - Real Estate - Corporate Law - Litigation - Family Law & Divorce - DWI - Landlord-Tenant Law
Michael C. McCarthy
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Richard Michael Levy
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Merrick, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(800) 270-1121 2448 Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY 11566
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Personal Injury
New York Law School
Lori Nevias
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Rockville Centre, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(516) 724-0314 24 Princeton Street
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Cardozo Law School
Lori Nevias is a Long Island based lawyer who practices in courts all over New York, and takes on clients in and out of New York state. A skilled practitioner and compassionate advocate, she has successfully litigated personal injury, malpractice, real estate, civil rights, family law and estate law cases for over 20 years. An insightful counselor with a wide and deep range of experience, she has also successfully advocated for clients in real estate and business transactions, and areas of law ranging from copyright infringement to adoption.
Reena Gulati
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Lake Success, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
3000 Marcus Avenue
Suite 1E5
Lake Success, NY 11042
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Result oriented attorney. Stratigically guiding clients in their legal matters.
Richard Harris Rubin
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Garden City, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(516) 227-2662 591 Stewart Avenue
4th floor
Garden City, NY 11530
Real Estate
Richard H. Rubin is a member of Rubin & Licatesi PC, and has practiced Real Estate Law with a broad based interest in representing mortgage bankers, institutional investors, businesses and individuals in residential and commercial real estate lending, purchase, sales and leasing transactions. Mr. Rubin coordinates a team of real estate attorneys, paralegals and real estate professionals combining many years of experience in the real estate community. As has been widely described, a significant portion of his practice continues to meet the current economic conditions and demands which have significantly affected the rights and obligations of businesses and families managing...
Theodore Robinson
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Hempstead, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(516) 248-6600 26 St. Paul's Place
Hempstead, NY 11501
Real Estate, DWI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
When you call this law firm, you get Ted Robinson, not an Associate. This is a personalized law firm that after 36 years has enough experience to know about all kinds of cases so they can be reviewed and handled or referred out to the right expert in any particular field. After 36 years Ted has had experiences in most fields of law and met many, mnay great attorneys to refer to - all with 20 or more years of experience. Ted cares about his clients and they know it.
Leonard Anthony Bellavia
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Mineola, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(516) 873-3000 200 Old Country Road, Suite 400
Mineola, NY 11501
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
St. John's University School of Law
Leonard A. Bellavia, founding partner of the law firm of Bellavia Blatt Andron & Crossett, PC, is a nationally recognized authority in the field of automotive franchise law and represents thousands of automobile dealerships across the country in all aspects of commercial litigation and buy/sell transactions. He has been instrumental in negotiating the sale of hundreds of dealerships and has achieved national recognition for advocating the mass action litigation model on behalf of franchised automobile dealers. Most notably, Len has successfully implemented the mass litigation model in the following actions: • In a settlement to recover reasonable compensation for warranty parts...
Eric Andrew Suffin
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East Rockaway, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(516) 218-2020 2 Lawson Avenue
Suite 6
East Rockaway, NY 11518
Real Estate, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Touro College
The Law Firm of Eric Andrew Suffin handles the following cases: Employment Discrimination * Sex/Gender Discrimination * Pregnancy Discrimination * Race/Color Discrimination * Disability Discrimination * National Origin Discrimination * Sexual Orientation Discrimination * Age Discrimination * Religious Discrimination * Discrimination Based On A Genetic Characteristic Harassment * Sexual Harassment * Other Types Of Workplace Harassment Retaliation Wage Claims * Unpaid Wage and Overtime Pay ...
Michael W. Alpert
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Garden City, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(516) 280-7288 226 Seventh Street
Suite 302
Garden City, NY 11530
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
Principal attorney Michael W. Alpert is an Ivy-League graduate of Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Graduate of Hofstra University School of Law. Admitted to practice in all New York State Courts and Eastern and Southern District of New York.
Thomas Reilly
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Rockville Centre, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(516) 599-2020 100 Merrick Rd Suite 103E
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Fred Lewis Pollack
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Mineola, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(516) 742-9220 114 Old Country Rd
Mineola, NY 11501
Real Estate, Criminal, DWI and Landlord Tenant
Syracuse University College of Law
FRED L. POLLACK has been providing effective legal representation for clients with criminal, divorce, family law, real estate and landlord-tenant matters for 42 years. In addition to his experience as an attorney, he served for fourteen years as a member of the North Hempstead Town Council and four years as a Commissioner of the North Hempstead Housing Authority. He is active in numerous community activities and has served as an officer and/or director of a variety of non-profit organizations.
Jjais Forde
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Garden City, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(516) 350-8325 1225 Franklin Avenue
Suite 325
Garden City, NY 11530
Real Estate, Construction, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of Minnesota Law School
Michael D. Hassin
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Rockville Centre, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(516) 536-6067 330 Sunrise Highway
Suite 200
Rockville Centre, NY 11566
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder and Personal Injury
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Jennifer Milone
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Rockville Centre, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(516) 606-3507 20 Aldred Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Real Estate, Criminal and Insurance Defense
Theodora Dora Vasilatos
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Hempstead, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(516) 538-2400 215 Hilton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550
Real Estate
St. John's School Of Law
Thomas Weiss
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Garden City, NY Real Estate Law Attorney
(516) 746-7452 1325 Franklin Ave #225
Garden City, NY 11530
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
Brooklyn Law School
Angela Siegel
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Garden City, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(516) 741-6100 1205 Franklin Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
Real Estate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
New York University School of Law and Fordham University School of Law
Jason Zemsky
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Hempstead, NY Real Estate Law Attorney
(516) 485-3800 95 Front Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
Real Estate, Insurance Claims, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Myron G. Jacobson
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Lynbrook, NY Real Estate Law Attorney
(516) 599-0888 197
Merrick Road
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Real Estate
Russel Morgan
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Manhasset, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer
(212) 561-4299 1129 Northern Boulevard, Suite 404
Manhasset, NY 11021
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatReal 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...
Adam David Goldstein
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Garden City, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(516) 986-9115 200 Garden City Plaza
Suite 103
Garden City, NY 11530
Offers Video ChatReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
St. John's University School of Law and State University of New York - Binghamton
Adam David Goldstein is a partner at Cobert Haber & Haber whose practice focuses on all aspects of Matrimonial and Family Law.

Adam began his career in Matrimonial Law writing drafts of judicial opinions for the Administrative Judge of the Matrimonial Part in Kings County Supreme Court. There he gained invaluable insight into judicial reasoning which guides his approach to providing effective strategies and solutions to his clients.

Adam now represents litigants from all backgrounds, navigating them through the divorce process with equal parts calculation and compassion.

In addition to his primary focus on Matrimonial matters, Adam has experience in areas...
Mr. Roman Aminov
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Flushing, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(347) 766-2685 147-17 Union Turnpike
Flushing, NY 11367
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...
Janet Fashakin
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Richmond Hill, Queens, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(718) 805-2522 105-22 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11418
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Foreclosure Defense and Immigration
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Janet Fashakin is a seasoned attorney of over two decades, a journey that started in Africa in 2000 church. She received her bachelors in law from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, She proceeded to receive her Masters in Law from Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law in New York. She embarked on her doctorate studies at Walden University in Baltimore, USA, where her dissertation focuses on the "Challenges faced by the African American Women upon their release after serving their terms."
Bar Admissions: The Supreme Court of Nigeria;
The Supreme Court of New York State 2nd...
Yuriy Mava
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Bayside, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(212) 596-7588 215-15 Northern Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361
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.

Yuriy’s practical approach to...
Marc Howard Weissman
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Garden City, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(516) 248-7844 200 Garden City Plaza
Suite 103
Garden City, NY 11530
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatReal Estate, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Marc Weissman is a partner of the firm. His practice focuses on estate administration and litigation, commercial transactions, corporate matters, commercial leases, private mortgage loans, purchase and sale of a business, corporate restructuring, purchase and sale of real estate and the financial aspects of divorce litigation.

As a partner at the firm, Marc acts as counsel to many of our corporate clients, including banking institutions and insurance carriers. Marc represents institutional lenders in making secured loans to New York City Taxi Medallion Owners. Marc has developed strong relationships with his clients, their staff and the vendors they do business with.

In addition...
George C. Grasso Esq.
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Flushing, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 7 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 27 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...
Paul Edelman
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Westbury, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(800) 469-7429 7001 Brush Hollow Rd
Westbury, NY 11590
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
American University
Over the past two decades, Mr. Edelman has developed a distinguished reputation in the area of complex litigation, with a strong emphasis in tort and defense litigation, labor law, medical malpractice, real estate and commercial litigation. Mr. Edelman graduated from the American University School of Law in 1981 and is admitted in New York State, the Federal Districts Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well a Washington D.C. Mr. Edelman was in-house counsel for General Accident Insurance Company, Great American Insurance Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company before entering private practice...
Robert Unger
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Great Neck, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
4 Bond St
#74
Great Neck, NY 11021
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatReal Estate
Fordham University School of Law
The firm has been in business for 4 decades. Recently we partnered with another trial lawyer in the practice to aggressively press those high stakes cases needing a verdict by either jury or judge. Our clients are very happy with our responsiveness and our communication. The practice of law is a busy and demanding field, but we pride ourselves in not taking so many cases so that our clients do not suffer and hear from us regularly. Our mantra has been to take quality cases that we are able to fully manage. We see other firms being drowned by a...
Neil Harris Ackerman
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East Meadow, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(516) 493-9920 90 Merrick Avenue
Suite 400
East Meadow, NY 11554
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
American University Washington College of Law
Personalized care & attention to your concerns & issues by atty with 35+ years' experience, rated 5.0 " "AV® Preeminent" on lawyers.com and martindale.com (highest ratings achievable). Experience includes successful representation of numerous individuals in Chapters 7, 11 and 13 cases; public corporations & other businesses in Chapter 11 Bankruptcies; defendants in preference, fraudulent conveyance, & other bankruptcy & commercial litigation; and buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. Former bankruptcy trustee in LI for 20+ years. Interviewed on television twice about Bankruptcy Law and issues. Former Chief Law Clerk for Bankruptcy Judge. Wrote numerous articles published in NY...
Michael Sheena
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Great Neck, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(516) 338-7800 1010 Northern Boulevard
Suite 208
Great Neck, NY 11021
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Foreclosure Defense
New York Law School
Michael S. Sheena is a founding partner at the Radow Law Group, P.C. He has significant experience handling complex bank negotiations, foreclosure cases, and real estate transactions.

During his five years at the Radow Law Group, he has assisted in the successful negotiation and settlement of countless commercial and residential properties in default. From complex commercial foreclosure litigation to closings on home purchases and sales, Michael’s vast experience has been a tremendous asset to his clients, and has garnered him a reputation for leaving no stone unturned.

Michael is a graduate of New York Law School, and was a clerk for...
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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.

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