New Rochelle, New York Real Estate Lawyers

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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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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Jules Martin Haas
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Free Consultation! New York Real Estate Attorney with Determination & Skill!

I am dedicated to aggressive advocacy for clients with real estate law needs. I will work diligently to protect your rights and interests! Visit my website to see client reviews and results. Call for a free 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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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
James Maisano
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New Rochelle, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(914) 636-1621 93 Wilson Drive
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
State University of New York - Buffalo
James Maisano's law office is located in New Rochelle, NY, and he has practiced law in the New York City area for close to 20 years. James has experience working at large international law firms and running his own office as a sole practitioner - while handling all types of cases from large to small in both state and federal court. He has significant experience in all phases of civil litigation. His goal is to always provide quality and affordable legal representation to his clients.

James Maisano practices law in the following areas:

- Real Estate Closings
- Wills and Estates
- Probate...
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
Erina R. Ponzini Esq.
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New Rochelle, NY Real Estate Law Attorney
(914) 813-1700 140 Huguenot St
2nd Floor
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
Pace Law School
Erina R. Ponzini is admitted to practice law in both New York and Connecticut.
Richard George Gugliotta
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New Rochelle, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 58 years experience
(914) 813-1700 140 Huguenot St
2nd Floor
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
Vincent Cavallo
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New Rochelle, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(914) 235-8500 1293A North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10804
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.
New Rochelle, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer
(561) 395-7838 17 Brewster Terrace
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Real Estate
New Rochelle, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(914) 633-7400 72 E Main St
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
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.
Mark Kosofsky
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Mamaroneck, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(877) 996-6849 1600 Harrison Ave
#306
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Brooklyn Law School
Daniel E. Katz
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Determined and Experienced Real Estate Law Attorney! Exceptional Representation!

I am a dedicated and skilled real estate lawyer. I will fight for your rights and interests in real estate law matters. Visit my website for more information and to see past case results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

A recipient of multiple awards, seen on Fox and ABC News, and honored by dozens of client testimonials, Ali Shahrestani offers intense and affordable representation, consistent communications & professional advocacy. Read More »
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Martha Sokol Mccarty
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Mamaroneck, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(914) 698-1110 Suite 105
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Real Estate
Albany Law School
I have been admitted to the practice of law since 1981. My practice concentrates on areas of law relating to real estate: residential and commercial closings, zoning and planning issues, and representation in the local courts and town and village boards.
Srdjan Milenkovic
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Yonkers, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(914) 202-0610 73 Market St. Suite 376
Yonkers, NY 10710
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Immigration and Personal Injury
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Milenkovic Law Group PLLC strives to provide our clients with cost-effective and personalized solutions.

We know that it’s a good day when you need to get in touch with the good lawyer that can help you achieve your goals through a legal process so we aim to make it as comfortable for you as we possibly can. We believe in offering transparency to our clients and grant them complete access to our lawyers during closings, settlements & trials.

When you hire us as your legal representatives, we consider you as part of the team! We’ll work closely with you to devise customized...
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...
Mr John Raymond McCarron Jr
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Tuckahoe, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(914) 729-1083 68 Main Street
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
Real Estate, Business, Communications and Divorce
Pace Law School and Pace Law School
Christie Lynn Derrico
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Mamaroneck, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(914) 698-2880 650 Halstead Avenue
Suite 105
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Real Estate and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
George Tzimopoulos
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Harrison, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(212) 661-1151 500 Mamaroneck Road, Suite 501
Harrison, NY 10528
Real Estate and Business
Suffolk University Law School
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...
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.

Yuriy’s practical approach to...
Louis Gasparini
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(914) 304-4353 75 South Broadway 4th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Insurance Defense
Albany Law School
At Lynch Schwab, we handle all legal matters in every county in New York State, and can appear throughout all of Connecticut. We provide clients with thorough, cost conscious and effective representation. All of our attorneys have previously trained at large litigation law firms, and are dedicated to providing the same services which a large firm can provide, but with the small firm personal client relationship. Our Firm handles all aspects of the legal practice, representing major insurers, municipalities, small businesses, large businesses and individuals. We also represent clients on non-litigation matters, such as real estate closings, commercial and business...
Robert Unger
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Great Neck, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
10 Bond St
#613
Great Neck, NY 11021
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Consumer
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 law practice 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 volume...
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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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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Frederick Turner
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(914) 885-9300 305 Old Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY 10603
Real Estate, Administrative, Appeals and Municipal
Syracuse University
Turner and Turner was established in 1996 and has provided high-quality legal representation to clients in the business, real estate, environmental and municipal community ever since. Turner & Turner is dedicated to staying at the leading edge of emerging issues and trends providing our clients unparalleled scholarship. Our record of achievement speaks for itself.
Hayley A. Chittenden
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(877) 377-8666 188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
Pace Law School
Hayley A. Chittenden is a litigation and transactions attorney with experience in litigating commercial and construction law matters, family and matrimonial matters, landlord tenant law, and criminal law. Ms. Chittenden is a sharp and relentless advocate in the courtroom and a collaborative and innovative deal-maker when negotiating. She is passionate about her career and the legal system but most importantly, her clients and the outcome of their cases.

Ms. Chittenden has litigated matters from their inception to resolution practicing in a wide range of areas. She understands that lawsuits can be a stressful and lengthy process for her clients. Sensitive to...
Peter Howard Tilem
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(877) 377-8666 188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, Family and White Collar Crime
Pace Law School
Benjamin Adams
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
470 Mamaroneck Avenue #306
White Plains, NY 10605
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Bankruptcy
Brooklyn Law School
Benjamin M. Adams, the founder and principal of Adams Law Group, LLC, has a record of excellence that shows in his legal education and in his legal career.
Frances A. DeThomas Esq.
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Rye, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(914) 967-2114 150 Purchase Street
Suite 4
Rye, NY 10580
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Pace Law School
Kirsten Bennett
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(914) 246-2906 50 Main Street, Ste. 1000
White Plains, NY 10601
Real Estate, Criminal, Personal Injury and Probate
I currently serve clients throughout Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield counties in the areas of criminal defense, real estate sales and purchases, and probate matters. I have a broad range of experience having worked in both the public and private sectors as a prosecutor in Nassau County, New York, and with a national insurance defense law firm for over 8 years. I pride myself on outstanding personal service, and quality representation at competitive prices.
Daniel F. Gallivan
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(855) 228-7369 111 Church St
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
St. John's University School of Law
Daniel F. Gallivan graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1972. Since then, he has been practicing law in the New York area, including the five boroughs, and Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties. Mr. Gallivan serves as trial counsel to the firm, Gallivan & Gallivan, Attorneys at Law, in medical malpractice, personal injury, criminal and DWI matters. He has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his personal injury and medical malpractice clients. In addition, his reputation for representing criminal defendants is unparalleled. Mr. Gallivan has tried many criminal cases to verdict with...
Martha L. Osorio
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(800) 318-9750 203 E Post Rd
1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Foreclosure Defense
Michael Harold Maizes
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Rye Brook, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(914) 251-1112 800 Westchester Avenue
345N
Rye Brook, NY 10573
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...
Thomas L. Gallivan
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(855) 228-7369 111 Church St
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, DWI and Estate Planning
St. John's University School of Law
Thomas L. Gallivan represents individuals and families in matters of nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice and personal injury. Prior to founding the firm, Gallivan & Gallivan, Attorneys at Law, Mr. Gallivan defended nursing homes, physicians, and hospitals, as well as their insurers. As a result of this experience, Mr. Gallivan is very familiar with the strategies employed by nursing homes, physicians, hospitals and their insurers. He uses his experience defending these matters to the benefit of his current clients, victims of nursing home neglect/abuse, medical malpractice or personal injury.

Mr. Gallivan also serves as counsel to individuals accused of...
Andrea Catalina
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Free Consultation! Attentive Service and Exceptional Legal Representation!

I am dedicated to diligently and attentively advocating for those with real estate law matters. I am committed to exceptional legal representation! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Sarah J. Cafran
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New York Real Estate Law Attorney

Pace Law SchoolMassachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York
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Robert Bichoupan
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Great Neck, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(516) 482-1186 175 East Shore Road
Ste. 270
Great Neck, NY 11023
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Boston University School of Law
Mary Frances Kelly
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(914) 631-2657 399 Knollwood Rd
White Plains, NY 10603
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
New York University School of Law
Mary F. Kelly, a founding member of Kelly & Knaplund, has practiced family law in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and New York counties since 1978. Her achievements in the legal community include service as a charter member of the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, which has advocated for court reform in the family law arena since 1988, and she has been a member of the Ninth Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee since 1994. A leader throughout her career, Ms. Kelly has served as President of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New...
John Manning Crane
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Port Chester, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(914) 937-7272 342 N Main St
Port Chester, NY 10573
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Probate
Pace Law School
We are a law firm that focuses on real estate transactions. We enable busy professionals, celebrities, and entrepreneurs to focus on what they do best and provide them with a way to effortlessly buy and sell real estate. By entrusting the entire process to us, you eliminate all of the things typically required of a buyer or seller that cause most people stress! Our process allows clients to minimize their involvement and enables them to use this time saved to engage in more profitable activities without the fear of missed deadlines. Many of our past clients have found that...
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.
Carolyn L. Weiss Esq.
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(914) 328-6100 1 Barker Ave
Third Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Karl Dowden
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(914) 979-2105 445 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 1102
White Plains, NY 10601
Real Estate and Landlord Tenant
Brooklyn Law School
With over 4 years focused on the practice of commercial leasing, real estate transactions and housing court litigation throughout the New York City metropolitan area, Karl Dowden has the specialized experience to make real estate law simple for his clients.

Karl Dowden has represented landlords in commercial leasing matters, commercial refinances, commercial tenants negotiating leases, residential and commercial purchasers and sellers, commercial and residential landlords and tenants in housing court litigation.

Daniel A. Fass
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(914) 287-6466 170 Hamilton Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and University of Wisconsin Law School
Melanie Finkel
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(914) 328-1836 11 Martine Avenue
12th Floor
White Plains, NY 10606
Real Estate, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Melanie Finkel has over 25 years of commercial and real estate litigation experience in New York. She represents clients in connection with commercial and business litigation matters and real estate litigation including mortgage foreclosure and alternatives to foreclosure. Melanie also represents clients on real estate transactions including residential closings.
Allison Marie Marfeo
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(914) 761-0381 30 Glenn Street
Suite 301
White Plains, NY 10603
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Probate
Brooklyn Law School
Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry.

Skilled in Real Estate, Leasing, Contracts, Negotiations, and Financing.

Strong legal professional graduated from Brooklyn Law School.

Commercial real estate conveyancing, acquisitions and financing.

Residential real estate sales and purchases.

Commercial and residential leases.

Cooperative and Condominium board representation.

Licensed to practice law in NY and CT.
Timothy A. Green
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White Plains, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(914) 683-7900 399 Knollwood Road
Suite 213
White Plains, NY 10603
Real Estate, Construction, Family and Insurance Claims
University of Southern California and Pace Law School
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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Steven M. Silverberg
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Exceptional Real Estate Lawyer! Experienced & Knowledgeable Advocacy! Call Now!

I provide excellent legal counsel for a wide array of real estate law matters. I am dedicated to skillfully resolving your real estate situation! Visit my website to see past case results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Buying, selling, or renting property?

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.