Poughkeepsie, New York Real Estate Lawyers
Since founding Tilem & Associates, PC, Mr. Tilem has continued to litigate in both state and federal courts and has continued his representation of clients involved in high-profile cases. Mr. Tilem appears regularly in the newspaper and on television concerning his representation in such cases and as a legal commentator. He is...
Christie has prior experience in several Civil Litigation firms. She has worked from the beginning of lawsuits through trials and appeals for Insurance Defense, Tort, Maritime, Contract and Employment Law cases. Christie has represented a vast array of clients including individuals, large corporations, and non-profit corporations.
In 2005, Christie received...
Brewster, NY 10509
Albany Law School
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...
Nyack, NY 10960
Brooklyn Law School
Prior to joining the firm, Sarah gained experience at another law firm, where she worked on commercial, environmental and land use matters that included regulatory issues and construction disputes. She also handled commercial real estate closings and all aspects of litigation.
Prior to graduating from law school, she had an opportunity to intern for the United States...
Attorney Zev Goldstein started out prosecuting in the Albany Traffic Court. He now defends motorists anywhere in the state of New York who are charged with traffic violations.
Mr. Gallivan also serves as counsel to individuals accused of...
New City, NY 10956
Albany Law School
After nearly 30 years of helping clients endure life-changing events, we appreciate the anxiety people face when having to pursue or defend a legal dispute. It...
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.
Poughkeepsie Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Dutchess County Office for the Aging
Ulster County Office for the Aging
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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.
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