What We Do...
You are buying or selling
your home. You may be unfamiliar with the process. We have practiced real estate law
on Long Island and in Queens county for over 25 years. We have represented
clients in thousands of residential transactions and have represented local
lenders in thousands more. If you have a question or a problem we
have an answer or a solution. In order to thoroughly represent and advise each
Client, in every case we:
Assist you in securing pre-contract
information - We'll
get the information from you, from the broker and from the attorney for the
other party. If something doesn't line up we identify it immediately so you
don't begin making plans and spending money when there really isn't an agreement.
If you are buying or selling
there are things you need to known now. What are the taxes?, how much will it
cost to legalize a structure?, what are my responsibilities?, what are theirs?. We
go through it all with you so whatever you need to know in order to proceed,
you'll know. All your questions will be answered.
Obtain or write the Contract
- Once there is agreement things should move
forward quickly. If you're selling we'll get a
contract out for review within a day or two. If you are purchasing we'll follow
up until we get your contract and then we'll schedule an appointment to meet
with you to review it.
Review the Contract
contract has to satisfy you factually and us legally. We'll review the
contract with you and, when we are both satisfied, we'll negotiate with the other
attorney to get whatever you reasonably need.
Identify and resolve
all issues that stand in the way of a closing -
Several things can stand in your way:
Estate Tax clearances
Mechanics or Judgment
Breaks in the chain of
The absence of a
survey or the failure to review it sufficiently in advance of the closing
Order and review the title report promptly
- Too often the
title search is ordered late in the transaction and problems which can easily be
solved if identified early may serve to delay your closing causing problems for
buys and seller.
Communicate with your bank
- If you are selling we'll get up
to date pay off letters before the closing so all liens can be satisfied and you
can close. If you're buying we will get all closing costs from your lender as
early as possible and advise you of what funds you need to bring to your
Attend your closing - We review and explain each document you
are asked to sign, calculate all apportionments (tax adjustments, fuel credits,
possession charges) and discuss
Prepare a Closing Statement
- So much happens at your closing
it's sometimes confusing. We'll prepare a Closing Statement and send it to you
with all needed documents.
666 Old Country Road.
Garden City, NY
Call for a free Consultation