Real Estate Lawyers in New York

Why Hire Legal Services for Real Estate Transactions?

Real estate transactions often involve large sums of money being transferred between parties, and can be difficult to navigate without legal assistance. Whether you are a buyer or seller, having an experienced real estate attorney represent your interests can ensure that the process goes smoothly. At The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP, our attorneys are well-versed in real estate law, and are ready to help with your next transaction. Whether you are dealing with a private sale situation or need assistance as a first-time home buyer, we are the kind of law firm you can turn to for help with confidence.

We are able to assist clients with a wide variety of real estate transactions, including:

  • Purchases
  • Sales
  • Leasing
  • Lending
  • Residential Sales
  • Commercial Sales

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Providing Real Estate Document Drafting Services

In order to ensure a solid, complete, and legally sound real estate sale or purchase, it is often necessary to properly draft numerous legal documents. Our New York real estate attorneys pay strict attention to every detail during the process as we do everything in our power to limit your liability and keep your best interests at the forefront. We can draft deeds, mortgages, bills of sale, loan documents, and more.

Legal documents related to real estate may cover many types of issues, such as:

  • The specific terms of the agreement
  • Who is responsible for property defects
  • How certain disputes will be resolved

With the help of our law firm, you can create documents that give you the most favorable terms possible on a contract, save you from significant financial loss, and prevent problems from occurring in the future. Your real estate goals are extremely important to us. Nothing would please us more than to be able to help you reach them.

Should I Hire a Real Estate Attorney?

While you are not required by law to hire a real estate attorney in New York, working with one when purchasing or selling a home, commercial property, or another piece of real estate can greatly ease the process. In fact, most real estate transactions in New York involve two attorneys—one who represents the buyer and one who represents the seller.

What are the benefits of hiring a real estate attorney in New York?

  • Your attorney can guide you in making an offer on a home or other piece of real estate, advising you on issues such as “comps” (prices at which comparable properties are sold), offer price, and more.
  • Your real estate attorney can negotiate with the other (seller/buyer) person’s legal counsel regarding the basic terms of the sale, including the offer price, closing contingencies, and inclusions/exclusions.
  • Your attorney can also go with the inspector to view the property and note any issues or problems that you should be aware of and/or address them with the inspector or the other person’s counsel.
  • Whether you are the buyer or the seller, your attorney can also assist in drafting all required documents, including contracts and purchase/sale agreements. Your attorney can also review the title report and assist in resolving any issues.
  • At the end of the process, your attorney can assist in closing. This can include handling paperwork, necessary documents, and providing critical information. It can also include calculating owed payments and ensuring accurate payments are made.

In most real estate transactions in the state of New York, it is customary for both the seller and the buyer to have legal counsel to guide them through the process and help ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

If you are looking for knowledgeable legal guidance for your next real estate transaction in New York or New Jersey, seek the reliable assistance of our firm today!