Home Sales

Buying a home is likely to be the most expensive, important purchase of your life. With so much money involved, it is understandable that the process can be quite stressful. With almost 20 years of experience in the legal and real estate industry I can confidently guide you through the process with a minimal amount of stress.

My services include:

  • Reviewing and drafting of Real Estate Sales Agreements
  • Reviewing title reports, Building Department Records, Surveys and Building Plans and Offering Plans and Proprietary Leases for Co-ops;
  • Clearing any outstanding violations issued by the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development and local municipalities;
  • Helping to arrange Real Estate Refinancing;
  • Preparing Assignments of Mortgage and Deed transfers;
  • Negotiating Rate Modifications and CEMAs;
  • Prosecuting Dismissal of Liens and Mortgages, and
  • Enforcing Contract of Sale Rights.

Landlord-Tenant Disputes

When the landlord-tenant relationship becomes adversarial, I am often called upon to negotiate resolutions meant to avoid litigation.  Many times negotiations are successful and the relationship of the parties may continue. When negotiations are unsuccessful, it important that you know what your rights are.  I represent both landlords and tenants (including co-op shareholders) in eviction proceedings.

My services include:

  • Negotiating disputes involving nonpayment, repairs, nuisance, noise and pets;
  • Commencing legal action in Housing Court for Holdover and Nonpayment;
  • Aggressively defending tenants and protecting their rights;
  • Rent Stabilization, Rent Control and Section 8;
  • Represent co-op shareholders and condominium owners in disputes with Cooperative Boards and Homeowners Associations;

Mortgage Foreclosure Defense

Home ownership is part of the “American Dream” for so many people.  You saved enough money to afford a down payment.  You were careful to protect your credit rating and qualified for a mortgage loan with an affordable monthly payment and have been making timely payments until now.  Unfortunately, for many unforeseen reasons, that dream can quickly become a nightmare.  Some common reasons include: losing a job, getting sick, changes in income, divorce and excessive debt.

My services include:

  • Negotiating with lenders to avoid foreclosure or to forebear from legal action;
  • Aggressively defending homeowners and protecting their rights;
  • Advising and arranging alternatives to foreclosure including refinance, short sales and deeds-in-lieu;
  • Delaying foreclosure auctions/sales using available legal means.

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