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Guiding You Through Real Estate Transactions

Buying and selling property is one of the biggest investments you can make. Protecting yourself during the process is key, as even a simple mistake could cost you thousands. By working with a residential real estate attorney, you can safeguard your transaction and navigate all the legal requirements with ease.

At Fisher Stone, P.C., we are dedicated to representing clients entering into residential real estate transactions. With our years of experience, we have insights into the Manhattan real estate market that can help you make the right decision. Whether you’re buying or selling, we are confident that we can help you with all your real estate needs. For more information, call our office at 516-908-9519.

What Does a Real Estate Attorney Do?

Whether you’re looking into a residential real estate transaction or you’d like to buy or sell commercial real estate, our attorneys are here for you. We will step in and walk you through the entire legal process, protecting your rights and ensuring you get the best deal possible. It’s common for our team to work closely with your real estate agent, solving complex issues and providing legal counsel when needed.

When you work with us, we’ll take the following steps with your best interests in mind:

Negotiating Real Estate Deals

Real estate transactions can be negotiated to cater to your own interests. Our attorneys will meet with your buyer or seller to review the transaction details and ensure your interests are protected.

Drafting and Reviewing Contracts

Contract drafting and review are essential steps in the buying and selling process. With our attorneys on your side, you can ensure that all your legal documents are up to standard and include all necessary details.

Carrying Out Title Searches

A title search investigates the history of the property and the legality of buying or selling it. During our title search, we can inform you whether the seller has the legal right to transfer the property ownership, whether there are liens against the property, whether all taxes have been paid, and if there are restrictions or zoning ordinances on the land.

Drafting a Title Insurance Policy

Title insurance policies protect you from third-party claims that can arise after a property is purchased. Title issues can be very expensive and may even lead to legal action. With our Manhattan real estate attorneys on your side, you’ll be protected from these issues and more.

Handling Disputes and Litigation

Real estate disputes may involve negotiations and even going to court. Our team can represent you in talks with other parties and before a judge if your case goes to trial.

Navigating Zoning and Land Use Issues

Local governments have specific rules about land use and how property can be utilized. It’s essential to understand whether your property is zoned for a single-family home, apartments, commercial use, or mixed-use. Our team can help you change how the land is used or fight against rezoning.

Filing Quiet Title Actions

A quiet title action can eliminate other parties that may have an interest in your property. By filing a quiet title action, you essentially force the parties to respond or have their rights terminated by the court.

Drafting Construction Loans and Contracts

Construction contracts and loans are more complex than residential real estate transactions. In many cases, you must include deadlines, liabilities, costs, and more. Our legal team will draft a contract that meets your needs and protects your interests.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Attorney?

Hiring a real estate attorney offers many benefits, no matter what kind of real estate transaction you’re interested in. Some of those benefits include:

  • Knowledge: Our team understands the various legalities of real estate issues and can advise you on the right course of action.
  • Experience: With our years of experience in real estate law, we can offer legal guidance and advice during negotiations and transactions.
  • Representation: Our attorneys can represent you in court for any litigation matter or during negotiations with other parties.
  • Ideas: If you’re involved in a complex real estate transaction, you may need our experienced team to provide solutions to your problems.
  • Guidance: Our team will walk you through your real estate transaction from start to finish so you feel confident throughout.

Above all, working with a real estate attorney allows you to feel safe and secure when entering into a real estate transaction. For many people, buying and selling real estate is one of the largest exchanges of money they will ever encounter in their lives. A Manhattan real estate lawyer on our team will ensure that your best interests are protected and that your assets are secure from beginning to end.

When Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney?

Some states require a real estate attorney present when buying or selling property. Even if your state doesn’t, it’s always recommended that you have an attorney on your side. Not working with a legal team could result in a property with title defects, liens, violations, and other problems that will cost you money in the future.

Some lenders also require an attorney to be present during the closing process. Each lender makes this decision based on state law and its own private practices. Whether you are a buyer or seller, it’s always recommended that you work with a real estate attorney to protect your best interests.

By hiring a local New York real estate attorney, you gain insider knowledge and feedback from a team invested in your community. New York has complex and unique real estate laws that may not apply to the rest of the country. The Manhattan real estate market is particularly challenging due to limited inventory, complex regulations, and high demand. Motivated buyers who have their own real estate attorneys can be hard to compete with. Our real estate attorneys will give you legal advice to protect you during the home-buying and selling process and give you a leg up in the real estate market.

Can a Real Estate Lawyer Assist With Commercial Real Estate?

If you’re interested in buying or selling commercial real estate, our team can help you. Commercial real estate is used exclusively for business-related purposes and may include office buildings, warehouses, shopping centers, and more. Commercial real estate transactions are different from residential real estate transactions and often involve zoning laws, development laws, and lease agreements.

Here are just some of the ways we can help you with commercial transactions:

  • Researching zoning laws and describing how they may impact your transaction
  • Evaluating the property site and ensuring it can be developed on
  • Drafting new commercial leases for your property that meet all legal requirements
  • Reviewing your title and title insurance to protect your assets

Can a Real Estate Lawyer Represent Real Estate Agents?

As a real estate agent, you always want to serve your clients in the best way possible. Having an attorney on your side allows you to guide your clients through their real estate transactions with the legal knowledge and advice that they need. Relying on your real estate broker to review your contracts could land you with a bad deal, or worse — legal action. Our legal team is here to represent real estate agents so you can look out for your interests while providing real estate services to your clients.

When you work with our legal team, we can provide the following services:

  • Identifying potential legal problems that buyers and sellers are not aware of
  • Negotiating on your behalf
  • Articulating the terms and conditions of a legal contract
  • Offering legal solutions to unique issues

We can also help you generate new leads and find new clients to work with. For more information, call our law firm today.

Should You Consult a Real Estate Attorney Today?

When you’re looking to buy or sell property, navigating the legalities of all the contracts involved can be overwhelming. A real estate attorney steps in to protect your interests and ensure that your sale or purchase is completely valid. Our team can help protect you from disputes, resolve legal issues, and answer your questions along the way.

At Fisher Stone, P.C., we represent buyers, sellers, real estate agents, and anyone looking to enter a real estate transaction. We are proud to serve clients around New York, and we are confident that we can help you with all your real estate needs. For more information and to learn about our services, please call us today at 516-908-9519.

Packages Designed for You


If you’re buying or selling property, trust our New York City real estate attorneys to help you through the process. We will take you from the first contract to the closing table. Our residential real estate attorneys are unmatched in efficiency and responsiveness.

  • Upper East Side
  • Upper West Side
  • Chelsea
  • Fidi
  • Midtown
  • …and more!

Trust Brooklyn real estate lawyers to close on your Brooklyn property. With our main office located in Brooklyn, you will have constant access to some of the finest residential real estate attorneys in New York.

  • Bushwick
  • Williamsburg
  • Carroll Gardens
  • Park Slope
  • Dumbo
  • …and more!
Staten Island

Our real estate attorneys are born and raised in Staten Island, which means they know the island like the back of their hand. You should work with real estate lawyers who know the area they work in, which is true of Fisher Stone.

  • New Dorp
  • West New Brighton
  • Great Kills
  • St. George
  • Todt Hill
  • …and more!

Trust our Queens real estate attorneys with your next real estate deal. We are responsive and straight-forward so you can be confident when heading into the closing for your condo, co-op, or family home.

  • Astoria
  • Long Island City
  • Flushing
  • Jamaica
  • Forest Hills
  • …and more!
Real Estate Agents

As a real estate agent, trusting any attorney with your deal comes with risk. Our firm offers great benefits for the agents and brokers who choose to regularly work with us. As experienced real estate attorneys, we have handled every type of deal.

  • Country Club
  • Kingsbridge
  • Morris Park
  • Riverdale
  • Woodlawn
  • …and more!
Real Estate Agents

As a real estate agent, trusting any attorney with your deal comes with risk. Our firm offers great benefits for the agents and brokers who choose to regularly work with us. As experienced real estate attorneys, we have handled every type of deal.

  • Efficiency
  • Marketing benefits
  • professionalism
  • Responsiveness