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The Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein represents its clients in diverse real estate matters. We take a personal approach to each of our client’s real estate transactions, and work closely with each client from beginning to end, in order to insure that your financial and legal interests are properly protected. For most people, the sale or purchase of a home, whether a house, condominium or cooperative apartment is the largest financial transaction of a lifetime. Michael W. Goldstein is an experienced real estate attorney, handling the sale of condominiums, cooperative apartments and single and multi-family houses. As a New York real estate lawyer, Michael W. Goldstein is well versed in all aspects of real estate transactions, and is confident that you will appreciate his attention to detail and thoroughness, as well as his ability to assist you during all stages of this important transaction.

Whether you are a first time home buyer, an experienced home buyer, or an experienced real estate investor, you will appreciate the personal assistance that we provide to our clients.
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High Quality Legal Representation for Your Real Estate Transaction

The Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein approaches each real estate transaction with the thoroughness that it deserves. Although the purchase or sale of a house, condominium, co-op apartment, or investment property is a major transaction, too many real estate professionals treat it as merely a routine sale of a commodity. Many people spend more time and effort when purchasing a car than they do for a real estate transaction. Keep in mind that while a new car, and even used cars may have a warranty, purchasing real estate has far more risks that need to be protected by their real estate attorney.

We take each real estate transaction seriously. We know the serious problems and major expense that a purchaser of a house, condominium, co-op apartment, or investment property may face if a required work permit or Building Department “sign off” was not obtained for renovations, or if a deck, porch, pool, stairway, or addition was constructed in violation of local Building Codes, or encroaching onto a neighbor’s property, or onto a sidewalk.

We are always mindful of the legal issues that often threaten to derail a real estate transaction. Rather than ignore potential legal issues, Michael W. Goldstein applies his many years of real estate experience, as well as his business and economics background, in order to resolve legal issues that often arise in a real estate purchase or sale.

Once you have retained the Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein, you can also expect unbiased answers to your questions about the many types of mortgage or co-op loans offered by lenders. It is reassuring to know that you have retained an attorney who can give you valuable information to help you to navigate through the maze of mortgage or co-op loans, in order to assist you in determining which type best suits your needs.

Whether you are a first time home buyer, an experienced home buyer, or even a sophisticated real estate investor, you will appreciate the dedicated and professional approach that Michael W. Goldstein takes in each real estate transaction.
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Do You Want to Be Represented by a Paralegal Assistant or an Experienced Real Estate Lawyer?

While a paralegal can certainly assist a lawyer, we believe that critical stages of a real estate transaction are best addressed by an experienced real estate attorney. Michael W. Goldstein recalls a real estate transaction that was close to a disaster because the seller’s real estate lawyer had never spoken to Mr. Goldstein during the contract negotiation or during the entire process that followed. At all stages, Mr. Goldstein, who was representing the buyer, was forced to deal with the paralegal staff at the seller’s attorney’s office, despite his insistence that there were legal issues that necessitated the seller’s attorney’s attention. At the closing of title, serious legal issues which were never resolved by the seller’s attorney’s paralegal staff caused almost insurmountable obstacles to closing the deal. The seller’s attorney was totally unaware of the problems, because he had apparently never reviewed the file until the scheduled closing date.

In our experience, many real estate transactions proceed relatively smoothly without major complications. However, since a significant portion of real estate transactions do encounter substantial legal, financial, or logistical problems, it is our philosophy to recognize that each transaction has the potential to develop problems that will require expert legal representation.

If your real estate purchase or sale does not proceed as smoothly as you would have hoped, you will be glad that you selected our law firm. We make every effort to address potential issues in the contract of sale, so as to minimize the possibility of serious problems as the transaction progresses. Of course we cannot eliminate all potential problems, but as the old adage says: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
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Legal Fees and Value to Our Clients

For most real estate transactions, the client may choose either hourly fees or flat fees. We believe that we provide excellent value because our professionalism and attention to each client is among the highest, while our fees are “middle of the road.” We cater to those clients who appreciate this high level of legal representation, and understand that all New York real estate lawyers are not the same.

We understand that many clients are stretching their financial resources when they purchase a home, and that they seek to obtain legal representation at the lowest possible cost. Although we respect that concern, we are unable to match the legal fees charged by high volume real estate law firms who make extensive use of paralegals at all phases of the transaction.

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Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate Often Contact Us to Resolve Problems After Their Transaction Has Closed

Our well earned reputation for thoroughness in negotiating real estate contracts, and our methodical attention to detail, might be the reason that we are often contacted by buyers or sellers of real estate, seeking our professional services in regard to unresolved problems that they have encountered with other real estate law firms. In that situation, it is unfortunate that the client is often faced with substantial legal fees to address those problems. Those legal fees are usually much larger than the small savings that client achieved by hiring the “bargain law firm”, compared to the fee we would have charged for the transaction. Furthermore, the options available may be significantly limited by the terms of the contract. If the contract was simply a “standard contract” prepared by the high volume real estate law firm, the client might not have any legal basis to address the problem, and might have no choice but to accept the undesirable result.
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We Represent Clients in Many Area of New York State

Although our office is located in Manhattan, we represent clients in all counties of the City of New York, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, and upstate New York. If it is inconvenient for a client to travel to our office, alternate arrangements can be made.
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Mortgage Calculator

Click mortgage calculator for an analysis of your mortgage, including:
•the monthly principal and interest payments for your mortgage loan
•the allocation of each loan payment to interest, and to reduce the loan balance
•a summary of the amortization of the principal balance over the life of the loan

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Additional Information
For useful information for purchasers and sellers of co-ops, condos, and houses in New York State, click FYI: Real Estate.

Client Testimonials
If you would like to read what our clients say about us, please click Client Testimonials.

Contact Us
To tell us about your real estate transaction or litigation, click Real Estate Law Questionnaire, or to send us a short email, click Contact Us. You are under no obligation to retain our law firm. You may also call Michael W. Goldstein to discuss your case or legal matter by telephone, or to schedule a consultation at our office.

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GENERAL DISCLAIMER
Visiting our website, submitting any information via questionnaire or email, or discussing your case with us does not create an attorney-client relationship. An attorney-client relationship with our law firm can only be established with the signing of a written retainer agreement prepared by our law firm.

NEW YORK REAL ESTATE LAWYER DISCLAIMER
The information in this website involving New York Real Estate Law, New York real estate contracts, New York real estate transactions, purchase or sale of NY residential or commercial property, houses, co-ops or condominiums, NY real estate law, New York real estate litigation, NY Real Estate Construction Contracts, NY Real Estate Renovation Contracts, and other real estate and commercial agreements, NY real estate law, NY real estate contract law, and New York real estate litigation, or other New York legal information contained in this website is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor to create an attorney-client relationship or lawyer-client relationship. We recommend that you discuss your NY real estate law, NY real estate contract negotiation, New York real estate transaction, N.Y. real estate litigation or other N.Y. real estate legal mater with a NY real estate lawyer or New York real estate attorney promptly.

Under New York law, in the event there is no recovery in a contingency fee case, the client is responsible for the expenses of the litigation, including court costs and disbursements.

Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future case or legal matter.

This website is not intended to solicit clients for real estate law, real estate litigation, or any other legal matter outside of New York State. However, we do represent clients who live outside of New York State, and are engaged in a New York State real estate transaction, or who need legal services for New York real estate litigation, or other real estate matter that involve New York law, or a dispute that is or may be litigated in the courts of New York State, or disputes that may be arbitrated or mediated in a New York State Alternative Dispute Resolution forum.

Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein is a New York real estate law firm, representing clients in real estate transactions and real estate litigation.

New York commercial and residential real estate transactions and real estate litigation lawyer and attorney New York representing real estate clients in New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County and upstate New York.

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