Top Astoria Residential Real Estate Attorneys Near You

Ginsburg & Redmond, P.C.

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Astoria, NY

914-495-3515

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To find the best solutions for your commercial and residential real estate needs, it is often best to work with an experienced law firm that focuses its practice on this area of the law. At the law office of Ginsburg & Redmond, P.C., we offer knowledgeable advice to individuals and businesses throughout Westchester County and the New York metropolitan area.  Our …

Law Offices of Lawrence F. DiGiovanna

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Astoria, NY

347-201-6489

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Lawrence F. DiGiovanna has been the principal of his own law firm since 1980. During this time his practice has focused primarily on real estate, cooperative and condominium transactions and litigation issues related to these areas of law. The firm writes offering plans for conversion of properties to cooperative and condominium ownership. It also represents approximately …

Law Offices of Daniel A. Singer PLLC

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Astoria, NY

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917-300-0695

Providing Legal Services in Litigation, Business Administration and Transactions, Landlord/Tenant Law, and Real Estate

Knuckles Komosinski & Manfro LLP

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Astoria, NY

Successfully Representing Lenders and Financial Institutions throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

The Law Office of Richard I. Golio

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Astoria, NY

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Residential Real Estate

Residential real estate transactions are regulated by state law and can involve a number of issues, such as easements, property lines, known and unknown faults with the home or the land. A home purchase is a contract between buyer and seller so other legal issues may be involved.

Do You Need a Residential Real Estate Lawyer?

Some states require a lawyer to be involved in the sale of a home. But even if your state does not have that requirement, it is still in your best interest to consult an Astoria residential real estate lawyer. The lawyer can review the sales contract and the deed to prevent a legal issue arising later.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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