Top Commack Residential Real Estate Attorneys Near You

At the Law Offices of Louis D. Stober, Jr., L.L.C., we have been helping clients with all of their Family Law and Probate matters throughout Westchester County, Long Island and New York. From child custody to administrative probate and everything in between, the knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Offices of Louis D. Stober, Jr., L.L.C. are here to make all legal matters …

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Law Offices of Bradley D. Schnur, Esq., P.C.

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Commack, NY

516-932-4400

We Are Diligent, Complete, and Loyal, and We Genuinely Care About Each of Our Clients.

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Law Offices of Lawrence F. DiGiovanna

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Commack, NY

347-201-6489

Trusted and Reputable New York Real Estate Law Attorneys

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 …

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The Law Office of Richard I. Golio

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Commack, 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 a Commack residential real estate lawyer. The lawyer can review the sales contract and the deed to prevent a legal issue arising later.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

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

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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