Top Dobbs Ferry Residential Real Estate Attorneys Near You

Law Offices of Lawrence F. DiGiovanna

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Dobbs Ferry, 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 …

Ginsburg & Redmond, P.C.

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Dobbs Ferry, 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 Daniel A. Singer PLLC

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Dobbs Ferry, NY

Free Consultation

917-300-0695

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

The Law Office of Richard I. Golio

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Dobbs Ferry, NY

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Attention And Quality Service Directly From Your Westchester County Short Sale Attorney

Knuckles Komosinski & Manfro LLP

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Dobbs Ferry, NY

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

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Dobbs Ferry Residential Real Estate Information

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 Dobbs Ferry residential real estate lawyer. The lawyer can review the sales contract and the deed to prevent a legal issue arising later.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

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.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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