Real Estate Law Services

Our firm does an extensive amount of real estate closings, both residential and commercial.
However, real estate law covers much more than just housing transactions and commercial leases. 
Real estate litigation can span contract disputes between landlords and tenants, deed disputes, foreclosures and more.


Purchasing property is often one of the largest investments a family will make, and it is essential that an attorney is present when negotiations begin regarding price and terms of sale. With the help of an understanding attorney who knows how to protect your rights, you can feel confident in the methods taken to ensure that your real estate transaction is completed effectively. Having an attorney on your side and acting on behalf of your best interests is more advantageous to the outcome than if you forego legal counsel.

For example, when entering into real estate sales or purchases, an experienced real estate lawyer can ensure that the contracts you enter into are binding and your rights are protected. Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P. is dedicated to serving the residents of New York City and Western Long Island and has a history of satisfied clients whom we have represented in the past. Our firm’s attorneys handle all areas of real estate law – from purchase and sales – to contract and landlord-tenant disputes.

New York Real Estate Law: Areas of Practice

If you are facing a foreclosure of your home, then you can look to us for representation and assistance in evaluating the validity of the foreclosure notice and to uncover any areas in which you may be able to postpone or eliminate the foreclosure. Our firm will also assist when there are landlord and tenant relationship issues. If you are facing a dispute, then we can help you secure the resolution you seek. 

Facing the loan closing process of a title or deed can be a blur in many cases. It is important that you have skilled representation on your side to help you evaluate the closing procedure and ensure that there are no loose ends left at the conclusion of the process. In the event that real estate litigation is necessary over the sale and purchase of real estate, an attorney from Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P. can provide the representation that you need. It is essential that your rights are upheld, and a representative from this firm can assist in both residential and commercial sales and purchases.

Serving all 5 Boroughs with NY Real Estate Law Issues

With more than 85+ years of experience and a long track record of success in cases that we’ve handled, those who choose to retain the services of this office can be sure their rights and best interests are protected. Our firm is dedicated to providing strong and aggressive representation, yet also is intent on supplying the compassionate and detailed service that clients need in stressful situations. Let a real estate attorney work with you. Contact the firm today to discuss your case and learn more about how we can help.

Contract Disputes

Contracts are an essential part of doing business, and the real estate industry is no exception. Real estate contracts establish terms for all types of things, such as the amount a property will be leased, purchased or sold for, maintenance or use of the property, performance of appropriate construction or renovation, etc. Because contracts are legally binding documents, one party can take legal action against the other party when contract terms are violated. If you are involved in a contract dispute related to your real estate, your first action should be to contact an attorney who is fully knowledgeable about these types of matters. At Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P., our real estate attorneys can serve as strong legal advocates on your behalf. Whether you are going through mediation with the other party to work out the dispute or you are taking the matter to court through real estate litigation, our firm’s skilled legal team will assist you.

More About Contract Disputes

Contract disputes usually arise when one party in a legally binding agreement is accused of failing to deliver on his or her end of the deal, or when one party is accused of carrying out an action that is prohibited in the contract. Sometimes, conflicts arise because both parties interpret certain parts of the contract differently. These types of conflicts can lead to major financial losses for businesses, serious personal losses, ruined business relationships and many other negative repercussions.

How Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P. Can Help You

The lawyers at Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P. have in-depth understanding of real estate law in the state of New York, as well in-depth understanding of how contracts work. They can use this knowledge to help you stand up for your rights when your contract terms are not properly being honored, or when you are being falsely accused of a breach of contract. Contact the firm today so one of our new york real estate lawyers can help you effectively resolve your case!


Are you facing foreclosure threats on your home? There are a number of different ways to fight foreclosure and prevent significant damage to your credit and financial situation. It is essential that you seek the legal assistance of a real estate attorney as soon as possible in order to begin preparing a defense to your situation and evaluate options that are available to you. While not always possible, there are many cases in which an attorney can look through contractual agreements to uncover any mistakes that were made during preparation that may unbind you from the agreement or nullify the contract. Another option that you may have is a short sale of your home, or a deed in lieu. While both of these options mean giving up your home, they can leave your finances almost unscathed after foreclosure threats, and this can be a better option than foreclosure. A short sale will allow you to sell your home on the market for far less than its value in order to obtain enough funds to pay off the mortgage that you owe. A deed in lieu is a trade for forgiveness of the debt owed. Both of these transactions can prevent a foreclosure on your credit report, which is a tremendous advantage for you when you begin looking for a new home.

Let Our Firm's 70 Years of Experience Work for You!

Facing threats of foreclosure can cause a tremendous amount of fear and anxiety in your life, so you need to seek the assistance of a representative from Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P. as soon as possible. The firm has more than 85+ years of combined experience that can be utilized in your case if you choose to work with them. Contact the firm to review your concerns with a real estate lawyer today. We proudly offer our services to clients who reside in any of the five boroughs and the New York metropolitan area, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties

Landlord + Tenant Attorney NYC

If you are renting an apartment, home, or other living space, then you may have signed an agreement stating that you will comply with certain rules, such as a noise curfew or pet policy. Sadly, some landlords fail to prepare an adequate agreement, leaving many of these rules open to interpretation and debate. When these rules are contested and debated, the results can lead to hostility between parties and threats of legal action. If you are facing a landlord-tenant dispute or are engaged in a disagreement over your rent or lease contract, then you need the skilled representation of a real estate attorney from Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P. on your side today! If you do not comply with the terms of a contractual agreement, then you could be evicted from the premises. You may be wondering what happens when the specific terms of an agreement are not clear and you believe that they are open to interpretation? The answer is that legal action and real estate litigation can ensue. Real estate litigation can be a difficult process, and it is important to recognize that, if you do not have adequate representation on your side, you could end up being evicted, being required to pay for the issue in dispute, or face other consequences.

Serving Residents of Westchester, Suffolk, and Nassau Counties

The firm has been serving the residents of New York in various real estate law matters for a number of years. Drawing on more than 85+ years of combined experience, the firm’s lawyers provide strong and aggressive representation to their clients. While they are intent on providing the legal assistance that you need, they also provide the dedicated and compassionate service that you want from a trusted representative. Seek their help in your situation today. Contact the firm immediately to discuss the dispute that you face and to pursue a favorable outcome.

Real Estate Closings

When you wish to purchase a home or real estate in New York, you will be faced with a long and complicated process that will involve extensive paperwork and various negotiations before the whole process is complete. The finalization of the process involves loan closing, and you will need to have a real estate lawyer on your side who can review the contract for you and evaluate its terms. When you are entering the loan closing process, retain the assistance of a real estate attorney from Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P. to ensure that you are receiving a contract that meets your needs. There are several issues that must be examined during the closing process, and an attorney who practices real estate law will be able to effectively resolve these issues. Your real estate attorney can examine the title records for any prior conveyances, liens, encumbrances, and other various errors in the deeds in the chain of ownership and title. Any one of these concerns could pose a threat to the overall value of the home, and due to the substantial financial investment that this purchase will be, you want to be sure that you are receiving the full value of the property and safeguarding your personal financial and credit status.

Why Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P.?

The firm has been serving the residents of the five boroughs and New York metropolitan area in various real estate law matters for a number of years, and with more than 85+ years of combined experience, you can be sure that they will fight for your rights and for the outcome that you desire. They provide strong and aggressive representation, yet also offer dedicated and compassionate assistance when you need it. Choose this firm for the legal assistance that you require for the closing process and other real estate law matters. Contact the firm today to discuss your situation and to set up your initial consultation and appointment.

Real Estate Closings in NY

Are you facing a dispute of some kind regarding a real estate issue? Many types of disputes can lead to real estate litigation, and it is essential that you have legal assistance on your side that can help you skillfully navigate your way through litigation to protect your interests and your future. Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P. is a real estate law firm that has been dedicated to serving the residents of New York in various real estate law matters for a number of years. When you work with them, they put the full force of their combined 85+ years of experience to work for you to help you achieve the results that you need.

What is Real Estate Litigation?

Litigation refers to any legal action that involves the courts, and when litigation applies to real estate matters, you need the representation of a skilled real estate lawyer. Sadly, there are many individuals who face hostile and contentious mortgage foreclosure notices, which can often result in litigation. It is important to recognize that not all foreclosures are valid. There are many cases in which the foreclosure process was hastily initiated or rushed through and steps were missed, thus creating an issue that could potentially prevent a foreclosure. A real estate attorney from the firm can explain each step of your legal process to you and help you obtain a favorable result.

There are numerous other areas that are covered under real estate litigation, including but not limited to complex commercial construction issues, disputes with banks and developers, and lawsuits between purchasers and sellers of property. Whatever issue you are facing, it is essential for you to have skillful representation on your side to fight the process and protect your rights. Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P. is dedicated to providing its clients with strong and aggressive representation to ensure that they are not taken advantage of and that their rights are upheld throughout the duration of the transaction at hand. Contact the firm today to discuss the real estate litigation issues that you are facing and to schedule your initial consultation to retain the services you need.

Property Lien Attorney in NY

When an owner of real estate property has stopped making payments to a creditor, that creditor can file a property lien in order to obtain the money for the debt. Property liens are public records that show that property owners owe money to certain creditors. When individuals have liens on their properties, they end up having property titles that are considered “unclear”—with payment on the lien being required to get the titles “clear” again. While it is not impossible, it can be difficult to get a property sold or refinanced when one’s title is unclear. Another type of lien that might be placed on a property is a construction lien, which is also known as a mechanic’s lien. These are liens that are used by contractors to ensure that they are paid for services that they performed on properties. When these contractors are not paid what they are owed, the properties that are subject to the liens can end up being sold so the construction debts can be paid back. Enforceable written contracts must have been established in order for contractors to be able to successfully file property liens. While liens give creditors the right to have the property sold off through foreclosure, this is not always in the creditors’ best interest. Instead, many creditors will choose to use the liens to obtain proceeds from non-foreclosures sales or refinancing of the property.

Consult With a Knowledgeable Queens Real Estate Lawyer

Whether you have had a lien placed on your property or you are filing a lien in order to obtain payment on a debt, we advise you to consult with a real estate attorney from law firm, Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P. Their legal team is highly experienced and fully knowledgeable about real estate law, including how property liens and foreclosures work. Contact their office so we can help you protect your best interests!

Residential + Commercial Contracts

Residential and commercial real estate sales and purchases are fraught with complications in negotiations and paperwork. If you wish to purchase a home, sell a home, purchase commercial property, or sell a commercial building, then it is essential for you to have skilled representation on your side to help you evaluate the agreements and contracts that you will be entering into and to ensure that you are not being taken advantage of in the transaction. There are many individuals who enter into agreements completely unaware of potential risks and challenges that can leave them with little to no room to alter their unwanted circumstances once the papers are signed.

Aggressive Representation for NYC Metro Area Residents

A real estate attorney from Pollak & Slepian, L.L.P. can help you investigate contracts that you will be signing when purchasing improved or unimproved land. Your lawyer can also help prepare agreements and / or contracts to make your sale of real estate binding and to ensure that you receive the full value of the property. The firm has been serving the residents of New York in various real estate law matters for many years, and with more than 85+ years of combined experience, the attorneys know how to provide their clients with the representation that they need. If you are considering purchasing a coop (a section of a cooperative housing project, also referred to as a co-op), then it is important that you understand the type of contract that you are entering into before you sign. When you purchase a coop in New York, you will have to meet various financial requirements as you will be a shareholder in the entire building. You will most likely be required to submit an application that provides information such as your net worth, liquid assets, income, tax statements, and other documentation. The same requirements can apply to the purchase of many condominiums in this state. If you purchase a condo, then you will have monthly maintenance requirements as you have a share in the exterior walls, the swimming pool, and other common areas and facilities. Even though you technically own your individual unit, you are still required to contribute to the upkeep of the elements of the building that are not owned exclusively by another individual. It is crucial that you have representation on your side to help evaluate the terms of purchase and residency and help ensure that you are well informed about all of these issues. Furthermore, if there is a dispute regarding the terms of purchase of the condo, coop, or home, then you can look to this firm for the insightful dispute resolution assistance that you need. If you choose to work with this firm, then you will meet with an attorney who will conduct a comprehensive interview to obtain information and evidence regarding the property you are interested in purchasing. They will then work to provide you with realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the real estate transaction. The firm’s attorneys genuinely care about their clients. Contact the firm today to discuss your situation and to begin the process of retaining the legal assistance that you need on your side.