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Rochester Real Estate Attorneys

Real estate transactions involve an array of legal issues ranging from easements and zoning laws to environmental regulations, construction, and financing. A successful transaction considers not only the land, but also the people or businesses that will occupy the property long after the acquisition is complete. Our experienced Rochester real estate attorneys can help.

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Real Estate Lawyers Serving the Finger Lakes

Real estate law has been a core practice of our firm for over 40 years. Our real estate lawyers are leaders in the Rochester community, and frequently organize and direct continuing education programs as key note speakers, facilitators, and resources for these education programs. We represent property buyers, sellers, brokers, agents, and individual property owners with purchase agreements, land contracts, easements, rights of way, boundary, and title disputes. Not all real estate transactions are straight forward; our real estate attorneys possess the experience and knowledge in real estate law to navigate any legal issue that may arise.

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Rochester Commercial Real Estate Lawyers

Commercial real estate transactions carry unique implications for the underlying business relationships. Our commercial real estate attorneys have the depth of knowledge and business savvy needed to negotiate complex transactions and avoid costly complications. Our multi-faceted approach to commercial real estate transactions considers issues grounded in property, business, tax, and bankruptcy law. We have the foresight to prevent disputes and the ability to resolve issues related to land use, environmental regulations, leases and tenancies, and all stages of commercial development. We efficiently manage the legal details and coordinate all aspects of the transaction, allowing you to focus on your business.

  • Our corporate real estate lawyers represent business owners, lenders, investors, commercial developers and landlords in commercial real estate development projects, finance, and litigation. Our experienced team advises on financing, buying, selling, developing and leasing property, understanding that the mix of financial, regulatory and operational issues is unique for each project. With requirements regarding green building, Green Code, Green Certification and LEED Certification on the rise, we have the capability to navigate complex certification and compliance issues. Should the need arise, our law firm successfully litigates many cases spanning the myriad of issues that arise in commercial real estate development. We have the expertise to handle any controversy, and work diligently to get you the best possible outcome. 

  • Our commercial real estate attorneys advise clients on the acquisition, development, construction and sale of real property and the gamut of related issues. We offer broad experience negotiating real estate purchases and sales, securing financing, and drafting and reviewing loan applications and loan documents, development and developer agreements, construction contracts, and management and lease agreements. Our expertise includes handling title issues, condominium and cooperative matters, partition actions, real estate brokerage and commissions disputes, commercial leasing and parking garage leasing matters, and ground leasing, rent valuation and regulation issues.

  • With land use and zoning issues among the top concerns of real estate developers, our commercial real estate attorneys have extensive knowledge in this area. We have the skills to address eminent domain and condemnation proceedings, development rights disputes, Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act litigation, and easement disputes, and regularly advise on adverse possession claims, nuisance claims, Article 78 proceedings, and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).

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  • We represent clients in a variety of commercial landlord-tenant disputes, including breach of contract matters, damage claims, rent control and stabilization issues, and non-payment and eviction proceedings. Our commercial real estate attorneys have significant experience litigating issues between landlords and tenants. We are well-versed in a myriad of lease provisions, both landlords and tenants' legal rights and obligations. We work diligently to determine the most cost-effective way to resolve disputes, through negotiating settlement and aggressively advocating in court. 

Rochester Residential Real Estate Attorneys

Our residential real estate attorneys' experience with the nuances of the real estate market allows us to guide homeowners deftly through the purchase, sale, or refinance of their home. We focus on making your real estate transaction as easy and hassle-free as possible. We welcome the opportunity to work with first-time homebuyers and veteran homeowners alike, and strive to ensure that you understand the process, one step at a time.

  • Our residential real estate attorneys have extensive experience negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, with an eye towards securing the best terms for you. We work hard to ensure your buying or selling experience is smooth, and your transaction is closed with both speed and care.   

  • Our residential real estate attorneys offer the expertise necessary to pinpoint all essential leasing considerations and secure their resolution. For both landlords and tenants, our team aims to quickly and efficiently move your transaction to favorable conclusion. We understand that acquiring real estate is often among the most significant investments many undertake. From a simple mortgage to loan restructuring and creative financing strategies, we are adept at identifying your most pressing financial considerations and finding the best solution for you. 

  • Our real estate lawyers are well-versed in handling any title issues that may emerge as we help you navigate negotiations. Our real estate law team is also well-versed in handling issues that you may encounter after your purchase. 


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