Buffalo Real Estate Attorneys
Experienced Real Estate Lawyers in Buffalo, NY
Purchasing or selling property it is often the largest financial investment a person or corporation undertakes. Each transaction contains exciting opportunities as well as risks. At the law firm of Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, P.C., our goal is to eliminate the risks inherent real estate deals, and to protect the interests of our clients. You can count on our experience, integrity, and ethic of personal service as we review all documents associated with your real estate transaction. We will talk through matters that might expose you to liability and take all efforts to eliminate or minimize your risk. Our goal is to allow you to complete your transaction with peace of mind, knowing that you and your investment are well-protected.
We also assist our clients with drafting and reviewing of real estate contracts, offering timely pre-signature counsel, acting as title officers, and providing sound counsel for specific purchases or sales.
Contact Richard Cole, one of our dedicated Buffalo real estate attorneys. If you’re living or working in the Western New York area, you can set up a consultation at one of our offices, conveniently located in Buffalo, Batavia, Hamburg, Cheektowaga, and Niagara Falls. You can reach us by fax, e-mail, or phone.
Buffalo Real Estate Attorneys Handling Real Estate Transactions
Buffalo real estate attorney Richard Cole of Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner, & Gambino, P.C., knows how to treat your real estate legal matter with the attention it deserves. We offer a wide range of real estate services for residents of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. From co-op board approvals to selling a commercial property to financing your real estate purchase, our legal professionals will help you reach your goals.
Our trusted Western New York law firm’s versatility within the real estate law practice area includes title, transaction and litigation services to clients such as:
- Residential Home Buyers
- Residential Home Sellers
- Commercial Property Buyers
- Commercial Property Sellers
- Mortgage Lenders
- Brokerage Houses
- International Investors
- Investment Consortia
Purchasing or selling real estate can be a very big deal. Purchasing a new home for the first time can be a monumental step for many people. That important purchase often represents the culmination of a lifelong dream. For others, buying or selling a piece of real estate is a normal part of their business, no different than the typical person buying office supplies. Regardless of where on the real estate transaction spectrum you fall, our New York real estate attorneys will be more than happy to help your deal go through as smoothly as possible.
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Buffalo Real Estate Attorneys Handling Real Estate Litigation
Disputes and disagreements are common in real estate transactions. Take commercial leases, for example. Both parties have to be aware of relevant state and local laws and regulations, and buyers and sellers are not always above exploiting the other party’s ignorance. Hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars could be at stake.
Or how about the sale and purchase of a home? This is one of the most common real estate transactions – and also the kind of real estate transaction that most often involves inexperienced clients. The process can be nerve-wracking and stressful. If the procedures and paperwork aren’t completed properly or on time, a relatively straightforward transaction can cause a lot of headaches – and even the loss of your home.
When something goes wrong in a real estate transaction or agreement, litigation is often the result. Real estate litigation can because of the money at stake, and because both sides often invest their emotions along with their money. A few types of real estate litigation cases we often handle include:
- Mortgage foreclosures
- Zoning and land use issues
- Breach of contract
- Specific performance
- Commercial lease disputes
- Failure to disclose issues
- Title and deed issues
- Property partitions
- Obtaining necessary regulatory approval
- Rent control issues, including buy-outs
- Boundary disputes
- Real estate tax assessment issues
- Eminent domain
- Environmental regulatory matters
Buffalo Lawyers for Co-op, Condo and Homeowner Association and Board Issues
The board of a co-op, condo, or homeowners association has a lot of responsibility and power. Balancing fiduciary duties with the needs of each member can be quite a struggle, and all the while they must follow the relevant laws and rules governing the residential property. A few of our services include:
- Handling disputes with and between shareholders and members
- Modification and preparation of leases and by-laws
Buffalo Lawyers for Landlord and Tenant Disputes
Landlords and tenants can often resolve disagreements without the help of attorneys. When this doesn’t work, both sides are in a difficult position. Tenants may be worried about becoming homeless, losing personal belongings, or protecting their children. Landlords have to worry about their livelihood, being able to repossess important property, and potential legal liability for not following the proper procedures.
At Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner, & Gambino, P.C., we are more than capable of representing either side in a variety of conflicts, including:
- Eviction proceedings
- Illegal lockout
- Subletting agreements
- Obtaining necessary property repairs
- Collection of nonpayment of rent
- Regulatory compliance advice
- Failure to maintain habitable premises
- Nuisance issues
- Housing discrimination
- Holdover proceedings
Experienced Buffalo Real Estate Attorneys For All Your Legal Needs
When your residential or commercial purchase, impending lease agreement, or landlord-tenant dispute needs a real estate law firm you can count on, contact Buffalo real estate attorney Richard Cole of Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, P.C. for a free initial consultation.
We welcome the opportunity to serve you. We offer flexible appointment schedules and Spanish-speaking services if necessary. We look forward to discussing your legal issues and helping solve your real estate problems.