Real estate law can be complicated.
Working with us isn't.

 
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Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C. is a full service real estate law firm, licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey,  providing legal services to its residential, commercial and lending institution clients.

We will closely guide you in the most informative and stress free manner possible. No question is too simple or too complicated.


Get to know our Principal Lawyers.

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Peter Graubard

EDUCATION

  • Hofstra University School of Law – J.D. 1993

  • University of Michigan – B.A. 1990

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1994 
  • New Jersey, 1994 

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

About

Peter has over twenty years of experience representing buyers and sellers of cooperative apartments, condominium units, single family homes, vacant land, mixed use property and multi family property.   Peter also represents the nation’s largest mortgage lenders, as well as private mortgage lending institutions.  

Peter has authored several articles relating to residential real estate in New York, and provides sales training and new agent sales training to the City’s top real estate brokerage firms.

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Deborah Blumenfield

EDUCATION

  • New York Law School – Cum Laude, J.D. 2005
  • University of Wisconsin – B.B.A. 2001

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2006
  • New Jersey, 2006

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

About

Deborah has extensive experience representing both purchasers and sellers of condominium and cooperative apartments from the beginning stages of drafting and/or negotiating contracts through closing.  Deborah has also worked with clients on the purchaser and sale of single family homes and multi family property.

Deborah also represents lenders involved in purchases and refinances throughout New York.

Deborah works to ensure all her clients’ needs are met throughout the transaction process.

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Articles

In The News

We know the industry inside and out, so that we can better serve you. These are some articles we're featured in:

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Spending Hours on the Co-op Board Minutes



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What we do.

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Only an experienced professional, who is closely familiar with the documents involved in a home purchase, can catch all the problems or mistakes and save you future expenses to correct them.


Residential

Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C. handles the complete range of real estate legal matters, including representing clients in transactions that involve purchasing and selling cooperative apartments, condominiums, brownstones, single-family houses, multi-family buildings, mixed use buildings and I.R.C. 1031 tax deferred transactions.


Commercial

Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C.  also provides legal services to clients purchasing, selling, leasing, or subleasing retail and commercial real estate.


Institutional

Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C. is proud to represent the nation’s largest residential lenders in mortgage transactions.  Clients such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank, Everbank and others trust our firm to properly service their loan transactions and to make the borrowing process as smooth as possible for their borrowers.


Foreign Investors

Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C. has extensive real estate legal experience handling transactions for foreign investors as well.  G&B’s attorneys are well versed in the tax implications involved in the investments in real estate by non U.S. citizens or residents.


Brokers / Agents

Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C. is active in the training of new and experienced real estate sales agents throughout New York and New Jersey as well.  Real estate professionals can expect thorough communication from our attorneys and staff, and are available for consultation.


How we do it.

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Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C., a Manhattan based real estate law firm licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey, prides itself on a personalized, hands-on approach to the practice of real estate law.

Our attorneys and staff recognize both the excitement and stress involved with the purchase and sale of real estate, and we strive to closely guide our clients through the process in the most informative and stress free manner possible.  No question is too simple or too complicated.  

We are available in our office or on our mobile phones, or by email at all times.  


1. Consultation

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Consult with our attorneys about your transaction.

2. Contract

Our attorneys shall investigate your property and negotiate a contract.

 

3. Preparation

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We will guide you towards your closing.

4. Closing

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Consummate your closing.

 

Do you need a real estate lawyer?

When questions arise on a real estate transaction, most people instinctively call their broker.

But a real estate attorney is often the person you need. 


Buyers

  • Are you an out of town buyer?
  • Are you buying a property that is a short sale or bank owned?
  • Are you buying a property that is part of an estate sale?
  • Are you buying a commercial property?
  • Are you buying a property that could potentially have some structural issues?

Sellers

  • Are you selling a property that is in some state of distress?
  • Are you the heir or executor of a property whose owner is now deceased?
  • Are you selling a house with a non-cooperative partner?
  • Do you have judgements or liens against you or your property?

Attend one of
our lectures
or schedule
a presentation.

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We offer Agent Training for new and experienced real estate brokers and sales agents.

To schedule a presentation, please contact Peter Graubard at 212-597-9400 ext.100 or peter@graubard-law.com.


THE RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTION

  • Making the Most of the Agent/Attorney Relationship

  • The Deal Sheet

  • Attorney Due Diligence

  • Financing Contingencies

  • The Meaning of “as is”

  • The Board Application

  • Post Closing Occupancy Agreements

  • Assignment of Existing Mortgages

  • Components of a Financial Statement
  • Analyzing the Building’s Financial Position
  • Reserve Fund
  • Underlying Debt
  • Red Flags

GUIDE A FOREIGN INVESTOR

  • Purpose of Ownership in U.S.
  • Co-ops vs. Condos
  • Tax Implications
  • F.I.R.P.T.A. 
  • Liability Shelters – LLCs vs. Corporations
  • IRC Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
  • Defining a tax-deferred exchange
  • Specific requirements and timelines for a valid exchange
  • Benefits of a tax deferred Exchange
 

TOWNHOUSE TRANSACTIONS

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  • Property Inspections
  • Landmark Status
  • Building Violations
  • Surveys

NEWLY CONSTRUCTED CONDOMINIUMS

  • Sponsor Transactions
  • The Offering Plan
  • Purchaser’s Rights vs. Sponsor’s Rights
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Financing Concerns
  • Tax Abatements
  • Closing Costs
 

Contact us.

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Our Office

370 Lexington Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10017

212-597-9400

 
 

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