Practice Areas—Real Estate Law in the New York Metropolitan Area

You deserve nothing but the best when it comes to legal representation. That’s why we work hard every day to maintain impressive levels of competence and excellence in our selected practice areas. Take a minute to read about the services we offer and don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about real estate law in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Real Estate

The Law Office of Joseph A. Scutieri offers a comprehensive range of consultation services for real estate matters, from pre-transaction counseling to the final step of the closing process. Both individuals and corporate clients depend on us for legal support during real property proceedings and transactions, including:

Purchases & Sales
Representation in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial real property, including condominiums, and cooperatives.
Representation of clients who are purchasing new construction of residential and commercial property.
Representation of clients who are giving or receiving mortgages on real property.
Representation of clients who are being foreclosed on, and who are being sued by their lenders.
Review and negotiation of residential and commercial leases.

Review of and challenges where appropriate, of local zoning ordinances and laws.
Title Examination
Review of title reports and policies regarding real property.
Quiet Title Actions
Commence litigation to ensure that one's ownership in real property is unconditional and absolute.
Representation in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial real property, including condominiums, and cooperatives
Correspondence with management of condominiums, townhouses, and cooperatives regarding the restrictions involved in said properties.

We also represent banks and other individuals in connection with mortgages and other secured transactions.

Representing Individuals

Private individuals rely on us for representation in matters concerning:
☑ Formation, Acquisition, & Sale of Business Entities
☑ Preparation of Shareholder Agreements
☑ Operating Agreements
☑ Buy-Sell Agreements

Representing Homebuyers & Sellers

We’re proud to have established an extensive network of real estate professionals to best serve home buyers and sellers. Count on us to help you find the ideal broker for your needs and geographic area—all while handling all attendant legal matters. We’re particularly adept at helping first-time homebuyers navigate the overwhelming real estate process. We also advise on closing costs and common pitfalls, making the transaction as smooth and stress-free as possible.


A foreclosure is a court action in which your lender seeks to sell your home when your mortgage or default hasn’t been paid. Although foreclosures are serious and scary, the bank cannot simply sell your home after one missed payment. Instead, they must take the required legal steps, thereby providing you an opportunity to save your home. It’s important to remember that foreclosures are a process­—they can take months or years to be resolved.

At the Law Office of Joseph A. Scutieri, we’re passionate about helping homeowners facing foreclosure. Our team is in the business of saving homes, and we want to help you next.

Short Sales

Short sales occur when your lender allows you to sell your home to a third party for less than the amount still owing, in full satisfaction of your mortgage, with no additional money owed by you after the sale. They are an effective (and occasionally preferable) way to avoid foreclosure. A short sale has a less negative impact on your credit, allows you to move out on your own terms, and frees you from the sense of helplessness and inevitability.

Rely on us to provide all the information you need about short sales, foreclosures, and all your other options, including loan modifications. In affiliation with our extensive network of real estate brokers (see Coldwell Banker team), we can arrange for a short sale of your home.

Contact us today to start the conversation about short sales or foreclosure law.

A Respected & Experienced Lawyer on Your Side

Hiring the right real estate lawyer for your unique circumstance can make a world of difference when it comes to the result of your real estate transaction. Fortunately, we’re here to help you at every step of the way. With more than 35 years of legal experience, we’ve dealt with practically every possible scenario, meaning we’re an invaluable asset regardless of the difficulties you’re facing.
At our firm, we understand the “service-oriented” relationship that must exist between attorneys and clients—a relationship that is often neglected by other professionals. Because client satisfaction is our top priority, you can count on us to be there for you whenever you need support.