Real Estate Litigation

Eisenberg & Baum, LLP serves clients faced with a broad spectrum of real estate litigation matters. Our New York real estate attorneys represent prominent real estate firms, property management companies, developers, property owners, landlords, buyers, sellers and other parties involved in real estate litigation.

As a full service real estate law firm, a significant part of our practice involves structuring and reviewing transactions to ensure our clients will not be exposed to needless litigation. We understand, however, that litigation is sometimes the only way to pursue one’s rights or defend one’s interests. In those circumstances, we stand ready to advocate as forcefully as necessary to achieve a positive outcome for our clients.

The scope of our real estate litigation practice includes:

  • Landlord-tenant litigation
  • Lease disputes
  • Construction claims
  • Litigation relating to the purchase or sale of property
  • Brokerage commission disputes
  • Vendor disputes
  • Property ownership and boundary line disputes
  • Easement, trespass and adverse possession claims
  • Mechanic’s lien actions

Manhattan Real Estate Litigation Attorneys

When real estate disputes arise, our focus is on resolving them as swiftly and efficiently as possible in a way that best serves our clients. Some disputes, however, cannot be resolved by agreement, so our attorneys possess the skills necessary to effectively prepare a case for determination by the court, whether as a result of motion practice or at trial. Preparation, in combination with the ability to see the big picture, enables us to work from a position of strength to secure a favorable negotiated settlement, or to litigate a matter to its conclusion if necessary.

Eisenberg & Baum represents clients in both state and federal court, and at the trial court and appellate levels. Because our clients have come to rely on our dispute resolution skills, we also offer representation for litigated matters not directly related to real estate.

If you would like to learn more about our real estate litigation practice, contact Eisenberg & Baum to speak with an experienced New York real estate litigation attorney.

Land Use, Zoning & Environmental Law

Through our real estate practice, Eisenberg & Baum, LLP, handles a wide range of land use, zoning and environmental law issues. Our clients include developers, property owners, municipal bodies, neighborhood associations and other parties with land use and zoning concerns.

Our Manhattan Environmental Law Attorneys

If you are pursuing a construction project, there are a number of restrictions over where you can build and how you can use the land you are building on. An experienced environmental law attorney can help you understand your rights and make sure you are in compliance with zoning regulations.

Our attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients with zoning applications, boundary line changes, special permits, variances and other issues. We regularly appear before zoning boards on behalf of our clients, and we are prepared to handle litigation in this area of law.

We are also experienced in helping clients with environmental law issues and staying in compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations. Our lawyers can help you understand your rights and obligations in regard to the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and other laws that affect construction, site remediation and development projects.

If you need representation for a land use or zoning issue, we are here to protect your interests. Contact Eisenberg & Baum for more information about our real estate services. With central offices in Manhattan, we also have locations in Manhasset, Long Island, and Los Angeles, California; we work with select clients nationwide and abroad.

Co-op & Condo Law

Do You Need Legal Guidance for a New York Co-op or Condo Issue?

Eisenberg & Baum, LLP represents buyers and sellers of co-ops and condos, as well as boards of directors, managing agents and individual members of cooperative housing associations. We prepare, file and amend offering plans for the conversion of co-ops, represent sponsors in the sale of those units, and handle numerous other issues.

Our New York real estate attorneys have decades of experience handling co-op and condo law matters and are well versed in the statutes and case law governing these issues. Whether you need help with a transaction or are engaged in a contentious dispute, we are prepared to help you achieve your legal goals.

Our Co-op and Condo Attorneys

Co-op and condo owners face a wide range of legal issues, from contracts and transactions to contested legal disputes. Whether you are an individual unit owner, managing agent or on a board of directors, it is important to have a law firm on your side that understands the intricacies of this area of law.

We provide our clients with a wide range of legal services in the co-op and condo law area, including:

  • Ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating contracts, by-laws, house rules and other documents
  • Addressing maintenance and repair issues
  • Resolving disputes between unit owners
  • General legal counsel for routine legal issues

We perform due diligence in co-op and condo purchases, to give our clients the peace of mind they need before making a transaction. Our attorneys handle these matters with the utmost care and attention to detail, to ensure that our clients are protected from unnecessary risk and liability.

If you need legal advice about purchasing a condo, or have questions about a co-op or condo law issue, we are here to protect your interests. Contact Eisenberg & Baum for more information about our real estate services.

Landlord / Tenant Disputes

The real estate attorneys at Eisenberg & Baum, LLP handle a wide range of landlord / tenant disputes. We are well versed in the statutes and case law involving landlord / tenant litigation, and have extensive trial experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts. If you are facing a dispute as a landlord or a tenant, our attorneys offer you sound legal guidance and determined advocacy. We are prepared to help you achieve a favorable outcome, whether through negotiations or in the courtroom.

Our Manhattan Rental Property Lawyers

Whether you are a landlord or tenant of a residential or commercial property, your legal issues need to be in trusted hands. Our landlord / tenant attorneys have decades of experience handling disputes as well as related areas of law such as real estate litigation and contract disputes. With central offices in Manhattan and additional locations in Manhasset and Los Angeles, our attorneys handle property issues in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere.

In representing landlords and tenants, we handle a broad range of legal issues, including:

  • Non-payment issues
  • Collections
  • Evictions
  • Notices of non-renewal
  • Holdover cases
  • Landlord liability
  • Claims of non-primary residence
  • Claims of illegal sublet
  • Tenant privacy rights
  • Loft laws

New York Loft Law Representation

Our loft law practice includes representing tenants who live in commercial buildings that were illegally converted to residential lofts. Even if the property owners possess no residential certificate of authenticity, tenants have the right to live there as long as certain conditions apply. Our attorneys are well versed in New York loft law statutes and can help you protect your rights if you are living in illegal conditions through no fault of your own.

If you are a landlord or tenant in need of legal counsel or representation, we are here to protect your interests. Contact Eisenberg & Baum for more information about our real estate services.

Transactions & Finance

If you are conducting a significant real estate transaction, it is important to have experienced legal representation on your side. A knowledgeable real estate attorney can help you ensure a smooth transaction and spare you from unnecessary risk and liability.

At Eisenberg & Baum, LLP, our Manhattan commercial real estate attorneys have extensive experience handling transactions and finance for clients throughout New York and elsewhere. Whether you are buying or selling real estate, we will work with you closely to help you achieve the most favorable result possible.

Our Manhattan Commercial Real Estate Attorneys

In handling real estate transactions, our attorneys prepare thoroughly and pay close attention to detail. By conducting extensive due diligence on our clients’ real estate transactions, we work to prevent unexpected and unfavorable developments from occurring. We handle all aspects of real estate transactions, from drafting and negotiating contracts to final closings. We work closely with our clients to ensure their interests are protected before, during and after the real estate transaction.

Real Estate Financing

Our firm also has significant experience assisting clients in buying property and the financing and ground-up development of real estate projects. Our clients include developers of office towers, rental towers, commercial and retail properties, and smaller structures. We handle all aspects of real estate financing, including land acquisition, contracts, assemblages, strategic planning, landmark issues and approvals, air and development rights transfers, land use and zoning, and architectural leasing.

If you need legal assistance with a real estate transaction, we are here to protect your interests. Contact Eisenberg & Baum for more information about our real estate services.