Our Practice Areas
Real Estate/Title Insurance
Buying and selling your home or commercial property requires careful guidance to avoid pitfalls and avoidable delays. Whether you are first-time homebuyer or veteran business person, the Firm offers skilled and efficient legal services to close your transaction. From its offices in Saratoga Springs, NY, the Firm routinely represents buyers, sellers, commercial entities and lending institutions, handling all phases of the real estate transaction. Our services include drafting and reviewing residential and commercial contracts and leases, negotiating inspection issues, reviewing title reports, drafting closing documents, dispute resolution, and conducting and attending closings. The Firm is involved in real estate transactions throughout New York State, regularly advising buyers, sellers and lenders in Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties.
The Firm is also an agent for Westcor Land Title Insurance Company. In that capacity, Attorney Elizabeth Byrne-Chartrand, Janet Baldes and Lindsey Mendoza, both of whom are paralegals with the Firm, can examine abstracts of title and title searches, prepare title reports and address and resolve title issues involving tax liens, boundary line and survey issues, legal descriptions of property, chain of title disputes, foreclosure and bankruptcy issues.
The Firm routinely represents clients in a broad array of commercial disputes, real estate contract claims, breach of contract actions, landlord and tenant matters, insurance claims, real property disputes and litigation appeals.
The Firm has represented both local and national business and corporate clients throughout its history, creating new legal entities and providing ongoing counsel to established business enterprises. The Firm has a wealth of experience in the creation of partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures, corporations, and LLCs.
The Firm advises clients involved in traditional trust and estate planning to protect their property during life and develop plans for smooth and cost-effective distribution of wealth after death. In this area of practice, we prepare living wills, health care proxies, durable powers of attorney, wills and living trusts.