For many people, their commercial or residential properties are their most valuable assets. However, an issue with the title, property boundaries, or contract language could cost you a veritable fortune. This is where a real estate attorney can help.

A real estate lawyer can ensure that there is a marketable title to the property and all of the structures on the property are within the property boundaries. An experienced attorney can also evaluate purchase agreements and other contracts to confirm that the contract language protects your interests.

If you are planning to purchase a commercial or residential property in New York, turn to Solomon Richman P.C. Our attorneys will evaluate your case in a free initial consultation. Call 516-437-6443 to schedule an appointment with a commercial real estate lawyer in Long Island.

Read on to learn the answers to four FAQs about real estate disputes and litigation:

  1. What Can I Expect during the Real Estate Litigation Process?

The answer to this question depends on the nature of your dispute. Sometimes real estate litigation is quick; other times, the process is long and complicated. One possible way to simplify and speed up the process is to resolve the dispute or certain elements of the dispute before entering litigation.

The litigation process involves a plea and then pre-trial meetings. A trial will then take place, and the court will deliver a judgment to resolve the dispute. If you do not agree with the judgment, you can file an appeal.

  1. What Are Common Real Estate Disputes That Lead to Litigation?

There is a myriad of real estate disputes that could lead to litigation. Trespassing, issues related to land use, and contract disagreements are just a few common examples.

  1. Is It Possible to Resolve Real Estate Disputes outside of Court?

Yes. Mediation is often effective for resolving real estate disputes. Disputes related to contracts, joint ownership, and property lines are often settled outside of court.

If you intend to participate in mediation or negotiations outside of court, it is still highly advisable that you enlist the help of an experienced real estate lawyer. Your attorney can create and modify your contracts so the terms are legally enforceable.

  1. What Other Matters Can a Real Estate Lawyer Help Me With?

New York real estate law is vast and complex. Whether you are buying or selling property, resolving a real estate dispute, or creating purchase and sale agreements, a real estate attorney can provide legal insight that could help you avoid a costly mistake. Other matters that a real estate lawyer could help with include:

  • Land acquisition;
  • Subdivision approvals;
  • Disputes between landlords and tenants;
  • Getting financing for real estate deals;
  • Zoning approvals and necessary permits;
  • Construction litigation; and
  • Assisting with environmental concerns.

If you are facing a real estate dispute or if you would like to speak with a commercial real estate lawyer in Long Island, contact Solomon Richman P.C. Our law firm has been serving businesses in New York for more than 55 years. Call 516-437-6443 today to schedule a free initial consultation.