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REAL ESTATE

Home Closings and Refinances
Purchasing a home is the single biggest investment that most of us will make during our lifetime. All transactions involving the purchase and sale of land are complicated and perilous. Insuring that the property is free of liens and other encumbrances and structuring transactions in such a way as to minimize tax exposure are but two examples of these issues. Russo, Scamardella & D’Amato has handled thousands of residential real estate sales and purchases, as well as home refinances. Our attorneys have, on numerous occasions, dealt with the most sophisticated transactions involving matters such as ancient mortgages, property easements and “time of the essence” closings. From the simplest to the most complex residential transactions, our attorneys have the experience to fully protect you in any real estate matter.

 


 

 Commercial Closings and Refinances
All transactions involving the purchase and sale of land are complicated and perilous. Insuring that the property is free of liens and other encumbrances and structuring transactions in such a way as to minimize tax exposure are but two examples of these issues. Russo, Scamardella & D’Amato has handled thousands of commercial real estate transactions. The firm is well versed in all matters from sale and purchase of commercial properties, to multi-million dollar financing transactions. Our attorneys have, on numerous occasions, dealt with the most sophisticated transactions involving matters such as air right transfers, multi-property mortgage refinances, and private bond financing. From the simplest to the most complex transactions, our real estate department has the experience to provide the protection you need in any real estate matter.

 


 

Residential and Commercial Leases
Whether landlord or tenant, it is of paramount importance that your rights and obligations to a leased property are clear and favorable. Russo, Scamardella & D’Amato has handled thousands of lease transactions, for both residential and commercial properties. Our attorneys have, on numerous occasions, dealt with the most critical lease issues involving matters such as options to purchase, personal guaranties and rent increases. From the simplest to the most complex lease issues, our attorneys have the experience to fully protect you as a landlord or tenant.

 


 

 Landlord/Tenant Issues
Whether protecting your residence, or protecting your investment, it is critical that all landlords and tenants have legal representation to address the extraordinarily important issues at hand. Russo, Scamardella & D’Amato has the experience and the expertise to handle residential and commercial matters for both landlords and tenants. Our attorneys will ascertain your rights, advise you of your options, and take all actions available to pursue the result you desire. From the simplest to the most complex landlord/tenant issues, our attorneys have the ability to fully protect you as a landlord or tenant.

 


 

 Real Estate Tax Contests
Owners of real property in New York State pay some of the highest real estate taxes in the nation. Many of these property owners are paying substantially more than is necessary. Studies have shown that a significant percentage of New York property owners are eligible for a real estate tax reduction. At Russo, Scamardella & D'Amato, our attorneys will review your property tax records, advise of any methods available for tax reduction, and take action to contest your property taxes if you choose to do so. Able to contest both residential and commercial property tax assessments, our attorneys stand ready to discuss your potential savings.