Real Estate

The Attorneys of Lassar & Cowhey LLP represent developers, owners and/or operators of one or more properties. Clients have utilized the services of Lassar & Cowhey LLP with all aspects of buying, leasing and selling commercial and residential properties. The firm's real estate practice complements the other specializations of the firm; including, its Trusts & Estates, Business and Tax Practices.

Acquistions, Leasing and Sales for the Individual or Investor

Our Attorneys take pleasure in guiding our clients through the entire process from the pre-contract stage through the closing. We pride ourselves on our availability to our clients and ensure our clients stay informed and aware of all aspects of the transaction. Whether a client intends to purchase or sell a cooperative apartment, condominium unit, residential real estate or commercial property, the Attorneys at Lassar & Cowhey LLP look forward to assisting our clients in closing a transaction expeditiously and smoothly, even in this most difficult market.

Estate Property Sales of Real Property and Cooperative Apartments

The Attorneys of Lassar & Cowhey LLP's are real estate lawyers who also practice in the areas of Trusts & Estates, Business and Tax Law and bring to the transaction an exceptional level of experience and sophistication. Selling property from an Estate can be a complicated proposition as it often involves unique Surrogate’s [Probate] Court and Estate Tax issues. Our Attorneys utilize their experience in these areas when facilitating your transaction in order to resolve the many issues that may arise related to the decedent’s Estate.

Estate Planning - Deed and Stock Certificate Transfers

Lassar & Cowhey LLP is not only a firm of Real Estate Attorneys but also Estate Planning Attorneys and Tax professionals. Our Attorneys advise and execute estate plans for our clients utilizing Family Limited Partnerships, Trusts (Sales to Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, Revocable Trusts, etc.), and many other estate planning tools for your residential or commercial property. Since our Attorneys are well versed in Real Estate, and Estate and Tax planning, our Attorneys analyze the transfer from all sides: whether it be for the purpose of elder law planning or reducing and/or eliminating estate tax, gift tax, and income and/or capital gains tax.

Commercial Real Estate – Transactions & Business Entity Formation

In this most difficult market, it is essential that a client retains an Attorney that has relationships with leading experts in mortgage refinancing; financing and closing sophisticated and creative loan transactions; joint venture agreements; and sale-leaseback transactions. Lassar & Cowhey LLP advises and executes business plans for our clients utilizing Family Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and other business organizations.