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Dealing with property is a fact of life for everyone. You may own or rent a home, or you might be responsible for buying or leasing commercial property. The bottom line is that, no matter what your situation is, real estate law applies to you.

Those laws can be complex. In addition to local municipal laws, you may also have to satisfy the requirements of an association or other group that controls your property. From time to time, you will need an attorney with local and community real estate experience to guide you through a real estate issue like the following:  

  • Buying or selling commercial real estate
  • Buying or selling a home
  • Insuring property
  • Obtaining real estate agreement remedies
  • Preparing or reviewing real estate sales contracts
  • Handling real estate lien disputes
  • Protecting your rights in property disputes


The New York Law offices of Michael C. Adges has handled over 2,000 real estate transactions in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and surrounding areas. We can help you with any real estate law issue:

  • Residential real estate
  • Commercial real estate


Residential real estate
When you buy or rent a home, you hope for a smooth transaction, followed by years of happy living. Unfortunately, legal issues can arise from time to time. Michael C. Adges can help you with personal real estate issues such as these:


  • Purchasing or selling: Few people enter into the purchase or sale of a home without an attorney. But, even a "standard" contract can contain surprises. If you are purchasing or selling a home, Michael C. Adges will assist you from contract to closing, making sure that you understand each step or the process and assuring you have a smooth real estate transaction.
  • Landlords or tenants: Landlords or tenants need protection, too. Michael C. Adges understands your issues and will help you enter into an agreement that protects your investment. When you rent, he can thoroughly review the lease to make sure you understand the conditions and negotiate unsatisfactory points with the landlord before you sign.
  • Neighbor issues: When you purchase a home, you are essentially purchasing your neighbors as well. If you are having problems with a neighbor and you need to take action, you need an attorney who can help you handle the situation without permanently alienating the neighbor. Michael Adges can present options and potential consequences to you so you can make an informed decision on how to proceed. He can also help if a neighbor is experiencing issues with you or your family.


Commercial real estate
Purchasing or leasing commercial real estate has its own unique set of problems, particularly since your intended use of the property can carry requirements that you may not realize until after you have moved in. Michael C. Adges has extensive experience dealing with commercial real estate. He can work with you before, during, and after the contract is signed to make sure you have a good experience with the property. He can help with commercial real estate issues such as these:

  • Purchasing or leasing: When you purchase or lease commercial real estate, your business might have special requirements or even potential hazards (such as working with chemicals) that must be considered before you sign. You need an attorney who can uncover potential issues that you may not see before you decide to buy or lease. Michael Adges has the commercial real estate experience needed to make sure you have considered all issues. With his help, you will move into property that meets the needs of you and your neighbors while entering into a fair deal with the seller or landlord.
  • Selling or renting property you own: While Michael Adges understands the needs of buyers and renters, he is equally talented when dealing with sellers and landlords. When you enter into a contract with a buyer or new renter, he will ensure that you are aware of all potential issues so you sign with the assurance that your rights are protected.
  • Landlord/tenant issues: The potential problems of a domestic property cannot compare with the issues that can arise with commercial property. On the tenant’s side, a late or faulty repair can result in employee injury or illness. On the landlord’s side, a tenant who works with hazardous materials could destroy the property. It’s best to get the help of an attorney before the worst happens. Michael Adges knows how to protect parties on either side of the contract before the situation gets out of hand.
  • Neighbor issues: Your business needs certain conditions to be effective and competitive. Neighboring businesses can affect your bottom line if their business intrudes on yours. Similarly, your neighbors may be concerned about your activities. Either way, Michael Adges has the skills and experience to help negotiate neighbor issues and let you maintain peaceful coexistence.


Contact us
Whatever property issues you may encounter, when you need an attorney, contact the Law Offices of Michael C. Adges at 516-742-1741 or contact us online.