Real Estate Litigation

The Law Office of Julio E. Portilla, P.C., has a unique perspective on litigation proceedings as they pertain to real estate law and the goals of owners, agents, developers, landlords, tenants, brokers, investors and other individuals who take on these matters from a business perspective.  The firm’s distinguished representation as a New York City real estate litigation firm lends itself to success in matters including:

  • Article 78 Proceedings
  • Commercial and residential landlord/tenant matters
  • Contract and lease disputes
  • Land sale disputes
  • Disputes at commercial and residential closings
  • Construction litigation and mechanics’ liens
  • Injunctions and declaratory judgments
  • Specific performance actions
  • Real estate broker disputes for unpaid commissions
  • Encumbrances and liens

To discuss your immediate legal needs and long-term goals with a respected New York real estate litigation attorney please our office today to schedule an exploratory consultation. Foreclosure Defense Tens of thousands of Americans face foreclosure every month. If you’re having trouble making payments on your mortgage, you have options.  Being faced with foreclosure causes stress and hardship for you and your family.  It can be a frightening and trying time in your life, especially due to the uncertainty of what the future holds.  Many people facing foreclosure do not realize that there are a number of effective and aggressive defenses available to them.  A qualified New York Foreclosure Defense Attorney will be able to explain all of the options to you and help you decide the best course of action for your individual circumstances.  A legal strategy can be outlined and executed to help you achieve a positive outcome.  Moreover, if there have been any violations of state or federal law and you have been the victim of violations of the Truth in Lending Act, immediate action can be taken to attempt to stop foreclosure proceedings. The Importance of Hiring an Attorney You have a very limited time to act once you are notified of a foreclosure.  It is vital that you act now.  At the Law Office of Julio E. Portilla, P.C., we have a full understanding of the legal proceedings surrounding foreclosure and have had great success in defending against it.  There are complex legal issues involved, which we advise you to not attempt on your own. Your rights may have been violated and we would like the opportunity to fight for those rights on your behalf.  We have helped thousands of families out of their financial difficulties.  We care about our individual clients and will work tirelessly to give you the best possible chance for a positive resolution to your foreclosure case.  To discuss your case further and to receive valuable legal advice, be sure to contact us today. Commercial and Residential Closing Closing on a commercial or residential real estate transaction is a major process, regardless of how big or small the property or its purchase price may be. There are many steps and a lot of complicated paperwork involved when it comes to closing on any property, and this can become even more confusing in situations where the financing is more complex–such as is often the case in properties with multiple jurisdictions and zoning issues. Serving our clients’ needs in the area of real property is an integral part of our practice. We take the necessary steps to transfer the ownership of a house or commercial property under New York law. If you are working with a real estate agent, we are available to review your purchase and sale agreement before you sign it. If you are not working with an agent, we will draft the contract ourselves and negotiate on your behalf. We offer guidance throughout the due diligence, financing, and inspection stages of the contract. If you are buying, we examine the title to the prospective property and explain any encumbrances or rights you may have with respect to the property. We prepare all the closing figures and adjustments and explain everything to you at the closing, including your loan documents. In a sale, we prepare all the closing figures and adjustments. We draft the deed and conveyance tax statements. We take the necessary steps to insure your mortgage will be paid off and released properly. We work hard to successfully and timely close the transaction. We assist clients in:

  • commercial and residential transactions
  • buy and sell agreements
  • real estate closings
  • mortgages
  • lines of credit
  • commercial leasing
  • condominiums

Regardless of the real estate closing transaction that you are preparing for, the fact remains that it is never a bad idea to hire an attorney to assist you through the entire process. After all, you never know what kinds of road bumps and problems you could run into when undergoing the process of attempting to close a sale, and the last thing that you need is to have to scramble to hire an attorney. Instead, why not have a dedicated and experienced attorney who has plenty of knowledge of both commercial and residential closing laws?  Contact us today to set up a consultation.