Attorney, specializing in real estate
Robert J. Smith, Attorney-at-Law
437 Madison Avenue, 29th Floor
New York, New York 10022
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The primary focus of my business is the representation of individuals or entities in the purchase, sale, refinance or rental of residential and commercial property in the New York metropolitan area. I also represent clients in the resolution of real estate-related disputes through litigation or negotiation.
My three ideal referrals would be:
1. Real estate broker: Preferably someone doing a high volume, ideally with high value properties. Good brokers have a steady stream of clients who often are in need of experienced representation.
2. Partner at large law firm: Most large law firms, and some smaller firms, are unable or unwilling to handle residential real estate matters in a cost effective manner. Their clients (or sometimes their attorneys or employees) come to them looking for help with a real estate transaction, and they need someone upon whom they can rely to treat their clients competently, professionally and economically.
3. Mortgage broker or banker: As with good real estate brokers, a good mortgage broker or banker will have a steady stream of borrowers who will need representation with their purchase or refinance.
I received a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 and a JD from New York Law School in 1983. I am admitted to practice in New York State (1984), the US District Court (Southern & Eastern Districts of NY, 1984) and the US Tax Court (1991). I am a member of the Real Estate Section and the Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives of the New York State Bar Association. I am also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where I was selected to serve on the Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee. I served as Chair of a subcommittee that recently revised the form condominium contract. I am honored to have served as the President of BNI Manhattan Chapter 7 from April 2009 through September 2010, and now serve the Chapter as a Visitor Host.