Real Estate Law Attorney in Suffolk County and Long Island

Shawn R. Kassman has represented real estate buyers and sellers located in Central Islip, Holtsville, Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Jefferson, River Head, Suffolk and Nassau counties for seven years.

Unique. Kassman Law Firm is unique as a small law firm practicing real estate law. The firm is equipped to deal with issues ranging from ‘‘simple’’ real estate transactions to complex litigation disputes. Shawn Kassman has a broad range of experience, is able to predict the legal issues that will arise and avoid many of them to keep the transaction moving forward. As real estate laws change annually, Shawn can help buyers and sellers deal with complex local, state and national requirements.

Real Estate Contracts

A real estate contract is an agreement between two or more parties regarding the legal rights and obligations to land and attached permanent property, such as a building. Many types of real estate contracts can be formed between multiple parties. Most commonly, these contracts include agreements to sell, purchase, rent or lease real estate; agreements to extend or amend existing contracts; agreements to lend and pay back money, such as a loan or mortgage; and agreements to exclusively use the services of a broker or agent.

Each of these types of contracts carries legal rights and obligations for each party, is often written in dense legal language and is subject to ever-changing laws and regulations. While your agent or broker may represent you in the real estate field, agents and brokers are not lawyers and cannot provide legal advice. With the experienced review of Shawn Kassman and his associates, you can feel confident to enter into these agreements with a comprehensive review and complete understanding of the real estate contract.

Should a dispute with a real estate contract develop, Mr. Kassman can bring his tremendous knowledge and experience to mediate and litigate any contractual issue. Our firm regularly represents both commercial and individual clients, including property managers, tenants, investors, developers, owners and financial institutions.

Real Estate Closings

A real estate closing is simply the final phase before a real estate contract is executed. In a closing, several parties can be present: the buyer and seller, along with their representatives; real estate agents and brokers; a title company representative; a bank representative; and other obligated parties. Many documents must be created, reviewed, negotiated and signed throughout the closing process. It is important to carefully review all documents and paperwork regarding a real estate transaction; these documents often are long and written in legal language.

With the representation of the Law Office of Shawn R. Kassman Esq., you can be fully prepared and confident throughout the closing process. We will review all the documents and paperwork for you, ensuring a clean title and fair contract in addition to a full explanation of the entire process. Several issues, such as financing, insurance, taxes and clear conveyance, cannot be addressed by your real estate agent or broker. Only a real estate lawyer can provide legal advice and insight and help you avoid potential pitfalls throughout the closing process.

Commercial Real Estate

We represent property managers, tenants, developers, owners, financial institutions and investors manage real estate issues including:

  • Construction contract and litigation
  • Contract negotiation
  • Debt restructuring
  • Environmental remediation
  • Lease negotiations and contracts
  • Project finance, including mortgages, sales / leasebacks, like kind exchange and non traditional financing
  • Property management
  • Title insurance
  • Zoning
  • Business Closings

Real Estate Litigation

If your real estate transaction creates a dispute, the Shawn Kassman Law Firm can intervene on your behalf. We provide litigation services to commercial and individual clients and represent property managers, tenants, investors, developers, owners, and financial institutions in all types of disputes including:

  • Acquisitions
  • Adverse possession
  • Boundaries
  • Brokerage commissions
  • Construction contracts
  • Easements
  • Foreclosures
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Leases
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Planning

Do I Really Need A Lawyer?

Shawn will ask you the right questions to help you anticipate the issues that might arise in your real estate transaction. Whether you are buying or selling, Shawn will explain the legal process to you in understandable language. If you are buying a home or building for your business, the purchase is probably one of the most important purchases you will ever make. Real estate transactions are complicated and you need a lawyer at your side. You are spending a large amount of money, signing multiple contracts and approving complicated financing. How can you enter into agreement without fully understanding the legal and financial implications?

When Do I Need A Lawyer?

Shawn will advise you on a host of issues including the conveyancing instrument, financing the purchase, title insurance, and tax allocations. Each of these issues should be considered and negotiated before you sign a purchase agreement. Your real estate agent or broker is not a lawyer and cannot give legal advice.

Contact a skilled Nassau County real estate attorney at The Law Office of Shawn R. Kassman, Esq., with offices in Central Islip and Holtsville NY. Call us at 631-232-9479 (toll-free 888-545-2944) or fill out our online intake form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and represent clients located in Central Islip (main office location), Holtsville (office location), Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Port Jefferson and Riverhead and both Suffolk and Nassau counties.


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