Real Estate Law
Bergen County Real Estate Attorney for Residential and Commercial Transactions
Buying or selling a home or a piece of commercial real estate in New Jersey can be an involved or confusing process, typically involving contracts with multiple parties. Whether you are financing the purchase of your primary residence or are selling a commercial building with lease and vendor agreements attached, you need to make sure that you are not signing away rights you may later need to assert. You also need to make sure that your purchase and sale agreement is valid and legally-enforceable, and that you will not be subject to liabilities incurred before you acquired (or after you sell) the property.
Attorney Steven Segalas provides legal representation for buyers and sellers in New Jersey real estate transactions. With offices in Hackensack and Hawthorne, he represents individual and corporate clients not only in Bergen and Passaic Counties, but also statewide. He is familiar with issues involved in residential and commercial purchases and sales, and he uses his 20-plus years of experience to provide efficient and cost-effective legal representation for parties on both sides of real estate transactions.
Commercial Real Estate Purchases and Sales
Commercial real estate transactions present a number of challenging issues for buyers and sellers alike. From vacant lots to large office buildings and industrial warehouses, buying or selling a piece of commercial property involve jumping legal and regulatory hurdles that may require experienced legal representation.
Mr. Segalas handles all legal aspects of his clients’ transactions, providing advice, negotiating agreements, and working with local authorities when necessary to resolve issues prior to closing. Mr. Segalas’s services for commercial real estate transactions include working with title companies and other professionals to ensure that clients are protected with items such as:
- Assignment of lease and vendor agreements
- Due diligence
- Closings and document recording
- Escrow and disbursement of funds
- Financing agreement review and negotiations
- Lien searches and lien releases
- Property surveys
- Purchase and sale contract negotiations
- Quitclaim deeds
- Title examination and title insurance matters
- Zoning and land use issues
Buyers and sellers typically have competing interests in real estate transactions; beyond negotiating the purchase price, there are various other issues that will need to be resolved through negotiations as well. Mr. Segalas is a strategic negotiator who takes an aggressive-yet-practical approach to protecting his clients’ interests, and he works closely with his clients’ key stakeholders to ensure that their transactions close on favorable terms.
Residential Real Estate Purchases and Sales
If you are preparing to buy or sell a home in New Jersey, it is important for you to understand the legal implications involved. While banks, mortgage lenders, and title companies often present their contracts as “form” agreements, these contracts are often heavily one-sided, and negotiating the terms – or at least understanding the terms before you sign – is crucial in making informed decisions. Too often, home buyers and sellers simply agree to sign on the dotted line, and in doing so they assume responsibility for costs, fees, and liabilities that could have been avoided.
When buying or selling a home, it is important to get an attorney involved early in the process. While there may be a “closing attorney” assigned to your transaction by the lender, his or her role is not to advise you regarding your best interests. Even highly-experienced buyers and sellers will benefit from engaging an attorney to represent them; for first-time homebuyers, hiring a lawyer can give you the peace of mind you need to settle into your new home.
Mr. Segalas routinely helps homeowners and homebuyers with issues such as:
- Understanding loan agreements and evaluating financing alternatives
- Negotiating and exercising contingencies in home purchase agreements
- Resolving unexpected issues that arise prior to closing
- Lien and title issues
- Escrow and disbursement of funds
- Closing home purchases and sales
Why Choose the Segalas Law Firm in Bergen County, NJ?
You have options when it comes to choosing a commercial or residential real estate attorney in Bergen County, New Jersey. So, why should you choose attorney Steven Segalas and the Segalas Law Firm?
Steven Segalas is an attorney who has been practicing law in New Jersey for more than 20 years. Throughout his career he has handled various real estate transactions.
2. Local Knowledge
As a long-term Bergen County resident and attorney in Passaic County, Mr. Segalas is knowledgeable about the local real estate markets and keeps himself informed as to trends in real estate transactions.
3. Personal Approach
Mr. Segalas works closely with each of his clients one-on-one. If you have questions or need advice, you can feel free to contact Mr. Segalas directly.
Mr. Segalas is happy to meet with clients after hours when necessary, and his offices are conveniently located in Hackensack near the I-80 Hudson Street Exit, and on Route 208 North in Hawthorne, New Jersey.
As a client, Mr. Segalas’ focus is on helping you obtain the best possible outcome. He does what is necessary to protect his clients’ interests, and he provides personalized advice at every step along the way.
Speak with Steven Segalas in Confidence about your Real Estate transaction
If you would like to speak with Mr. Segalas about your commercial or residential real estate transaction in New Jersey, please get in touch. To schedule a confidential initial consultation at your convenience, please call (201) 212-6523 or inquire online today.