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Buying & Selling

Residential Transactions

The process of buying and selling real estate in New York is complex and nuanced – having an adept legal team on your side is imperative to the success of your transaction. Chaves Perlowitz Luftig LLP will effectively and seamlessly navigate you through due diligence, contract negotiations, and ultimately through closing. Since 1997, our firm has been committed to remaining accessible and to providing clients with the best possible experience.

Chaves Perlowitz Luftig LLP also holds expertise in the representation of clients performing a 1031 tax-deferred exchange and foreign buyers of real estate. Our seasoned team is well-versed in counseling foreign clients not only in the acquisition or sale of the property but also in setting up corporate entities for liability and estate planning purposes.

In addition to offering transactional representation to buyers and sellers, our attorneys also lecture on a weekly basis at many of the city’s top residential real estate companies. We are an Accredited Provider of Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) courses for agents and brokers in the New York area.

Commercial Transactions

Our Firm has extensive experience representing commercial real estate owners, operators, and developers ranging from family-owned entities to prodigious regional holding companies.  Our Commercial Transaction team is well-versed in navigating commercial acquisitions and dispositions of all real property, including but not limited to multi-family, office, mixed-use, healthcare, and educational institution buildings as well as hotels and healthcare facilities.

Whether single-asset transactions or portfolio transactions with multiple assets in more than one jurisdiction, our team ensures that every commercial transaction is dealt with meticulously such that our clients’ interests are protected, their risks minimized, and the value of their investments maximized.