Monthly Archives: December 2012

Evaluating the Coop Before You Buy – Part 1/2

Residential Real Estate Attorney Evaluation Guide Buying Coop

Updated kitchen, lots of light, close to subway. Perfect! Let’s buy it. And the maintenance is so low, what could be better? Turns out, a lot. How about a multi-million dollar litigation against the coop for which there is no insurance that could bankrupt the corporation if the plaintiff prevails? Let’s run through the basics …


Before the Renovation Begins

Residential Real Estate Lawyer Guide Renovation Apartment

Most people who do an apartment renovation will tell you one thing when they are done: they’ll never do it again. But renovations can be successful, and the increase in market value can far outweigh the costs. So before beginning, here is a lawyer’s guide on the pitfalls that I have seen many clients make. …