Real Estate Transaction

Michael A. Markowitz PC handles all types of Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions. We have a great deal of experience with House, Building, Condominium, Cooperative, Mixed-Use, Rental and License Contracts. The law firm normally charges a flat fee for each transaction. Before the law firm is retained, the fee and method of payment is reviewed with the client. The law firm electronically researches title issues, judgments, and liens using an online database before the client signs the contract. This allows the client to quickly avoid problems. We believe that constant communication is key to a good relationship, the client is encouraged to use e-mail.

Commercial Transaction and Legal Entity Formation

It is necessary to have an experienced attorney handle the purchase and sale of a business.  We have experience with a wide range of commercial transactions ranging from the sale of a movie theatres, restaurants, professional practices to the purchase of delivery routes, software engineering firms, and a dry cleaning establishments.  We have knowledge and experience handling the formation, merger, or dissolution of corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies and professional corporations. Michael A. Markowitz, PC has extensive experience handling all contracts concerning the Uniform Commercial Code, construction, and the service industry.  Because of its location near JFK International Airport, the law firm has handled contracts dealing with the airline industry and related services

Landlord – Tenant Evictions

The law firm handles various types of litigation concerning landlord-tenant issues. We have successfully litigated holdover proceedings (physical eviction), non-payment proceedings (rent), complex commercial issues (foreclosure, license disputes, violation of non-compete covenants), warranty of habitability issues, and Yellowstone Injunctions.  We have extensive experience negotiating commercial and residential leases. We try to charge a flat fee for each matter while giving the client necessary information to obtain the desired result. The fee and method of payment is always reviewed with the client before the law firm is retained.

Will, Probate, Accounting, and Surrogate Court Litigation

Michael A. Markowitz, P.C. handles preparation of Last Will and Testaments, revocable (living) trusts, and life documents such as a power of attorney, health care proxy and declarations. We specialize and have extensive experience concerning probate, accounting, and other administrative issues. We have appeared and litigated before the Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, and New York County Surrogate’s Court.

Complex and Commercial Litigation

We have extensive experience with construction, commercial, insurance, fraud, ERISA, corporate, contract litigation, arbitration, mediation, Article 78 and 75 litigation, and appeals.  Employees and counsel to the firm are admitted to every court in New York.  Members are also admitted to all Federal Courts. Decisions of interest include: Civilized People, Inc. v. Milk Street Café, Inc., 129 AD3d 761 (contract interpretation); Sabetfard v. Djavaheri Realty Corp., 40 AD3d 838 (real estate specific performance); Archdeacon v. Town of Oyster Bay, 12 Misc3d 438 (reversed Town’s FOIL decision); B-Sharp Musical Prods., Inc. v. Haber, 27 Misc3d 41 (enforce liquidated damage clause); Glazer v. AA Premier Realty, Ltd., 294 F.Supp.2d 296 ($162,000 award for security fraud); Gehm v. New York Life Ins. Co., 992 F. Supp. 209; Lamm v. Stevenson, 276 AD2d 53 (reverse lower court decision on adverse possession claim); Shawmut Bank, N.A. v. Lapidus, 209 AD2d 684.