Providing quality legal representation since 1991

The Law Office of Michael A. Markowitz, P.C. offers a variety of specialized legal services.  A generalized description of each service is as follows:

Areas of Practice

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, Rental and License Contracts.

Benefits: The law firm normally charges a flat fee for each transaction. The fee and method of payment is reviewed with the client before the law firm is retained. The law firm reviews title issues and possible judgments using an online database before the client signs the contract. This allows the client to quickly avoid unknown problems. Since the law firm believes that constant communication is key to a good relationship, the client is encouraged to use e-mail.

Real Estate Transaction

The law firm handles various types of litigation dealing with landlord-tenant issues.  The law firm has successfully litigated holdover proceedings (physical eviction), non-payment proceedings (rent), complex commercial issues (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.


It is necessary to have experienced counsel 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 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.

Contract preparation and review may allow a client to avoid future problems.  Michael A. Markowitz, PC has extensive experience handling all contracts dealing with 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

Commercial Transaction

We have extensive experience with construction, commercial, insurance, fraud, ERISA, corporate, contract litigation Article 78 and 75 litigation and appeals.  Employees and counsel to the firm are admitted to every court in New York and Florida.  Members are also admitted to all Federal Courts. 

Decisions of interest:  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.

Complex Litigation

Family Law and Divorce are two matters that require compassion and a personal relationship with the client.  Paternity, visitation and child support matters require practical, hands on approach.  We are aware of the trauma that a couple goes through a divorce proceeding.  If possible, this office attempts to guide the client toward settlement through arbitration or mediation.  Use of e-mail is encouraged to allow the client to create a log with the law firm during the divorce proceeding.

Family Law and Divorce

There are three basic purposes when an individual signs a will.  1.  The client desires to care for a loved one’s emotional needs.  2.  The client desires to care for a loved one’s financial needs.  3.  The client desires to avoid the payment of unnecessary taxes.  Michael A. Markowitz, PC has extensive experience handling all three issues. And after a loved one passes on, the law firm must help guide the client through probate, and to marshal and distribute assets pursuant to the terms of the will.

Wills, Probate and Surrogate Court Litigation






Michael A. Markowitz, P.C.

1553 Broadway

Hewlett, NY  11557

Tel:  (516) 295-9061

Fax: (516) 740-2880


Michael A. Markowitz, P.C.