Real Estate Law – Commercial and Residential


When Jeff Margolis represents a real estate client, he brings to the table more than thirty years experience in the field. Margolis is proud to call himself a “dirt” lawyer: a specialist in property transactions: buying, selling, developing, leasing and financing.

Jeff is well versed in the laws and regulations governing commercial and residential real estate transactions in the State of New York. Practicing commercial real estate law successfully requires a strong command of the processes involved in purchase, sale and lease of office, industrial, residential and retail properties.

The Margolis Law Firm has guided leading developers, owners, and tenants of all types through the intricacies of New York real estate law. Specific areas of representation include purchase, sale and leasing of office, industrial and retail properties. All cases are personally supervised by Jeff Margolis, a nationally recognized real estate lawyer who has often lectured and written on this highly specialized area of New York law.

On the residential side, we represent buyers and sellers of high-end single family homes, co-ops, condominiums and townhouses. We distinguish this practice by offering aggressive “New York style” representation and personal service. As seller’s counsel we look to cover all those loopholes and contingencies which create uncertainty and sometimes disappointment. As purchaser’s counsel, we seek to maximize seller disclosures and representations and work hard to assure that our client gets all that has been bargained for..with no unpleasant surprises!

Jeff Margolis is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School where he was a member of the Law Review. Over the years he has lectured on commercial real estate at New York University’s Real Estate Institute and Fordham Law School. Jeff has also served as seminar leader on cutting-edge real estate topics at the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) Law Conference and for NACORE (the National Association of Commercial Real Estate Executives). Further, as a member of the Committee on Real Property Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Margolis was a co-draftsman of what became a “standard” New York form of sales contract. Currently, he is a frequent contributor to Brownstone Publications’ Commercial Lease Law Insider, leasing law Columnist for The Commercial Observer and lecturer at seminars for attorneys and leasing professionals at both national and international forums, particularly on urban and shopping center retail and restaurant lease issues. Jeff also has a specialty in medical and dental leasing.

By keeping the practice lean, the Margolis Law Firm is able to offer quality services at rates that are susbstantially lower than those charged by Jeff’s colleagues in larger firms. Also there is an emphasis on fast-turnaround of documents and his personal attention to each matter.

A competent and experienced real estate attorney can protect a party’s interests in both routine and complex transactions and disputes.

The Margolis Law Firm is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan and available for consultations. Contact The Margolis Law Firm and let our attorneys help with your real estate matters.