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Learn the Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About New York Real Estate and Estate Planning Law


What should I expect an attorney to do for me?

When you hire The Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C. you can expect us to educate you about your legal rights. We will advise you about what to expect throughout the process, communicate important information to you in a timely manner and represent you aggressively, compassionately and competently at all times. You’ll never have to wonder if someone is looking out for you and protecting your interests.

Why should I hire the Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C. to handle my case?

We know you have a lot of options when it comes to Queens, Nassau and Brooklyn, NY area attorneys, which is why we’ve made it our priority to give you something you can’t find at every law firm – commitment to your case and a connection to your community with experience, skill and passion to help you get what you deserve.

Commitment to Our Clients
We understand that clients have real concerns when hiring a law firm. Will they actually listen to my issues? Will they work hard for me and give my matter the time it deserves? Lawyers can be very expensive. We at the Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C. treat every client like we would want to be treated. Each client is appreciated with dedicated service tailored for that individual’s specific needs. Yes, there are fees but they are very reasonable and moderate for such an accomplished and experienced firm in the New York metropolitan area.

Community Connection
When you hire the The Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C. you’re putting your trust in a law firm that has a strong connection to the community. This is why we have placed our offices near you.  Our Queens and Nassau offices make it easier for you to see us and allows us to share in the community where you live. Clients can also meet with us in downtown Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St Brooklyn, NY 11201, by request. We are familiar with its courts, judges and systems and, therefore, always know what to expect. 

Decades of Experience
We have over 40 years of experience advocating for people just like you. We take every case as seriously as if it was our own, and we’ll stop at nothing until we get you the results you deserve. Our clients and adversaries praise us for our ability to hit the ground running every time we accept a case. When you hire The Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C. you can rest assured that we’ll aggressively, compassionately and competently pursue your case every step of the way.

Why should I hire an attorney to help me resolve my personal injury claim?

We get this question a lot, and while we can certainly appreciate the temptation to give it a try on your own, the chances that you’ll recover everything you’re entitled to are slim without the knowledge and experience of a personal injury attorney.

It’s a fact that hiring an attorney usually results in a higher net recovery to you for your damages. In fact, an insurance industry research institution that studied this very issue found that victims who were represented by attorneys ended up with more money in their pockets after attorney’s fees and costs than those without attorneys.

Commitment to Victims of Personal Injuries

We know that being the victim of a personal injury can be one of the most devastating events of your life. We also know that it can be a challenge to go up against the large insurance companies and big corporations to get what is rightfully yours. Our accident lawyer from our Queens and Nassau County offices will do everything in his power to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Clients can also meet with us in downtown Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St Brooklyn, NY 11201, by request.

The bottom line is that working with an experienced personal injury attorney doesn’t cost you anything.

The Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C. will help you even the playing field when you’re going up against insurance companies and big corporations, and we’ll get you the results you deserve.

Do I need an attorney to buy or sell a home?

While you are not legally required to have an attorney to buy or sell a home in New York, it is highly recommended that you do. Real estate transactions in New York can involve large transactions that may pose a substantial risk, and an attorney can safeguard your interests by preparing and reviewing contracts, inspecting titles, and assisting you with the closing process. If a dispute arises during the transaction, we can help resolve the dispute.

What happens if an estate does not go through probate?

Not all estates must go through the probate process. For example, a person may have transferred property outside the probate process by using a trust or joint tenancy. Some people may qualify for a small estate administration process if they have personal property of limited value. If a person dies without a will the laws of intestacy control and must be pursued in Surrogate’s Court through an administration proceeding. Regardless, a probate or administration case will most likely need to be filed to transfer legal ownership of real property and certain other assets.