GDL attorneys provide legal advice and strategic guidance in the negotiation and preparation of listing agreements, brokerage commission agreements and agreements for the provision of property management services.
GDL lawyers also represent clients in controversies between real estate brokers and principals, and between property owners and managers, and provide legal advice concerning the rights and obligations of real estate brokers and property managers.
GDL counsels clients about the conversion of residential properties to the condominium or cooperative form of ownership, provides assistance in obtaining eligibility for conversion, negotiates with tenants and tenant organizations, assists in the registration of a condominium and prepares all documents necessary to create the condominium or cooperative. GDL attorneys are well respected among clients and peers for being on the cutting edge of legal practice with respect to the complexities of both the Rental Housing Conversion and Sale of Act of 1980 and the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA).
GDL attorneys also provide legal assistance with respect to landlord-tenant matters, including determining the applicability of rent control laws and providing representation in administrative and court proceedings concerning rent increases, tenant petitions, evictions and other landlord-tenant matters.
Our attorneys also provide legal guidance with respect to issues concerning the enforcement of housing and building codes, and the real estate development licensure requirements of governmental authorities.
GDL attorneys frequently review proposed legislation and governmental regulations and policies and help clients seek new laws, regulations and policies that positively affect the financing, development, ownership and operation of residential and commercial real estate.