Our Services Include

Transactional Real Estate Law
Real Estate Litigation
Landlord and Tenant Law
Business Litigation
Trusts and Estates
Miscellaneous Civil Litigation

Transactional Real Estate Law

Transactional real estate comprises a large portion of the practice of the firm.

Born and raised in New York and having served as the president and treasurer of the board of a Cooperative Corporation, Nicholas Bowers has in-depth knowledge of the day to day workings of cooperatives and other New York real estate law.

The firm has represented hundreds of clients as a real estate attorney in the purchase and sale of their cooperative apartments, condominium apartments and houses. A sampling of the legal services provided in the firm’s transactional real estate law practice, are as follows:

  • Drafting of purchase and sale agreements

  • Reviewing real estate legal contracts

  • Reviewing of offering plans

  • Reviewing board minutes

  • Acquisition of residential property in New York

  • Drafting post closing possession agreement

  • Drafting Powers of attorney

  • Negotiating deeds in lieu of foreclosure

  • Mortgages and real estate financing

  • Title examinations (title and lien searches)

  • Real estate closings

  • Drafting Joint Property Agreements

  • Drafting separation agreements between same unmarried couples and same sex couples

  • Residential lease review

  • Commercial  lease review

Real Estate Litigation

The firm has represented clients as a real estate attorney in the Civil Court, Housing Court, Supreme Court, Appellate Term and Appellate division of the State of New York. A sampling the type of Real Estate Litigation matters Nicholas Bowers has experience with includes the following:

Breach of Contract

Defending and prosecuting breach of contract actions involving real estate purchase agreements and other contract claims.

Cooperative and Condominium Association Disputes

Defending and prosecuting actions on behalf of cooperative shareholders and condominium unit owners, as well as cooperative boards and condominium associations relating to maintenance obligations, fiduciary duties, and violation of bylaws.

Rescission and Reformation and Partition

  • Defending and prosecuting actions in which the parties seek to cancel existing lease, contract of sale, or conveyance of sale.

  • Defending and prosecuting actions based on fraud, unilateral mistake, and mutual mistake.

  • Defending and prosecuting disputes involving joint owners of property.

Boundary Disputes and Easements

Defending and prosecuting actions related to unreasonable interference through use of easements, easements by adverse possession, and boundary disputes involving issues related to retaining walls, equitable indemnity, trespass and breach of the covenant of quit enjoyment.

Fraud

  • Defending and prosecuting actions related to fraud in the purchase and sale of single family homes and condominiums.

  • Mortgaged Foreclosure Defense.

  • Defending actions related to the foreclosure of residential mortgage.

Landlord and Tenant Law

Landlord and tenant law comprises a portion of the firm’s practice area. The firm has experience representing both landlords and tenants in a variety of matters; as knowledgeable real estate lawyers / attorneys we have experience in the following:

  • Holdovers proceedings involving illegal alterations

  • Residential and commercial Holdover proceedings involving lease expiration

  • Residential and commercial Nonpayment Proceedings

  • Illusory Prime Tenancy

  • Illegal subletting

  • Non-primary residence

  • Retaliatory Evictions

  • Breach of Warranty of Habitability

  • Landlord Liability

  • Proceedings against illegal squatters for possession

  • Proceedings by and against licensees for possession

If you are a tenant or landlord in New York and need to understand or enforce your rights, Contact the Law Office of Nicholas Bowers, PLLC now.

Business Litigation

Nicholas Bowers has represented in a number of trusts and estate related litigation, including the following:

  • Proceeding related to right of election

  • Accounting proceeding

  • Will construction proceeding

  • Proceeding related to the rights of life estate holder and remaindermen

Trusts and Estates

Nicholas Bowers has represented in a number of trusts and estate related litigation, including the following:

  • Proceeding related to right of election

  • Accounting proceeding

  • Will construction proceeding

Miscellaneous Civil Litigation

  • Article 78 proceedings involving the compelling of municipalities to perform obligations enjoined by law

  • Construction related litigation