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O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, represents buyers and sellers in all areas of real estate transactions relating to the purchase and sale of houses, cooperative apartments and condominium units in the five boroughs, as well as Long Island and Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and Putnam counties. We specialize in the following areas:

  • Purchase and sales of cooperative and condominium apartments, houses, and commercial properties
  • Home equity loans and secured lines of credit
  • Title insurance questions
  • Refinancing
  • Consolidation, Extension and Modification Agreements (CEMAs)
  • Mortgage review
  • Coordination of appraisal, inspection and environmental due diligence services
  • Disclosure requirements, restrictive covenants and land ordinances

Some of the services that we provide our clients are:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating purchase agreements, real estate contracts and leases
  • Monitoring of contingency and other contract dates;
  • Negotiations with other attorneys;
  • Reviewing inspection and title reports;
  • Drafting all closing documents;
  • Conducting and attending the closing with our client(s).

The firm also has extensive experience representing lenders in all facets of real estate transactions, including mortgage and cooperative closings, cooperative loan payoffs, mortgage consolidations and assignments. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of regulatory compliance associated with lending on both the state and federal level. We carefully review documents before and after closings to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws.


“O’Dwyer & Bernstien has helped me in several different situations over the last 12 years that I’ve lived in NYC. They’re my go-to firm because they always obtain the results that I need and deserve. They’re also located in downtown Manhattan, which makes them very convenient. The office and people that work there are exactly what you’d expect from a top tier law firm in the world’s greatest city.”

“When I got hurt in a traffic accident while riding my bike in New York City, my friend suggested I speak to O’Dwyer & Bernstien. Upon my initial phone conversation with a lawyer from the firm I was impressed by his courtesy, quick return phone calls and concise explanation of the legal tactics available to me. After meeting face to face with him, I decided immediately to retain O’Dwyer & Bernstien to represent me in my personal injury case. I was very happy with my attorney and with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend O’Dwyer & Bernstien to anyone seeking legal representation.”

“I retained O’Dwyer & Bernstien on the recommendation of a friend. I was immediately impressed by the firm’s experience and reputation in personal injury law. From the start, my ODB attorney walked me through the process, answered all my questions, explained everything clearly, kept me updated regularly and always promptly returned my telephone calls and emails. My attorney was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and diligent. My case moved through the court system quickly. As trial neared, the insurance company saw that my attorney was experienced and thoroughly prepared to try my case to verdict. As a result, the insurance company caved and settled my case for the full limits of the insurance policy. I love my ODB attorney!”

“When I was hurt on the job I had nowhere to turn for help. I had been working as an electrician’s helper, but my boss was not insured and he had no license to do electrical work. I had just had a new baby girl and Con Ed was going to shut off my lights. A friend told me to call O’Dwyer & Bernstien. They took action right away and got great money for my case. ODB helped me get my life back on track. I will always be grateful.”