Residential Real Estate Attorneys

The residential real estate market in the Capital Region and upstate New York provides sellers and buyers with attractive prospects that come with many unique challenges. In fact, buying or selling a home is the most significant financial transaction many individuals will engage in during their lifetimes. For this reason, it is vital to obtain proper legal guidance. At O’Connell and Aronowitz, we work closely with our clients to navigate the process.

From our offices in Albany, Latham, Plattsburgh and Saratoga, we routinely handle all phases of real estate transactions. We prepare and review purchase and sales contracts and leverage our long-standing relationships with other real estate attorneys to engage in successful negotiations. The firm’s range of services also includes reviewing title reports, drafting closing documents, and conducting and attending closings.

In addition to getting the best deal, we recognize that it is crucial to have the home inspected even before a contract is signed. Not only must a dwelling be structurally sound, the heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems must be up to code and in good working order. Our real estate team will review the inspection report in order to safeguard your investment. If the inspection reveals defects, it is essential for the seller to make, or cover the costs of, any needed repairs before the deal closes.

Once a property is selected and a contract is in place, we will continue to monitor the process so that any contingencies are handled in a timely manner. Our attorneys represent many lenders that do business in the state and our team works closely with our clients, other counsel, real estate agents, lenders, mortgage brokers, and loan processors in order to expedite each transaction.

We have extensive experience in a wide range of related matters such as landlord/tenant disputes, land use and zoning, and environmental issues that may arise. We also offer title insurance and closing/settlement services — our firm functions as the examining counsel for Chicago Title Insurance Company. Lastly, we handle all facets of debt relief and distressed debtor matters associated with residential property in the Capital Region and upstate New York.

The Real Estate practice at O’Connell and Aronowitz is not only about preparing documents and conducting closings. We are keenly aware that buying or selling property can be stressful.  We are committed to providing a superior level of personal service and openly communicating with our clients.

Our team of attorneys, paralegals and law clerks will be by your side to help you to avoid the common pitfalls of residential real estate transactions and achieve the dream of homeownership. If you are a buyer or seller, builder or investor in Albany, Latham, Plattsburgh, or Saratoga real estate markets, call our office today at 518-462-5601.


The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our five office locations assist clients in a myriad of legal disciplines and harness the talents of O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys across New York State. We offer the experience, resources, and skills to help you protect your rights and your best interests.


54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

tel: 518.462.5601
fax: 518.462.2670

New York City

111 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10006

tel: 212.706.6041
fax: 518.462.2670

Saratoga Springs

1 Court Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

tel: 518.584.5205
fax: 518.584.5441