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Law Office of Yuriy Moshes P.C. blog is a law firm blog for up to date content. Check back here often for news, legal developments and tips. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading our blog. We welcome suggestions on topics you would like featured in the blog. Whether you are another lawyer, a current or past client, we look forward to a nice dialogue about today’s legal trends. We aim to update our blog on a weekly basis, and check out our Facebook page for legal tips of the day.

We specialize in the subjects of real estate, foreclosure defense, personal injury, labor and employment matters and civil litigation. Please see our posts related to these topics.

what is an appraisal contingency in NYC, Real Estate Lawyer
10May

What is an Appraisal Contingency in NYC?

Buying property in the real estate market is a complicated process. Admittedly, the process has become so complex because of lawyers (like us), but all of the various provisions and terms in the average real estate contract serve a purpose. Today we are going to explain the concept of the “Appraisal Contingency.” What is an appraisal contingency? How does it work? Why do real estate contracts often include an appraisal contingency clause? Is an appraisal contingency distinct from a mortga...

tax deductions homeowners, homeowner tax deductions, real estate lawyer, the new tax bill
20Jan

Homeowner Tax Deductions and The New Tax Bill

Just prior to Christmas this past year, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed tax overhaul legislation, which was sent to President Trump’s desk for signing. While the tax bill is primarily aimed at income tax and corporate tax passthrough adjustments, real estate attorneys have been hard at work analysing the bill’s tax deductions for homeowners. Among the highlights of the tax bill include standard deduction increases set to sunset in several years as well as deep cuts in the corp...

What Do You Need to Know About Buying or Selling a House Before Signing the Contract
10Oct

What Do You Need to Know About Buying or Selling a House Before Signing the Contract?

One of the most common questions for real estate lawyers from clients involves the following scenario: either “I want to sell my house” or “I want to buy a house,” but “how does it work?” Buying or selling a home can be one of the most stressful times in our lives, but also one of the most rewarding once the deal is completed. Having a signed contract for a brand new home can be one of the most uplifting experiences our clients have, especially if they are first time homebuyers. New York Cit...

Common Lawsuits Real Estate Agents Face. The Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes
07Oct

Common Lawsuits Real Estate Agents Face and How to Avoid Them (Part #2)

This article will be the second part (Part #1) in our brokerage litigation series discussing common lawsuits that real estate brokers and agents have filed against them on a regular basis. Brokers are pseudo-legal personalities who deal with contracts on a daily basis and often facilitate communications between their clients and attorneys. This unique position places them at risk for litigation from unhappy clients on a regular basis. Today’s topic is legal misrepresentation and fraud. Real esta...

Common Lawsuits Real Estate Agents Face and How to Avoid Them (Part #1). The Law Offices of Yuriy Moshes
02Oct

Common Lawsuits Real Estate Agents Face and How to Avoid Them (Part #1)

This article will be the first part in our brokerage litigation series discussing common lawsuits that real estate brokers and agents have filed against them on a regular basis. Brokers are pseudo-legal personalities who deal with contracts on a daily basis and often facilitate communications between their clients and attorneys. This unique position places them at risk for litigation from unhappy clients on a regular basis. Today’s topic is agency. The question of agency is simple once the legal...