Legal Representation for Sellers

While it is not required that a homeowner retain legal counsel, it is to your benefit to do so.  An attorney will review the proposed contract of sale and make any additions, deletions or modifications to protect your best interests.  Once attorney review is over, an attorney will act as a facilitator in getting a transaction to closing by ordering titlework and a survey, and following up on contingencies in the contract, such as the Home Inspection, Additional Deposits Due and the Buyer's Mortgage Commitment.  Finally, an attorney will act as the settlement agent, disbursing funds at the closing table.

Keep in mind that in the State of New Jersey, Realtors draw up contracts for sale of residential property; once a contract offer has been signed by both the Buyer and Seller, an attorney has a 3-day review period to modify the contract.  So while it is not necessary to obtain a lawyer ahead of time, it is wise to contact one quickly after you sign a contract. 

Below is a list of attorneys that I have worked with in the past who have provided good service to my clients at a reasonable price.  Feel free to contact any of them for your real estate needs:

Timothy McGinn
2124 Highway 35
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Office: (732) 671-8330
Fax: (732) 671-8332

Joseph Deamorin
301 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Office: (973) 344-7717
Fax: (973) 344-4167

Julianna Blackburn
936 Broad St., 2nd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Office: (973) 848-1400
Fax: (973) 848-0466

Phillip Miller
3333 Route 9
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Office: (732) 679-3893
Fax: (732) 679-4784

Richard Gomes
41-51 Wilson Avenue
Newark, NJ 07105
Office: (973) 344-2332
Fax: (973) 344-8226


Dwight H. Simon Day
PO Box 927
Newark, NJ 07101
Office: (973) 629-1818
Fax: (973) 206-1457