Our Practice

An Experienced, Full Service Residential Real Estate Law Firm

The Law Office of Jay B. Ringel handles the full range of residential real estate transactions in all five boroughs of New York City and surrounding counties, including Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland . Providing an exceptional level of service, Jay is regularly entrusted by high net worth individuals and their agents to handle substantial real estate transactions. He brings the same degree of personal attention to all his clients, whether they are first time buyers, experienced buyers or sellers, acquiring a second residence or leasing. Jay prides himself on his accessibility and the time he spends guiding clients through the entire process. Having spent over 25 years guiding clients through large and small real estate transactions in New York, Jay has a well-deserved reputation throughout the New York legal real estate community for the highest ethical standards, and for bringing an exceptional level of attention and discretion to all his clients’ matters.

Handling All Types of Transactions Throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area

Jay has spent decades helping his clients successfully complete thousands of real estate transactions, both large and small. He regularly handles all types of residential real estate transactions, including

  • Condo and co-op purchases and sales
  • Condo and co-op conversions
  • Purchases and sales of townhouses
  • Purchases and sales of single and multifamily homes

Jay is fully familiar with all aspects of the real estate purchase and guides his clients through all the ancillary issues connected to the purchase or sale of a property, including

  • Mortgage transactions
  • Mortgage refinancing
  • Title matters
  • Co-op board approvals
  • Due diligence matters
  • Short sales
  • 1031 exchanges
  • Inspection issues

Experience and Creativity That Solves Problems and Gets Successful Results

With more than 25 years of residential real estate practice in New York, Jay has the ability and temperament to deal with the most complex and difficult of issues and problems. He knows how to navigate the maze of rules and regulations that affect New York City real estate transactions. He has worked for decades with other real estate attorneys, mortgage lenders, title companies, brokers, inspectors, co-op boards and every other party who may be involved in a transaction. In fact, real estate brokers, attorneys, business advisers, accountants and others often refer their clients' residential real estate matters to Jay. 

There are a wide range of issues that can arise in connection with a particular transaction. Over the past decades, Jay has dealt with nearly every conceivable issue and challenge. These can include

  • Lack of, or improper, permits and/or approvals
  • Construction problems
  • Structural defects
  • Breach or anticipated breach of contract
  • Non-disclosure of material conditions
  • Mechanics' liens and other title issues

You can trust Jay to guide you through the rockiest of transactions, and to do so in a calming, considerate manner. Although he can be tough when he needs to be with third parties who threaten your interests, he will always do so in the most professional manner. That is why he is so widely respected throughout the New York real estate community. And he will always give you the time, consideration and respect you deserve.

A Hands On Approach

As a solo practitioner, Jay handles every matter himself. Assisted by a staff of paraprofessionals, Jay has developed a reputation for working closely with all his clients. Jay understands that for the first time home buyer, the process can be intimidating. That is why he has built his practice based on close personal attention, patience and accessibility. He will guide you through the entire process, from contract through due diligence and all the way to closing and post-closing matters. Jay prides himself on treating every client and every transaction with the same degree of importance, attention and consideration. He welcomes questions and the opportunity to explain any aspect or stage of the transaction and is happy to provide as much detail as the client desires. The combination of Jay’s decades of experience and personal approach makes him a reliable and effective real estate attorney, one who accomplishes his clients’ goals painlessly and efficiently.

The Law Office of

Jay B. Ringel

(212) 374 -1100