The Wall Street Journal – Title Decision Hits Brokers

In this Wall Street Journal article, Neil Garfinkel is quoted regarding a recent opinion letter issued by the New York State Department of State regarding the use of corporate titles by real estate licensees. Title Decision Hits BrokersBy CARMEL MELOUNEY Real-estate brokers in New York may need to buy new business cards in the wake…

HSH.com – 5 Ways to Win a Bidding War

In this article on HSH.com, Neil Garfinkel discusses contingencies in transactions where there are bidding wars. Click here to view the full article.   © 2018 Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP. All Rights Reserved. Attorney Advertising: Please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

The New York Times – The Seller Chooses a Lender

In this New York Times article, Neil Garfinkel comments on non-warrantable condominiums in this New York Times article about seller’s who do research as to what lenders will lend in their buildings. Click here to view the full article.   © 2018 Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP. All Rights Reserved. Attorney Advertising: Please note that…

The Real Deal – Liability Lessons

In this Real Deal article, Neil Garfinkel comments on potential liability for co-op board members and the need for co-op board members to be familiar with Fair Housing Laws. Click here to view the full article.   © 2018 Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP. All Rights Reserved. Attorney Advertising: Please note that prior results do…

Breakfast With the Bankers and a Side Order of Ability to Repay Over Easy

Last week, the Empire State Mortgage Bankers Association (ESMBA) held a Breakfast Meeting in which ESMBA members and their guests networked and listened to an analysis on how to deal with the Federal Reserve Board (FRB)’s proposed Ability-to-Repay rule. The rule is intended to satisfy Dodd-Frank’s Ability-to-Repay requirements byLender Compliance Group’s President, AGMB’s strategic alliance partner, and featured…

The Real Deal – Using their powers for good?

In this Real Deal May article, Neil comments on potential conflicts of interest when a co-op board member also acts as real estate broker. Read about the legality of this situation and how the ethics have evolved by clicking here to view the full article.   © 2018 Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP. All Rights Reserved. Attorney Advertising:…

Six Tips for a Painless Closing – Bankrate.com

In this week’s Real Estate highlight from Bankrate.com, Neil comments on the six tips aimed at improving a home owner’s closing experience. Click here to read the full article.   © 2018 Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP. All Rights Reserved. Attorney Advertising: Please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

The Real Deal: Lender Liasons

In this article, The Real Deal describes how home sellers are changing their roles by taking lending matters into their own hands. Neil is referenced in this informative piece commenting on the new relationships between buyers, sellers, and banks. Read the full article here.   © 2018 Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP. All Rights Reserved. Attorney Advertising: Please…

NYTimes: Offering Plans to Read on Your PC

Neil is featured in the New York Times Real Estate section commenting on the new mandatory digital format of offering plans. Read the entire article here.   © 2018 Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP. All Rights Reserved. Attorney Advertising: Please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.