NY Business, Real Estate, Mechanic's Liens, Estates & Litigation Lawyer


Our law firm’s philosophy is based upon our belief that each client deserves a New York Business lawyer or NY Real Estate Lawyer who:

  • treats our clients like we treat our friends and family
  • regards each client’s transaction, case or legal matter as paramount
  • is responsive to our clients by phone, email, and text
  • explains the client’s options, and makes legal recommendations
  • respects our client’s right to determine which course of action to take
  • always considers the client’s best interests as paramount
  • provides high quality legal representation
  • charges fair legal fees
  • tailors the legal solution to best satisfy each client’s particular needs
  • utilizes our vast experience and legal expertise to achieve the most favorable outcome

If this sounds like the kind of New York Business lawyer or NY Real Estate Lawyer you might want to represent you, we invite you to complete our Contact Us form, or call us at: (212) 571-6848

We are confident that we will exceed your expectations.

Michael W. Goldstein is a New York Business Lawyer representing businesses and individuals in the following areas of New York law:

  • Business Law
  • Contract Review, Contract Drafting & Contract Negotiation
  • Construction Contracts
  • Renovation Contracts
  • Employment Contracts
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Breach of Contract Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Mechanic’s Lien Litigation
  • Real Estate Specific Performance Actions
  • Real Estate Down Payment Litigation
  • Real Estate Partition Actions
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Administration and Estate Probate
  • Objections to Estate Administration and Estate Probate
  • Surrogate’s Court Litigation

Experienced & Detail Oriented NY Contracts Lawyer

As a NY Business Lawyer highly qualified in negotiation and drafting contracts, we represent business and personal clients in reviewing, negotiating and drafting:

  • Contracts with Vendors
  • Contracts with Customers
  • Commercial Leases
  • Employment Contracts
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Other Contracts Required in Operating a Business
  • Home Renovation Contracts
  • Construction Contracts

We believe that a carefully negotiated and drafted contract is the best way to protect your legal rights, and to minimize the possibility of a dispute resulting in litigation. We represent business and personal clients in diverse commercial matters, including contracts, purchase or sale of business, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, forming businesses, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, construction contracts, and renovation contracts for houses, co-op and condominium apartments and commercial premises. As a thoroughly experienced New York contracts and commercial lawyer, we are equipped to provide legal representation for businesses of all sizes, as well as individuals involved in commercial transactions, consulting work, or contracts of any kind.

Whether you need a contract with a client, partner, joint venturer, consultant, vendor, or any other type of agreement, we can provide the legal representation you need. You will be pleasantly surprised with the level of personal attention you will receive from Michael W. Goldstein, as well as the thoroughness and quality of legal representation. For those business clients who have previously been represented by large NY law firms, you will be amazed by the difference in the hourly rates we charge, compared to the well known business law firms in New York City.

Our NY Business Lawyer thoroughly and meticulously draft contracts with the goal of leaving nothing to chance. While it may be impossible to envision every scenario that might conceivably arise in the future, we believe that our approach affords our clients maximum protection against both foreseeable situations, as well as unanticipated or unlikely events, that may cause legal issues in the future.

Many of our clients have complimented our NY Business Lawyer on our legal representation, and the thoroughness of our contracts. In fact, some of our clients have told us that our contracts have prevented the escalation of disputes, because the agreement has provided the answers to questions among shareholders that have arisen in their businesses. We are delighted that the contracts we negotiate and draft can serve as a rule book for business conduct, and therefore may often solve disputes long before litigation is commenced, or even contemplated.

Experienced NY Business Lawyer

As a dedicated and resourceful NY Business Lawyer, we represent business and personal clients in various business matters, including:

  • Forming Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships
  • Shareholders’ Agreements
  • LLC Operating Agreements
  • Contract Negotiation & Contract Drafting
  • Purchase or Sale of Business
  • Office Leases, Store Leases, and other Commercial Leases

Aggressive NY Commercial Litigation Lawyer

When a commercial dispute cannot be resolved through settlement negotiations, or by mediation or arbitration, litigation may be the only option. In those cases, our thoroughly experienced NY Commercial Litigation Lawyer aggressively represents our clients, whether they are the plaintiff or the defendant. Our many years of successfully litigating many types of commercial disputes in the New York State courts gives us the ability to zealously and effectively represent our client’s interests. Furthermore our NY Business Lawyer’s vast experience representing various parties in breach of contract disputes, shareholders’ or LLC members’ disputes, and many other types of business disputes gives us an important tactical advantage in representing each of our commercial litigation clients.

The pre-trial discovery phase of litigation is critical to uncovering evidence crucial to proving the validity of our client’s case or defense. We carefully and relentlessly utilize the New York rules of pre-trial discovery in order to obtain important evidence that our adversary would prefer be left unknown.

As a highly experienced New York commercial litigation attorney, we are sensitive to the need to not only achieve a desirable result, but also to do so in a cost effective manner.

In our litigation practice, we extensively prepare our cases for trial. This often results in negotiations that lead to successful settlements without the need for a trial. Successfully resolving a litigated case before trial may save our clients from the added expense, time and inconvenience of a trial.

Experienced NY Real Estate Lawyer

As a New York Real Estate Lawyer, we represent clients in various types of New York real estate transactions and other real estate matters, including:

  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Buy or Sell Houses, Condominiums, Co-ops, Land, etc.
  • Commercial Leases
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Foreclose (Enforce) Mechanic’s Lien
  • Vacate (Dismiss) Mechanic’s Lien
  • Real Estate Partition Actions

Michael W. Goldstein is a highly effective New York real estate lawyer. Our clients, whether first-time home buyers, experienced home buyers or sellers, or sophisticated real estate investors, can rely on our expertise as a successful New York real estate attorney, to navigate them through the maze of real estate contracts, mortgage or co-op loans, co-op or condominium Offering Plans, managing agent’s requirements, co-op Board of Directors’ requirements or condominium Board of Managers’ requirements, title searches, restrictive covenants, easements, certificates of occupancy, title issues, estate transfers, surveys, encroachments, variations between surveys and current buildings and physical structures, and other issues involving real estate transactions in New York.

In our real estate transactions area of practice, we carefully draft all contracts and other documents, with the aim of addressing all issues that might reasonably arise in the transaction. We always aim to resolve potential issues before they become disputes that might derail a New York real estate transaction. We want our clients’ real estate transactions to be successfully consummated, and we do everything in our power to accomplish that goal.

Aggressive & Thorough NY Real Estate Litigation Lawyer

As a New York Real Estate Litigation Lawyer, we represent clients in various types of New York real estate litigation, including:

  • Partition Actions to Force the Sale of Jointly Owned Property
  • Construction or Home Renovation Contractor’s Lawsuits to Enforce Mechanic’s Liens
  • Defending Homeowners or Property Owners Against Lawsuits to Foreclose on Mechanic’s Liens
  • Representing Homeowners or Property Owners in Lawsuits to Vacate Mechanic’s Liens
  • Representing Contractors or Property Owners in Disputes at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Lawsuits Seeking to Enforce a Contract of Sale of New York Real Estate
  • Lawsuit to Set Aside a Deed That Conveyed Title to Our Client’s Property to a Contractor under the False Promise of Financing a Demolition and Major Construction Project on Our Client’s Property
  • Shareholder Derivative Action Against Co-op Corporations’ Boards of Directors Involving Claims of Dissipation of Corporate Assets, and Issues Regarding the Business Judgment Rule
  • Injunction to Stop Construction on a Building next to Our Client’s Property
  • Lawsuit Seeking Monetary Compensation for Damage to a Building Caused by Blasting and Other Demolition and Construction on a Building Adjacent to the Damaged Building

NY Wills, Trusts, Probate and Estates Lawyer

Michael W. Goldstein is an experienced New York Wills & Probate Lawyer who has been practicing New York law since 1979.

Last Will and Testament

A valid legally enforceable Last Will and Testament (“Will”) insures that your wishes regarding the disposition of your assets upon your death will be followed. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can simply sign and notarize a letter or other statement of your desires as to who will inherit your property. New York estates law requires that a Will satisfy the statutory requirements, in order to be valid and enforceable. There is little reason to save an attorney’s legal fee in preparing a Will, and risk leaving your heirs the substantial inconvenience, uncertainty and expense of a Surrogate’s Court litigation to determine who will receive your assets after death.

Living Will and Health Care Proxy

In addition to executing a properly prepared Will to protect your loved ones, you may also want to protect yourself with a Living Will and Health Care Proxy. These documents can explicitly state your desires regarding whether or not to keep you alive on a respirator if there is no chance of recovery, whether you should spend your last days at home or in a hospital, etc. The Health Care Proxy enables you to designate a trusted friend or relative to make health care decisions for you, if you are mentally or physically unable to make or express those opinions.

Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney enables you to legally appoint a trusted family member, friend, or other person you designate to sign legal documents on your behalf. For example, a Power of Attorney is useful if you have entered into a contract to purchase or sell real estate, and you will be traveling out of the country when the closing of title will take place. With a Power of Attorney, you can grant authority to your designated representative to sign legal documents on your behalf at the closing of title, and to pay or collect the required sums of money to complete the transaction on your behalf.

NY Personal Injury Litigation

Michael W. Goldstein is an experienced New York litigator. In addition to commercial litigation, real estate litigation, mechanic’s lien litigation, and estate litigation, our law firm also provides compassionate, resourceful & effective representation for people seriously injured in various types of accidents in New York. In our personal injury practice, we represent accident victims throughout New York State. who were seriously injured as a result of:

  • Car Accidents
  • Hit & Run Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Rollerblade Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Trip and Fall Accidents
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Premises Accidents
  • Other Accidents Caused by a Defendant’s Negligence

We also represent the families of wrongful death accident victims who have been fatally injured due to accidental injuries. We accept serious injury and wrongful death cases anywhere in New York State. NY Divorce & Matrimonial Lawyer

Since the Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein was founded in August, 1985, we have developed professional relationships with experienced matrimonial lawyers, who represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or separation agreement. Our matrimonial counsel strives to protect the financial interests of our clients, including issues of maintenance (previously known as alimony), equitable distribution of marital property, and child support. In addition, our co-counsel works hard to achieve child custody and child visitation arrangements that are fair to our client, and beneficial for the children.

NY Criminal Defense Lawyer

We work with experienced criminal defense trial lawyers to aggressively defend our clients who are charged with crimes in the New York State courts as well as the Federal courts. If you or a loved one needs an aggressive New York criminal defense attorney, contact us by phone, or complete our Criminal Law Questionnaire.

We Represent Clients Who Live In Many Areas Of New York State

Although our office is located in Manhattan, we represent clients in all counties of the City of New York, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, and upstate New York. If it is inconvenient for a client to travel to our office, alternate arrangements can be made.

Personal Service And Commitment To Clients

Michael W. Goldstein is a NY Business Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyer, Wills & Probate Lawyer, and Accident Lawyer who is dedicated to providing the highest quality and most comprehensive legal representation to all of his clients. Michael W. Goldstein believes that his clients are best served through the application of his diverse skills, and close personal contact with each client. This approach enables him to focus quickly on the legal and economic issues. He seeks not only to analyze and resolve legal issues, but also to maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome for each client’s case or legal matter.

Why You Should Select Our New York Law Firm

We believe that if you select our law firm to represent you, you will be impressed with our conscientious and full service legal representation. The Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services and is proud that client satisfaction is extremely high. Many of our new clients are referred by former clients.

A Personal Note From Michael W. Goldstein

Thank you for visiting our website. When you retain our law firm, we will work conscientiously and tirelessly to represent you. Because I share a relaxed yet professional relationship my clients, they feel at ease when discussing their case or legal matter with me. High volume law firms cannot provide their clients with this level of personal attention. Lawyers who handle too many cases often leave their clients feeling unimportant or ignored. I balance my resources and caseload to ensure thorough representation for each of my clients.

Referrals From Other Attorneys

We accept New York contracts & commercial law, real estate law, wills, trusts & estates, and various other legal matters, as well as personal injury cases from other lawyers. Co-counsel fees are paid as permitted by New York law. We invite referring attorneys to click Attorney Referrals to tell us about your client’s New York case or legal matter. Your clients will thank you for recommending our firm to be their New York Business Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyer, Wills & Probate Lawyer, or Accident Lawyer.

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To have your case or legal matter reviewed, we invite you to complete one of our Questionnaires, or click Contact Us to send an email. You may also call Michael W. Goldstein to discuss your case or legal matter by telephone, or to schedule a consultation at our office.

NY Business Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyer, Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer, Wills & Probate Lawyer, and Litigation Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor to create an attorney-client relationship or lawyer-client relationship. We recommend that you discuss your legal matter or case with our experienced New York Business Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyer, NY Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer Wills & Probate Lawyer, and Litigation Lawyer promptly.

Visiting our website, submitting any information via questionnaire or email, or discussing your case with us does not create an attorney-client relationship. An attorney-client relationship with our NY Business Lawyer, NY Real Estate Lawyer, NY Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer, NY Wills & Probate Lawyer, or NY Litigation Lawyer can only be established with the signing of a written retainer agreement prepared by our law firm.

Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future case or legal matter.

This website is not intended to solicit clients for contracts, business law, commercial law, commercial litigation, real estate law, mechanic’s liens, real estate litigation, wills, trusts or estates, personal injury cases, or any other legal matter outside of New York State. However, we do represent individuals and businesses residing outside of New York State, who are entering into a New York contract, New York commercial transaction, New York real estate transaction, or who need legal services for New York wills, trusts or estates matters, or other legal matters that involve New York law, or need legal representation for New York commercial litigation, New York real estate litigation, or other disputes that are or may be litigated in the courts of New York State, or disputes that may be arbitrated or mediated in a New York State Alternative Dispute Resolution forum. Similarly, we do represent personal injury clients who live outside of New York, who were seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision, premises accident, or other accident that occurred in New York State.

The information in our website regarding New York contracts, NY business transactions, NY commercial and residential real estate transactions, NY mechanic’s liens, NY commercial litigation, NY real estate litigation, NY wills, trusts, estates probate information, Will contests, and estate litigation, and other New York legal information contained in this website is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor to create an attorney-client relationship or lawyer-client relationship. We recommend that you discuss your business law, commercial law, real estate law, contract negotiation, mechanic’s lien, wills, trusts or estates matter, with a NY Business Lawyer, Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Real Estate Transactions Lawyer, Real Estate Litigation Lawyer, Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer, or Wills & Probate Lawyer.

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