Real Estate

Real estate in America

The process of buying and selling commercial real estate in New York can take a long time. In addition to the buyer and seller, such transactions involve valuation experts, brokers, representatives of financial organizations, environmental service inspectors, and representatives of the land cadaster. That is why qualified legal support and consideration of all related requirements is crucial.

Bernard Group offers full legal support to clients when buying or selling commercial real estate in New York, including multi-family, multi-purpose and office buildings, industrial real estate, warehouses and shopping centers.

Our services include

  • negotiation, preparation and analysis of purchase offers and sales contracts;
  • verification of property rights and resolution of issues related to title documents;
  • structuring commercial real estate transactions to optimize client taxation using the provisions of Section 1031 of the Tax code;
  • establishment of legal entities and trusts to register ownership of commercial real estate for tax optimization;
  • comprehensive legal inspections of real estate objects;
  • assistance to clients in obtaining financing for the purchase of real estate;
  • transaction closing services, including preparation and analysis of purchase and sale agreements and other necessary documents.

When renting and buying and selling housing in USA, foreign clients face a number of difficulties: the complexity of American legislation, the specifics of the local real estate market and the need to spend their time.

Legal support helps you go through all the stages of such transactions with maximum efficiency – from planning the transaction structure for tax optimization to processing all the necessary documents.

Bernard Group AG has been representing clients from Europe and Asia for many years in New York city rental and sale transactions, as well as luxury properties in the Hamptons and Montauk.

Our clients include wealthy individuals, family offices, investors, diplomats, trust managers, and all those who need the help of experienced lawyers in the following cases:

  • purchase / sale of apartments in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens;
  • residential property for rent;
  • buy / sell a townhouse (low-rise apartment building) in New York city;
  • buy and rent homes in the Hamptons and other areas of long island, including SAG Harbor and Mantauk.

We carefully approach each transaction, developing a detailed plan that takes into account the individual conditions, goals and long-term prospects of each client.