Purchasing a home or commercial property is often the largest investment a person makes in their lifetime. It is imperative that you have an experienced attorney guide you through the process from contract negotiations through to closing.

At DeRose & Surico, we have over 100 combined years of experience in real estate law. In over thirty-five years we have handled all aspects of buying, selling and refinancing real property and cooperatives. We can help to guide you through the process with superior service and expertise. We are well versed in all aspects of buying and selling real estate in all five counties of New York City as well as Long Island and Westchester.

DeRose & Surico has been representing financial institutions for over 35 years. Our firm handles all types of mortgage loan closings including first and second mortgages, cooperative apartment loans, and Consolidation, Extension and Modification Agreements. Our dedicated closing department ensures that loans are quickly and conveniently scheduled in accordance with specific lenders requirements.

Our highly experienced staff understands the need for an efficient and smooth process of the mortgage closing experience for the borrowers, lender and loan officer and work to ensure that each transaction closes with a positive experience.

Our impeccable record of post closing review, compliance and borrower satisfaction is what sets DeRose & Surico apart from other firms. We invite you to meet with us to discuss how our firm can meet your needs.

DeRose & Surico advises individuals and couples in all legal aspects of marriage, from planning and negotiating prenuptial or  postnuptial agreements, to separation agreements and divorce proceedings.

Our goal is always the same: to achieve the most cost effective, amicable and expeditious result for our clients. While this is often achieved through skillful negotiation or mediation, we are also experienced in courtroom representation where necessary and appropriate.

At DeRose & Surico, we feel strongly that settling divorce, custody and support matters outside of the courtroom setting is often the best option for children and families. We offer mediation services to help parties avoid contentious, painful proceedings and maintain control over these all important, personal matters.

We recognize that this is a highly stressful and emotional time for clients and pride ourselves on offering highly personalized, sympathetic representation and mediation services.

The Default Services Department of DeRose & Surico serves clients in all matters associated with non-performing real and personal property collateral, as well as other default conditions. Our experienced team provides our clients with default services such as foreclosures, title curative, bankruptcy, eviction, REO and litigation. DeRose & Surico’ s attorneys have over one hundred years of combined experience in representing both lender and servicer clients in New York.

DeRose & Surico uses the latest technological advances and has implemented proprietary foreclosure, bankruptcy and eviction tracking software to handle client’s needs. We are capable of providing legal services related to: non-judicial foreclosures of commercial and residential properties, judicial foreclosures, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, loss mitigation, bankruptcy, breach letters, document preparation, title claims and title curative and litigation arising from the same.

DeRose & Surico is an authorized counsel for Freddie Mac in the State of New York. We are committed to assisting our clients to meet the challenges of the expanding regulation of the servicing and lending industries.

If you do not have a will, New York law determines who will receive your property and assets. If you have a properly drafted will, you can ensure that your assets are distributed as you see fit.

There are many things to think of when drafting your will, including guardians for your children, personal property gifts, health care issues, real estate, and finances. At DeRose & Surico it is our goal to draft and execute a will that will make the designations that you see fit and survive contests. We strive to create and explain the documents that you should have in place to ensure your assets are handled as you desire such as a will, power of attorney, health care proxy and living will.

DeRose & Surico can answer your questions regarding both start-up and existing businesses. We are skilled in helping with the formation of corporation or limited liability companies, and advising as to which is more practical for you. We can assist you with shareholder agreements, operating agreements and the like.

New York State landlord and tenant law can be complicated. DeRose & Surico has experience representing both landlords and tenants in all five boroughs as well as Nassau county in actions such as non-payment, holdover, commercial and illegal lock-out.