Fratello Law

Real Estate Lawyer Smithtown

Get Skilled Representation when Selling or Buying your Home

  • Are you buying your first home?
  • Are you downsizing?
  • Did you just receive an offer on your home and are ready for contracts?
  • Are you thinking about selling your home?
  • Are you unsure of the differences between a condominium and a cooperative apartment?

If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Fratello Law Can Help

Buying your first home, selling your tenth home and everything in between can be challenging without the right representation. Whatever your real estate situation, let the experienced Smithtown real estate lawyers at Fratello Law help you avoid costly mistakes and delays.  Protect your investment and meet your real estate goals.

Real Estate Services We Offer

Residential Purchases

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, or own multiple properties, our experienced attorneys can guide you through the process of buying a home from contract to closing. We can also ensure you fully understand all of the language in your contract before you sign, identify potential issues with a property, work with your lender and support you during your closing.

Residential Sales

Our real estate attorneys in Smithtown will oversee the sale of your home, from contract drafting, negotiating, and signing, all the way to final closing. During this time, we’ll review sales contracts, communicate terms, review title report, review your purchaser’s lender documents and we’ll attend closings to ensure you receive every credit and sale proceeds you are owed.

Condominiums & Cooperative Apartments

Our experienced Smithtown real estate attorneys understand the important distinctions when selling or purchasing on a condominium or cooperative apartment. We’ll help you to avoid mishaps and confusion on your way to finding the home of your dreams.

Contract Negotiations

Contract negotiations are a crucial step in the home buying or selling process. We will work tirelessly with you to negotiate your contract of sale so that it is fair, within your budget and protects your real estate interest.

Title Report Reviews

We occasionally see, even with title insurance, that there are issues with the properties that our clients are looking to purchase or sell. Our Smithtown real estate attorneys will closely analyze your title report and other documents to address defects such as an old lien on the home, property boundary line issues, construction done on the home without the proper permits, certificate of occupancy issues, violations, and more.


Our real estate attorneys have assisted buyers and sellers like you through hundreds of real estate closings on Long Island and in New York City’s boroughs. We know precisely how to protect your interests at closing, help you resolve closing disputes and secure the mortgage financing you need to close the deal. After the closing, we prepare your closing statement, detailing aspects of the transaction for your records and your accountant.

Borrower’s Representation

Fratello Law has vast experience working with both borrowers and lenders in every part of the home buying process. This experience gives us the ability to represent borrowers and guide them through the complex process of qualifying for a mortgage and clearing a transaction to close with your lender. We review and explain all the necessary loan documentation and ensure you thoroughly understand all of the language in it.

Selling Estate or Trust Real Estate

Here at Fratello Law, we serve the legal needs of many real estate clients in their capacity as Guardians, Power of Attorney, Executors, Administrators or Trustees. Often, real estate is an asset in an estate or trust. Because of our years of experience in estate and trust law, our firm is highly knowledgeable when it comes to the specific issues affecting real estate in an estate or trust. There are special considerations impacting contract drafting, title clearance and closing preparation unique to estate and trust real estate and experienced guidance is essential to a smooth real estate transaction.